Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale
Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
4.42 | pDev: 6.79%
Dec 26, 2018
Aug 06, 2012
Toronado 25th Anniversary AleToronado 25th Anniversary Ale
Notes: 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.

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)
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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

So for Christmas today, one of my gifts was like a 12 pack of my favorite bottles that my Moms cut into drinking glasses for me, and this beer was one of them. When we drank it at March Madness a year or two ago, it reminded me a lot of Supplication, and to this day, I think whatever the blend was, its highest percentage of any beer was Supplication. And a great beer to pick, so its easy to see why this was good. And of course, there is nothing about Supplication listed in the 6 beer blend that went into this, so what do I know?

Pours a ruddy light brown and dark red color (like Supplication). Small off white head on it. Aroma like supplication, had that earthy dark cherry sour thing going for it.

Taste brought out more of the dark fruit beyond cherry, plum, raisin and currant got all up in there too, but it never presented much of anything approaching a bitter or acidic aspect of dark fruit. That little 4% baltic porter thing might have worked well here. Normally something with this much dark fruit contingent and especially the baltic porter and currant thing would make me bArF (cool dude, handsome too) but it works splendidly here. Ashame I will never have this again in all likelihood. Like an awesome Supplication variant.

Dec 26, 2018
4.29 by rab53 from Washington on Aug 04, 2018
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4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Feb 20, 2018
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4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by cbutova from Massachusetts

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.

Feb 20, 2018
4.43 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Dec 21, 2017
3.98 by frasergrove from California on Sep 06, 2017
4.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
4.5 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Jun 07, 2017
4 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on May 25, 2017
4.54 by tigerbeer90 from South Carolina on Feb 18, 2017
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4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Phil-Fresh from California


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.

Sep 21, 2016
4.4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Jul 24, 2016
Photo of toronadotornado
4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by toronadotornado from California

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

Jul 03, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

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.

Jun 30, 2016
4.53 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jun 22, 2016
4.33 by M_chav from New Mexico on Jun 22, 2016
4.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on May 17, 2016
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on May 14, 2016
4.34 by halo3one from Georgia on Apr 13, 2016
4.24 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona on Mar 21, 2016
4.85 by ross84 from California on Mar 10, 2016
4.96 by tshanahan from California on Feb 28, 2016
4.5 by suckaj from Florida on Feb 27, 2016
3.13 by kiki3drt292 from California on Feb 20, 2016
4.5 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
4.49 by IBUQT from Oregon on Feb 05, 2016
4.75 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jan 22, 2016
4.5 by Eziel from Ohio on Jan 18, 2016
4.25 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2016
4.49 by TampaRainman from Florida on Nov 16, 2015
4.53 by MarkyMOD from Colorado on Oct 25, 2015
4 by EB1 from California on Oct 16, 2015
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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by ccnorthwest from Washington

Color is deceiving for a wild ale. Body and nose are outstanding. I could totally dome this bottle to my wig piece. Brilliant beer.

Sep 05, 2015
4.43 by Sails_Ambassador from Washington on Sep 05, 2015
4.75 by Shawner from Minnesota on Sep 04, 2015
3.99 by antoines15 from Indiana on Aug 21, 2015
3.84 by BDeibs from Colorado on Jul 30, 2015
4.03 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2015
4.25 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2015
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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

pretty cool of my homie to share this one with us, acting like its nothing special. yeah right dude, this is white whale stuff, especially in this day and age. only now learning of the blend here, which makes a lot of sense. i kind of just thought it was a black currant wild ale, didnt know there were all these other barrel aged beers in it. its weird now thinking back that 4% of baltic porter seems to have influenced this a fair bit, as i was getting some roasty elements coming through an otherwise pale beer, and the fruit seemed really light, so if the blend ratio listed here is correct, than that accounts for that as well. pink to purple hued, very hazy, with a prickly white head that tickles my nose as i get in there to smell it. fruit is pretty far back, and i was wondering if that was a product of age, but now i suspect just the blend. smells more like raspberries than currants i think, but has that distinct jammy thing going on. sourness is both intense and complex, which is very russian river. the lacto is there, throwing acid and funk to it, but its also got a lot more going on, timeless maturity, this has evolved and dried out to the max degree. i wonder if it has changed much, it must have right? carbonation is through the roof, and the finish is instant, although the fruit comes back in the end and the wood profile starts to taste more like wine than anything else. wonderful wild ale, i think maybe not as epic as consecration, which may be the blended in beer. i love the complexity though, and you can literally taste the rarity here (isnt that what the whale chasers say?). very impressive offering on the whole, honored to be a part of it. thanks guys!

May 13, 2015
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 388 ratings