Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have had this before, but I finally got to have another one this afternoon at the brewery and properly review the Great Pliney The Elder. And boy, did I forget how great this one is.
Beer pours a bright, clean and clear copper color. Head is good, but just slightly weak for my tastes. (A bit of a nick pick here...)
Aromas are AWESOME! You don't have to get your nose close to notice the great floral hop smell.
Flavors are just as great as the aroma. A big huge mouthfeel is the first thing I notice, then a blast of fresh hop bitterness... hops taste of big pine flavors and some citrus like notes. Beer finishes with a touch of malt sweetness, and just the slightest note of alcohol. It's just enough alcohol not to knock you around, but enough to remind you that you are drinking a BIG beer.
Although this is a fairly high alcohol beer, I order this anytime I see it on draft. (which isn't often enough) An excellent beer. One of my all time favs.
Serving type: on-tap
12-04-2006 00:37:28 | More by flexabull
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
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