czlowiekmotyka (576) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 16, 2018 KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.The pour was a murky golden yellow with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that dissipated down to a thin film and had some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was a bit musty with a light grain malt, some citrus hops and a funky scented yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple and apricot.
The taste was a little sweet and acidic with notes of lemon and apricot in the beginning but became sour very quickly with a big note of green apple and being a bit acetic towards the end. The flavor lasted a good long time after the swallow with a strong sour fruity ending.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall a great sour Blonde Ale with a nice apple peel bite at the end...
An elegant wild ale. To me it reminds more of a sour blond than classic american wild beer. But it is balanced, complex and nice. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Sep 2006
Poured from 750ml( room temp-Batch 002) a cloudy lightish gold with a huge head of foam that shrank slowly leaving lots of lacing and a solid layer for the entire session.
The smell is *all* spicy with notes of yeast, orange, corriander, and a whole lot of funk!
The taste is *hugely* sour up front. Almost to the point of knocking my socks off but there's also the yeast, orange, and corriander I mentioned in the smell and there's some peppery notes, hoppy bitterness, and even some malt sweetness .. man.. this one sure is complex as all hell and a literal delight to sip on. I'm glad I have another bottle and plan on cellaring it for a spell.
Bottom line: A superb American Wild Ale, in my book. My hat's off to Russian River for, once again, travelling down the off the beaten track! AgentAle (1850) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma is citrus, wild berries and cloves. Taste is ight sweet grains with a subtle earthiness and medium soured grapes. Very very well balanced and sessionable nealblind (2019) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2017
yellow pour slight haze. aroma big brett cheese. tastes perfumey muscatel grape skins dry white wine. peppery palate fantastic. beerplace (2314) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2017
375ml bottle (thx, L.-P. B.!). Bottled on 2015-06-19. Pours a clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma is bretts, some wine barrel notes. Similar taste. Not very complex, but pleasant and refreshing.
MarcoDL (5472) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle. Golden pour. Aroma of horseblanket, funky brett, grapefruit, oak, vanilla and orange. Taste of orange zest, funky brett, oak, horseblanket, citrus, juice and grapefruit. Has a nice juicy mouthfeel. Great brett beer. Complex and tasty. sokuzs1 (1644) - POLAND - JUL 24, 2017
Backlog. Barnyard, pineapple, spicy, herbs. Light bitter, light sour, light sweet. tricksta_p (5346) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2017
From tap at Russian River, Santa Rosa. Aroma is Bretty barnyard funk with tart fruits, citrussy lemon, a touch of stone fruit including apricot. Flavour is a nice medium sour. Body is medium. It’s like a light Gueuze, could use some age. PorterPounder (8358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Brought back from the brewery in Santa Rosa by my son - thanks! Hazy, light golden pour, not much of a head to speak of. Pleasant sour aroma, some Parmesan cheese. some apricot sourness. . Flavor is tart with some wood accents, some sourness - cherries come to mind. Solid spritz to the mouthfeel. Excellent sour to savor! JBell14 (170) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Hazy yellow light carbonation. Very light nice drinkable sour. Lemon flavor.
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