Compunction
Russian River Brewing Company

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From:
Russian River Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #30
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
98
Ranked #376
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 8.11%
Ratings:
309
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 05, 2021
Added:
Apr 02, 2007
Wants:
  424
Gots:
  14
SCORE
98
World-Class
CompunctionCompunction
Notes: Barrel aged Blonde ale aged with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Pluots,
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4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by acurtis from New Jersey

11/27/2019

Dec 05, 2021
 
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 02, 2021
Photo of npolachek
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

Solid beer yellow in color a bit better not as bad as some of the other offerings from Russian River either way solid good and enjoy drinking it outside for the first time in a while

Jun 03, 2021
 
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on May 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

375 mL bottle. Pours a little cloudy and orange. Smells of plum more than apricot, oak, a touch of vanilla. Tastes is more apricot than plum, but it's got a healthy sourness to it that turns to plum. Oak and wine. Medium body and moderate sourness. Good fruit flavor and an excellent beer all around.

Mar 16, 2021
 
4.34 by edthehead from New York on Nov 07, 2020
 
4.46 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 27, 2020
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Sep 23, 2020
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4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spicyhopdaddy from California

The skin of a fluffy peach in ice-cold champagne--delicate, ephemeral, refined.

Sep 01, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Bottle from the brewery.
Bottled last November ~9 months old.
L: murky blood orange look. Fizzy Off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S: Oranges, nectarines, plum, bretty funk, wood, hay.
T: tart, orange, oak, white wine, funk, medicinal.
F: pretty dry, medium, mouth-coating.
Overall: definitely some wild Russian River bugs at work here. Not super fruity. Well balanced.

Aug 24, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Pours a hazed plum-orange color with a finger of lightly pink-tinted head. The head quickly settles into a lasting wisp and crown, but leaves almost no lacing.

Soft, delicate, wheat-like aroma with light sourness, breadiness and fruitiness that does give both plum flesh and dried apricot impressions.

The taste doesn’t live up to the superb nose, but is still very pleasant. A quick acidic bite shows first — more of a nip than one that draws blood. This is quickly followed by that soft wheaty quality; a touch of funk and wood; and very low fruitiness — more plum skins than flesh here. A few minutes after sipping, however, some light apricot and plum does coat the mouth though, making for an excellent aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is soft with tight carbonation.

The softness, funkiness and acidity of this are all dialed in perfectly. I would have loved for a bit more fruit — but, overall, this is truly excellent. 11/27/19 bottling date.

Aug 09, 2020
 
4.6 by DudeBeerYaBro from California on Jun 17, 2020
 
4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jun 14, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by unclekeith from Alaska

Bottled 11-27-19. Not a pretty beer - murky lake water with a fast fading head. Aroma of plums, apricots. Sour bordering on puckering. Bursting with fruit, oak, tannins, must. Personal whale that exceeds my high expectations.

Apr 29, 2020
 
4.75 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin on Oct 02, 2019
 
4.5 by RollTide7 from New Jersey on Jul 29, 2019
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4.91/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by RedMak from California

This beer is FANTASTIC. This sour will overpower the beginner. Very complex fruity flavor. I took some SoCal friends to the River for a few beers and told them I didn’t know if they would like Compunction but I really liked it. We ordered a round and they all loved Compunction. Sadly, the other day, the River was all out. This beer is worth waiting for and I’ll be back next year for another taste.

Apr 22, 2019
 
4.15 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Mar 23, 2019
 
4.5 by GRG1313 from California on Jan 04, 2019
 
4.5 by grapeshops from California on Apr 20, 2018
 
4 by redfox405 from California on Dec 14, 2017
 
4.5 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Dec 11, 2017
 
4.5 by fthegiants from California on Dec 10, 2017
 
4.49 by Mike from New Hampshire on Dec 09, 2017
 
4.71 by locoformavs from Colorado on Dec 28, 2016
 
4.6 by Hawkfish from Washington on Aug 25, 2016
 
4.46 by NJBrews609 from California on Jul 19, 2016
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4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by fireazzi from Massachusetts

Was lucky to try this a few months back at the Toronado in San Diego. The best sour I've had from Russian River. Wish they would bottle this one as I have never seen it in the bottle. Great taste, great smell, perfect amount of funk.

Jul 05, 2016
 
4.42 by northbay47 from California on Jun 23, 2016
 
4.92 by nvbrew from Nevada on May 25, 2016
 
4.75 by drummermattie02 from Texas on May 17, 2016
 
4.18 by DblDiamond from Arizona on Apr 22, 2016
Photo of gandres
3.73/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gandres from Philippines

Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap [email protected] Santa Rosa,CA
A: golden, hazy, cloudy,
A: Fruity, passion fruityy
T: tart heavily sour
MF:
OA: Excellent beer for the style, not to repeat, look for- not my preferred style
Drank: April 19, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
 
4.31 by BSecaida from California on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.04 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.25 by Nedster10 from Michigan on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.4 by ac24 from California on Apr 18, 2016
 
4.66 by _JLPK_ from North Carolina on Apr 16, 2016
 
4 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on Apr 15, 2016
 
4.56 by mervmurry from Ohio on Apr 13, 2016
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 309 ratings