Rejection | Russian River Brewing Company

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218 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours an almost opaque super brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some char aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of roasty 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 is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a dark black with a touch of brown and a finger of frothy tan-brown head. The head fades slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted sweet chocolate malt with some bittersweet chocolate, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, and a touch of burnt caramel.

T - Starts off with some roasted milk chocolate with some deeper cocoa and Belgian yeast character. Through the middle, more roasted and lightly burnt malts come through with some more chocolate flavor, yeast, and some dark fruit. The finish is a mix of chocolate malts with some vanilla and Belgian yeast flavors.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced Belgian dark ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another tick on the Russian River –tion Quest that I started quite awhile back! Big thanks goes out to estocker for sending me this one a LONG time back! Shared this one the day after aasher’s wedding while the entire wedding party was hanging out by the pool in the Destin, FL sun! A growler gusher!?!? Served from growler into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a two finger light khaki colored head that subsided to a half finger extremely slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, roasted malt, bread, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, cream, banana, fruit, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really surprised that this one held up as well as it did after over a year of being stored in my fridge. Surprisingly there were quite a few non-craft beer enthusiasts at this pool party and a lot of them really liked this brew upon sampling it. This was a good thing as it would have been hard for aasher and I to pound the entire 64 oz growler. There were lots of nice notes going on here that kept your palate guessing on each sip which was a nice aspect. It was also refreshing making it easy to drink out in the extremely hot weather. Definitely a must try.

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wedding beer courtesy of thagr81us. Thanks Calton!

This one gushed a bit out of the growler. It pours a medium bodied cola brown in color with a two finger, creamy beige head. The nose is smooth and creamy with dry dark malt character and a touch of Belgian yeast. It's light and dry, somewhere between a Belgian Brune and an Irish Dry Stout. It's pretty mellow yet sessionable. It's a nice Belgian dark ale, just nothing crazy.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a 2 oz sampler at Russian River's tap room in Santa Rosa during their Pliny The Younger release in 2012. Reviewed from notes. Note that the vessel was 2 oz, not necessarily the total amount ingested, as I ordered samplers repeatedly if I required more to review accurately.

A: Pours a half finger had of slight tan colour, pretty decent cream, good thickness, and awful retention. Colour is a dark caramel-brown.

Sm: Caramel, nuts, and smoke. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Some smoke - more as a tone than a flavour. Dark malts form the foundation. Some milk and cream. Some chocolate. Balanced and pleasant, if simple. Enjoyable. It could use some layering, but that would require more notes and depth of flavour.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Could use more cream. Not too thick nor too thin.

Dr: Very drinkable, but simple. I'd have it again, but Russian River has far better brews.

B-

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1/28/2012

On tap for O'Brien's TION weekend.

A: Near black with some crimson near the edges.

S: Roast blends with chocolate. Pine accompanies earth, floral notes, and a faint fruitiness. There's a light spiciness.

T: Roasted grains with notes of dark fruit and some chocolate. Upper low earthy bitterness with a restrained spiciness.

M: Medium body with upper low carbonation.

Overall: Another pretty good TION beer, but not a terribly interesting style. I'm not sure of the style of this one, but it seems like a Belgian Black Ale

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Rejection from Russian River Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
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