Erudition | Russian River Brewing Company

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89
very good
256 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.15%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by xlperro on 04-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
46
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by Deuane:
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to orangesol for sharing a growler of this one. Sent eastward by the caring hands of NickD.

A-Hazy golden yellow with a thick bright white head that slowly reduced to a thin cap and left spotty lace.

S-Earthy, spicy, musty. Bit of white pepper spice, clove, hay, lemon zest and fresh tilled dirt.

T-On par with the aroma with a plethora of spice, earth, must and herbal notes. No one flavour dominates and all mingle and meld rather seemlessly.

M-Medium-light bodied, quite soft and creamy with an easy drinking profile.

D-Nothing crazy going on here but the sum of the parts equals one mighty easy drinking brew. Would like a bit more citrus zest and a little less Earthiness but these are minor and personal "flaws". A solid example of style for sure.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of warnerry
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden brown with a half-finger of white head. Smell is a noticeable mustiness and some nice citrus and spice notes. Taste is similar to smell, with a pretty predominant yeast funkiness, a bit of a mineral taste, along with some grapefruit and faint lemon. Finishes very earthy. Medium mouthfeel, which is pretty crisp and has a nice lingering earthiness. Overall, I really enjoyed this and would have it again. Almost a bit heavy for a saison, but still refreshing, delicious and interesting.

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Photo of juicebox
4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beer21
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of Shane_Gr
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks a little strange but great flavor.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of joe_sf
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of watermelonman
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This arrived as a dark yellow with a fairly thin head. Lace is minimal.

The smell is pretty decent, but seem to be either dominated by one herb or simply lacking any others. The taste is similar, in that it's somewhat lacking in variety and the interesting flavors brought forth by other saisons. Mouthfeel suffers along these lines as well. The simplicity doesn't suit the style. The drinkability is still good.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzword
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MichaelPiazza
3.45/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ElectricSalmon
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. So-so saison, certainly displaying white pepper, coriander, and yeast which is an obstacle. Not a lot of inviting spices, however. Quaffable. Blonde coloured body. Merely hint of lemon. Appropriately carbonated. Would like some more bold taste.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanFromIndy
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Booman
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Erudition from Russian River Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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