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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (275) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured into tulip a very slightly hazed gold color with little white head and some lace. Aroma is a floral yeast. Taste is yeasty and a little citrus hop with hints of hay and a little grass in the finish hop note also gets piney after. A hoped up Belgian, different but enjoyed.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (796) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2265) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4192) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9945) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.

3.6
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1122) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to sonnycheeba. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a layer of off white head. Aroma and taste of yeast and some spice with a slightly citrus hint.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours light yellow. Clear but with some suspended solids (not yeast). Belgian funkiness in the nose with citrusy hop and pear aroma. Light spritzy mouthfeel that dances on the tongue. Initially fruity taste quickly turns assertively bitter. Bitterness lingers as cracker flavor emerges and ends with a slightly grainy finish. A nice compromise between a French ale and a blond with an interesting hop assertivness. Pleasant and balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at Sideways in Fayetteville. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy. Flavor follows and has some grassy and some citrus. Finishes dry. Overall, nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and yellow with a small, wispy, white head. The bouquet furnishes a big, spicy, yeast-driven clove phenol accompanied by a hint of white pepper. Full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is hop-forward with spicy bitterness flanked tightly by farmhouse yeast-induced clove. There’s a hint of biscuity sweetness here as well. Finishes super spicy and slightly dry. Rock solid, but one of my least favorite styles of beer. I continue to hope that one day, that Belgo-German, clove-like phenol becomes less off-putting to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Yellow pour. Some coriander Belgian yeast aroma. Some sweetNess Belgian yeast little fruit herbal and grassy. Light body moderate carbonation.


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