Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 9,882 | Reviews: 3,126 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WalterHeisenberg:
4.86/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Bottled on 3/14/13
Consumed on 4/10/13
So fresh I assume
Aggressive pour into pint glass
A: Clear golden yellowish orange medium white head disappears fairly quickly leaving a ring no lacing
no carbonation apparent! Looks very appealing
S: apricot bitter orange lemon citrus bready piney malty no alcohol very nice
T :lemon bitter orange mango apricot hops up front bready grassy down the middle smooth smooth smooth malt on the down side with a tail end of hop bitters yet Very balanced . 8%??? What the bottle says. I did drink it on an empty stomach. So I felt that 8%. Yea! No alcohol taste whatsoever bitter/malt combo after taste just lingers forever
M slightly sticky smooth silky bold not watery in any way nice again
Took me 2 1/2 Years to actually drink one! And it was worth the wait. Yes definitely lives up to ALL the hype I can drink this and only this for the rest of my life.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2013 05:39:25 | More by WalterHeisenberg
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 9,882 ratings.