Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company
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2.78/5 rDev -34.7%
Thanks to Masterski for sending this along last month. Shared this bottle with Jctribe last night.
Well, we had a GUSHER!!!.. Seriously, this bottle was never shaken or disturbed. As I released the cage, I noticed the cork was moving out on it’s own right away. I popped it and thought we struck oil. 1/2 the bottle was immediately all over my coffee table.
After finally getting the situation under control we poured the beer and it was a very hazy dull pale yellow/straw color. Not sure if this is what it’s supposed to be or if the sediment was suspended in the remaining beer. A touch of fizzy white head capped the beer.
Aroma was so thick and perfume like it was unreal. I used to work in a produce department, so I’ve had Persimmons, but it’s been years. The smell was a bit familiar, but it also was so strong and perfume like that it seems a woman put on way too much. Almost chemical like.
Flavor was also very perfume like filled with a flavor that matched the distinct fruit notes in the aroma. But the chemical like flavor or just overbearing perfume was also center stage. After this initial hit there was a lot of vanilla and oak.
Strangely smooth and silky mouth feel. Would have to guess that the suspended yeast and knocked down carbonation contributed to this.
I have to say I wasn’t the biggest fan here, but I am happy I had the opportunity.
11-18-2011 22:23:04 | More by Reagan1984
3.18/5 rDev -25.4%
2012 bottling shared with the wife, sister-in-law and father--in-law...750ml.
Where to begin? The allure of well crafted persimmon lambic had me intrigued from the get-go. While a nice sweet and somewhat restrained fruit, my hope was that it could be a showcase fruit around a nice soft and rounded sour beer. Sound and rounded have no further place in this review.
This is the beer that the marketers of Zantac envision their users overdosing after: an overpowering, no-holds-barred acidic beer that takes the persimmon and strangles the ever loving piss out of it. Tomato paste consistency, little to no carb, and heavy on the palate.
While I though I erred on the side of enjoying highly sour fruited beers, this beer just put that to the test. All sour, muddled fruit, no finesse....a rough go and a downer.
05-27-2014 01:08:05 | More by BarrytheBear
3.41/5 rDev -20%
Vintage 2011, shared by Jason during the Super Bowl. Served in a snifter.
A: Moderately hazy pale yellow/orange colored body with a quickly diminishing head. No lacing or retention of any kind.
S: Tart and sweet fruits (I've never had a persimmon before but I'll assume that's what fruit I'm picking up here). Funk, grains and perhaps some melon notes.
T: Initially a lot of tartness up front with some funk character. The fruit is here mid-palate, it's strange. Not bad but certainly nothing outstanding. Melon-like qualities are here again. Finish is quite dry and cuts off quickly.
M: A bit too carbonated. Very bubbly and sudsy on the palate, even for the style it could be toned back just a bit. Crisp and clean though.
This was decent. Personally I think this is rated a bit higher than it needs to be. An interesting fruited "lambic" for sure, but nothing I'd need to revisit.
02-04-2013 16:03:07 | More by ShanePB
3.75/5 rDev -12%
Chilled bottle into a glass, courtesy of claaark13. Thanks, Sean!
A: Pours a hazy straw-colored body with a finger of off-white head. A little lace.
S: Clean lactic sourness in the nose with muscat grapes, lemon zest, persimmon flesh.
T: The taste isn't as fruity as I was hoping; I still find muscat grapes and persimmon flesh, which are well supported by lactic sourness. There is a slight vinegar burn in the finish, but it has a clean flavor otherwise. The main drawback is the lack of powerful fruit expression. No funk and barely any oak, but there is mild vanilla.
M: Light-bodied with crisp, snappy carbonation. A relatively clean finish aside from the vinegar burn.
O: Solid, but I would like to see the fruit character enhanced.
10-19-2012 20:25:48 | More by Arbitrator
3.75/5 rDev -12%
From 08/13/11 notes. Shared a bottle of this with some friends and my girlfriend. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip. Bottle gushed a little bit but no where near as bad as some other Upland beers I've had.
a - Pours a murky pale yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sour tropical fruits, persimmon, light brett, but more than the taste, and light citrus.
t - Tastes of sour tropical fruits, some funk and brett but very light here, persimmon, and some almost grapefruit like scents. Very fruity and not overly funky.
m - Light to medium body and high carbonation, pretty on key with all the other Upland lambics.
o - Overall this was a good beer, but a bit disappointing. It was a bit fruitier than some of the other Upland lambics and not as funky as the others. I had heard some people say this was their favorite/the best one, but it definitely isn't mine. Worth trying but I like the funkier ones better.
08-30-2011 20:54:56 | More by mdfb79
3.78/5 rDev -11.3%
Reviewed on 5/14/2010. Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a thick white head and lively carbonation. Aroma of light funk and a sweet smelling fruit, which I'm guessing is the persimmon (I'm not familiar with the fruit). Flavor is very bready and malty with less funk and fruitiness coming out. Enjoyable and palatable but I wish that more of the persimmon came out in the flavor.
12-23-2010 20:43:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.