harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoy by May 2014
Itís light golden with a etched surface of white soapy foam. Smells of raisins, plums, sweet malts, some sulfur, some farts - kinda smells like a grape "uncrustable" from Smuckers. Flavor is sweet, fruity, some malt, some grain and plenty more fruit flavor, almost has a red pez character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a good wet finish. Iím not sure how I feel about this, itís like candy, with a fart with some beer and a light folding of the three.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a thin white crown. Aroma is semi-sour with apricot, light funk and fruit. Taste of mild fruit, apricots, some dark fruits and a bit of hay and barnyard. A touch sour.
HonkeyBra (3519) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Tap House in Lemont. Pours a bright orange pour with a nice big white head. Aroma of plums, apricots, belgian yeasty esters, touches of tripel notes. Flavor is quite sweet, focusing on fleshing fruit notes, with some alcohol and bitterness from what I can only assume is pluot skin. Slick bodied, lively carbonation, Lots of sugar and alcohol towards the finish. Yeah, never again.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Ale Jail. Pours a pale gold with white head. Very very sweet, fruit is washed away by the sweetness. Really not good. 10% is unnecessary but is the best part of this beer. It isnít good.
VsXsV (2451) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2013. Clear golden liquid with small white head. Aroma of apples, fruit, banana, bread, sugar, plums and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and light sour with notes of apples, fruit and banana. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Just OK.
GriffDaddy (74) - - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a surprise! Light orange pour with almost no head. Fruity, yeasty, grapey aroma. Very strong fruit flavor with a nice astringency that reminded me of orange pith. Apricot and, well, plum fruit that is very forward but balanced. Nicely balanced, a bit peppery from the high alcohol. Not normally a fan of fruit beers but this was a winner.
Would I drink again? yes.
Would I order again? yes.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. From notes. Super sweet and tart. Very very fruity with a hint of spicy yeast. Pretty darn good.
valpoaj (635) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pour - body is a pale orange with no head once the glass arrived to the table. Aroma is fruity and sweet...plums are evident, citrusy, somewhat yeasty. Flavor is kind of odd to be honest...generally sweet, there is a bit of tartness in this one to balance things a bit, but the fruit flavor is just a bit overwhelming (given it isnít a great fruit flavor IMO). Palate is light bodied given the ABV (10%, are you kidding me?). Glad I tried it once, and that will probably be where it ends...
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap taste at Quench! in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, yellow-straw with an off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of fruit, sweet plums, Muscat dessert wine and apricot. Taste of apricot, Muscat dessert wine, alcohol, sweet plums and honey. Full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 10/2/13
Aroma: A quite fruity nose (I definitely get pluot) with some spice, yeast, and earthy notes
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear golden-orange color with a thin white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet and a little tart, with some earthiness and spice as well
Palate: The body is light-medium, it clean and fizzy, a little bit sticky, and a quick, tart finish
I actually thought this was a pretty cool beer. Iím not usually the hugest fruit beer fan, but I do enjoy a good pluot every now and again. This isnít a straight fruit beer either. It has a few other things going on that provide a nice balance. Anyway, I am a fan of any beer that feels successful, and this beer feels successful.