Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Flounder57:
4.88/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had this on draft at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver yesterday. it has been since the '10 EBF since I have had it.
Appearance: one inch head, amber golden yellow, carbonation looks great, and there was nice lacing on the glass all the way down.
Smell: citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, some pine, and toffee and caramel notes from the malt.
Taste: all the scents above blended nicely. The bitternessblends very well with the sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, smooth, medium bodied, very easy to drink, delicious, and a little chewy.
Overall: This beer is as good as I remember it from almost two years ago. Extremely happy I was able to find it here in Denver. Might have to go back to Falling Rock to get another.
Serving type: on-tap
12-16-2011 16:51:44 | More by Flounder57
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After several months of searching, I finally found the mythical Pliny the Elder that I was starting to doubt even existed. Pangaea Bier Cafe in Sacramento has it on tap.
So... it pours a beautiful gold.. crystal clear.. I talk a lot about balance in the beers that I review and this one had perfect balance. Hops, grain, malt.. they finely crafted this one in every sense of the word. Head was a little light, but tight foams. Mouthfeel was very good for the hops which blended perfectly. finish was smooth. Is it the best beer in America? Um... no. Very very good, I would have it again and was able to buy a couple of bottles at a nearby store (2 bottle limit), but does it live up to the hype? Nope. The marketing strategy (and the limits on purchase) were brilliant and they have feed into the hype very well.... being from Utah it was my mission (pun intended) to find this beer and see for myself.. but honestly.. I think there must be a better beer out there somewhere (and for the styles I prefer, I have found a few)..
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 06:58:29 | More by Curtis
Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,880 ratings.