VastActiv (5676) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, Belgian yeast and malts.
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Toasty banana pith aroma. Banana candy flavor with a bit of c hops and a dry mineral finish.
hackobock (3487) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub on 062013. Hazy light golden with a white head. Aroma has citrus, light earthiness, spices, malt, hay. Taste is malt sweetness, spices, tart, bitter with a light dry sour ending
Dogbrick (11508) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a hazy golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, doughy malt and yeast. The finish is mildly tart with a fruit and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy, slightly herbal hope notes. Some good yeast character. Bright slightly sweet mouthfeel with a good citrus hop kick. Really nice beer.
OldGrowth (3240) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tulip at Brewpub. ok aroma, little sweet little sour. tad hazed golden orange. ok head and lace. sweet flavor. medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet finish. good, not gonna shout from the he rooftop about it, fine though.
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Liz. Came with a RR glass too. Pours hazy orange gold with a frothy/foamy white head. Aroma very fresh fruit. Belgian yeast esters. Maybe a touch of earth or barnyard. Med + body. Flavor is somewhat earthy Belgian - spice, fruit esters, particularly some clove and banana. Maybe pineapple. It’s very fresh tasting, and I’m thinking there’s a hop mix which has fruit and earth hop aspects. Certainly not pine. Anyway it’s finishing dry and rather hoppy, tho the hop isn’t the harsh NW citrus burning style. Good ale.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pour is hazy lemon peel in appearance with a medium white head and great lacing. Grassy, fruity, clove, slightly herbal, floral, biscuity, tangy, bananay aroma. Taste is fruity, banana, herbal, grassy, slightly tangy, biscuit, straw, lemon peel, and peppery with a spicy finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Tasty stuff
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew pub, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golen with a tiny white head that fades slowly, leaving a small amount of lace. The nose has pale malts, combined with caramel, orange and apricot, along with subtle hops. The flavour is moderately sweet, with honey, flowers, orange, fruit, spice and a slight hoppy bitterness. The finish is long, dry and somewhat bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Belgian style blond ale. 2012-02-19
Huhzubendah (3481) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is golden hued and mostly clear, with only a slight haze. The white head displays lasting retention and leaves some decent lacing in its wake. The aroma brings yeast, malt, hops, spice. Decent flavor, with everything in the aroma balanced equitably. The beer is slightly sweet, and could stand more hop flavor and bitterness. Coriander comes through quite a bit. Not as dry as I would like. Overall, a decent brew, but not the customary excellence one comes to expect from Russian River.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 08-12-2011