Russian River Brewing Reviews




kathouse
3.9
Russian River Consecration
Clear deep red color with a tan head. Fruity aroma of plums and currants. Tart flavors produce hints of oak and tobacco and finishing with a long sherry sweetness.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

BarrelGuru33
4
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Thursday, July 27, 2017

VamboladeTolly
4.1
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Bottle, thanks travlr!. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma is pine, tropical fruits, taste good, bitter. Well balanced. I love it.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PanMarek
3.7
Russian River Supplication
Reddish brown pour with thick foam and lots of bubbles. Complex, earthy nose with fruits, including apple and cherry along with some faint caramel malt. Taste is even more complex, with the fruit sweetness and some tartness from the wine barrels, linked by the sour cherries. The yeast gives it a musty, earthiness and perhaps helps lighten the body. Little carbonation, medium body and a slightly dry finish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
4.4
Russian River Temptation
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of soft tart, white grape, green apple, citrusband horseblanket. Taste has soft white grapes, oak, vanilla, soft sourness, tart horseblanket, green apples and citrus. Long tasty finish. The white wine aging rounds off the sourness in a fantastic way. This is extremely balanced and flavorful, a true masterpiece.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.8
Russian River Salvation
Draft at the brewpub. Dark pour. Aroma of yeast eaters, caramelised malt and nuts. Taste has soft hazelnut, ester, caramelised malt and a nice finish with some ripe fruit. Tasty.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.6
Russian River Damnation
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of soft yeast, malt and yellow fruit. Taste of yeast ester, yellow fruit, peach juice and malt. Belgian style, but these americand are better at it.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.9
Russian River Hopfather
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of fresh hop, citrus and pineapple. Taste had delicious fresh hops, citrus, pineapple, soft pine, tropical fruit and quite some bitterness. Good hop bomb.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.2
Russian River Dead Leaf Green
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of malt and grassy pine mostly. Taste has nettle, grassy pine and malt. Very british.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.9
Russian River Ale for A.L.S.
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of peach, citrus, pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste has lots of fresh hop, pineapple, citrus, peach and some juicy touch. Must have mosaic. Delicious.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.2
Russian River Gaffers Bitter
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of grass, nettle and malt. Taste has soft grassy nettle, malt and a herbal eu-hop flavor. Meh.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
4
Russian River Consecration
Draft at the brewpub. Dark pour. Aroma of oak, cherry, tart and mild acid. Rich taste of cherry, tart, oak, vinous red grape, ripe fruit, soft sourness and a long finish. This is true quality.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
4.3
Russian River Beatification (Batch 002 +)
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of tart, horseblanket, citrus, vanilla, oak and funk. Rich taste of horseblanket, funky barnyard, oak, vanilla, soft tart, green apples and a long tasty dry finish. A true californian lambic.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3.5
Russian River Perdition
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of sort funk, wheat and yeast. Taste has soft wheat, saison funk and caramel. Elegant.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MarcoDL
3
Russian River Scratching Post
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of malt and some herbs. Taste has soft malt, grassy herbs and nothing more. Boring.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.4
Russian River Little White Lie
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of soft wheat and yeast. Taste has wheat, coriander, soft orange peal and some esther. Classic wit.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.3
Russian River Erudition
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of grassy herbs, malt and yeast. Taste has soft malt, caramel, peach and some herbs. Good table beer.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.3
Russian River STS Pils
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and grass. Taste has pale biscuity malt, citrus and an herbal note. Good for the style.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.9
Russian River Ron Mexico (2015 National Homebrewers Conference Bottle)
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of fresh hop, citrus and peach. Taste has sweet peach candy, citrus, fresh hop and tropical fruit. Very nice.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.7
Russian River Dribble Belt
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of fresh hop, citrus, peach and mango. Taste has citrus, fresh hop, tropical fruit and peach. Very nice.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.7
Russian River OVL Stout
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of creamy chocolate and coffee. Taste has soft creamy chocolate, mocha coffee and a soft finish. Nice.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3.3
Russian River Aud Blonde
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of citrus, grassy herbs and floral spices. Taste has herbal grass, floral spice, malt and nettle. Not bad.
Monday, July 24, 2017

