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The Commons Plum Bretta

The Commons Plum Bretta
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Farmhouse ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels for 10 months with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, then subsequently aged on 90 lbs of hand-cut local Italian Plums for 5 weeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6581) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Light golden pour with white head. Light plum, fruit and tart aromas. Light plums, oak, wine, fruit and sweet Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14733) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle- pours plum gold white head- nose and taste of plum, Brett, sour funk and oak - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1967) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle at home after flying back from Cincinnati. Hazy gold with lots of head that eventually recedes. Some lacing. Aroma out the gate is delicious fruity brett funk. Can’t pick out plums specifically, but definitely some kind of fruit hanging out there. Floral sweetened cereal as well. Taste/mouthfeel don’t live up to the nose. Light initial sweetness, dry finish, body feels thin/hollow. Overall: reasonably refreshing, but didn’t deliver on the promise of the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9759) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a hazy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, plum skin, cream. Thin mouth, tart plum, funky, brett, oak, light tartness, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Lightly hazy orange-red body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Light plum, musty brett, light stonefruit, mineral water, and gentle vinous and woody notes. Medium bodied with zippy carbonation, mild acidity, semi-dry throughout, and refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/27/15] Draught at The Commons Brewery in Portland. Cloudy reddish color. Lovely bretty aroma with barnyard, oak, some wine, and fruits (plum as well). Rather dry flavor, slightly sourish, with barnyard, fruitiness and a vinous note. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Crisp but dark, tart and sour notes really dominate some fruitiness but not sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Tap @ The Commons... Poured murky, gray-ish pink with a thin, bubbly head. Nose had nice fruit with brett funk. Nice tasting fruit here. Crisp, refreshing, fruit juice sweetness with added brett to dry it out and a funky depth. I wouldn’t say this was too sour or anything. Was more on the barnyard side with a good plum/dark fruit character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Hop and Vine in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy pinkish tinted orange body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has a good amount of funky Brett and somewhat sweet and tart plums. Light vinous fruit notes with hints of wood and cherry. Flavor is solid. Somewhat sweet and tart plums with a smooth cherry essence, some light wood notes, a nice Brett funk, and a few vinous fruit hints. Finishes dry, funky, woody, and balanced with a nice mix of sweet and sour plums. Lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a somewhat lively, light carbonation. Overall, a really tasty beer. Funky, woody, and fruity with a dry, pleasant finish. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 On tap at Hop and Vine. A: Plum, rose color with a slightly pink head. N: Plum, grape, olive, raspberry, and a hint of cherry. Some moderate funkiness. T: Plum, olive, salt, and horse blanket. Moderately sour. Vinous/grape. Raspberry and marionberry. Very heavy cheese funkiness. M: Spritzy and light. Extremely dry. O: Shines as it warms. Very complex and drying. Could use a little time, but worth recommending. Would definitely buy bottles. Added some points, because this was my favorite beer of the night.

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