It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine | Russian River Brewing Company

It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great WineIt Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine
BA SCORE
3.87/5
221 Ratings
It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great WineIt Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing, and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

Brewed with a blend of California ale yeast and saison yeast.

Added by hobojon on 08-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,801
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
221
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 221 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Beernoobie
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GRFounder
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank in an ale glass ar 3 months old. L: Pours hazy amvber crowned by a 2” white foam collar.
S: Resin, grapefruit, floral.
T: Rich and fruity with melon, orange and citrus notes over light malt, graham cracker, and a dry finish with a bitter hop accent.
F: Creamy, medium body and carbonation.
O: A full flavored, sessionable American Pale Ale.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chrisjws
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stillyman11
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a saison, and I really like saisons. Well done.

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Photo of CPAles
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bingee
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amazing color and melon nose. Citrus and piney flavors. Bitter hops lingered longer than I would like. But I will try it fresher next year.

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Photo of Dodgerrigo77
4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrAdequate
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LakerLeith
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of biertrinkenja
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Tamigleo
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dar482
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%

The aroma offers floral, grapefruit, grass, towards Centennial.

The flavor follows with lots of green grass, slight spice, dry pine on the back. There's some light malt with a touch of sweetness.

A well made American hopped session IPA.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

It Takes A Lot Of Great Beer To Make Great Wine from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 221 ratings
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