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Natura Morta Plum

November, 2015
Judges Rating: 
88
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

It’s rare that you see this much going on in a relatively light beer. There’s a fruity aroma that could be plum, but that’s such a light fruit that it would be hard to emphasize. There’s acetic sourness along with some supporting Brettanomyces funk. All is done with a light touch, and that approach is supported in the flavor as well. It pours a hazy pinkish, almost peach color. You might expect a big funky flavor, but the subtle plum, along with the light sourness and background funk, only provide subdued complexity. The whole package comes across as very light with a pleasant, quenching nature. This is another beer that’s not for everyone, but the light touches of the plum and funk make this one a bit easier than other more aggressive and bigger sour barrel-aged beers.

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