Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
The nose on this beer is like super gueuze. Flavor profile is sour to the extreme. And I know that isn't saying much considering the brewery, but this goes all the way. (Possibly, a bit too much really.) Hard to get any subtle nuances at all. But hey, as a sour, I can dig it. I mean, who can create a wild ale like this? Not many people. I would certainly like some more nuance to this, but I will take it how it is. Because it's still good. Happy birthday Toronado.
09-04-2012 21:23:55 | More by RblWthACoz
4.15/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a small amount of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: There is a mild tartness with a nice vinegar note. A good amount of malt sweetness underneath.
Taste: More sourness here than there was in the smell. I'm getting some tart lemon and vinegar like notes. There is just a touch of funk to compliment the sour notes. There is just enough sweetness to balance the beer out. The finish is sour.
Mouthfeel: The body is just on the syrupy side of medium with mild, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
OVerall: I thought this was a very nice sour. I'm not sure it stood out among Russian River's other offerings, but I enjoyed it. It has a nice tartness to it. I'd have more in the future.
01-14-2013 03:39:02 | More by oline73
4.05/5 rDev -8.6%
Pours a very hazy, dark amber color with ruby red edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind.
Earthy aroma with lots of oak and musty barnyard funk. Subtle acetic character with prominent barrel notes and similar qualities of an oude brune. Slight sulfuric presence with cheesy funk, berries and other vinous dark fruit notes. Really musty with lots of barrel, barnyard and funky bugs. A bit too much acetic vinegar but it doesn't overpower the other notes.
Tart and puckering with strong sourness that isn't overly harsh or acidic. That sulfuric elements comes through but not as strong as in nose. Strong barrel preence with lots of dry oak which is nicely complimented by musty brett notes. Lactic presence in the finish adding more funk. Berries, currant and other vinous dark fruit also come through in the finish. Sour, dry and funky but not harsh. Acetic element isn't as prominent as expected. Could use some more sweetness but it's still a really solid wild ale.
02-02-2013 02:27:08 | More by corby112
4.36/5 rDev -1.6%
Thanks to Orangesol for the share on this one. 750ml cork and caged bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear light copper color with a white finger of froth. Some spotty strings of patchy lace hang on the glass. A swirl revives about a finger back to the surface.
The aroma is fruity with notes of mildly funky/footy cheese. A nice contrast of citrus fruit is also present with a mild amount of medicinal character. As it warms up, it displays a little bit of tropical quality blending to vinous with a hint of oak.
The taste is tart and fruity with some herbal qualities and mild raw oak. There is a bit more bitterness than I was expecting that comes across rindy like grapefruit juice with an addition of something more vinous. The aftertaste brings in a bit of funk like cheese which was more prevalent in the aroma.
This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is overall pretty darn easy drinking and deeply complex/enjoyable. The comment was made during the tasting of this that it carries quite a bit of consecration quality. I can sort of buy into that idea. It certainly carries some familiarity about it with regards to the batches of consecration that are "on" and not harsh around the edges. I look forward to enjoying this one again with some age.
01-24-2013 16:33:00 | More by stakem
District of Columbia
4.43/5 rDev 0%
The beer is hazy murky orange with a small head. The aroma brings oak, citrus, currants, funk, berries, yeast. The flavor offers citrus, funk, yeast. A touch of lactic and acetic character. Good stuff. Perhaps not above the regular Russian River lineup.
01-07-2013 01:04:03 | More by Huhzubendah
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle opened on 8.18.12.
A - Pours a dark fizzy brown with a one inch cream-colored bubbly head with good retention.
S - Tart barnyard, earthy. There is lots going on here. More layers keep coming as I smell.
T - Tart up front, then the barnyard funk, then some wine barrel, then a dry sweet finish.
D - Great carbonation with a medium body.
O - A nice RR brew. Different then their other stuff, but still very nice.
08-27-2012 06:25:03 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.43/5 rDev 0%
On tap at the brewpub, $6.50 per glass. Deep copper color, clear with thin legs of lace. Complex is an understatement, lots going on in the aroma. I didn't get a chance to try the component beers but it seems evident that they contrast well. Definitely a darker smelling sour, more like Consecration than Temptation...
Assertive bite in the flavor, nothing too agressive but it gives a slight pucker which I appreciate. I get dark fruits like plums, possibly some lighter apricot as well. Not so much acetone.
This drinks very well, I had to pace myself. Very happy to try it, and I drank many glasses of it over a 3 day period, but many of RR's standard sours are equally good.
08-09-2012 19:23:58 | More by TurdFurgison
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.