Propitiation | Russian River Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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123 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by flayedandskinned on 06-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,992
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
123
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
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4
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigerbeer90
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe it was a '15 poured at Toronado's 'Tion Day. This was a conflicting beer, a little too heavy on the porter side IMO. Would like to have seen the sour side shine a bit more. That's not to say this isn't a very enjoyable beer in its own right

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Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark sours seem to be a a bit polarizing , all the moreso when they're soured porters/stouts (not just dark grained sour/funky saisons). I happen to enjoy these types of beers, so naturally RR's take was a winner for me. All the requisite elements are there, red winey barrel notes set against smoky, charred grain, touches of citrically sour acidity, buzzy carbonation. I find it all unique, oddly refreshing even, but if you're not into sour dark beer, this probably ain't your jam.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattsander
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultimate
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jack-ruby
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rather confusing/ conflicted beer. A battle between a light and refreshing beer, with a nice amount red wine barrel with accompanying booziness, and that of a porter with an associated smokey richness. The dual confuses the palate.

It gets a 87/100.

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Photo of davegray
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Propitiation from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 123 ratings