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RATINGS: 186   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.


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2.4
   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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
It poured a pale golden color with no head. The aroma was of fruit like a red wine. The taste was of a red wine with a little less body and more fruit.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jhgrantjr (423) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Poured from a bottle as a hazy yellow color. Smell is fruity and taste is sweet, with what I thought was a terrible aftertaste. I'm surprised this has been rated so highly. Maybe I got a bad one, but I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Orange pour with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some light yeast underneath. You can definitely taste the fruit in it. Sweetness from the pluot (I definitely taste more apricot than plum) with a smooth malt backbone and a fruity malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a light pale yellow with a fizzy quick head. Aromas of slight hay, sweet plumb, light alcohol, slight cherry. Flavors of slight cherry, slight hay, slight hint of alcohol, a hint of plumb. Medium to high sweetness which comes through as slightly artificial. All the flavors and aromas seem rather light for a strong beer which allows the alcohol to come through. Decent but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9846) - 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 (5273) - 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 (6288) - 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 (2222) - 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 (980) - 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.


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