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We’ve teamed up with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales to create a special collaborative oak aged ale with plums, brewed to celebrate Plum Market’s 5 year anniversary. The special sour blend is aged on organic Royal Diamond plums; it’s an amber with a hint of roast, malty, sweet, and sour, and the delicate aroma and delicious flavor of more plums than you can shake a stick at.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and funk. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium sour with a long sour, dry and fruity finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle, 75cl corked. Batch 976. It’s a more or less clear one, dark amber in color and with a dense, light beige head of moderate size. The aroma is quite fruity, plums and some lemony hints. A faint peppery and bretty touch too. Some faint caramel notes in the flavor, but it’s the fruityness that dominates. Plums and some lemon. Peppery hints towards the end, and a nice bitterness. A quite nice one, but not impressive in any way. Drinks easy and tastes well. 131122

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13105) - DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, oak, wood an notes of acetone. Flavour is malt, fruit, wood, oak, brett, little sour, fruit, caramel, little sweet, little dry, little dark fruit and a little acetone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14383) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light bretty. Flavor is medium sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light acidic finish. 221113

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15058) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are brett, fruits, wood, malt and hops. Nice and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
In short: A fruity amber sour-acidic ale with a dirty farmhouse character. Ok.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle from my man sarro, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: Nose is funky-sour, a strong fruity character, a wet dog sleeping on a horse blanket. In mouth the beer offers a medium body with an active tickling carbonation. Taste is a strange array of not-always-harmonious flavors, plums, tart dark grapes, funky sourness, caramel, dirty wood, leathery brett, earth, woody wine, dirty wet cloth, citric acidity. A too much acidity bite, that lowers the drinkability. Not that plumy, seems to me that with age the plums faded away a bit and developed grapes and vinous flavors. All in all a decent sour ale, but a below average Jolly Pumpkin. I really need to rate all Jolly Pumpkin beers I can find, is it a sign that I have an obsessive compulsive problem? Honestly, is it? I need to know. Am I obsessive? Seriously. Am I? Please bm me, I really need to know. Have you sent me a bm yet?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Plums, Apricots, Mild Hay T: Apricots, Mild Red Wine Barrel, Mild Plum M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour Overall, a nice decent sour with a mild plum take but not much beyond it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6503) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Body courtesy of Ramy at Paul’s Housewarming 2013. Pours a deep orange body with nice thick white head and lacing. Aroma is spice, grapes, funky peach and additional sour fruits. Mouthfeel is medium with nice lightly acidic palate and notes of tangy citrus fruits, grapes, peach and that classic JP funk. Decent wheat and malt character balances out the sour/tart flavor bringing this closer to a saison than a sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Batch 976 3/26/12 @Pauls new condo Tasting shared by Ramy-750 bottle-offwhite-cloudy gold. A-tart, wood, lt malt. T-aecitic fruit, wood, lt malt, some funk yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle shared by Ramy at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a somewhat hazed peach tinged amber with a thin white head. Acetic and tart, somewhat old fruit. Medium-bodied, tart with a nice amount of funk and a bit of tart acid. Long acid and funk into the finish.

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