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Russian River Gaffers Bitter
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
At the brewery. Pours transparent orange. Bready. Nicely bitter. Decent but not my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Sampled at the brew pub. The beer pours deep brown and clear. The flavor is good but the aftertaste is a bit of a put off. Good brew, something new by them. I think there is still work to be done but well made, nice drink, just rough aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is floral and bready with notes of perfume and tangerine. Taste is apricot, tangerine, soft/subtle, flowers. Dry and smooth. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Light amber yellow with a strong white effervescent head. Nose is yeast and light sweetness. Taste is same. Light sweetness and more bitterness. Clean finish with lingering bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy with some berry notes and hints of grain. The flavor is grassy, herbal, and medicinal hops with some grainy malts behind it in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Yes, another Russian River tick! This is always exciting. Had this on tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a crystal clear golden color with a one-finger white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma. Earth and citrusy hops stand out most. Some malty sweetness stands in the background, and there are some appleish light fruit notes. A little restrained on the flavor compared to the other offerings from Russian River, but hey, itís an English bitter, not an imperial IPA. Slightly sweet malty notes - mostly pale malt, with only slight caramel - as well as earthy, herbal, and orangey hops. Medium bitterness. Balanced. Clean and crisp on the palate. Medium-light body with appropriate carbonation level. Overall, well, itís a Russian River beer, and while this style is certainly not the most exciting in my book, this is a very good example of it. Enjoyable if not a game-changer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Sampled at Russian River in Santa Rosa. Pours a pale yellow. Very mild, but refreshingly bitter hops. Like an English pale. Not my favorite of the day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Orange colour with Lots of lace. Minerally, Saaz here? Good bitterness,earthy, and good balance. good drinkability.Citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (347) - , California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
On draft at pub. More of a strong bitter with noticeable (by British standards) hop aroma/flavor and high drinkability. Straight-forward malts and yeast notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4000) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Thanks to Turd for sharing this growler. Pours a soft amber gold with a one finger offwhite head. Nose is really nice, sweet bready malt, earthy, caramel, sweet/ctirusy hops. Flavor is bready and earthy, citrus peel bitterness, crisp English Feel. Palate has a dry medium bitterness.


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