Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured light-medium golden with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up sweet apricots and plums (imagine that) plus dry, lightly funky fruity yeast over some meaty stone fruits.. rich vinous notes right on the back of the nose.. very interesting. The flavor found a mess of alcohol-enhanced sweetness at the core (plums, red grapes, honey, and apricot), with dry fruity yeast, heavy peppery alcohol, and tart fruit skins around.. finished sweet, sharp, and hotter than I wanted.. this had a lot of interesting stuff, but it didn’t play too well together. Medium--plus bodied and overly aggressive through the palate (sweetness, boozage, and tartness, all at different times).. subtlety could’ve taken this a long way.
TomTron (363) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden with little to no white head. Smells like someone just got done playing a round of golf and then tried to cover it up with some fruity cologne. The flavor is slightly tart and the fruit isn’t as overwhelming as I thought it would be, but damn if it still isn’t really sweet. My lips are losing more and more faith in NB with each one of these offerings they are producing. Just nothing that really works well in this one.
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing bright orange copper colors. Smells of sour fruits. Taste is spicy up front fermenting fruit tartness in the finish. palate is light syrupy yet it rinses refreshingly away leaving light tastes of fruit behind.
pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at sf paragon. Super clear copper color. Nose of apple, tart, yeast . Taste of sour apple, astringent, vinegar, slight bitter backend.
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dresden (779) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with no head. Aroma of a grape juice, apple juice, some peach. Taste is quite fruity with some dry grape flavours. I dont have a clue what a pluot tastes like, but this is interesting. Not a bad beer, quite refreshing.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours a still yellow gold no edges.
Aroma: Kiwi, plum , perfumey yeast.
Taste: Ripe plum, blush wine, low bitterness. A little earthy and spicy.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy,full bodied.
Overall: Very tasty, fruity without being overly sweet. and the alcohol was very balanced for the size.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden. Deep berry sour beglian nose. Sweet, fruit sour taste. Not bad.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Poor head retention. Aroma of doughy malts, caramel, stone fruits. The taste is stone fruits, earthy notes, grapes, caramel, light tannins. Medium bodied.
musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange/amber with sparkling bubbles and 1 finger head and moderate lacing. Aroma of apricot and plum (or pluot), hint of yeasty breadiness with small hop contribution. Mild/moderate sour with mild/moderate sweetness. Medium bodied, effervescent carbonation. Small/medium finish. Good with fish dinner on the deck.
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Thai Me Up restaurant in Jackson WY. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Yeasty aroma. Bubblegum notes in the flavor. Tart finish.