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ZuurPruim | Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Washington, United States
farmhousebeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged tart plum ale

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
24
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of stortore
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Best by 11/2021, had 7/6/18.

Pours a hazy peach, with a two and a half inch head of creamy foam and thick foamy lacing. Aromas of plums, malt, yeast, vanilla, wheat, light oak, light wine. Somewhat of a sour and tart aroma. Flavors of plums, malt, vanilla, oak, some lemon, light wine, light bitterness throughout. It’s wheaty. Not really sour or tart, but it’s pretty acidic. Smooth, semi- dry, a solid medium body, well carbonated.

The plums star, and those are really great plums. Fairly straightforward, and not nearly as tart or sour as expected, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of pagriley
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

wine barrel aged wild beer with plums, another excellent beer in this style from these guys, who impress me every single time i drink their beer. this one is a treat, with a fuller body and a little more grain substance and structure than a lot of them seem to have. it creates room for quite a lot to be going on in here, from high tartness to musty mature bretty funk, to cerealy earthy autumnal grain, and all of the plums and wine, which are both really robust in here as well. the plums have just a little sweetness to them, but its more the tart skins and sort of under ripe fleshy character that comes through more, especially with all the red wine on this, the tannins and oak there seem to exacerbate that aspect of the plums, and they go so well together its hard to discern where one stops and the other begins, they both seem pervasive here. the sourness isnt too much, its balanced by the oak richness and sturdy wheat base pretty well. this seems well aged to me too, refined highly, and regal and fancy. the plum flavor is fermented down quite a bit, as this does finish dry, but it still leaves a cool imprint on this beer overall. exceptional quality stuff again from these guys, i wish their beers were available in colorado!

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Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drstalker
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maz
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful fire orange with some nice lacing. Felt like a lambic and a american wild ale combined. Nice yeasty character to go with plum and oak sourness. Smell had a hint of minerals which detracted only slightly for deep plum and wild ale tones. Overall a wonderful beer to have on a spring afternoon

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a relatively clear darker golden yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is stonefruit, fair amount of lactic and acetic acid, light oak, floral notes, more stone fruit. It is fairly heavy on the stonefruit, fairly nice. Flavour is similarly strong on the vinegar, a touch of dark fruit, floral notes, stone fruit throughout, fair but of lactic acid. It's a good palate cleanser, fairly solid stonefruit presence. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, crisp and fairly acetic on the finish. A bit too much acidity that doesn't allow for as much nuance, but otherwise a nicely drinking wild ale.

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Photo of scottfrie
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml into stemmed tulip. Best buy 2021.

A: Pours a slightly opaque ruddy golden color with a couple fingers of thick and soft looking white foam. The head slowly collapsed into a fuzzy film and bubbly collar.
S: What an amazing nose. The plum has a complex floral bouquet to it that is difficult to describe. It’s what I hope walking through an orchard of ripe plum trees on a sunny day smells like. There are notes of country fields and barnyard funk, sweet, juicy plums, and a fragrant floral bouquet.
T: Follows the nose with flavors like ripe, juicy plum, earthy and clean brett, rose water, and a hint of vinous white wine. The plum is ripe in flavor but the beer is not sugary or overly sweet. The finish has a touch of other stone fruit, and the aftertaste is drying with hint of rustic hay and musty attic.
M: Medium body, chewy mouthfeel with a drying finish. The carbonation is soft and smooth, and the tartness is bright on the front of my palate but quickly melts into a smooth fruity quality.
O: A masterful beer and one of the best I’ve had from Logsdon. On par with the best bottles of peche n’ brett. I could sip on this every day.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger head that leaves spots and streaks of lace

Smell: Funky with an underlying sweetness; plum tones abound

Taste: More subtle than the aroma, there is a funky, slightly tart plum aspect that opens; through the middle, the tartness intermingles with the sweeter plum character; the barrel adds complexity, after the swallow, with a dry, oaky presence

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was expecting something bigger, tarter and funkier but I like this beer very much, regardless

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Photo of Zythophile
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: November 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Look is a very clear medium amber for the first pour, but later renditions are plenty opaque. Head is mostly fine, with a few larger bubbles, and it leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell is funky plum flowers. Sometimes a funk-and-sweet combination can come across as heavy, but this isn't. If light and airy apply positively anywhere in the description of a brew, it's here. Oh, and fresh plums. It's very pleasant.

Taste has white plums, of course. There's also a character in there that reminds me of the candy Smarties. (In other words, sugary and half-way between menthol and soap.) I get some lavender, too. Something that can best be described as blackberry honey. I'm still surprised that the sweetness is fairly light, considering the flavors present. Funk is in there, but it just hangs around in the background, not overwhelming any of the more delicate tastes.

A swish brings out coarse, but light and not prickly, carbonation. Aftertaste is like some sort of plum-flavored breakfast jam. It's not overly sweet and would blend well with butter.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with a minimal bubbly fuzz that dies to a thin ring.

Smell is purple grape gummies, plum perfume, and floral raspberry.

On the palate this is soft, round and fluffy bringing flavors of tart peach and orange with a tingly froth, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.66/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 750ml. Brown glass. Unbranded black pry-off cap. Bottle #2534. Best by 11/2021.

7.40% ABV. "Barrel Aged tart plum ale."

Served cold into a tulip.

HEAD: 2cm height. White colour. ~3 minute retention. No lacing. Consistency is decent...could be creamier, more robust, softer, and thicker.

BODY: Hazy orange colour of average vibrance. No yeast/lees are visible within. Nontransparent. Translucent.

Appears aptly carbonated. Not unique or special in appearance.

AROMA: I get peach, not plum. Belgian yeast. Pediococcus, lactobacillus, mild (~4/10) sourness. Ample bacterial intricacy and microflora. Fresh apricot.

Yeah; I'd never figure the fruit in this aroma for plum.

Slightly tart. Hints of oak.

Fresh orchard fruit and pleasant acidity combine to good effect, promising a pleasant sour ale.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Definitely darker in its fruit profile and sweeter than a peach/apricot ale would be...I guess it's plum-forward, but I usually associate plum with darker fruit and this is quite bright.

Acidity is mild. Sourness is a good 5-6/10 in terms of intensity. Bacterial complexity is there - I get pediococcus and lactobacillus. No acetobacter. I don't find any over brettanomyces funkiness.

Pale malts. Belgian saccharomyces yeast with accompanying fruity esters.

There's nice tartness and acidity here.

Balanced and approachable with good depth of flavour. Nice flavour duration. Apt flavour intensity.

Any oak is backgrounded; I doubt I'd figure this for barrel aged in a blind tasting.

Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well carbonated. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, scratchy, or otherwise problematic.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, though admittedly not amongst Logdson's finest. It's a solid fruited sour ale, but its high price will keep me from hitting it again.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Photo of bouncepass
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbertsch
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sour_junkie
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Beautiful dark amber color. Fair amount of foam retention, but definitely not overcarbonated.
S: Scent on the head is of subtly sweet plums, not overly acidic.
T: A clean, fresh, and almost fleshy plum sensation. The 'fleshy' texture was really interesting and I really appreciated that dimension. Not too tart, very drinkable.

Overall a delicious barrel-aged plum sour that really has a unique 'fleshy' texture.

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Photo of mantissa
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ZuurPruim from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 24 ratings