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Russian River Erudition
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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Farmhouse "Saison" Ale O.G. 1.060 ABV 6.50% BU's 24


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Draft at Monk’s Cafe. Pours a dark golden orange with paler yellowish orange hues. Slightly hazy with a 1.5 finger white head that slowly fades into lasting cap. Streaks and spots of soapy lace left behind. Slightly earthy, funky aroma with subtle barnyard notes, especially hay, grass and straw. Theres a nice funky brett presence that’s countered by subtle crisp hops and light fruit notes. Medium bodied and fuller than expected with a nice dry, funky brett presence along with some zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit. Lots of peppery spice, coriander perhaps, complimenting the funky brett. There’s also a nice bread/yeast flavor that adds complexity and fullness tithe palate. The funky, earthy character is countered perfectly by the sweeter notes. Hints of apple, pear and subtle alcohol. This beer is very complex and extremely quaffable. One of the better saisons I’ve ever had. I went back for several glasses until the keg was gone. Highly recommended!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Russian river erudtion. Growler thx to Moejuck... Pours a golden mostly transparent pour with a thin to medium soapy white head... Aroma of Belgian yeast notes with crisp and tangerine notes. Fairly assertive... Flavors are much if the same with floral citrusy notes with a mild bitterness throughout. Lively carbonation. pretty standard yet still completely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
On draught at RRBC. Nice crisp sour aroma. Golden orange and hazy with white head showing good lacing. Head lingers, especially collaring. Clean sour taste hides medium-thin mouthfeel. Puckering on the edges. Sweetness of malt is main player besides sour. Minimal spiciness in mid to late palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Growler thanks to John Aitchison. Pours with a clear golden body and a massive and lasting creamy white head with good lacing. Aromas are strongly estery and phenolic, hints of lemon and light herbal hops. Malt profile is in the background, but it is mostly bready and a bit grainy. Some pear notes along with hay and a bit of sweetness. Flavors are peppery, estery, citrus, light tart acidity in the finish with hints of lemon. Medium bitterness. Decently dry. Malt note of hay and bread. Lively bubbles, relatively light bodied. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Notes of meadowsweet, lemon grass, ammonia, and dry grains. Somewhat unexciting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Thanks to nerd for bringing this among about a billion other things. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours a nice clean golden color with a good white head with nice retention. Sticks around for a bit before falling down. The nose carries a nice bit of light grain plus a good amount of funk, though in a restrained way. Some floral hops and light citrus character as well. The taste combines the fruity elements of the beer with the slightly-spicy saison yeast quite well. Impressive, to say the least. Really nice carbonation and a crisp finish, just as a saison should be. As is always expected from Russian River, a very well made beer. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 05-11-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft @ Russian River. Listed at 7.15%, 32 IBUs. Pours a bright, slightly hazy honey-golden color; significant, creamy, fine-bubbled white head with solid retention and lacing. Some juicy lemons and tropical fruit in the nose, along with a yeasty, vanilla-tinged note and some white pepper; modestly sweet, and slightly dull at the core. Medium-full body; lively carbonation. Lots of white pepper and creamy yeastiness at the front, along with a prominent mineral / citrus bitterness; chewy, hoppy, slightly coarse saison. Medium-length finish: white pepper, minerals, and a modest biscuity crispness; reasonably bitter ending.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Hazy golden orange in color with a one finger white head and good lacing. Nice saison aroma, medium funkiness with a good floral and citrusy hop presence with some pepper. Great taste, very yeasty and barnyardy, with good white pepper notes, pale malt base, and higher end hop bitterness. Medium-bodied for the style and 7.15% ABV. Rather crisp. Really good American saison, which coming from Vinnie is not surprising at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
nice hazy gold with a big white head, great carbonation from a growler... the nose is light brett with floral hops... taste is more of the same but more brett forward... had brouwers 2008 around the same time and this one was much better

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Dark yellow with a fizzy white head. Sweet earthy straw aroma. Dry taste of pear straw and hops with a dry earthy finish.


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