Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into my dfh snifter. The slightest foamy white forms but disappears quickly after a vigorous pour. Only heard the slightest hiss when the cap was popped. Hardly any bubbles rising. Fairly clear amber color.
Smell is pleasant but fairly muted. Some hops but more bready, sweet malt than anything.
Taste starts off with a decent amount of grapefruit hops. A solid sweet malt flavor quickly takes over. As the beer goes down your lift with quite a bit of bitterness on the sides of your tongue. Hop flavor improves as it warms but is never all that strong.
Mouthfeel is fairly thin which doesn't bother me with this style. The lack of carbonation leaves the beer feeling flat and lifeless though. Finish is quite dry considering the sweet, malty flavor. Alcohol is well hidden. I'd like to try a super fresh example sometime but I think this is as fresh as it gets here on the opposite coast.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2011 17:00:33 | More by dciBA
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