Russian River Erudition
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3270) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottlet at Danís shared with friends. Golden orange appearance with a two-finger, white head and great lacing. Cheese, wax, spice, tropical fruits, pineapple, and straw in the aroma. Taste is mango, armpit, pepper, pineapple, cobwebs, biscuit, and pear with a lightly tart finish. Medium mothfeel with high carbonation. Spicy, sour, funky, bready, and smooth. Really nice saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 Bottle @ Danís house, courtesy of Steve_0. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a very nice off white head. White pepper, straw, mild grassy, lightly fruity,a touch funky aroma. A bit tangy, tart, a touch funky, light barnyard, lemon, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty interesting. Update at RR: good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8522) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pour out of growler, thanks to Stephen. Pour is hazy orange with nice fluffy white head, aroma has notes of nice biscuit, vanilla, hints of earth, bread, touch of white fruit, hints of spicy yeast as well, smells nice. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, bread, cracker, sme sour grain, slightly funky, hints of earth, biscuit, vanilla, white pear and peach, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3981) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
On draft at Russian River. It pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is potent with saison yeast spiciness...pepper, clove etc... with some vanilla and orange peel. The flavor is bone dry and super spicy with mild citrus fruit and a little soapy. Hint of tartness near the finish. Light and dry, but a powerhouse with the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a small white head and (predictably) great lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, clove. Flavor is strong Belgian yeast, citric bitter with a light lemon peel astringence. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7551) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Outspoken clovey spice, pepper and banana yeastiness on the nose. Drinks soft and peppery with Belgian yeast, banana shrimp notes...something hop (canít decipher notes), bitterness that clings.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1335) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A - pours Nice filtered apple juice amber with a high fluffy white head that sticks to the glass. Effervescent bubbles. S - Belgian yeasts. Bready notes, hay and cloves. Nice very Belgian saisson. M - nice full palate full bodied. Lightly bitter, to a subtle sweet flatter palate. Lightly bitter vegetal end. T - Belgian yeasts and fall spices up front, hay and lightly sweet apple on the palate. Lightly bitter vegetal ending. O - very good saison. Great balance of sweet and bitter. 7+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (3493) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
1 oz pour at RR.

A - Straw color. 2 finger head. nice lacing.

S - Bready yeast and some oranges. coriander.

T - Very sweet with some spices and sweet orange peels. Very bready and has this mouth feel thatís very thick and solid.

M - Heavy body. lots of carbonation.

O - This is a solid and very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2009) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2012
210712. Tap at Russian river brewing, Santa Rosa. Pours hay golden with a small head. Around. Sour fruit, Belgian yeast. Slight sweet wheat taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6845) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
Draught @ the brewpub. Rated on 21.07.2012
Aroma has some wheat and hay. Flavour is somewhat spicy with bun dough and some wheat. The dough is not nice here, but not bad anyway.

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