Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.83%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mnapier on 04-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Dan (younger35) for this bottle! This is my 300th review.

a - pour a deep amber/honey color, two-finger dense ivory head with good retention and lacing, especially for the style, quite cloudy, great looking sour ale

s - huge amount of funkiness on the nose, more sour and tart smelling than barnyard funk, but there is some leather and slight barnyard, lots of lemon and some sour cherry, sharp vinegar, some perfumy aromas, slight lavendar, incredibly complex

t - sweet and tart explosion up front, big lemon and granny smith apple flavors, lighter notes of grapefruit with the tartness really engulfing the midpalate, finish is of lingering sourness and tartness right in the middle of the tongue, peach and apricot flavors also on the finish with a nice amount of oak and vanilla, some tannin-like bite, like the aroma, no hint of alcohol, incredibly complex

m - medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation, finish is fairly dry, but not overly so

d - quite drinkable for such an intensely tart and sour beer, pretty easy on the palate, especially for the style, the complexity of the taste and aroma, along with the unnoticeable alcohol make this beer disappear way too quickly

Well, this one sure lived up to the hype, so much so that I'm giving it my first perfect 5 in 300 reviews. I have no qualms about calling this the best beer I've ever tasted. This is a perfect blend by Vinnie, further solidifying him as, in my opinion, the king of funk (and, arguably, American craft brewing). Man, I wish this wasn't so hard to get.

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The best beer experience I've ever had, it was like rediscovering beer. Thanks again Russian River.

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Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary from Russian River Brewing Company
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