Benediction | Russian River Brewing Company

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217 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by watermelonman on 01-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kavinci
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonld23
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mssexauer
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a tulip at the brewery.

Appearance: rich dark amber with practically no haze. Head is a finger of creamy ivory foam. Great!

Smell: caramelly, bready and biscuity. About what I expect from the style.

Taste: biscuity and bready as a dubbel usually is. I mean, it's perfectly to style, but ... it's still a dubbel.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: it's good for a dubbel, but I'm still not totally on board.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joeperl47
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rand
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's TION weekend, poured into a little goblet.

A: Raisin-brown in color, almost no head or lacing.

S: Breasy, yeasty bouquet with strong notes of whole grain bread, allspice, coffee.

M: Medium body, light viscosity

T: Malt-forward, but grainy aspects are relatively dry. The coffee tone in the nose comes through here as well, which was kinda unexpected. There's a bit of caramelly sweetness at the back, along with some booze and bittering hops. Short finish for the style, dry.

Quaffable little Dubbel - not the most complex but smooth and tasty.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUQT
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillWrkForBeer
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA

A: The beer is clear and very dark red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of earthy yeast are present in the nose along with faint hints of candi sugar.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but isn't nearly as earthy and has notes of dark fruits along with hints of candi sugars.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad representation of the style, but is a little too earthy for my likings. Nonetheless, it is very interesting and pleasant to sip.

Serving type: on-tap

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottiethebody
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Benediction from Russian River Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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