Propitiation - Russian River Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the brewpub the other day.
The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, the sour component is front and center, as I get considerable vinegar, with just a hint of smoke, light vanilla and light coffee. The flavor profile is just more of the same, and the sourness in this beer was nearly painful. The menu describes this as a sour porter, but the porter component is really pretty deeply submerged between the layers of sour. Like the nose, there's a hint of smoke, coffee and vanilla in this dry, sour beer, but the sour completely dominates the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and the alcohol doesn't seem particularly high in this beer (which it isn't). Otherwise, the finish is long and very, very sour.
Clearly a beer for sour lovers and not a beer for porter fans. Could not finish my one glass and could not find any willing takers at the bar to drink the rest of it. Oh well....
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2013 00:55:23 | More by johnmichaelsen
Propitiation from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.