Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at RR brewpub. Not quite sure what a "Biere de Sonoma" was, but the waiter explained it as just a local brew, of Belgian style. So yeah, a Belgian Ale (wrote Golden Ale in my notes). Pours a nice hazy amber color with good carbonation. Aroma is mostly malts, spice, and fruit. Taste was again mostly malts with a hit of alcohol in the middle. Finishes slightly bitter with a finish that didn’t linger too long. Solid, but not my favorite.
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours crystal clear Orange copper. Moderate carbonation and palate. Aroma of alcohol and fruit but this is not a high alcohol beer. Taste is of fruit, slight malt, slight hop bitterness.
DocJitsu (1712) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber golden with a white head. Competing tart and sweet nose. Bland clove and flat banana flavors.
Tide (3016) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Russian River. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, nuts, earthy notes, ripe fruits and grass. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, toffee, yeast and grass. Very nice brew.
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 3, 2016 - on tap at RRBC. Clear dark golden pour with some head. Aroma and taste of malt, fruit and spice. Taste also had a splash of alcohol.
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet Belgian candi, light oxidation, yeast and Belgian tones. Yeast, fruit, Belgian candi sugars, light oxidation Flavors.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- dark brown white head- nose and taste of caramel, oxidized fruits, woody biscuit- medium body
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, CA-USA. Dark orange clear, off-white foam. Nose: Belgian yeast, esters, peers. Mouth: clean start, funky in the middle, tart finish, extravagant. Did not get it. Requires more time and perhaps talks with the Brewer.
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Biroholik (897) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Bierre De Sonoma 6,1% alk. 14,5 BLG
Piękny belgijski, wyraźny aromat. Masa nut drożdżowych. Za nimi idą owoce takie jak banany, morele, brzoskwinie. Sporo nut zbożowych, w szczególności pszenica. W tle leciutki cytrus (cytryna, limonka). Z drugiej strony karmel i nuty chlebowe. W smaku przypomina w niektórych aspektach Saisona. Średnio-pełne. Pikantny pieprzowy, przyprawowy finisz. Oleista faktura. Nic wyjątkowego.
donandres (372) - , Washington, USA - APR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA
A: Dark Amber clear, big white foam goes away slowly
A: Grains, yeast, oaky, woody
T: Low bitterness, low sourness balance
MF: low carbonation
OA: Very good beer for the style, ok to repeat
Drank April 14, 2016
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 finger lite tan foamy head... very pretty.. took forever to die back.. left nice lace atop a crystal clear deep amber orange brew.
Aroma is toasty malts.. with waffs of caramel.. sorta musty .. a little biscuity.. and toasted bread.
Flavor begins with a nice unexpected bitter punch to the back of the palate... melts forward into the above mentioned toasty malts.. not as much caramel as I would have expected there either.. more of a nod toward caramel... a sorta nutty essence with a little bit of dried fruit.. some spiciness that is tough to put a finger on... reminds me of a saison with quite a bit of victory malt thrown in... finish though is fairly dry.. lingering hints of the previous sip hang out for quite a while.. body is lite/medium with smooth creamy carbonation.. drinkability is dangerous.