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Toronado 20th Anniversary Ale | Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.39/5
Outstanding
156 Ratings
Toronado 20th Anniversary AleToronado 20th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.43%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toronado 20th Anniversary Ale is a blend of five different beers:

Belgian style Quadruple aged in Firestone Walker (used) Double Barrel Ale barrels
Belgian style Strong Dark Ale – batch A in red wine barrels
Belgian style Strong Dark Ale – batch B in red wine barrels
Belgian style Pale Ale aged in wine barrels with Brett
Sonambic 100% spontaneously fermented ale – (Used to add acidity to the beer)

Added by MiScusi on 08-10-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
156
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
477
Gots:
18
Trade:
3
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle in snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a deep iced tea amber with a pretty substantial light-tan head that faded into a good long-lasting collar.
S: Still a pretty sweet nose, lightly funky but overall very mellow. Picking up some fruit.
T: Apple and cranberry juice dominate with some sour grapefruit in the finish. Muted tasting overall, not bad, just old. Light sourness, green fruit tartness, with hints of apricots and other stone fruits.
M: Very frothy carbonation but a bit of a watery mouthfeel and thin body.
O: Old yes, muted yes, but still a delicious beer. I’d drink this again, but it’s definitely past its prime.

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Toronado 20th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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