The Livery Umae Umani
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Sour Barrel Series. The Wheat Wine has spent 22 months in a barrel formerly used for Backwood Bastard and then had added Stanley Plums. The term Ume comes from the Japanese Plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Sampled from a growler shared by BA iceicebaby. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small bubbly head. The aroma had dark fruits, plums, sweet caramel, acidic notes, with mild tart qualities. The flavor is the same with the sweet/tart combination working very well together. Barrel notes are subtle. Ripe plums and caramel blend nicely. This is much too drinkable at 13% and should come with a warning label. Definitely a surprise favorite of the day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Growler shared by some generous souls at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Reddish amber pour with a thin bubbly head. Sour acidic nose with candied fruit and caramel malt. Sour and acidic flavor with tart plums and a dry fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
LCBS 2010. Thanks JW. Pours an amber color. Aroma is prunes, caramel malt, funk, light tartness. Flavor is tart, prunes, caramel, wood, yeasty. Interesting brew and pretty damn good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Tap in snifter. Poured a hazy reddish amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour and tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
livery 5th anniv party. one of the better ones available. dark amber pour with no head. aroma of large sourness, and oak tannins. flavor is very sour as well, with big fruit skin, acidic notes, oak, and perhaps plum. great mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with a thin off-white head and an alcohol and fruit aroma. This does not taste a bit like a wheat wine. There is some sourness, but the plum has apparently overtaken the wheat in regard to flavor. The high alcohol content is well hidden.Nicely aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Rerate. 10 oz draft first beer of day. Pours a clear dark ruby red with no head. Pretty color. Let it air out and warm up a bit. Complex aroma of blush wine, tangy plumlike fruits, a bit of cough medicine, cherries, chocolate. Crisp fruit rollup like fruit parfait character. Taste is bready watered down sherry, plums, and biting tangy grape skins. Basically no carbonation. dry. booze is super well hidden. Which probably isn’t too surprising. Great beer. Unique.

tap at livery 5th ann. party. pours a clear copper with no head. aroma of honey, melon, brown sugar and a fruity, earthy, acidic sourness. also some burnt toast. awesome taste of chocolate covered cherries, plums. barrel seemed to diminish the herbal hop and spice presence i remember from the original. but this was awesome. great fruit character, cherry sourness is awesome compliment. this beer has it going on. really fun and tasty beer to try. want again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap at The Livery 5th anniversary party. Poured a dark clear amber with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was sweet and sour plum with a bit of a sweet wheat back bone. Flavor began with sweet plums and wheat and grew in to more of a tart finish with the sweet grain becoming less and less present.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled at GTMW 2010 - This was one of my faves at the festival. Pours deep amber with next to no head. Nose is deep, rich, sweet malty plums, that are a bit salty and sour. Some caramel notes linger in the background. Taste is really bready, with some sour funk. Rich dark fruit notes linger, and there is a hint of chocolate bread. Smooth, with good carbonation. I loved the different flavors working here--the sour component, the decadent plum, the rich chocolate and bread. It totally worked for me and I want more of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
on tap, golden orange color with no foam, lots of cranberry must and bretty aromas, flavors of stone cherries, tobacco, sour chalky, one of the best sours of the day for me

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