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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale is a crisp, slightly tart, and uniquely refreshing beer. An infusion of wild plums, hand-picked at a genuine farmhouse, gives this beer a light tangy fruit flavor.

The perfect summer companion. Farmhouse ales are also known as “saisons” (French for seasonal), a style of summer beers traditionally brewed by Belgian farmers to serve farm workers as part of their wages. Not a bad deal, if you can get it.

Wild Plum is available each summer, June through July.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
This beer is insanely difficult to drink. Not because it tastes bad, its pretty good, but the carbonation is so extreme its hard to enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 12, 2013
slightly hazy pale golden with some dense eggshell colored foam which gradually settles into a thin sheet and light lacing. some barnyard aromas with light plum and some honeysuckle/ light floral notes. flavor has biscuity, toasty notes with gentle fruit notes and a pretty dry finish and fairly crisp carbonation. medium bodied. I think this is a fair saison, pretty well balanced. I poured a can at a local establishment a few weeks ago at the tartness was more present so it’s probably slightly past season now, but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (216) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Even though it borders on a sour, this is a very drinkable, tasty saison. It comes from a sampler pack (bonus rating points for coming from a tall boy can). All 4 varieties have a low alcohol content, which must be their way if balancing out the extra ounces (which loses 1 of the 2 bonus points... wait, I just learned of the restrictions in Iowa. Oh, Midwest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Draft sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Bretty, no real plum to be found. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3156) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pour is a hazy yellow with a huge fluffy white head. Aroma is a nice yeasty ester with a little fruitiness in there. Flavor is decent yeasty creaminess with a hay like dry malt with fruit and funk brining things up. Did not pinpoint any plum but it has plenty of sweet fruitiness. Big on Belgian yeastiness with a decent amount of fruit and spice. My first saison in a can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Slightly hazy, light amber pour with a tall, chunky, off white head Aroma of spicy yeast, tree fruit, cereal, light funk, berry notes and spicy, light citrus and floral hops. Flavor is raw bready yeast, sweet malt, cereal, tree fruit, sweet and tart plums, spicy, floral and citrus hops. Lightish body light to medium body with a syrupy, slick and slightly solvent-like feel, a little like getting a bit of acetone in your mouth. A strange feeling that I usually only notice in higher ABV beers, probably has to do with high gravity/high temp. fermenting, but I don’t really know what it is. Aside form the odd feel, pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (326) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
16 oz can purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Missouri. The pour is a pale hazy yellow with a billowy 3 inch inch rocky head. The aroma is esetry with a touch of straw. The plum is not real clear. (But plum does not have a strong distinct odor to start with.) Initial flavor is a fruity tartness, accentuated by the high carbonation. Taste settles into a mildly sweet and dry finish. Clean. Lively mouthfeel. Light body. A terrific beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Pretty light appearance for having plums, mild spice and body but pretty good plum flavor and carb, not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Can. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has earthy grains and Belgian yeast with and a bit of flora. Flavor has earthy grains and Belgian yeast with a hint of light fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crackbebe (2) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
interesting and light. Great spicy barnyard yeast character. Dryness kept me drinking more.

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