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Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Persimmon LambicPersimmon Lambic

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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 428
Gots: 71 | FT: 6
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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CheapBeerBuzz

California

1/5  rDev -76.6%

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

California

1.25/5  rDev -70.7%

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

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

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

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 22:23:04 | More by Reagan1984
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Spider889

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.7%

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

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 01:08:05 | More by BarrytheBear
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 16:03:07 | More by ShanePB
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mobius387

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 20:25:48 | More by Arbitrator
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 20:54:56 | More by mdfb79
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-08-2014 19:01:32 | More by RuckusDu
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 20:43:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Preismj

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

opens with a burnt yellow and huge head. Tremendous hard fizzy head...and it keeps coming. nose is of sourness and hay. oaky presence from the barrel age process as well. Taste is first of wood bitterness and a sour fruit. The fruit blends right in with the wood...and I wish the two flavors were segregated more. I can't seem to appreciate the woody flavor here in this lambic. The persimmon is a nice sour fruit flavor...wish it was more dominant. mouthfeel is crisp. A rush of fizz hits the lips so hard you can feel a slight burn from the bubbles popping. It is a pleasant sensation. Overall, nice sourness to it, very drinkable due to the heavy carb, though I feel to much of this would both upset my stomach and overpower my senses...too much oakiness for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 16:50:42 | More by Preismj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 3/15/2011, batch 71-09.

Appearance - It's a gusher. Big white head on a hazy yellow orange body. Thin collar after it settles and only a couple small islands of bubbles.

Smell - Lots of citrus. Never had a persimmon, so I can't compare it. Musty and a touch acidic.

Taste - Very sour. Fruity, less citrusy than the nose, but a definite orange-like taste. A little grainy. Finishes with some acetic sourness.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated. Makes it seem effervescent. Drinkably light.

Overall - Not really lambicky, but a nice American sour. Much better than the Kiwi I had a couple weeks ago.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 00:52:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TPatuto (Tom) for this one. Shared with capra12 and schen9303 at an Upland tasting. Poured from a corked and caged bottle (batch 77-08, bottled 2/25/10) into a Darkness snifter.

Pours a 1 finger froth, white head with moderate retention. Beer is a slightly cloudy pale orange-yellow. No lacing. Average given the style.

Nose is plastic, Brett funk, and very light and crisp persimmon pulp. Not overly mellow and the fruit flavors are hidden almost completely. There's an odd but enjoyable berlinger-weisse-like scent going on here though.

Opens spicy and slightly sweet. Persimmon towards the middle with some sweet hay and plastic. Brett and band-aid on the finish which is lightly tart and crisp. No aftertaste. The flavor here is incredibly light but very refreshing. Fruit comes forward but it's not dominant.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth with some bubbles going down. Again, very clean and crsip mouthfeel. Clean finish with no aftertaste. Super easy to drink.

This is my favorite offering of the Upland fruit lambics. The persimmon doesn't come on strong but something about it makes this beer very subtle, easy to drink, and infinitely quenching. I could have this one over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 15:05:42 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.