Russian River Erudition
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6585) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This blonde ale poured with a massive fluffy white head, eliciting an acidic aroma. The brett is noticeable, but not overwhelming, lending a unique sour characteristic to the otherwise traditional saison flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Very un-saison like saison. Much more delicate than is typical. Reminded me of a big Wit. Lots of banana and pear notes with a citrus and spice follow on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Draft. Pour is hazy and very Belgian Wit looking with a frothy white head. Yeasty aroma with banana notes. Spicy flavor with a bready maltiness. Lingering banana aftertatse. Enjoyed with mussels in a garlic broth. This was a meal Iíll rememeber for some time to come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
On tap at the RR brewpub 5/27/06. This poured a hazy yellow color with a decent white head. Aroma is fruity with some spice and sourness. Tart flavor with some fruity notes initially followed by a nice citrus, slighty sour aftertaste. This would be great on a warm summer day. Very drinkable, Vinnie could piss in a paper cup and it would win a medal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Draft at brewpub. Arrived at the table a hazed light yellow color with a small white head that left stringy lacing. Faint aroma, citric and sour apples. Flavor again is sour apples, citric and a little funky, puckering lemon and herbal notes as well. Crisp carbonation, medium body and refreshing to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. Gold with a white head. Spicy aroma with sweet friuty taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"Poured a hazy golden color with a thin head, didnít lace much. Aroma was barnyardy and sour, not very good. Taste was better then aroma, malts and light fruits. Refreshing."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - FEB 16, 2006
Arma: Apple, spices, and wonderfully funky funky brett character wow! Appearance: Cloudy, golden with a nice head very appealing Flavor: Dry, Balance of malt restrained hops citrusy Palate: Very refreshing, some sour notes and very intriguing with that funky flavors Overall: I have to say one my absolute favorite commerical representations of Saisons.. Another excellent Belgian Style brewed by Russian River... anytime I make a trip up ther I have to try the Belgians. In my opinon no one in the Bay Area can match Vinnie for the quality, variety and number of Belgian style beers on tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Tap at Monks. Poured hazy golden with a small white head. Pretty good retention and foam. Aroma had apple cider, citrus, wheat and orange peel. Some honey was added to the taste. Maybe I am missing something here because I thought this was very good. The mouthfeel was wonderful I thought with good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heatwaves (54) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 27, 2005
This was my first experience into the world of Saisons. I couldnít believe the depth and character of this beer. Had a nice, delicate apple cider aroma. The taste is very crisp and clean. It has hints of sweetness with a little bit of tart aftertaste. Iíd guess that this style of beer is in the eye of the beholder, but I was very pleased by this beer. Iím continually impressed by Vinnieís ability to create quality beers of various types. They simply all are winners.

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