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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%
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.


tokyogoat's rating

3.3
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1066) - SWITZERLAND - 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 (3490) - 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 (329) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8527) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Clear yellow golden colour with a small to mid-size white head. Citrus and soda hops and mild bitterness in the aroma. Sweet soda, bitter hops and semi-sweet malt in the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7082) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a light and pleasant summer session ale that hits the nail on the head on a hot day. won’t do anything that blows you away, but near the top of the heap style-wise."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1187) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
Rated from backlog. 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4599) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Tap. Pours clear golden yellow with a small white head and nice lacing. Faint aroma of bread, earthy, herbal hops. Taste had notes of grain and herbal/grass hops, lightly sweet and lightly bitter on the finish. Very light bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1366) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
A - pours clear effervescent apple juice with low tight bubbled white head. S - soap, saltines and light malts. Very light aromas, hard to pin down. Hint of citrus. M - med light body. Long lasting soapy bitter end. Simplistic. T - simple lightly fruity soap up front. Grains and caramel malts to end. Becomes more malty as it warms. O - interesting very soapy bitter hoppy beer. 6-

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7634) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
1 oz pour at RR.

A - Nice clarity. Dark orange. Minimal head

S - Not much smell at all. Hint of bitterness

T - Very bitter up front. Crazy tingling feeling on the mouth. Brown sugar and honey. Some simcoe hops. Some peach.

M - Light body.

O - Not all that amazing.



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