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Publication - Russian River Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 38
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: photomike on 07-13-2009)
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Reviews by GClarkage:
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GClarkage

California

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

08/01/09- Had on tap at RR.

Presentation- Via the tap into a tulip style glass.

Appearance- Pale yellow in color. Nice 1/2 inch thick and lightly chunky head. Leaves some light lace trails behind.

Smell- Mild brett nose, some lemon, white pepper and other various spices.

Taste- Light brett than expected. Lightly sugared and more emphasis on the white pepper and light clove flavors. Lemon comes into play and mixes nicely.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and smooth with a mid range carbonation level.

Drinkability- Good job here...wish the funk could have been amped up a bit though.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2009 18:44:32 | More by GClarkage
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3/5  rDev -27%

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Appearance- This is quite an attractive beer which pours up a finger and a half of pure cotton white head. It had good retention and the lacing is above average. The body is a light amber/golden honey color that is warm and hazy from the yeast.

Nose- Brettanomyces dominates the aroma and flavor which has a very funky finish. The aroma is strawberry jam. Some spice and a little bit of heat but this is mostly strawberries.

Taste- There is a definite tartness that is very present but still quite palatable. It moves from tart lemonade to sour cherry that returns to the strawberry jam of the nose. Earthy yeast as well. Such stunning complexity that my taste buds are having trouble keeping up. There is light alcohol and some bitter hops on the finish. This is so complex that it doesn't even taste the same after each drink. It runs rampant through the fruit section (strawberry, banana, and cherry) with some honey to boot. Somehow this beer manages to pair sublimity and robustness.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and alive with carbonation. This makes the mouth and tongue tingle.

Drinkability- Absolutely delightful. This beer begs you to drink it.

Overall- One of the best beers I've ever had. If you see it, you must try it. Even if you don't like saisons. This beer is that good. A+

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Lighter medium body, simply really refreshing, tart, and zesty take on a saison. Another great beer from RR, I'm glad I got to try it.

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Publication from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.