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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
@ Hops and Pie. Clear darker golden with a dissipating white head. Nose has some juicy fruitiness like a cross between pineapple and plum, with a sweet sugary pale grain background. Big body and flavor with honey sweetness and juicy umami laced fruit. Like peach but not...maybe like mango, or something. Caramalt background adding to the sweetness, but has a nice dry fruity finish with a sugary aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with an initial moderate white head that fades quickly. Aroma is slightly fruity and a Belgian yeast funkiness. Taste is a little yeasty up front but fades with into pluot fruitiness with a twinge of sourness. Mouthfeel is a little sharp. An interesting try but I don’t think I would buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14368) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Draft. Bright golden color, white edge head. Aroma is a bit odd, but then again I don’t know what a pluot is, and I don’t feel like googling it. I do know what a kulatt (?sp) is, because my mother used to wear them in the ’60s, so there you go. The taste is not unpleasant, but sweet, strupy, and similarly unrecognizable. Easily the best pluot beer I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a moderate white head. Nose is slightly fruity, but more skunk in there. Taste is slightly sweet and I can definitely get the plum elements. Not a huge fan of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle pours a golden-orange with a full white head. Aromas of peach and apricot. Taste is very fruity and sweet up front, pretty incredible how well the alcohol is masked. A bit of bitterness at the finish, but overcome well by the plum and Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden copper with coarse white head. Settles relatively quickly with no lacing. Aroma is fruity, peaches, apricots, smells sweet. Flavor is peachy and sweet up front. fades into apricot, mildly tart and spicy finish, subtle alcohol. Very juicy throughout, alcohol is well hidden. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, mildly crisp texture, and slightly warming finish. Not my favorite but for a fruit beer this is quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Westmeister was able to make it back ITP, thus, we had to bit up the Brick Store. I celebrate this fact by ordering this very average beer. Poured the color of a golden delicious apple with a white head. Alcohol and fruit dominate the nose and the flavoring. Very slick with little carbonation. Overall this beer was just a mess of fruit and alcohol. Too many good beers in this world to waste your time on this brew. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (674) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Picked this up last night at the COOP for about $7... Pours a clear golden with a short lasting white head that dies back to basically nothing... only spotty lacing. Nose is more fruity than "Belgian"... the juice element shine with a minor yeasty phenolic lite clove note... Pretty uninspiring. The flavor is pretty sweet initially, but a fermented out tartness helps balance.. Some lite clove reminds me that this is supposed to have some sort of "Belgian" quality, but it is background and lost in the murky muddled mess of a beer. Body is thick and does not have enough carbonation to cut through the residual sugars and heavy palate. This is a fail for me when I had much higher hopes. The label alludes to some kind of wild yeast, but if true, it too is lost in the fray.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1507) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a clear pale golden with a medium white head that quickly diminishes to a thin surface covering. Aroma is funky wild yeast and fruit juice. Taste is mouthcoatingly sweet. I get honey, white grapes, apricots and a yeastiness. Alcohol immediately evident in taste and warmth after the swallow. Stylistically, this is like a Belgian farmhouse ramped-up fruit juice pale quadrupel. Strange, but not unpleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1953) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Draft @ Brickstore. Pours what looks like apple juice and thin white head. Taste is apple juice, fruity Brett, some booze, slight funk, sweet apricots. Slightly tart with a lingering boozy sweetness. This Lips of Faith did not impress, but I still like to constant (seems like once a month) creativity by New Belgium in this series. Just a tad too sweet, too boozy and a taste that falls a wee short.

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