MarcoDL
3
Russian River She’s So Italian
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of malt and grass. Taste has soft malt, grassy nettle and mild sweetness. Simple.
Monday, July 24, 2017

thorongil2
4.2
Russian River Supplication
(Bottle) clear, fluorescent reddish amber colour with a tall cream colored head; somewhat thick palate; aroma of rock candy, leather, barnyard, hint of cherry jam; rich, very sour flavour
Monday, July 24, 2017

sokuzs1
4
Russian River Supplication
Backlog. Earthy, cherries, red grapes, berries, spicy. Medium sour, tannic.
Monday, July 24, 2017

sokuzs1
3.3
Russian River Sanctification
Backlog. Barnyard, pineapple, spicy, herbs. Light bitter, light sour, light sweet.
Monday, July 24, 2017

beerplace
3.4
Russian River Temptation
375ml bottle shared at Brian’s. Bottled on 2016-05-06. Pours a hazy blonde with a white head. Aroma is funky, a little bit dirty, fruity, slightly woody and winey. Similar taste with some odd sour bitterness. Quite good.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

visionthing
4.1
Russian River Pliny the Elder
51cl bottle at RBESG, Tallinn. Pour clear golden with a white head. Quite intens hoppy aroma with pine, herbs, citrus and fruits. Medium sweet with lovely hoppy flavours and a strong, but balanced bitterness. Really tasty stuff!
Saturday, July 22, 2017

martjoobolut
4.1
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Bottle, thanks travlr! Pours golden. Aroma is fruity, pine, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, malt, pine. Finish is pine bitter and dry. Excellent balance. Overall: great.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

JesseC
5
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Friday, July 21, 2017

johnhcarr
4
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Friday, July 21, 2017

drbalci
5
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Friday, July 21, 2017

dueybot
5
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Thursday, July 20, 2017

dueybot
5
Russian River Pliny the Younger

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Serafinjr
5
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
4
Russian River STS Pils

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
4.6
Russian River Row 2/Hill 56

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
4.7
Russian River Damnation

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
5
Russian River Blind Pig IPA

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
4.6
Russian River Pliny the Younger

Thursday, July 20, 2017

realale420
5
Russian River Pliny the Elder

Thursday, July 20, 2017

ffaoe
3.8
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Bright citrusy aromas. Gold and clear in color with nice head. Beautifully balanced profile of malt/ hops. Nice underlying malt background with nice citrusy notes of orange, grapefruit, and faint tangerine.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

kambei70
4
Russian River Supplication
Pours copper, clear with a little haze. Sour, malty aroma features scents of apple cider and purple grape. Really pleasant smell. Tart, sour taste. Lemon juice. Bitter. Metallic. Fresh, kettle-style sour mixed with a substantial, barrel-aged quality. Perfectly executed. Frothy in the palate. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 16, 2017

kathouse
3.8
Russian River Benediction
Deep brown with a beautiful creamy head. Malty flavors of chocolate and tobacco. Bittersweet finish.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

kathouse
3.3
Russian River Damnation
Clear golden ale with a lasting white foam. Belgian spice is peppers and coriander that lasts long into the finish.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

garroch
4.2
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Poured from a bottle. Clear, lightly hazy gold color. Fine lacey head. Aroma is mainly grapefruit and pine resin with floral hops; barely detectable funk. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel malt, with very bright floral hop overtones. Medium body, finely carbonated. Finish is grapefruit, pith, grass. Really smooth, bloody delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

dzudohonor
4
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Butelkowane 22.06.2017 - pite 20 dni po. Krystalicznie przejrzyste, jasno bursztynowe, dość pokaźna piana średnio- i drobnopecherzykowa, ładnie koronkuje.Aromat żywiczny, cytrusowy, słodowy, ale dość słaby, jeśli chodzi o intensywność to nie powala. W smaku wytrawne, chmielowa bomba, lekko grapefruitowe, baza słodowa i karmel gdzieś tam w tle, goryczka żywiczna wykręca i pozostaje długo na języku. Alkohol znakomicie ukryty. W końcu zmierzyłem się z tą legendą i tak jak się spodziewałem nie oczarowało mnie. Piwny świat bardzo szybko idzie do przodu i powiedziałbym, że Pliny The Elder przy dzisiejszych West Coast’ach czy NEIPACH jest nieco archaiczny. Kiedyś zapewne by urwał, a teraz po prostu jest to dobry klasyk.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.5
Russian River Consecration
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage 375? ml
Aroma 7.5 /10
Very complex. More harmonious than other recent samples of RR. Dark malts, some tartness and plenty of barrel feel. Side hinted with alcohol.
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish 3/5
Taste complex, as in aroma, dark malts, very string barrel notes, sour, slightly funky. Mind you this is 5 years aged sample. Interesting creation.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.3
Russian River Supplication
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
Aroma 7.2 /10
Plenty of barrel character that clashes with brett yeast. A bit of mess. Fruity cherry on side.
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish3/5
Taste complex, clash of barrel, sour cherry and yeast. Mild alcohol notes. I fail to see the greatness of this beer. Creative mess ?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.4
Russian River Damnation
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage xxxml
Aroma 7.4/10
Strong phenolic nose, hint of cardboard, fruit and drying alcohol. Complex but not great. Just solid
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: fine haze on -gold.
Palate medium bodied, average-lighter carbonation, longer finish 3/5
Taste complex, alcohol with fruit and phenols. 14/20

Tuesday, July 11, 2017