Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle opened one month and a half after it was brewed : time to come to France and rest after its long trip from California.
A : Lots of fine bubbles racing through a light and clear orange see with glints of yellow light to a nice foaming surface. The head is dense, smooth and lingering.
S : Begins with an engaging floral hoppiness. Next comes the bitterness : overwhelming grapefruit, lemon also. More and more resinous as it warms.
T : Nice balance between maltiness and hoppiness. The acidity foreseen with the nose is not to much present. The taste is mainly sweet caramel malts, citruses and pines flavor. Finishes with a quite long lasting bitterness, although not overpowering as it could be for the style.
M : Very pleasant. Good carbonation. Creamy but salivating. Nice lingering aftertaste.
O : Nothing original in this beer despite its rarity, but a very good balance between the sweetness of the malts, the aromas from the hops and the bitterness. Brewed with mastery !
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2011 21:15:33 | More by Fux
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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