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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blonde Ale with Pluots (Apricot/Plum hybrid). 5.80% ABV / 1.048 O.G / 25 BUs

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Travlr (24875) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

3.9
Leighton (21258) - 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.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

4
brokensail (16449) - 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.

3.7
Ferris (15336) - 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.

4.3
bhensonb (15208) - 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.

4.2
DSG (14784) - 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.

4
djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap at Toronado. Pours a hazy orange gold with small frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong apricot, stone fruit, oak. Medium, tart, oak, plum skin, stone fruit, very nice.

4.2
hopdog (12584) - 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.

3.9
mR_fr0g (12126) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Pale yellow straw coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is sharp apple, tart lemon, funky, just a whiff of vinegar, spicy citrus. Flavour is composed of semi sweet and sour, some horsey bretty funk. Pithy lemon, straw. Palate is tart and crisp, highish carbonation.


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