Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by animortician:
4.9/5 rDev +10.6%
Had this several times at the bar and got a few bottles to age.
A: Deep Rusty Red in color, Good clarity. Maintains a pretty decent head depending on the pour, we saw some really nice heads and some not so good ones. Lacing was as expected not as sticky as Pliny but still appealing.
S: Not as sour or pungent as I was expecting and marking the only thing in this beer that I feel could be improved upon. Subtle citrus, spicy, some Bretts and other Belgian yeast notes.
T: WOW. So complex. Really cool to drink a few glasses over an hour or two and pick out the brews that make up this amazing beer. Consecration being right up front but you get hint of Beatification as well as oaky damnation. So many flavors, combined so well. This beer is worth pursuing and worth aging, i can't wait to see how the flavor develops! Dunno this doesn't have a better review so far but I think over time it will climb.
M: Amazing, light on the alcohol well hidden, Carbonated perfectly.
O: Vinne has done it again, another World class beer that knocks your socks off!!!!
08-18-2012 16:02:29 | More by animortician
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3.96/5 rDev -10.6%
Thanks to Mike for this one. 4oz. pour into a Cantillon flute. Reviewed from notes 1/12/13.
Pours a thin, white head with little retention. Spotty lace with little stick and thin legs. Beer is a clear, pink-bronze. Pretty average. Nice color though.
Nose is vinegar, cherry and other fresh, red fruit and hay. Pretty mild with moderate funk.
Opens with fresh cherry tartness. Cinnamon spice, mild tartness in the middle with a slight hay and woodiness towards the end. Tart red fruit finish with a cherry pit and strawberry seed tart-bitter aftertaste. Nice.
Light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Dry and prickly in the mouth and dry going down. Clean finish with a sticky, slightly lingering aftertaste. Really lively and true to the style.
It was really nice to have this side-by-side with T20 and the difference is dramatic. A real solid beer all the way around that displays a great fruit bouquet and nice funkiness. T20 in comparison is a shell of this. Worth seeking out.
01-13-2013 16:39:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.