Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle had at the Toronado in San Diego on a recent trip poured into a stemmed glass. I painfully had a bottle of this break in transit after securing one in a trade, so was very happy to finally be able to sample this one.
A - Pours a medium amber color, a bit dirty and a touch cloudy/yeasty/hazy with a touch of red. A thin white head forms briefly and fizzes away quickly to leave a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S - Funky and earthy...barnyard, wet hay, grass. Low tartness, lemony citrus, limes, wine-like aromas with a mix of tannic red and acidic white wine aromas.
T - Quite wine-like on first impression with some cherryish fruitiness, tannins, lots of woody and bitter oak...quite sour/lactic - far more than the aroma indicated. Grapey, citrusy with lemon and lime, funky, earthy and grassy. Lightly phenolic as it warms in the glass.
M - Sour and puckering...mouth watering with every sip. Lightish to medium in body, strongly fizzy carbonation...almost soda-like in feel. Lower level funkiness, acidic and citrusy. Wine and wine barrel character.
O - Very happy to finally try this. Fairly intense sour/wild ale, lower level funk, very acidic and citrusy with welcome wine contributions. Excellent wild ale...didn't totally blow me away, but it is hard to find faults here either. Would definitely recommend seeking this out and giving it a try...I personally would love to have another bottle of this to sample again.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2013 23:11:21 | More by portia99
4.3/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Last Bottle at Monks Cafe, still shooting myself for paying the amount of money i did to try it, but what the hell.
A- The appearance is very nice, one finger egg shell white head, beautiful lacing sticks to the glass, dark brown/ burnt orange color.
S- Very nice aroma, sour/funk upfront, dark fruits are present, plums, raisins, sour lemon.
T- This is delicious, sour funkiness, puckering, lemon notes, dark fruits, plum, currants show as well, oak comes out, reminds me of Consecration in a way, the abv is very hidden, would not know i just drank a 750 ml bottle of an 8% beer on my own.
M- Medium/ big mouthfeel, clean on the palate, dry finish, well carbonated
O- This beer is very satisfying, is it worth the amount of money i paid for it, i would have to say no, but i don't regret paying for it, it was enjoyable and a nice big beer to celebrate returning to America.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 02:59:23 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.