Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #34
Ranked #417
4.43 | pDev: 8.13%
Feb 01, 2023
Apr 02, 2007
Barrel aged Blonde ale aged with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Pluots,
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Rated: 4.08 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2023
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Rated by acurtis from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 02, 2021
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.34 by edthehead from Maryland

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by HopBelT from Belgium

Oct 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Sep 23, 2020
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Rated by spicyhopdaddy from California

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The skin of a fluffy peach in ice-cold champagne--delicate, ephemeral, refined.
Sep 01, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.6 by DudeBeerYaBro from California

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by unclekeith from Alaska

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.75 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin

Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by RollTide7 from New Jersey

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by RedMak from California

4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.15 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by GRG1313 from California

Jan 04, 2019
Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 310 ratings