Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.6/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had the good fortune of having a pint of Pliny the Elder at the Grey Lodge in Northeast Philadelphia, far from it's land of origin. Despite the distance the beer tasted great.
Poured from the tap into an unmarked pint glass a pure gold color with slight orange tones. Light head with some good lacing, but overall the apperance is quite standard, not stand out.
The aroma is also subtle, mild but the hop character leads the way with some sweet alcohol in the deep nose. Some notes of honey and light crisp fruit.
The taste stands out as the dominant strength in this beer. Wow, it's amazing. A nice big citrus buoquet up front, flower, followed by a good grapefruit and pine finish. Solid sweetness throughout leanding balance to the high notes in the hops. It's solid all around, rounded and quenching. The burps even taste good, like Jagermeister. Stays good from first cold sip to final warmer gulp.
Despite the low head the carb is good and adds nice tingle to the hops. Full bodied by not syrupy. Drinkable? Hell yes, more please!
Serving type: on-tap
08-27-2006 04:46:55 | More by NoLiberty
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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