Defenestration | Russian River Brewing Company

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344 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.2%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle, dated 7-22-16, almost clear pale yellow under a 3/4" white head which fades to the rim and leaves some spots. Aroma is yeasty, with peppercorn and coriander spices, hay/grass, floral, lemony citrus. Flavor is mildly biscuit yeast and spices. Finishes dry. Refreshing and easy drinking on a warm autumn evening.

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Photo of MrHolden
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbgratz
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful floral smell, smooth but noticeable hops at the end

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Photo of nvbrew
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScientificSquill
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.99/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-draught @ the brewpub. Regrettably brief notes below:

APPEARANCE: White cap and a pale copper body colour of poor vibrance. Head retention is sub-3 minutes.

AROMA: Assertively hopped for a blonde, with floral and fruity character. Low aromatic intensity.

TASTE: Pale malts. Floral hop character. Balanced, but rather simple. There's just not much flavour here. Rather shallow.

TEXTURE: Slightly oily. Smooth, wet, coating, highly carbonated. Not all that soft.

OVERALL: Drinkable but forgettable. A rare miss from a fantastic brewery, but not so far off the mark that I'd throw it out a window...

High C (2.99) / AVERAGE

***
2nd impression from a $5.00 pint at the brewery in August 2016:

Belgian influence is obvious, but its bone dry parching mouthfeel drags it down.

Overhopped, with too much unchecked hop bitterness evident. Imbalanced as a result, but many hop fanatics will elight in its aggressive hoppiness.

Crisp, coarse, dry. Hides its 7.25% ABV well.

Drinkable, but not a great expression of a blonde ale, primarily for its (im)balance issues.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toronadotornado
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Russian River Brewing Company - Santa Rosa - draft

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Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joeperl47
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big Belgian estery yeast aroma, moderately grassy hops.

A: Light straw color, excellent clarity, with a large fluffy white head. Ample lacing is left in the glass.

T: Big Belgiany fruity yeasty flavor, slightly sweet clean malt with a slight grassy hoppy-ness that lasts through the finish. The beer is quite dry.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: While hoppy, this beer is definitely a Belgian. It has a very Belgian-esque aroma and flavor. The beer is clean and drinks very smooth.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is an orange bomb! I get orange peel and loads of blood orange. Really nice stuff... And a strange but interesting name!

It gets a 86/100.

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Photo of billab914
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Defenestration from Russian River Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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