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Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #15
Ranked #198
4.49 | pDev: 8.91%
Nov 25, 2023
Oct 31, 2008
Dark ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Brett, Lacto, Pedio, and currants
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Rated: 5 by Nyoder

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 4.09 by vidisad from California

Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Oct 30, 2023
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.13/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12.7oz corked and caged bottled 1/30/23 and opened 10/17/23.
Small pop upon opening, thin off white head with short retention. Deep copper/amber color…glowing with limited clarity.
Initial aroma is sour fruit and mild barrel - overall very vinous nose. Sour cherry, oak,
Bright entry, high acid and a palate cleansing mouthfeel. Slight zing and tannin along with fine carbonation that scrubs the palate with each sip.
Oct 19, 2023
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Reviewed by eluvah from New York

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An extremely complex beer. Had the pleasure of drinking this at Iron Abby in Horsham PA. A fruity plum on the nose. I can taster the plum as well as some notes you will find in a Cabernet such as tobacco with a sour and dry finish.
Sep 28, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by alexsergio from New York

Sep 02, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts

Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Aug 19, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by mmoore9363 from Arizona

Aug 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served from a tap in a clear pint glass, it's modest biege head didn't last long. The brew is a deep brown-amber, almost mahogany, bright and surprisingly clear for all the color. The only aroma is that almost woody sourness common to good barrel aged ales. The barrel tannins dominate even the Brettanomyces and currants to taste. no minor feat. Yet, the taste is complex enough that they can be specifically detected. There are too many sours that are really some degree of tart. This is also a little tart, but it's unmistakably sour. The woody tannins linger a little too long in the aftertaste. Other than that, there's no complaint here. The high ABV isn't noticed, the taste is full and complex, delivered within a body that's rich for the style.
Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by jimmybram from North Carolina

May 29, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

May 23, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good sour and barrel flavors.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.01/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
375mL cork-topped bottle, bottled on 090622 and served in a stemless CBC glass. Brilliant ruby color with great clarity and little head. Inhaling through my nose I get hit with a powerful whallop of sourness. Oh boy. Yes, the flavor is sour too. It's more balanced than I would have given it credit for based on the aroma and the first sip. But it's fizzy and tart without much flavor, to my palate. I don't get fruit, I don't get wine barrel. I don't get chocolate or tobacco or any of the other flavors printed on the label. But I also don't get ethanol, and at 10% ABV, that's really saying something.

I feel compelled to finish this beer but please, take it away from me.
Apr 23, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by folkstar from Rhode Island

Apr 13, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 3.34 by Iron_x_man from Colorado

Mar 21, 2023
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