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Russian River Gaffers Bitter
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is named for anyone who has done electrical work behind the scenes in television or movies! It’s a little malty, fruity, and nutty.


Vikingbrew's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Straw color with white head. Clear. Crisp light malt with bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Brown color. Nutty, bready, honey, doughy, somewhat muted but clean and well crafted.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3926) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma and taste of sweet bready malts, hint of earthy and citrus hops, and clean fruity ale esters. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Tap poured a clear amber with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, grass, caramel malt, and hop. Flavor is medium bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Tap at Russian River. Clear blond pour with a small white head. Pretty good take on the style. I do get a little mild fruit and nut. Clean beer with just a bit of dryness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (605) - - OCT 25, 2015
Slight hoppy aroma. Amber colour with visible fizz and lingering head. Bitter taste With hint of lemon zest. Not too fizzy. Nice beer. (K)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (3209) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2015
At Rissian River. Ok aroma, sweet. Light citrus and toffee. Clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Light body, thin creamy mouthfeel, bitter crisp finish. It’s good. Easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1764) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft to taster at RR brewpub Caramel, wheat, citrus (light). Pale amber with thin white head and a lot of lacing. A little sweet and sour first off, but both overcome by bitterness pretty quickly. A pretty good take on an English classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pale golden color with small white head. Caramel, toffee, citrus in both aroma and taste. Rather dry. Not bad and classic. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Still feels "new" and not Old World style. Nice aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Half pint at the brewpub. The aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee Maris Otter malts. Pretty straight-forward. Transparent orange-colored body with a medium, fizzy, white head and good lacing. Starts with some sweet caramel and toffee malts, with light toastiness. Finishes with a minute herbal bitterness. Pretty tasty. To style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again? Very district wheat toast taste. Great maltiness.


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