Pruim

Oregon
United States
Pruim by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
77
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Friem’s Prium is a fruit-forward Lambic-inspired ale with a modern plummy twist. You’ll think it's grapefruit but really, you’re cascading through juicy, sweet Brooks and Italian plums from our friends at Sherwood Orchards. Rounded out by rosy hits of lavender and white spring flowers, its unique berry-like tartness is the perfect plum pairing for a night of doing anything. Or nothing. You choose

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
45 - 50°
Hops: 
Aged Czech Saaz
Malts: 
Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat, Rahr Raw White Wheat
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
77
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This beer was judged as a Wild Specialty Beer (28C). A mild citrus and a floral component intermix with a yeasty/bready (a hint of raw bread dough) aroma. None of these aromatic qualities really dominates over another, making for a relatively subdued aroma that does not overpower the senses in any way, though the combination of these aromas is a little discordant. Some acidity, almost like lemon oil, also can be detected. The color is a hazy, pale orangish-light copper, and a thin, off-white head lingers on the surface. The flavor is dominated by a somewhat intense sourness with a complex of lavender, wood, and citrus. The sourness is very much like a tart grapefruit. Some balance is gained with a degree of residual sweetness from sugars extracted in the mash. The finish is also very tart and slightly metallic, though some grapefruit and floral flavors linger. The mouthfeel is medium-light, also mostly defined by the acidity and astringency from the fermentation and the fruit additions. Overall, this is an intensely sour ale that is not greatly enhanced by the use of lavender or grapefruit. Those additions combine in strange ways that did not really work for me. If, on the other hand, you really like your sour beers extremely sour, you might want to give this a try.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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