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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cross pollinate your tastebuds with Belgian imagination and you’ll be sipping this ale while visions of pluots dance in your head. Pluots? A hybrid of apricots and plums that impart a subtle sweetness. Ferment that with a wild Belgian yeast strain and you have a fruity yet spicy nature with a body reminiscent of red wine. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is musty/dusty. Med body. Flavor is vaguely tart/sour with some very light fruit. It’s quite subtle. So subtle one must wonder whether the accountant restricted use of ingredients. Yet it has 10% ABV, so there were ingredients. With time it gets a bit tart/sour. Must be one of those beers that’s too subtle for us hop/sour heads. So it does finish fruity/tart/sour, but too lightly. I’m very conflicted on this ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4924) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Aroma is musty fruit, bread and a hint of nuttiness. The flavor is fruit, juice notes, apricot/pineapple, malts and tangy/tart wine-like finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle shared with Aaron at capitol beer. Aroma stinks. The color is of apple juice. Taste is sweet fruit with a little funk

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, barnyard funk and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light fruittiness and light barnyard funk with a smooth dry lingering funky fruity finish. I think New Belgium is becoming the Dogfish of Colorado, just because you can put it in a beer does’nt mean you should!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from BevMo, Sacramento. Pours clear honey with a purple tint and a thin off-white head. There is a dark fruit aroma and a slightly sour plum and toffee flavor. Kind of a strange combination of tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Tap pour - @ JJ. Pours yellow-gold with diminishing thin head. Subtle yeast notes, with fruit on the nose. Taste is all fruit and sweets, with plums coming on strong. Little sticky at the finish, cherry burn. Medium-bodied, ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tap at the Busy Bee in Raleigh. Pours golden, thick-looking with a tiny white head. Nose is apricots, plums, bread, and a bit of bile. Lots more vomit in the taste. And booze. Thick. Not so good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of apricot, mustiness, plum, and yeast. Flavor of apricot, raisins, plum, caramel, and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Draft at Brixx Asheville. Pours yellow with no head. Slight fruitiness on the nose. Honestly I don’t eat a lot of apricots or plums so I’m clueless as to what this tastes like except cloying and artificial. Finishes clean and it hides the alcohol well which makes of feel a bit like an alcopop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1014) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Tap at Brixx Asheville - pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity like stone fruits. Taste is sweet with a ton of alcohol burn on the finish. Good, but too much boozy burn.

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