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Russian River Deviation (Bottleworks IX)

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100
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 205   ABV: 6.83%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In celebration of Bottleworks 9th Anniversary, we are proud to present Deviation - a beer unique in every sense. This remarkable blend combines the oak aged diversity of PHI, Orphan Ale, and Sonambic Ale with 100% Brettanomyces Ale (Sanctification) and is bottle conditioned with additional Brettanomyces. Thanks Vinnie. Your beer is a testament to the art of deviation. 6.83%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (908) - - JUL 3, 2015
Red-orange pour. Nose is raspberries, lacto, wine barrel. Taste is raspberries, tart, yogurt, a slight touch of cardboard on the finish that goes away as it warms.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1219) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Aroma has a nice, bright acidity at first but as it recedes you pick up some older notes and some light oxidation. A bit vinous with some light oak character. Light tropical fruit and stone fruit notes, but a slightly rotting fruit character. Pours a very clear, copper amber color with a medium sized, slightly off white head with never ending retention. Medium light lacing and small legs.Flavor is fairly acidic with some light vinegar notes and some medium light citrus. A medium light oak character with faint oak tannins. Some light oxidation with a hint of malt notes. Some cherry and dark berry notes with hints of stone and tropical fruit. Some moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, better than I thought it would be but it is also past its prime. Lots of fruit and more oak than I expected. Some light vinegar notes show through. A bit oxidized.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
This one poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, vinegar, and light oxidation. Flavor was similar, fairly sour, Americanized sour brown, dark fruits, and light mineral character. Can tell its old, but still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2236) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Copper golden clear pour. Aroma of vinegar and apple cider. Taste is sour with a slight raisin taste. A bit on the sour side. Still good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1576) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured reddish orange min white head. Aroma light funk simple syrup tart cherry apple. Light carb med bod. Tastes fruity apple that drys. Not too tart sour.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (251) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Draft pour at Brouwer?s, 10th anniversary. Burnt orange pour, tangerine, peace, lemon juice aroma, very sweet and sour at the same time in the taste, really nice beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewje41 (1336) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Draft pour at the Brouwers cafe 10th anniversary party. What a great way to celebrate! Pours a super fizzy orange color with a ton of head and lace. Fresh apricot and tangerine like aroma. Flavor is very much the same, which is fantastic. Has a lingering sour apricot flavor late in the palate. I don’t know. Anything I could say about this beer wouldn’t accurately describe how good it is. I started to wonder 8 my anticipation to try this beer finally may have swayed my judgement, and after about 2 seconds of thought, I decided no. Fantastic beer to say the least. Loved everything about it. I really hope I run into this again someday. Sum this up in one word: yes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (647) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Complex aroma of musty oak barrels, mild horse blanket, funky red wine tannins (which becomes fairly prominent after a bit), and a hint of caramel and vanilla extract. Pours a clear light copper color. The initial taste is sharply sour, with tart Brett and vinous notes briefly emerging before a faint ripe stone fruit flavor joins the fray, capped by a very dry and acidic finish. Prickly palate. Good, but it’s past its prime.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Nice fruit, oak Brett and barrel aromas. Flavors are nice fruit, tart, spice, oak and funky flavors, this beer has aged well, sour beer is nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Pours unclear yellow/amber . Small white head . Smell is sour, bit wood . Smell is Sharp , very sour , intense , bit woody , some fruity finish . Sharp carbo , dry . Good mouthfeel .


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