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Defenestration | Russian River Brewing Company

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60 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rkuhnel on 09-25-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
306
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
23.47%
 
 
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35
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Reviews by jkanavel:
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3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the taproom in Santa Rosa. I had a flight, and a pizza.

A: Pale golden to rusty, nice lacing in the teeny tiny glass it came in.

S: Really special. The nose has much more in common with a torrantes than with the average beer. Very floral, citrus notes, a little grass, very pronounced acid profile on the nose, almost like sniffing a very mild cider vinegar.

T: Here is my gripe. It tastes like NyQuil. No other way around it. GRANTED I had murdered two pints of Blind Pig already, and the rest of the flight, and a few slices of pizza. This was introduced to me as a new offering, and as such I saved it for last. As soon as it hit my palate I thought of NyQuil.
Oddly enough, NOT so with the other -ation brews I tried. I don't know if what I tasted was a characteristic of Brettanomyces or not, but the "bugs" in the rest of their beers certainly didn't bother me the same way this one did.

M: Crisp on the front of the palate, smooth on the back, very well executed.

O: I would love to give this one another try. Its a pretty beer, an aromatic beer, certainly a beer worth talking about. But that night, the beer I tried really rubbed me the wrong way.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Might as well go ahead and write review #1500 up in here with something I really looked forward to.

Cloudy yellow pour, super big haze, soft white head. Super belgianesque yeast aroma, this one leans way over the pond for its aroma, don't get the typical Russian River hop aromas in this ipa, its belgo + sugar all over.

The yeast keeps dominating the flavor profile. So dominated by everything about it, coriander, clove, mild banana, even a wheat kind of flavor. Nowhere typical rr hopping.

Really wasn't my thing, even if I can tell it is still very well made.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap last week at Magnolia, San Francisco

In my quest to drink as many Belgian IPAs as I can, I was ecstatic to see that Magnolia had one of my favorite brewery's stab at it.

Pour a crisp pale yellow. Thick white finger head. Aroma is as I like - thick Belgian sugars and American hop bouquet. The yeasty sweetness of the Belgian yeast hits the palate first and moves on the hop sweetness to the biting bitter strength end toward the back of the mouth.

I love this style and this is a fine example of it.

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Defenestration from Russian River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.
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