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Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Persimmon LambicPersimmon Lambic

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 432
Gots: 70 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-03-2010)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -76.5%

08-20-2014 01:45:54 | More by ThatsThatDude
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -76.5%

08-10-2014 04:59:11 | More by mportnoy
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

1/5  rDev -76.5%

12-17-2012 23:29:20 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.25/5  rDev -70.6%

01-09-2013 22:44:00 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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GORUM

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -64.7%

05-14-2012 17:09:23 | More by GORUM
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -34.6%

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
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Spider889

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.4%

03-05-2012 18:45:23 | More by Spider889
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -25.2%

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
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-14-2014 14:57:52 | More by AdamP
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-13-2012 00:27:34 | More by marine1975
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -19.8%

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
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mobius387

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-21-2013 14:41:51 | More by mobius387
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

06-10-2014 00:38:39 | More by crobinso
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-13-2012 23:15:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-07-2013 19:21:47 | More by Noyt
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2012 23:04:38 | More by jophish17
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-05-2013 13:23:57 | More by tom10101
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-12-2012 03:44:23 | More by acurtis
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-15-2013 09:37:13 | More by chippo33
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Arbitrator

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Chilled bottle into a glass, courtesy of claaark13. Thanks, Sean!

From notes.

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
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-04-2014 08:33:26 | More by zestar
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-22-2013 05:38:18 | More by kscaldef
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bostonbeans

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

08-23-2014 02:05:28 | More by bostonbeans
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

06-08-2014 19:01:32 | More by RuckusDu
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Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.