Perdition | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mark on 05-09-2004

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Brien's Pub in San Diego, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California


On-tap at Father's Office in Culver City

A: Amber with golden highlights topped with a finger of off white foam sporting solid retention and fine lace on the glass.

S: Grainy with some funk and acid along with earth, apple, pear and pineapple. There is also some caramel and breadiness in the back.

T: There again is grain and some yeast and ester qualities of green apple, banana, pear and pineapple. The bready and caramel sweetness is there and the finish is warm with a hint of clove. There are also subtleties of funk, balsamic acid, and leather which adds complexity and interest to the palate. The alcohol is faint adding a dry warmth to the finish.

M: Crisp and substantial feel with nice linger and carbonation. The beer sticks to the glass and leaves a phenomenal amount of lace.

O: Belgiany, bright and crisp with subtle layers which add complexity. A very refreshing brew and another well crafted and interesting -tion edition ale from RR.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

288th Review
750ml bottle poured into New Belgium snifter
Vintage: Batch 001

From notes. Enjoyed a couple summers back at a backyard BBQ with the usual suspects in the Mile High Knight's tasting crew. If memory serves correct, I can thank Brian for this one, and I'm pretty sure this bad boy was first bottled exclusively for Michael Jackson's Rare Beer Club way back when. Cheers for the .rar beer B²!

A: Amber-ish orange in color. 1.5 (fluffy white) fingernail head on passionate pour.

S: Yeasty spice, white pepper, soft herbs, hint of caramel and touch of lemon. Good earthy overtones as well. Mmmm...

T: Strong mix of Belgian yeast and spice from the start, but very crisp. Notes of mellow fruit (pear, unripe apple, and plum) offset by balanced malt sweetness. Interesting mix here, but quite enjoyable all the same. Not a huge fan of the style, but kudos to Vinnie for working his magic here!

M: The lighter side of medium bodied and full carbonation.

O: A really fun beer to try! This hit the spot on the 100+ degree afternoon this brew was enjoyed on. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Too bad it doesn't make it to the bottle much anymore. I'm guessing it's just too expensive and/or maybe wouldn't sell as well as the other RR regulars.

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Perdition from Russian River Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 622 ratings.
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