Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by xnicknj:
4.33/5 rDev -2.3%
750mL bottle poured into taster - thanks goon
Pours a hazed amber, copper color with darker hues. Coating of off-white head slowly fades into cloudy film and some spots of lacing dotting the glass.
Smells similar to a combination of RR beers - red wine, oak, bretty funk, lactic sourness, currants. Light warmth, slightly earthy, touches of grapes and dark fruit.
Acidic sourness with oaked red wine notes, grape skins and dark fruit. Hints of currants, cherry and raisin with a bretty, yeasty funk. Soft leather and earthy backbone. Finishes aggressively sour and dry on the tongue.
Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. I expected a world class wild ale and that's exactly what I experienced - I might have to seek out another bottle of this for down the road. We all agreed this reminded us of Consecration/Supplication, but with more components.
12-26-2012 16:12:18 | More by xnicknj
More User Reviews:
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 322 ratings.