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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
draft at hopleaf. Pours hazed deep ruby with white head, aroma yeasty, plum, Flavors are dry yeasty, some tart plum notes muted earthy and floral finish, dry
finish, bit dull

3.5
thewolf (12861) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012.

Pours hazy orange with a small, white film head. Aroma has dryness, soft vinegar, caramel, funk, dark fruits. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, lots of oak, light funk. Mild, dark fruits appear along with some mild vinious tones. Plumjuice. Good balance, even if it not a very sour "sour ale".

3.6
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at Fanø Slumber Party. Cloudy amber - white head. Funky, nice oakey, nutty, light bitterness, tartness, light rubber, not really sourish. Nice. Mouldy.

3.5
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty. Pours a cloudy opaque amber with an off-white head. Nose has a little Brett, yeast and brown sugar. Light body, a little woody, again brown sugar and a little lactic tartness. Ends dry but not overly sour at all. Perhaps a good beginners Sour. 280712

3.6
Christian (13884) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Hazy amber with a small white head. Funky brett aroma with fruity notes and a touch of oak. Dry funky and fruity flavour with spicy notes, some oak, and a tannic oaky finish

3.6
brokensail (16678) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
The pour is light amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is lightly tart in the typical Jolly Pumpkin fashion. Good plum character to it along with some oak, lemon zest, raisin, peach, and a bit of malt sweetness. Sort of all over the place, but not bad. The flavor profile is quite similar to the aroma. Lactic tartness throughout with a nice plum flavor along with some of the other fruits often found in Jolly Pumpkin beers like apples and peaches. A touch of oak and just a little bit of grass on the finish.

3.6
FlacoAlto (4221) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Batch Number 976, Bottle Date of 03/26/2012; Sampled July 2012

A steady pour scares up a scant, ¼-finger thick, light amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark, somewhat concentrated amber color that shows a clear, red-tinged, light amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of roasted grain, plums, a touch of raisins, lightly tart lactic character, and a woody, peppery, oak character that pervasively perfumes the whole of the nose. There is some toasted, whole grain character that comes out more in the finish and is a bit more pronounced than I had been expecting, but the dominant notes are certainly the tart, and fruit aromatics.



Better carbonated than I had expected, it is lightly effervescent, and quite light bodied. There is a nice, toasted, dried straw, and whole grain maltiness to this beer. This has a light, but pervasive lactic tartness to it; it isn’t full on, Lambic level sour, but it is one of the more noticeable characteristics of this beer. The fruit character is quite subtle in the flavor, it is wrapped up in the tartness, and is more noticeable as an oral-nasal after affect than being really fruit forward. This fruit character has a sort of floral quality to it. The finish has a hint of roasted / toasted character that, along with the tartness, helps to dry out the finish even further. The oak flavors are somewhat restrained, which is good in a beer this light, but helps to accentuate the toasted character from the malt, contributes a light peppery note, and a very subtle woodiness. As the beer warms up the tart, sort of non-descript fruit character comes out more, though it is only slightly like plums.



Extremely light and quaffable, this is also not the most expressive beer that Jolly Pumpkin has produced; it is a nice, light, easily drinkable, and enjoyable brew though. Honestly this doesn’t quite live up to the Jolly Pumpkin standard, but having said that, I am quite happy to be drinking this and wouldn’t mind having more of it.

3.7
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Sweet blueberry, cereal, maple and gram cracker nose. Taste is dry andtart with plum and lychee, with a touch of salt and iodine.

3.8
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
750mL thanks to sarro. Pours deep, clear orange (I was expecting dark) with a thicker, yellowish head. Okay retention. Spotty lace. Acid cut. Nose is odd- more pumpkin spice, rich harvest spices, toasted pumpkin seed. After decating for an hour there is more rich peach and apricot. Taste is more seltzery, tangy, more "wild" than "sour." Mildly acidic, small, funkiness. Just more spritzy, very clean, refreshing. Not nearly as impressive as the Biere de Goord. More simple, no plum character, just a nice JP style saison. I wouldn’t even put this under sour/wild compared to Lupulo de Hielo and Sobrehumano.

4.5
lachrymalisis (448) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2012
one of the best beers I’ve ever had. tasted this at the fest last weekend. orange/copper hued, thick cream-colored meringue-like head—rocky and stiff. Classic JP aromas of orchard air, tart stone fruits, and citrus-earth. the first characteristic is dryness, bone fucking dry. incredible palate on this beer. flavors of tart, tannic plum skins, tart red plum flesh, grassy citrus, and classic JP oak which just rings of earthy orchard air.
Ron and the JP crew topped themselves with this beer. Absolutely astounding. Do whatever you have to to find this beer.


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