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RATINGS: 159   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, - OCT 9, 2013
great sour thanks Todd !!

overall tart, sour dry beer with nice flavours of lemon zeste, lime juice, little vinegar and a slight bitter finish, aftertaste is malts, very very good !


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4364) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks brah! pours hazy if not cloudy dark golden with a small yet reviving light beige head, nice lacing. red berries, spicy sweetish chocolate maltiness, brown sugar hints, spicy calvados, soft oak - yet quite astringent woodsy notes, grass and pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet, woodsy-astringent and grassy-spicy finish. good!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2048) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Chocolat qui glisse sur une douceur acétique, chlorophylle, vanille croustillante et bois sec. Belle complexité et aguichant équilibre.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot bro! Pours a nice copper topped by a nice white rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of red fruits and light vinegar, really classy sour brown/red. Taste is vinous with nice balsamic notes along with some nice red fruits and the right level of acidity. Body was light to medium, carbonation medium to high. Delicious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper amber hue with off white head. Aroma is acetic, oak, lactic, slight funk, apples, currants, lemon, citrus. Mouthfeel is good with a light body and great carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with tart following and wood astringentness in the finish. Overall this was a great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2599) - 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 (4634) - 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 (1855) - 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 (1963) - 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 (2380) - 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 (12547) - 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.


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