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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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2008
growler shared by carlos at the port 2nd anniversary...thanks so much great nose with a funky edge that hints at pluots.....a little citrusy even.... the taste is much of the same...with the funky edge taking over and making it oooohhh soo good.....thank you sooo sooo much carlos!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Draft at DLD. Pours blonde/orange little to light lacing around the plastic cup, ha. A good blend of fruit that was slighly tart, plums and peach maybe. Semi dry in the finish, with no dectable etoh. A solid beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2008
On tap at DLD, the real stuff. Slight hazy light amber with fizzy, small white head. Aroma is sour apricot, other tart fruit and orange. Flavor is big sour tart, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon and apricot. Medium body with big pucker. This is about the best American example of a geuze tasting beer that I have ever had. This is close to a 4.5 for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2224) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2008
on tap at DLD. Poured crimson in color with some clarity. Smell was fruity but light, and similar to plums and slightly underripe, tart red fruit. Taste was very mild, and dry musty fruit, and was slightly creamy, yet very bubbly and fizzy in the mouth. Not really much tartness or funk going on here, but very dry. Interesting, but not a favorite of mine from Russian River.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2008
Many thanks go to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 for making sure that I didnít miss this one.
It poured a slightly hazed golden body with a dinkus head, mainly bubbles. The aroma was funky and tart, had a healthy dose of pluots (Yeah - like thatís a real word!) and young crabapples, and a soft citrus sweetness. It had a face puckering mouthfeel and caused much salivation, but the actual flavor relected the sensations from the nose fairly truly. Nice sour/tart/fruity finish. When is RR coming to the Chicago area?

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
17thfloor (2428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2008 [DLD 08] Thanks Funky Brewster! Darker golden with not much of a head. Belgian yeast aroma with sour tart fruits. Intense flavor! Very tart and sweet yet still manages to maintain some of the freshness of the fruits. Vinegar and lactic acid. Lemons, ginger, grapes and berries... this stuff was delicious and completely overshadowed the 05 Panil I brought. Fantastic palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2008
Another review from DLD 2008: I was really looking forward to trying this, it was my first Russian River brew and I almost missed the opportunity thanks to the general chaos that is Dark Lord Day... but a stranger pointed us in the right direction, so I am grateful for that. =) This beer has a huge sour fruit aroma and taste... I donít know exactly how a pluot tastes or smells and how it works into a beer like this, but this really stands out among other sour ales Iíve had. Has a vinegary aroma & taste... very sour, lots of citrus. Russian River now tops my list of breweries to explore, this was awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2008
8oz pour at DLD 08. Highly anticipated beer. Pours cloudy dark yellow/orange with a small white head. Aroma is nice and funky. Acetic, vinegar-like qualities of a good Flemish sour balanced with a nice shot of brett, fresh peach and all around funky sourness. Really nice aroma. Taste is tart, sour, slight oak and white wine with a very dry, cidery finish. The sourness is significant but certainly not overly intense(though honestly I wouldnít have minded if it was). This succeeds on a whole bunch of levels. Super flavorful and complex yet thirst quenching and even sessionable. This was better than I thought itíd be. I would give a lot to have access to this on a regular basis.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 small pour at DLD 2K8; thanks to kajerm. terrific beer. big sour aroma, really balanced flavor. kajerm said it was super mouth puckering but i didnít think it was the sourest thing ever. some light fruit, texture is perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1421) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2008
08 darklord tasting. Beer of the night for me. Hazy yellowish pour. Huge fruit and obvious sour notes. Flavor is just bursting with sour fruit goodness. Iíve honestly never had a pluot before, but I will be grabbing one to check it out. I get some apple and apricot in the flavor though, maybe some grapefruit and other sour citrus. Finishes all out sour. This was intense.


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