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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
2014 Beer Camp Across America Release.

As longtime friends, Russian River brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo and our own Brian Grossman are no strangers to brewing experiments. While looking for inspiration for this collaboration, Vinnie and Brian decided to honor the creations of legendary Belgian brewer Yvan De Baets with their own hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up.

From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality. Co-owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo are longtime friends of Sierra Nevada and they always have a six-pack of Pale Ale in their fridge at home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light yeast aroma. Yeast and malt flavor with light spice and light citrus. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice linger with malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (574) - - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden with lasting velvet wisp of head and wet lacing. Aroma is mild Belgian yeast with a hint of Brett and fruity sweetness. Flavor is classic Belgian golden ale with complex RR character. Medium bodied, slightly viscous/syrupy, moderate carbonation, mildly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3408) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Straw yellow body with a mild haze and a half inch of white head. Aromas of lemon, Belgian yeast, grain, Saaz hops? Initial flavor of lemon tartness quickly followed by sweet candies (lemonheads). Also notable is floral character with a healthy dose of Belgian yeast. Mild tartness in the finish with a nice helping of hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OsuStu (201) - - DEC 27, 2014
Draft. Yellow, white head. Aroma of lemon, hay, honey. A little peppery and spicy, buttery. Heavy on the lemon but a little thin. Hops are mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Spicy and yeasty aroma with some nice Belgian esters. Hazy pale yellow color with a fleeting white head. Peppery and spicy flavor with a nice citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Biscuit malt and dry finish. Light and effervescent on the palate. Overall, this is a good and balanced interpretation of a true Belgian Blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy yellow with thin skin of head. Yeast, spice, lemon. Crisp and refreshing. Bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Straw, Belgian yeast, bread, sweet, malty aromas. Yeasty, spicy, dough, estery flavors. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6327) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draught at brewery. Hoppy saison. Nice yellow color. Slightly dry. Very tasty overall.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2014 Total Score: 3.7
12 ounce bottle from the Beer Camp box. Yeasty with some big lemon flavors throughout. Totally refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at APEX, PDX, 09/11/14. Clear pale golden. Nose is spice, citric peel, Belgian yeast esters. Taste comprises Belgian yeast notes, lemon rind, straw, candy floss, vanilla essence. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent Belgo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Golden pour. Heavy carbonation. A little funk, orange rind, coriander. I thought this was the most enjoyable beer in the Beer Camp series

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