El Pluorado - Beer Camp #80 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TMoney2591 on 09-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Fountainhead.

As it turns out, the owner of Delilah's and Bottom Lounge and the beer director at Fountainhead attended SN's Beer Camp and crafted this here beer. It's described as a golden ale, brewed with El Dorado hops and thirty pounds of pluots (a hybrid fruit of the plum and the apricot, apparently). Okay. It pours a clear brassy gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises muddled plum, lightly buttered biscuits, lemon zest, light tangerine zest, and a kiss of caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with the plum coming through a bit straighter, but still kind of obscured by the biscuit and the fairly bright citrus from the hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a richly fluid feel. Overall, an interesting take on a single-hop fruit beer, especially considering the unusual choice in fruits (hell, I'd never even heard o' the damn thing before). It works, though I think the pluots and the hops compete a bit with each other, keeping both from achieving full expressive possibility. Still pretty tasty, though...

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El Pluorado - Beer Camp #80 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 1 ratings