nrbirge (6) - - SEP 2, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard golden ale. Poured with too much sediment. overall a solid beer, but not worth the russian river craze
ClassyBeagle (374) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Earthy hops and yeasty malt dominate with faint fruit notes, possibly slight lemon citrus.
A: Pours a pale straw color,short white head, some retention and some lacing.
T: An initial malty goodness, reminiscent of a sweet bread, with a bit of a spicy lighter fruit following and then a finish that is just ever so slightly soured.
M: Medium body with above average carbonation.
O: Delicate and complex, balanced and inviting. This is my favorite RR beer.
lightbias (397) - USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An aroma of spice and sweet, overripe bananas drifts softly from the neck, tantalizing but gentle. The bottle tips. The golden liquid flows smoothly into the glass, falling gently into a burgeoning foam, marshmallow-white and as tight and creamy as Iíve ever experienced. The soft, dense head is creamy velvet on my lips and as I pull my first taste over the rim, the gentle carbonation dances over my tongue. The muffled spice of the yeast and the undertones of mildly sweet malt are layered over the hops without smothering their presence. -- The aroma blossoms as the brew warms, accentuating the depth of the flavor. The finish is delightful, everything about the beer itself is only fading with time, not morphing or being convoluted at all, just a gradual lessening of the gustative opacity. I thought I needed something shocking tonight, something that would be a touch overkill. Apparent Russian River thought it best not to deliver that. They were right. This was a perfect remedy to my mood...a gentle nudge out of a shitty day.
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mild sour smell. Saison and golden ale notes in the taste. Pretty dry. Medium body, high carbonation, and super foamy.
tmongoose (1960) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle to snifter that pour a golden yellow with minimal white head. the aroma of deep sweet malt and banana and mild pear. the flavor is a bit more intense with some earthy aromas blended with the banana and pear with slight alcohol burn on the back end. ever so smooth and delicious. another fantastic offering from Russian river.
tcon25 (376) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour at home, picked this up last year at the Brewery. Golden pour, sweet aroma, and taste awesome blond however, this one is definitely better fresh, this is one of the first Russian River beers I can remember having
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Banana floral and spicy. All this in the wonderful aroma. Pretty carbonated. Flavor of nice golden Belgian ale favors. Phenols and spice, some light grass. Great beer.
fluffy (2141) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What can I say about this that hasn't already been said? Another fantastic brew.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bkcaldwell (42) - - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a very tasty and enjoyable beer. Had a nice sweetness. Looked great in the glass. Strong head and lacing with a pleasant aroma. Belgian blonde that you could tell had fruitiness. Tastes bananas more than pears. Smooth drink. Would definitely revisit any time the opportunity arose.
zoucrew102 (1088) - - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml corked bottle. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of citrus, clove and wheat. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with poor retention and lacing. Starts with wheat and banana flavors with a pinch of citrus. Finishes smooth with Belgian yeast spiciness with clove, coriander and black pepper notes. Nice beer.