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Russian River Gaffers Bitter
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer is named for anyone who has done electrical work behind the scenes in television or movies! Itís a little malty, fruity, and nutty.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A - Served a cloudy golden-orange color with a half-finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel and light biscuit malts with some citrus and grapefruit hops. T - Starts off with some citrus and grapefruit hops with some caramel and light biscuit malts. Through the middle, some more biscuity malts come through with a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of grapefruit hops with some sweet biscuit and caramel malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Really nice biscuity malt profile with enough hops to balance. Very sessionable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at RR. Pour was a light orange and amber with a light white head and lighter retention. Lots of hops mainly, tons of citrus and floral. Light malt and spice. Bitter? More like hoppy as hell pale ale. Light English influence with the floral bright hoppy flavor and light malt body. Big citrus and light hop bitterness carried this. Light body, a bit thin, mild carbonation. Did not get much English out of this but this was very drinkable and very refreshing. Reviewed on: 08-17-2010

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Growler. Rating #38. Nice dark golden pour with a white head. Nice bready aroma with some piny hops. Mild flavor, nice light bitterness and real good drinker. (2212)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Tap at Russian River. Pours a chill hazed orange with a small, white head. No lace. Starfruit, watermelon candies, strawberry candies, something else sweet medicinal in the nose. Taste is neutral, a bit suddy, mildly bitter. Clean and very neutral to near bland. In a way it tastes like flavored tangerine seltzer water. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 Tap at brewery, gold pour, white head, nose is fruity, taste is nutty, malty, decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 6, 2012
on draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow with a tea nose. Flavor is bread like and malty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oRos (1348) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Its a slight bitter. Taste like a british typical bitter. Not a huge fan. But someone outthere will love it

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Draft at OBriens. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Grainy Malts, bread, light sweetness. Decent for a style I donít really like.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tap @ RR. Hazy, honey pour with a short white head with good retention and heavy lace. Nose is light malt. Light body and moderate carbonation. Light toast, biscuit, citrus hops and almonds. Finish is short, dry and leaves you wanting another sip. A bit drier than many English bitters, but very good. Iíd have no problem drinking this the whole evening.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of malts and some hops...not really much though. Appearance is a light tan with off white head. Taste is very understated and fairly bland. Not much going on with this, although it is still a decent beer, it is my least favorite from RR.


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