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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours like a semi fizzy apple juice with some off white head. Smells of plum, apricot, sweet malt and a bit of spicy alcohol. Taste is mostly just sweet fruit with just a hint of spice. They hide the 10% really well. I could see this brew being dangerous as it goes down easily. The mouth feel is a bit of carbonation but largely oily. Laces really well on the sides of my glass.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and deeply yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is juicy and fruity, but offers yeast-driven spiciness and light breadiness as well. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is fruity, mildly tart and moderately sweet with a slightly phenolic, spicy note. Finishes juicy, tangy and lightly spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a small white head. Aroma was strange fruits, a little sweet like pitted fruits, some apricot. Flavor was strange fruits, some funky notes. Alcohol is there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Thicker than expected with a good dose of belgian yeast. Only slightly funky and tart from the brett with ample fruity sweetness. While it may have been even better at, say, 7-8%, this was yet another LOF beer that we all enjoyed."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2155) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle @ Haket Bar. Golden with a tiny white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Full body with a nice, bitter / sour finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear pale orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that diminished in a matter of seconds, leaving nothing behind and having no lacing to speak of.

The aroma was very mild of pale grain malt and a mild Brett yeast with hints of green apple, banana, plum, pineapple, a light vinous scent and a touch of spice.

The taste was sweet and fruity throughout, progressing slightly with a moderate yeast presence, a mild tartness and a hint of alcohol at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow, being somewhat sweet, fruity and lightly tart.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation.

Overall I was expecting bit more from this brew, although the taste was pleasant it seemed to be a watered down version of a Wild Belgian Ale... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (824) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Not bad at all. Hazy golden pour. Floral aroma. Sweet - plum and apricot and yeast all there, fairly well balanced. Real clean and light especially for 10%. Good summer sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance had a nice hazy golden yellow to ruddy orange color. There was a small white head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was barely any lacing. The smell had a nice sweet fruity aroma, slightly peachy but also allowing the pluot fruit itself to come in. After a bit of warming, a nice light white pepper helps to balance it. The taste was excellent by having a nice sweet fruity blend to make a slight sticky sweet aftertaste that lead to a sweet refreshing and somewhat watery finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good to me. Overall, lately, New Belgium has been a hit or miss with me, but this one was quite enjoyable to me to make it well worthy of having again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
The aroma is fruity and yeasty with malty qualities. The appearance is gold with almost no head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4070) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Persimmon nose. Hazy amber, thick head. Vinous, a little warm but pleasantly so. White grape and persimmon flavor, good intensity. Nicely balanced, soft carbonation. I fully expected to dislike this, but it was clean, well made, and quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
A little underrated - I don’t think it’s as bad as the rep. Alcohol well hidden, with some floral yeast. Plum and apricot is not badly integrated, but the palate is quite light here. Blonde pour, ok head and lacing. Tap at Monk’s Cafe.


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