swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JoeTheYounger (1122) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very clear golden pour. Taste was fruity and nicely sour with a mango fruity finish. Aroma was funky with dried fresh fruits.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Russian River. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head leaving a small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light funk, some banana, light lemon. I get a little apricot as well, but no plum. The initial taste is a strong lemon tartness with a little bit of apricot. A bit of yeast on the finish. A light astringency as well. Light bodied. Medium carbonation. Very sour. The pluots aren’t very strong, but you can definitely tell they are there. Overall, just another great sour from Russian River.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amazing sour from Russian River? haha...moving on. More wild than expected from them, some barnyard and odd bitterness but a beautiful sweetness to balance everything out. A wonderful yeast flavor. The fruit wasn’t too evident, but the hints of it made it clear that it was there for a reason. R.R. can do no wrong with sours, it is just a matter of how great they will be.