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Russian River Empirical 7

Russian River Empirical 7
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Pale amber color with a white head. Mild barnyard aroma with some spices and dry grassy hops. Flavor is earthy bretty barnyard lite on a dusty pale malt base. Nicely dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Not really sure why it was at sour fest as seemed to be predominately hoppy. Pours golden with a fluffy white head and clinging lacing. Unfortunately the appearance was the best part. When I order what I think is a sour I expect it to be sour. This had aromas of spicy hops with a faint background of sour apple and some funk. The taste echoed the funky hops and had a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwerís for Sour Fest. The white head leaves a lot of lacing and comes with a bright gold yellow color. The aroma is funky, sour, hops. Hops grow stronger as it warms but thereís a slight funk that stays with it the whole time. The taste is bitter, little to no sour or sweet. IPA ish but not an overly pleasant bitter. The palate is watery, thin and leaves the unappealing parts of the aroma behind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub, served in a tulip. Cloudy golden with a small, creamy off-white head, fading to a swirling thick film. Lemony brett and light funk up front with some yeast and herbal earthy hops. Light florals and white pepper are also present. Flavor continues with not a ton of brett--I didnít think it was all that strong in the aroma but definitely present--and lots of lemon and herbal earthy hops.Peppery earthy bitter dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 5, minimal acidity noted despite the lemon notes. Low carbonation with a medium body. Pretty good--my only complaint is that I couldíve stood for a little more effervescence--but I think it had more @ the Boonville Beer Fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
On tap at Boonville Beer Fest. Iím a little surprised to see that this is classified as a saison. Seemed like a fairly hoppy wild ale to me. Straw color with a white head. Aroma of Brett, sweet malt, and floral hops. Flavor was a little rough but good - sweet malt, Bretty funk, and some grassy, earthy hops. Fairly dry palate with a medium body. Need to try this one again thinking of it as a saison from the get-go and see if my opinion changes at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
I had this before the Brett infusion and it tasted just as Duponty good. Vinnie insists itís not DuPont though. Brett becomes clearer as more space forms in the tasting glass. Is drier now. Very dry. I need a big mug of this. Iíll get one tomorrow.

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