Russian River Gaffers Bitter
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (552) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3031) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at RR. Hey, itís true to the style. British malt and bread flavors arenít really my thing. Hard to get excited about this after drinking so many great RR sours.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
draft at Russian River. honey caramel pour. British maltiness, buttery caramel maltiness, light grain, breadiness. Good for the style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Pours light and bright golden with a thin white head. Both the nose and flavor are light citrus, bready malts and a touch smokey in the finish. Smooth on the palate and HIGHLY drinkable. Nice finish to an evening of RR Sours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeTheYounger (1171) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Light golden pour. Aroma not much going on, maybe some bread crumbs. Taste is grainy and bland. Overall mehh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Thanks to Ken I think. Pours a hazed honey golden with good white fluffy head. Aroma is earth tea-like hops, floral fresh English hops, light citrus with lemon cracker toast and light malts. Flavor is ginger tea- leafy, cracker toast, light floral and citrus, fresh toast, bread and light cereal malts, some slight fruity esters all around, mineral and hard water finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a pale golden yellow color. Nose is feint with floral hops and cereal grains, taste is thin, light bitterness, light in body, and finishes with a really nice floral hop wash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Tap at toronado SD. Pours clear gold with a small bubbly white head. Nice nose of citrus hops and some cereal grain. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2010
On tap at Russian River poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and spicy hops. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops and light carmel with as smooth dry finish.

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