Beer Reviews · Wild Yeast

#78 Mad Hatter Hold Yr Plums – a funky, tangy wild beer

Review #78 – Mad Hatter Hold Yr Plums 72/100

Brewed with yoghurt, plums, damsons and rose petals.  It seems they’re adding yoghurt to quite a lot of beers now, and for the most part it’s turned out well, I liked it in the Tzatziki Sour and the Manchester Tart but I’m not sure it really adds much to this one.

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Out of the bottle and into the glass the beer pours a light golden barley colour with a brilliant white, very light, highly effervescent head.  There is a slight haziness to the beer and the head stays around for a good while.

On the nose there is a generous level of funk, plenty of damp hay and old barnyard aromas with notes of sweet cereal and sourdough bread.

From the label I was expecting this one to be very sour but it is only slightly tart with flavours underripe plums, sweet dates and plum jam with a lot of brett flavours.  A good beer but I thought the yoghurt didn’t really contribute much to the flavour profile and if anything suffocated the sour fruit flavours a little too much.

Cheers

Matt

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