Russian River HUGE Large Pilsner
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
HUGE large: ’Sound Czech’Pilsner. Named after one of our favorite bands!
5.00% ABV / 1.048 O.G / 45 BUs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Growler shared by Kan. Pours well hazed golden straw pour, well hazed with a nice frothy offwhite head, dies down with a small thicker ring. Aromas are toasty breads, flaked wheat, dry grass and florals. A mellow touch of spice, faint bread dough yeast. Initial is lighter bodied, dry and bready, touches of flaked cereal grains. Dry grass, florals, a touch of spice. Backend throws mellow sweet cereak grains, touch of toast, with dry florals and grass. Finish is lingering light bread yeast, dry hops. Clean and well hopped. A healthy dryness, grass and spice. Really great sessioner full of flavor and good healthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Draft at RR... Pissy light neon straw, light white head... Light sweet grains, with a bit of hops on the back... Light wet skunky grain, not a big fan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Lemon noble hops tang medium high effervescence nice and drinkable at 4.55 herbal and only lightly bitter. Great easy drinking!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Got a growler of this @ Russian River. Poured into my new sound Czech boot glass. Aroma is great, has a nice hint of lemon. Flavor is also great, I love the bitterness level of this beer. I noticed all of their lighter stuff was nicely hopped. Overall a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Draft @ Russian River (finally!). ABV listed as 4.55%, unfiltered. Pours a hazy, effervescent, whitish-yellow color; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing; delicious-looking. Minerally, lightly herbal hoppiness in the aroma; a touch of citrus; crisp, toasty, vibrant hoppiness. Medium body; lively carbonation; rich, toasty Pils maltiness with a nice core roundness, bolstered by juicy citrus and noble mineral and lightly herbal hop character; a moderate core bitterness with a lot of vibrant hop flavor; some yeasty and vanilla notes in there as well; just a kickass unfiltered Pils that was totally worth the wait; happy birthday, Vinnie! Happy Saturday, me. Medium-length finish; toasty, lingering citrus and mineral bitterness; toasty and dry at the far end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at Russian River in August 2009. A: Pours a dark straw color with a nice white head and good lacing as it goes down. Plenty of carbonation bubbles visible through the transparent brew. S: Lots of Noble hops accompany a solid pilsner malt base. T: The hops dominate atop a slightly-sweet and grainy malt base. M: A little heavier than most pilsners, while still maintaining a nice, smooth mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation. D: Quite drinkable and very sessionable. This one and the Aud Blonde were nice surprises at RR--some very solid sessionable beers from what a great brewery. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-04-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Hand bottle shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks! Poured a clear light orange color with a fizzy white head. Pleasant aroma of Euro-trash hops (Saaz), pale malt, and hay. I also got a whiff of bacon. That’s right, bacon. Light to medium bodied and dry with mild to moderate bitterness. Tasted of pine, fresh saaz, pale malt/cereal grain, and hay. Great pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
A golden pils with a thick creamy white head. A light malt aroma with some bready note, german hops, very classy. In mouth, a biscuitty malt with strong Saaz hops, smooth yet HUGE. On tap at Russian River Beer and BBQ Revival, August 15 2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Tap at Stone 13th Anniversary Celebration. Pours a clear bodied golden hue. Decent light maltiness, some breadiness, and a touch of hops. Solid for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
On tap at the stone 13th fest. Nice pilsner. Clear gold pour, white head. Light malty biscuits, fresh hop bitterness, and some grassiness. Easy drinking.

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