The Livery Umae Umani
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Cloudy orange pour with no head or visible carbonation. Lots of tart fruit aroma, particularly plums. Some citrus notes, a bit of stone fruit, and mild malt sweetness. A bit of vanilla, wood, and kumquat. Very strong plum, apricot, tangerine, and kumquat fruit flavors. Some toffee maltiness, a bit of wood, vanilla, and a nice lactic tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11095) - 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 17/20
daknole (9466) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ BA Trade ][ 750mL ][ Trade ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Pours clear amber with low foam, spotty lacing. Nose is tamarind, rice vinegar, fumey alcohol, mushroom, tomato. Taste is salty, acetic, white alcohol, fairly boozy and hard to get through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
REally solid beer, plums, light tartness, very nice malt flavors, a very sturdy wheat wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7017) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6787) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Snifter at brewery: Beautiful reddish and coppery multi-hued appearance topped by a small but lasting head. The aroma has notes of wild yeast, acidic fruit, oak, toffee, wheat, herbal hops, slight oxidization but in a good old school way, earthy and even a hint of black olives.

The taste is even more impressive with a big WOW factor that nearly left me speechless and perplexed on what to write. There is a wonderful transition between sour and sweet, fruitiness and maltiness, wheat and oak. The complexity just grows and grows with a lovely hint of Scottish and English old ale notes for backup. This takes the joyful interplay that the Pippenbock had and amps it up to 11. I am just floored by this,

Steve has knocked these non-traditionally soured beers out of the park. The mouth feel while warming does a good job of hiding the alcohol found within to a dangerous level, rich, oily and yet snappy and strangely refreshing. Brillant and I hope those at GTMW enjoy this as much I do... plan on having another snifter next weekend at the Anniversary party or even two! My second highest rated Livery beer to date.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A sweet amber ale with dirty flavors and some sour fruits. Weird messy beer. Not my thing.
How: Bottle 22oz, post-HF FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a bubbly off-white ring of foam.
In long: Nose is heavy malts and very much on the dirty side of things with wet socks, musk, ripe fruits, sour dark fruits. In mouth a heavy body with smooth carbonation. Taste doesnt improve much on the aroma. Heavy earthy cereals, plums, dirty dishwashing cloth, carael, sour dark fruits, candies. Very sweet, moderately sour. Didnt work for me, I drained pour my glass. Last beer I had at this great FoFA 2013 party, woke up in the morning after feeling like a million bucks... in debt... to some Vermont goat farm owner... I wont say anymore.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6036) - 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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