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Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary

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RATINGS: 162   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.

BelgBeerGeek's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - 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 !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville, big thanks to Curtis for this one. Pours clear amber with a thick white head that leaves average lace. The nose is sour, signature Russian River funk, along with a bit of raisin and caramel malt. The flavor is sour with some vanilla, currant, raisin, nice funk, and caramel malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long oaky, fruity, and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4727) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear ruby colored pour, with an off white head. Berries, oak, light funk, cherries, notes of strawberry, some sweetness, moderate acidity, and some lemon grass. Nice, but not as good as I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3594) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from the release. Love the anti-EBay description. Beer EBayers sucked massive ones. Cloudy reddish color with a large whitish head. The aroma has cherry, berries, caramel, leather, funk. Moderately sour with a big red fruit flavor and significant -bal essence. Oaky, woody, and somewhat acetic. Nice, biting, lively mouthfeel. Not quite up to T20 level, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5013) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2745) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Chocolat qui glisse sur une douceur acétique, chlorophylle, vanille croustillante et bois sec. Belle complexité et aguichant équilibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1721) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1179) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3224) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5268) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2845) - 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.

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