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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Biere de Sonoma.


Vikingbrew's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
On tap. Golden, white head. Medium body. Sweet malt with a light sour/yeasty note. Some spice. Great.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Pours a bit hazy straw yellow appearance with an off white head. Some white fruits in the nose. Banana, pear. Black pepper. Flavor is a bit twangy and herbal. Some grass. Fairly dry. I didn’t really enjoy this that much but would like to give it another shot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the source. Pours a cloudy pale color. Aroma is saisonesque with lots of clove, pepper, banana, and pear. Taste is medium sweet with some caramel maltiness that goes with the yeastys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (979) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of spices, yeast, citrus. Tastes of spices, citrus, yeast, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3748) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some pale and slightly darker and caramel malts, some light fruits, and a dryness. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (293) - - MAY 28, 2014
Sampled at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The sample pour was brought with several others. The pour is amber with an off white uneven head. The aroma is lemon citrus, bread, hops, funky floral notes, yeast, hops, grass. Flavor is same as aroma. Dry finish. From notes 2/19/13.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dansac (89) - Loa Angeles, USA - MAY 27, 2014
One of their weakest offerings, I think. Smells metallic, slightly dank, mouthfeel is bready, malty slight hop presence, mostly dry. It is overall quite one dimensional and rather plain in my opinion. Finishes with a dry, almost metallic taste I don’t enjoy. Carbonation is lively. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate light beige covering that retains well. Nose is spice, lemon rind, straw, earthy, orange peel, hedgerow, light herbal. Taste follows, citric rind, grassy tones, light spice, orange peel, Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a grassy linger. Decent for style, refreshing stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3615) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours murky orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of earthy notes, yeast, spices, hops and grass. Taste is smooth, earthy and yeasty with some grass, fruity hops and spices. Finish is yeasty and a bit stuffy with some smooth ripe fruitness. Quite untypical Biere de garde.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (670) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a burnt golden color with a white head. Fruit, spice, tart, malt and some hop aroma. Fruit and spice flavors with a hoppy finish. Medium light body and average carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (264) - - APR 13, 2014
A bit of a let-down compared to other Russian River fare. Cloudy, with an unusual taste that I couldn’t quite place.


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