Brewed by Three Boys Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
Every autumn in the deep south, the Three Boys family harvest wild cherry plums from the family farm and celebrate their capture in traditional preserves. The Three Boys brewer takes these same fruit and captures those evocative flavours in the Wild Plum Ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - JAN 19, 2009
Pours a cloudy brown/orange with a deep pink tinge and a fluffy white head. Pure plum on the nose, with subtle sugary-sweet notes and a hint of malt and yeast. The plum flavour dominates in an almost cleansing fashion. Fresh berry and natural fruit sugar are also present, making the flavour almost syrupy due to the lack of carbonation. This seems to works in favour of the ale however, creating strong and intense flavours. A beautiful malt body with yeast present on the finish. The texture left in my mouth at the ale’s conclusion even reminded me of when eating plums from home. Incredibly unusual beer.

GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Caveat: "Bottled on 15 July 13". A bit of a gusher. Lightstruck aroma covers any other character (why green bottles?). Disappointing considering I purchased from the brewery today. Taste is plums and malt. Fairly sweet and fruity almost to the point of being like fruit juice. Crystal clear golden color with amber hue. Long lasting, dense white head. Almost to the point of being like a hefeweizen. High carbonation. This probably wouldn’t have been bad fresh.

beer-yum (1825) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2014
An excellent example of the fruit - beer style. Enticing initial flavour leads into a spectacularly deliciously tart aftertaste. I’m needing another one of these...

Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2014
(Bottle) Below average beer. Darkish gold with white head that dissapears pretty quck. Aroma i slittle bitter and unripe fruit like. The taste is unplesantly sour with very slight bitter undertones that comes out little more in the end. Finish is mixture of sourly bitter. Medium body, high carbonation. Pretty unbalanced with much more unripe like mirabelle than wild ones or plums...

skortila (5950) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has cherries, bubblegum. Clear, golden-copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, has sugary maltiness, plums, marzipan, raspberries. Tart and wild.

Cantabrian (1151) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
Nice plum flavour, which is not there on the nose. There’s very little I can tell about the aroma. The flavours of course included a bit of plum, but it was mainly tart berries, like cherries and cranberries. I’d like it sweeter, but I must confess it had a great balance between sweetness and tart/bitterness. I love the presentation with the plum wrapping. .

Pdubyah (759) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2013
I though that this was little tart and underdone on the plum aroma. Also though there was a roughness in the taste profile, and it wasn’t sweet by just a skerrick. However, on a summer evening with some Nick Cave playing and I can find a reason not to be enjoying this as beer.

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
Many thanks to FletchFighters for tracking down this one for me. Pours a deep golden bronze with slight hazing. Very thin rocky white head that disappears super quickly. Aromas are very sweet with floral honey and light caramel. Feint earthy fruitness which I assume to be the fruit coming through. Flavours are initial quite sweet. Some light sourness to support. Thinnish mouthfeel.

omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
Not a big fan of plums, so it is lucky that this beer does not scream PLUMS on the nose of the palate. A little dry which surprised me as I was expecting something sweet.

TimE (5992) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
light amber, flowery, perfume, plums. Slightly sweet, slightly tart, not the most balanced, but enjoyable. Had potential to be great.

presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle. Not sure I have had a plum beer before. Not as strong fruit flavour and aroma as I would expect. Comes off kind of muddled. More fruit skin than meat.

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