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Ruhstaller The Kenyan [v.2]

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The year was 1918, Captain Frank Ruhstaller, looking for some respite from the Prohibitionists threatening his life’s work, traveled by steam ship to East Africa. Many miles later our Captain found himself in a very exotic world he could never have imagined, exciting his every sense. Rumor has it that is was on an early morning walk that he encountered a small coffee roaster. The Captain took fondly to his fellow brewer and returned to Sacramento with several large burlap sacks of this old soul’s beans. To his dismay upon his return his brewery was closed courtesy of the 18th Amendment and his dream of a Kenyan bean meeting a California hop died. Until now! 210 Cases Produced Jason Griest Tim Jordan Jan-Erik Paino Eric Ryan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2015
an American strong ale at 6%, huh? beer #6700! taste and aroma are predominantly coffee in this dark amber brew. very pleasant, especially in the nose. body is average but smooth. back end of the palate shows just enough hop bitterness to be interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1552) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Surprised by the low ratings on this one. This is an interesting coffee beer. Not a stout. Not a porter. Some sort of ale. But, a lot of coffee going on. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (460) - - APR 11, 2015
There’s definitely some coffee involved in this one. That’s all you get in the smell, and a good part of the taste too. It’s nice to have a coffee beer that’s not a stout or porter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3029) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
(en fût au Neighborhood): Si le but était de faire une ale pour coopérer avec les saveurs du café sans lui voler d’attention, c’est réussi. L’agencement surprend au départ mais les petites céréales miellées et farineuses s’effacent doucement pour laisser place au café très pointu. La bière finit par jouer dans notre tête et son appréciation se décuple au fur et à mesure que la pinte se vide. Simple et surprenant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1130) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
~Strong earthy woody aroma with coffee, cinnamon, and other complex spice aroma I cant explain. ~Pours a murky dark brownish amber color with quickly disappearing airy head. Seems to be carbonated incorrectly. ~Earthy woody flavor, light burnt characteristics with coffee. ~Medium bodied, high CO2, lingering earthy finish. ~This is an enjoyable beer. Interesting blend of spices. Just seems poorly executed for some reason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
I like it, but the coffee flavor overpowers everything else. The tangy, citrus hop flavor is an afterthought behind the flavor of the morning beverage. Not bad, but definitely made with the coffee enthusiast in mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head, Grapefruit and coffee aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light malt and light coffee. Much less coffee impact than the other version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Good aroma. 1/2" head. The coffee is a bit to overpowering. I would have liked to see the coffee being used in a porter or any stronger beer. Overall a good beer though. ---Crozier

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Looks amazing. A finger and half of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. The aroma is lots of roasted coffee beans and a touch of grain behind it. Lots of coffee. The taste is okay. Not bad, a little coffee with some maltiness. The coffee adds the bitter. The texture is great though. Super soft with low to moderate carbonation. Impressive. Not a beer to pass up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle with Dodgrblu. Aroma and flavor of roasted, earthy Kenyan coffee. If it wasn’t carbonated, I would’ve sworn it was Peets. Crazy beer doppelgänger here. Fair beer overall.

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