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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:
64
Ratings:
383
pDev:
6.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to CurtisMcArthur for sharing.

Pours a reddish amber color, decent head. Not a standout appearance but looks nice.

Smells pretty tart, bit of ketchup, some brett, maybe some cardboard.

Taste is nice and sour, some ambiguous vinous fruit, but I get a bit of woody cardboard--could this be a little oxidized already or is it just confused from the blend? Tastes good, great sourness, but the flavor is unfocused and hard to describe in detail.

Nice fizzy mouthfeel, pretty drinkable despite the acidity.

7.5/10

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light beige/maroon color with a thin, tan bubbly head that recedes at a decently fast pace leaving some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with dark cherry, dark red grape skins and a touch of oak. Some light acidic acid is also present but the fruity aromas are much more in the forefront.

The tastes pop so much more than the aroma let one. Tons of sour fruit, oak and yeast complexity. Dark cherry, apple skin, vinious red grape and currant flavors mix with some light oak and the funky, earthy Brett yeast. Slight acidic pedio yeast flavors as well in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is perfectly balanced between sour, sweet and dry.

Overall this is absolutely fantastic. Reminds me as if a Vintage Rodenbach was aged on some sort of dark fruit and rebottled with more Brett. I was worried I wouldn't enjoy this as much as I should because of the pain in the @$$ is was to acquire, but it was well worth it. I dont often seek out beers these days after I sample them, but this fits that bill.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a caramel/maroonish color, thin off-white head.

S- Tart aroma of dark fruits, cherry and red wine, some oak.

T- Similar to the aroma, tart flavor, nice lactic acidity with lots of fruit and vinous flavors. Has a nice musty funkiness to it with wet oak.

M- Medium-bodied, nice carbonation with a dry finish.

O- A damn nice beer, probably one of the better sours I've had from Russian River, really tasty stuff.

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Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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