Compunction - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.97/5 rDev +11.9%
Thanks to Matt for bringing the growler to Beachwood for Gabe's birthday. Full pours for everyone!
Poured a brilliant pale yellow with a small foamy white head. Many bubbles throughout the glass.
The aroma was of some brett funk, but a ton of that great lambic acidity and some nice acetic notes. Not really any fruit in the aroma, but damn, it reminded me of 99 Bellevue Selection Lambic. Very fresh aroma.
The flavor was intensely tart and acidic. It had a promient acetic note, much like the Bellevue and Rodenbach that was amazing. The maltiness was light, but full enough to round things out and create a very balanced profile. Some biscuit and wheat. A little grapefruit citrus quality as well. I didn't really get much fruit in this beer, but the other flavors were so intense and well-developed that it didn't matter.
The body was light as was the mouthfeel, but in no way were they thin. The carbonation was bright and lively.
An outstanding sour beer that very well may be the best I've had from Vinnie on this end. Hell, it may be the best American sour I've ever had. What a magnificent creation.
04-10-2008 14:10:42 | More by SacoDeToro
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.