Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary | Russian River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.83%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mnapier on 04-02-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
6.97%
 
 
Wants:
617
Gots:
28
For Trade:
2
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Photo of rab53
4.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Photo of Stevedore
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and caged bottle, served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a slightly hazy darker orange-copper body, one finger white head, good staying power, fine retention for a 8 year old bottle; thin wispy lacing. Smells a lot like a souped up version of Consecration. Moderate lactic acidity, red wine grape must, tart cherry skin, oak, musty damp wood funk, minerality. Plenty of heft to the nose still. Flavour is a well-integrated cornucopia of red grape must, tannin, tart cherries, oaky funk, touch of leather, light lemon, plenty of lactic acid. This seems to carry a big hefty depth to it, even more so than the regularly bottled Russian River wild ales. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, effervescent with good carbonation, crisp and complex. A fine example of a Russian River wild ale which seems to have aged extremely gracefully in the Bottleworks cellar (where the bottle was obtained from).

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Photo of CSO
4.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of enelson
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kemoarps
4.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper body beautiful. Murky muddy deliciousness. Fine film of mystery to top it.

Nose is smoothe sour. Muted with strains of earthiness, wood and lemon sour.

Initially the liminal layer is smoothe raw lemon, but the back of the throat starts puckering immediately. Smoothe balance goes out the window quick and it just slides into a world of piercing bitterness.

So glad Dr. Durf graduated to convince me to buy it, and that Team Debauch could get together and enjoy it!!

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Photo of tshanahan
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of halo3one
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cyrushire
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AB_Inbev
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blisscent
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cdJensen
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone 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 sour with malt, grain, fruit, funk, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, funk, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink, but you can tell this one definitely has some age on it.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.63/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mobius387
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

probably past its prime. very enjoyable, very lucky to have shared this one thanks to 7clutch.

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Photo of Roze
4.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thishops4u
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CTJman
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Deviation - Bottleworks 9th Anniversary from Russian River Brewing Company
4.59 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
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