Compunction | Russian River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by clickpush on 04-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
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Photo of bkrueger
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Russian River served in a tulip glass, 07/31/12.

Pours a honey orange with little to no head.

Smells similar to Temptation but with some stone fruits, primarily apricot and pluots. Subtle nose and not bursting with fruity smells but you can tell they are there.

An initial chalky (similar to Temptation) mouthfeel, grainy almost. Chardonnay like barrel qualities. Blonde sour, once again tasting similar to Temptation but with apricot flavors.

Very drinkable, thirst quenching, with plenty of carbonation. Has a good sourness level and a fruity bite to go with it.

The pluots are amazing. Please have this available more!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's RR TION Weekend. Chalice.

A: Golden, clear, some off white head. Not much retention or lacing except for a few dots.

S: Funk, malt, stone fruit, cantaloupe (?). Really inviting.

T: Apricot and other fruit. Nice puckering tartness. Juicy, like biting into a ... pluot? Some sweetness really pulls this

together. Some oak in the secondary. A long tart finish.

M: Medium body and lively medium-high carbonation.

O: Delicious and well executed. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of SanDiegoBeerLove
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ehammond1
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

O'Brien's Pub
San Diego, CA

Hazy golden orange with very little, almost zero, head that eventually leaves dots of lace down the glass. Pretty and appropriate per the style.

A big aroma and quite the combination: oaken wood, fresh, juicy pluots, and big notes of Bretty yeast. The funkiness is far more present than in the other Russian River sours, along with lots of stinging acidity.

The flavor too is quite funky, complementing the big, juicy, pluots' flavors. There's also a touch of graham cracker sweetness and a hint of sulfur.

Thin to medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. A true joy to drink.

Another incredibly enjoyable, complex, fruity sour from Russian River. Probably not quite as good the best batches of Consecration, Supplication, or Temptation, but damn good nonetheless.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Slatetank
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I tried this on tap at Dark Lord Day served chilled in a glass.

The color is a faintly hazed golden with light amber highlight and white head. The smell is floral with tropical fruit and mild vinous aroma. The feel is a mix of light sweetness with sour and tangy quality with light tannic and gently dry finish.

The taste is excellent with a light fruit flavor with some sour aspects like tropical fruit with a hint of vinous quality with stone fruit in the taste yet more tart qualities of pluot with slight astringent quality. This is a fantastic wild ale I would love to enjoy it again

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Compunction from Russian River Brewing Company
4.4 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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