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Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale - Russian River Brewing Company

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 6.79%
Wants: 362
Gots: 88 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale started out as six individual brews, each with their own personality, and all incorporating Brettanomyces and or micro-organisms. Once the barrel aging was complete, Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo and Toronado’s David Keene got together to create the final blend. To create its fine carbonation, we re fermented the Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale in this bottle. Spent yeast cells from a thin layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Pour slowly, allowing the natural yeast sediment to remain in the bottle.

Blend:
4% Sonambic (barrel aged for 15 months)
16% Blonde Ale (barrel aged for 8 months)
36% Strong Pale Ale (barrel aged 12 months)
28% Ale Aged with Currants (barrel aged for 8 months)
12% Strong Dark Ale (barrel aged for 12 months)
4% Baltic Porter (barrel aged for 10 months)

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012)
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2013 01:38:30 | More by yourefragile
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2013 21:58:56 | More by oglmcdgl
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-16-2013 18:57:30 | More by drabmuh
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oline73

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 03:39:02 | More by oline73
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MordorMongo


4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2013 20:44:22 | More by MordorMongo
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.96/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 16:39:40 | More by SpeedwayJim
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bstyle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-13-2013 09:01:18 | More by bstyle
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pours a slightly ruby brown, fizzy head, crisp and bubbly. great retention and lacing, which tossed my rating to a 4.5.

bright fruit, currant and sour cherry. a hint of oak and lemon.

similar to nose, lots of bright sour fruit. mainly cherry and currant. a sour candy aspect going on. through out there is that signature RR sour and yeast. malt body seems to stick out a bit. light oak.

nice light body with a near perfect bite. carbonation is spot on. slight dryness in the finish. a little more dryness and i'd nail this a 5.0. lip puckering sour, curls the lips and tongue.

a fine beer, missed out on T20 so when this dropped, I laid down trades and would do so again. great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 22:07:08 | More by hooliganlife
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2013 23:58:30 | More by spycow
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-11-2013 21:44:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a light caramel color with a nice white head.

S: Brett is doing good work in the nose. Pineapple, lightly gamey, old hay, mildly sweet maltiness and a good dose of dry sourness underneath.

T: The taste follows the nose with notes of tart grapefruit and pineapple, drying oak, subtle pale malt sweetness. It's not very sour, but the acidity is diverse. I can taste lactic acid along with a small amount of acetic acid, very much in balance.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with light and creamy carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: This is a brett beer, front and foremost, and works wonderfully in that regard. I'm missing the currants and the complexity of a 6-beer blend, but it's tasty enough to make up for that.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 18:59:09 | More by Etan
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2013 14:41:24 | More by Kaydogg
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2013 07:19:24 | More by ygtbsm94
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

01-08-2013 21:22:16 | More by starrdogg
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-08-2013 03:29:24 | More by rpstevens
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:04:03 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Geist for sharing this one. The pour is a light maroon with a thin, bubbly tan head that doesn't stick around for too long.

The nose is dark fruits, cherry, and moderate acidity. Some Consecration character in the background, along with a touch of oak as it warms up. The flavor is a bit more fruity with some additional oak. There's a general fruitiness alongside the acidity throughout, but to me there's nothing that really stands out about this one.

Honestly, I would prefer a bottle of Consecration to this one. I think the blend ended up with something that is tasty, but not all that memorable.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 15:42:01 | More by Thorpe429
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FunkyMacGroovin

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-05-2013 03:28:33 | More by FunkyMacGroovin
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-03-2013 03:51:41 | More by BeerThursdays
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-02-2013 00:03:35 | More by JasonSiedman
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 16:12:18 | More by xnicknj
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Rinkor16

California

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle opened on Christmas Eve with my brother.

A: A very nice hazy orange. Very little head that stuck around the whole time.

S: Typical Russian River sour smell. Vinegar and a little funk.

T: Very well balanced. A grassy flavor with a very nice wine background. Nice funk and dryness. The alcohol is really well hidden.

M: Medium bodied and nice carbonation.

O: I love Russian River. I cannot wait for Toronado 30th to be released. Vinny keeps knocking it out of the park.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 02:54:04 | More by Rinkor16
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mbixler

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2012 17:59:52 | More by mbixler
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2012 05:17:01 | More by teddyarrowhead
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ber12

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

12-16-2012 01:25:39 | More by ber12
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.