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It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine - Russian River Brewing Company

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86
very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 29
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing, and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

Brewed with a blend of California ale yeast and saison yeast.

(Beer added by: hobojon on 08-27-2011)
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

There’s a real dearth of delicious pilsners on the west coast. I’m glad to say that this one is one of the good ones!
I.T.A.L.O.G.B.T.M.A.G.W. pours a light tan-golden color topped by clouds.
There’s a wonderful aroma of honeyed biscuit and some freshly cut grass.
Great effervescence. A lemony and light grassy flavor with a lingering bitterness balanced by a hint of biscuit and a pleasing dry finish. Delicious.

elNopalero, Sep 23, 2013
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Poured two fingers of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. It looks great.
The aroma has a good dry grain smell with some honey.
The taste is moderate grapefruit bitterness throughout. There's a sweet note towards the end, but the finish is a bitter bite.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An excellent beer.

Fatehunter, Sep 21, 2013
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It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine from Russian River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.