Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale | 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): 8.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale started out as six individual brews, each with their own personality, and all incorporating Brettanomyces and or micro-organisms. Once the barrel aging was complete, Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo and Toronado’s David Keene got together to create the final blend. To create its fine carbonation, we re fermented the Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale in this bottle. Spent yeast cells from a thin layer of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Pour slowly, allowing the natural yeast sediment to remain in the bottle.

Blend:
4% Sonambic (barrel aged for 15 months)
16% Blonde Ale (barrel aged for 8 months)
36% Strong Pale Ale (barrel aged 12 months)
28% Ale Aged with Currants (barrel aged for 8 months)
12% Strong Dark Ale (barrel aged for 12 months)
4% Baltic Porter (barrel aged for 10 months)

Added by MasterSki on 08-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
387
pDev:
6.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of rab53
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at share. Medium to dark amber, small ring of head. Aroma is fruity, grapes, some fo the tartness comes through in the nose. Taste too has mellowed nicely, smooth and pleasurable. Really nice.

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Photo of cbutova
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Sonny! Been wanting to try this for ages.

A- Cloudy deep amber body from the hype 750ml to my snifter. A foamy off white head ascends to a half finger before slowly dying to a small ring. Spotty lacing.

S- DAMN. An experience at this point with a smattering of fruits and acids. Dark rich fruits like cherry and currants open up with plenty of sour flora and lactic bacteria depth.

T- Again.... DAMN. The Russian River flora and the currants seem simple but they provide so much depth. A plethora of yeast and bacterial ferments with tart currant, tart cherry pie, lemony raisin dark fruits, intense sours, vinous tart grapes, cellar funk, underripe stone fruit, sour applely grapes and melted dark fruit popsicles.

MF- Fluffy and foamy medium body with a slick and huge sour finish. Moderate level of carbonation.

The base sour and the currants are just phenomenal together. The Russian River bugs are once again legendary and really provide a good sourness and complexity.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

A: Dark fruits, cherries and light currants with a moderate sourness that has a light vinous presence.

A: copper color with some deeper highlights, clear, with with a moderate white head that leaves light lacing.

T: Dark fruits, cherries and light currants, coupled with a complex moderately sharp and lingering sourness that has a bit of vinous character, and a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer has a moderately light, but pleasing acidity.

O: Delicious; when this beer was fresh the currants really popped, but with time the fruit aroma and flavor has mellowed and the funky vinous flavors have become a bit more prominent. Surprisingly, there's still a lot of carbonation.

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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toronadotornado
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Toronado - San Francisco, CA - draft, SF Beer Week 2014

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Photo of Knapp85
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as an orange color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer is pretty potent, very sour aroma on the nose. The taste is pretty strong with acidic funkiness too. Subtle sweetness but not much else. The feel of the beer is thin to medium bodied. Overall this was pretty awesome.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ross84
4.85/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.96/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.13/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 387 ratings