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Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale started out as six individual brews, each with their own personality, and all incorporating Brettanomyces and or micro-organisms. Once the barrel aging was complete, Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo and Toronado’s David Keene got together to create the final blend. To create its fine carbonation, we refermented the Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale in this bottle. Spent yeast cells form a thin layer of sediment in the bottom of this bottle. Pour slowly, allowing the natural yeast sediment to remain in the bottle.
From the label: The beer inside this bottle is for consumption only. This bottle is not a collectable bottle unless it is empty.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2106) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2014
crimson light red. Very hearty nose. Lots of cherry, muscadine and blackberry with some lemon and spices. Taste is great. Cloves, blackberry and currants. Cherry pie but heavy lemon. This is great. Not as great as trade value suggests

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Toronado, February 2014. Dark amber with a minimal head. Tart aroma of malt, berries, wood, funk and some vinegar. Similar taste. Solid and well made. The finish was really dry. I am glad that I got the chance to try this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1190) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Mike! Copper body with slight clarity & slight haze, topped with a beige & gray-tinted head that settles to a chunky, foamy collar. Aroma contains more oak & cotton-like, Brett-y funk than T-20, also with heavier vinous fruits & sharp vinegar. Definitely smells more tart, with fruity notes of cherries & lemon flesh. Taste is quite sour up front with nice, sharp apple, lemon, & cherry notes atop a dripped slab of wet oak. Perhaps some grapes, too, thanks to the vinous nature of the beer. Dry finish, with more lemons, cherries, oak, & grapes sourness. Tame vinegar, mildly acidic, & only a touch of funky hay in the aftertaste. Great brew, I liked this one a bit more than T-20.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1884) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from trade a while back coming out to finish off the crazy black friday beer shop. Cork came out with a nice pop and the pour has an amber color with a coating of white head that held a ring on the glass. Aroma centers on the acidity, sour brown base, dark fruit, tart cherry, and a yeast cocktail. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation is good. Flavor shows it has some acidity, dark fruits, tart cherry, yeast, barrel tannins, sour brown malts, and a lingering finish leaving the toungue watering. This is definitely a well made sour brown though I think the hype factor puts this so far up in the style ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle gift from Sj. Nice notes of cherry, lemon, earth and bread. All blended together rather well. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled. Hazy nut brown-amber color, small off-white head. Leather, vinegar and spiceys in the nose. Medium-bodied. Vinegar, grapes, sour fruity flavor. Long lingering fruity-tart flavor. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Mild Pinkish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Apricot, White Grape, Mild Cranberry, Mild Lacto T: Lactic Acid, Apricots, Grapes, Mild Red Wine M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sour, Mildly Tart Overall, a pretty solid american wile ale with nice balance of lactic acid and fruit...so thankful to have tried this again (and get more than a 1oz sample)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonkeyBra (3118) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
sampled from a 750ml bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a thick, white off white head. Aroma of funk, vinegar, nice cherry and sour fruit notes. Funky yeast, barnyard aromas. Flavor is tart, sour. Nice satisfying sourness rounded out by tart berries, vinegar, wet wood notes. The sourness gets more powerful as the beer goes on. Lively carbonation. Finishes on a long sour note. An excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Poured hazy brown with a finger nail of white foamy head Smell of brett, dark fruit and yeast Flavor was tart, yeast with cherry characteristics. Sweet cherry and brett, almosr Flemish like but better. Good balance of sweet and tart. Really nice beer and aging well

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
Obtained in a trade with stupac2. 75 cl. bottle shared with Kraddel. Dark red amber with little off-white head. Nose is huge tartness, vinegar, lots of slightly moldy fruits, huge on sourness, lots of berries, faint acetone, faintly funky,… Taste is lots of sour red berries, vinegar, touch acetone, touch bitter herbs, sour malt, sour lemon & lime, big on the tartness, very sour, almost brutal, lingering sourness, faint chocolate & malt but overall pretty simple but solid brew. Could expect a bit more but highly enjoyable never the less. Body is a bit clean.


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