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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Blonde Ale with Pluots (Apricot/Plum hybrid). 5.80% ABV / 1.048 O.G / 25 BUs

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21169) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Tap at the source. Hazy dark golden color, small white head. More bitter than Temptation, fuller body, and the sourness is a bit more subtle. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft at Toronado SF. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose has some tangy lemon, tangerine, pale wood, citrus rind, light grass. Light sweet flavor with assertive sourness, moderate woody dryness, some bitter grass, tangerine. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Very clean on the finish, fairly dry, lots of citrusy tartness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16635) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Keg at Toronado, SF, 02/02/16. Golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is sharp citric shreds, pissy wood, lemon rind, citric tinged straw, green berry, funk, yeast esters. Taste comprises tangy lemon, white grapes, pissy apricot, straw, funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an acidic cleansing. Solid approachable sour work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
A: The pour is a hazy golden orange color with a finger’s worth of white head and some spotty lacing. S: The nose starts off with lots of tannins from the oak and pluots. A nice lactic acidity provides some lemony tartness, along with pluots in terms of the fruit. Wet oak and grass give the requisite funkiness. T: Very, very earthy and tannic. Lots of dry oak notes along with pluot skins. A slight fruity character from the pluots as well a fairly mild lactic acidity. There’s a bit of a chalky dryness and astringency, too. M: The body is medium with a moderate to high carbonation and a very dry finish. D: After how much this beer was talked up, I tried to be realistic going into it and I think I was. This was indeed a very good beer, but so are pretty much all of Russian River’s beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Pours very hazy dark orange gold with a creamy white head. Nice fruit sour aroma. Puckers the mouth. Sour enough that the fruit taste is uncertain. Could be citrus/apricot. Long, long, sour and super tasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12409) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Draft - Lots of oaky wood notes and funk. Clear gold with a small white head. Funky, Woody and nice bitterness. Dry and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DSG (11504) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Toronado in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Great funky aroma with wood, fruits, wine, sweat. Sour flavor, fruity, funky, oaky, vinous, with juicy citrus, apricot and more fruits. Medium-bodied. Wonderful, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
12oz hand bottle acquired in trade with tytoanderso (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of mustiness, dusty, funky, tart fruitiness, and some citrus. Tastes of funky tartness, green apples, plums, tart cherries, fruity, and some citrus. Nice tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Pint down the gullet with Joe Ungström. Somewhat cloudy golden orange appearance with a tan head. The aroma has a bit of funk, plums, stone fruits, vanilla, and white wine. Good acidity. Moderately sour. Juicy plums. Light grape. Dry. Tame.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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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