Umeboshi are fermented fruits common in Japan and often translated as “ salted Japanese plums”.
The Yeastie Boys have run with this idea and created a Pickled Plum Sour that sits a warm mahogany in my glass and smells of sweet round raisins.
There’s a solid brown bread, doughnut, Demerara sugar syrup and honey malt body, it’s sweet and chewy and very necessary as the plums and the Lactobacillus Plantarum yeast combine to pucker your lips with a sticky fruit meatiness offset by a super sharp tang, that’s equally metallic and dry, damp and earthy.
In the finish the fruit just shows itself, peeping up to remind you that actually this beer is far more tart than sour and refreshingly fruity.
Source: Yeastie Boys