Russian River Perdition

Russian River Perdition

Rated 3.408 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  Belgian Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Copper in color this Belgian-style pale ale has aromas of spicy hop, cinnamon and pear. The flavor starts out with an initial bready, light toasted malt flavor and finishes spicy and slightly yeasty.

ID: 10942 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank5268
Overall Percentile90
Style Rank104 of 1119
Style Percentile90.7
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.530
Weighted Score3.408
Standard Deviation0.627

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer as part of a 14 beer sampler at the Russian River Brew Pub on 14 July 2011. This beer was more of a tease. The aroma made me believe it would be more funky - it wasn't. No matter, still a fantastic beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    i was hoping for more farmhouse funk here. it's got a slightly spicy aroma, a yeasty mouthfeel and flavor. a good belgian session ale, light and refreshing, but basic.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    1st.... quite excited to try this with a big turnout ... is quite dry yet a bit spunky ... is a delicious brew indeed ... pours a golden somewhat brown colour, with a good head/foam .... has some fun yeast floaties, ..an enjoyable brew that shows great promise on future RR brews...

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottle shared by slob at SL. The pour was deep amber to copper in color, amber-ish to off-white colored head, big head, lots of carbonation. The aroma was grassy cherries w/ some caramel malts and yeasty character, spicing (coriander) showing up as well. The flavor followed the aroma, a touch of bret and white grapey notes too. Quite flavorful, a darker take on the Belgian ale category, interesting, and well-done. Thanks, Bert, for sharing!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at the brewery. This beer pours out a deep amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is definitely sweet with a fruity character combined with yeast. Flavors were yeasty, spicy with a fruity grip on your palate. Good beer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    On tap at the brewery. Dark copper color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity, bready and sweet. Malts are dark fruits and bready. Bright yeasts. Touch or raisins and dates. Mildly spicy. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

  • HERBJONES 522 reviews
    rated 3.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Brick red brew with a huge loosely packed head. A bit too fizzy for me, but still an enjoyable brew. Biscuity malt dominates with some spiciness coming through. Yeast seems to overwhelm the hop presence in the finish.

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 4.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Amongst the blitzkrieg of awesome (and often massive) Russian River beers that were available at O'Brien's the last few days -- i.e. for the "Russian River Brewing Company World Tour"..., of exactly one pub, that is! ;) -- certian beers definately stood out from the pack of excellence. Pliny The Elder (both draught and cask) of course..., Salvation too. And I would be remiss in not mentioning the Damnation (both fresh and aged). Simply too much good stuff!

    But I would also be remiss in my duties if I didn't mention this lesser-known beer (that isn't even mentioned on the RRBC website). That is to say, how many "Singles" to do you see being produced? You know, what the monks back in Belgium would be drinking, while selling their Dubbels and Tripels and Quads to the tourists? Keeping that in mind, how many North American examples have you seen of such a sub-style? Exactly...

    Quite calm with the carbonation, allowing the golden body to remain rather undisturbed in the glass. Would have liked to have seen a bit more head on top, but that's quibbeling over details really.

    "Biscuit-y" in both the nose and in the mouth. Quite "baked bread-ish", if that makes any sense. A clear-cut case where the malt-profile allows the rest of the package to stand head-and-shoulders from it's peers. For it would have been easier to simply load this beer up with a standard allotment of Saaz, Hersbrucker, Styrians, etc to make up for the rather modest Original Gravity.

    The fact that this beer isn't huge in alcohol, nor overwelming in hoppiness, nor unbearably chewy with the malt, only goes on to reinforce why Vinnie and the Russian River folks put out such a great array of beers. To make something this "light" (comparatively speaking) and yet such a great beer to drink is surely something to behold and to rejoice.... :)

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 2.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 3

    on tap at Hollingshead Deli, Orange CA This was disappointing, copper color, nice looking pour, but a flavor that was mainly butterscotch

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.7 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This beer pours with a slightly cloudy, deep amber body topped by a medium thick, white head with some lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with a slight spiciness, a touch of yeast and a little fruit. The flavor is sweet and malty with a nice fruity note, a touch of spice and a little yeast. Meidum to full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

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