Russian River Gaffers Bitter
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RATINGS: 46   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12241) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, light amber color with a white head on top. S: The nose blew me away; this might be an English style beer, but itís all American hops. Lots of citrus hops (lemons, grapefruit, and tangerines?) with a hint of pine and perhaps even some pineapple notes. A light bready quality as you would certainly expect. T: The flavor is similarly impressive. The bitterness provides a nice counterpoint to the bread and slightly sweet malt notes. The citrus flavors are once again intense and vibrant. M: The body is maybe a little bit light, with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: This is just a very easy to drink and enjoy beer. Solid hop character thatís not really accurate for the style, but tastes phenomenal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010
Orange colour with Lots of lace. Minerally, Saaz here? Good bitterness,earthy, and good balance. good drinkability.Citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9102) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7891) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2012
Tap@the brewpub, Santa Rosa, CA, 13/08/12. Clean gold with slim lace. Unenglish leafy hop and lemon cake aroma; caramel barley sweets and honey beyond. Finally soapy with green burps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6571) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6403) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a light and pleasant summer session ale that hits the nail on the head on a hot day. wonít do anything that blows you away, but near the top of the heap style-wise."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Faint malty grain aroma. Sweet vanilla malt followed by a citrus hops bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Tried this one at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Nose of English malt and what I believe to be American hops. Flavor starts with English malt and finishes with American hops. Decent for the style.

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