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Russian River Compunction
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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Blonde Ale with Pluots (Apricot/Plum hybrid). 5.80% ABV / 1.048 O.G / 25 BUs


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is tart and sour and sweet fruit. Appearance is yellow and minimal head. Taste is a mix of sour and mild sweetness with no real hope presence noted. The fruit comes in on the back end and really makes this a refreshing beer. Overall this is one of my favorite of the RR sours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
On tap at the brewery. It pours orange with a disappearing white head. The aroma is tart fruit with a touch of sweet apricot. The flavor is the same with a little barnyard funk, leather, cobwebs before an apricot salty sour finish. This reminds me a bit of Sanctification only not quite as dry. Very refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Draft at Russian River, Lighter to medium blonde colored pour, Fruity, tart, whitw winey notes in the aroma. Fruity tartness, plummy sweetness, touch of apricot towards the finish> Acidic, tartness, white wine/ chardonnay like. Loads of flavor, refreshing & tart/sour at the same time. seek this one out

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1855) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2011
On tap at RR. Pour was hazy gold with a white head. Aromas of citrus and funk. The taste was surprisingly mellow with fantastic grape and cherry notes. Sorta made me think of Don Quijote.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Very clear golden pour. Taste was fruity and nicely sour with a mango fruity finish. Aroma was funky with dried fresh fruits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
On tap at Obrien’s in San Diego. Becoming my go-to place. Light amber pour with light haziness. Nose is warm vinegar, grapes, and pepper. Taste is a great light, high-tart sourness. Subtle and complex. Lovely.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
wow is this a good one. yummy. mildly sour, not a total face pucker-er. very well balanced, nice and fruity and tart, just an overall world class brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1610) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Draft. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma is straight white wine and funk with fresh tropical fruit (I have no idea what a Pluot smells like, but it did smell like apricot/plums). Flavor is lactic tartness with a taste of fruit and spice. Very light, honestly I could drink this all day as a session beer. Please bottle this and send some to DC!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12/10/10 notes: Brewpub sampler. Color is clear gold, touch darker than Temptation. Nose is sharply acidic, with lemon and unoaked chardonnay. Flavor swirls with grassy notes, peppery quality, funk, lemon. Should develop additional complexity with age, hope to get my hands on a couple bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Tap at PtY 2011 in celebration of rating #2100. My friends and I were probably the only people there more excited about the sour anthology on tap rather than Pliny the Younger. Compunction was my favorite on the day besides the killer batch of Supplication. Compunction pours a hazy light gold with a small, white head. Soft carbonation and scant white lacing. Aroma is the highlight of this beer. serious white vinegar, RR house funk, lambic like impending lactic acidity, but there is also fresh tropical melons, citrus, nothing that I personally could identify as "plumcot". Rather I pick up apricot, peach, caramel. Fleshy apricot abounds. Taste is light and refreshing with some big lactic tartness and serious fruit skin earthiness. The beer is not so much a "sour" as it is fully lactic and tart with a big presence of plum flesh that you feel like you are biting into. Soft carbonation becomes a little prickly on the palate with traces of acetic spice. Really beautiful- I wish it were bottled. But then I wouldn’t have a reason to make the hajj to Russian River. :D


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