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Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

Persimmon LambicPersimmon Lambic

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 12.68%


Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-03-2010)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness and haze to it, enough that you could barely see through to the other side. Nice light puff of white on top that faded leaving only a little bit of lace on top.

The aroma was beautiful. Rich sour funkiness with huge touches of tropical fruits and notes of light hops mixed in. Light peppery and spice notes come through as it warms, but the sour funk was so hardcore. The flavor was puckeringly good. Rich fruits and herbal, hoppy, and lightly spiced, hallmarks of a great beer are all over this one. As it warms barrel notes, lots of spice and a long drawn out and very dry finish

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 01:17:40 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thank you to Mark for sharing this bottle at Sour Fest. A new sour beer is always welcomed by me.

A: The pour is a light yellow with some hints of orange and maybe even pink. The head is big, sturdy, and white and there is a lot of carbonation.

S: The fruit character is there, but somewhat light. A bit of spice, lemon and lemon zest, what I would assume is persimmon, and a slightly earthy funk.

T: The nose was a bit subdued, but there is a nice flavor to this beer. Quite a bit of different fruit character, with the persimmons, lemons, green apples, and some tropical fruit notes (pineapple, mango, maybe even some papaya).

M: The body is fairly light, which was nice for the very hot day. But, this is just far too carbonated for its own good.

D: This was a really easy beer to drink, as a lambic should be. I liked the flavors a lot, but you need to let the carbonation die down for quite some time before you can get the full enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 19:18:33 | More by womencantsail
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: 3/15/11 Batch: 71-04

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw, with a soda-like head that fizzes away rather quickly, leaving some legs but not much lace

Smell: Here in NC, persimmons are a seasonal fruit and persimmon pudding is delicious local specialty; in this brew, the persimmon aroma is unmistakable; though as this beer is a Lambic, there is also a tart, sour apple character

Taste: As expected, the tartness hits the tongue right away, with the persimmon flavors arriving in the middle and becoming more pronounced, after the swallow; somewhat puckery in the finish but well-attenuated and dry

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and rather fizzy

Overall: A very nicely balanced Lambic that shows off both the flinty tartness as well as the underlying fruit

Wish I could remember who to thank for this treat but the trade took place some time ago

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 18:45:49 | More by brentk56
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is a gusher! In a strange way as well. Took the cage off with my thumb over the bottle, and no movement. Take my thumb off to set the cage on the table and grab my glass...BOOM! The cork slowly started and then popped before I could get back, but luckily we grabbed the bottle and only lost a few ounces. After this fiasco, shared with bmanning, Azurelimits, Amyliz4, and hhanson.

A: Pours a very pale, hazy apricot with a light and fizzy bone-white head. Head sticks around for a while in a tall, thin Weyerbacher tulip.

S: Nice citrus-y tartness comes through along with faint hints of earth. Tangerine, unripe peach, oak, and some lactic sourness come through as well. Hard to say if there's persimmon floating around in here, as I've never had one so don't know what to look for.

T: Along the same lines as the nose, but with a bit more tartness coming through. I'd definitely say that this reminded me a lot of some of the nicer berliner weissbiers that I've had, in that the taste on this one might be better described as tart rather than sour, although I could definitely see some more sourness developing with age. Other than this, tangerine, unripe white peaches, a bit of apricot, hints of oak, and some wheat and citrus zest.

M: Fairly thin with some very nice carbonation. Not quite as sour as I would have thought, but overall a very nice experience.

D: Highly drinkable. I presume this is low in alcohol, and provides great taste characteristics and pretty good complexity for a beer of this size. Nice interplay of flavors and I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops over time.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 14:35:31 | More by Thorpe429
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to emerge077 for schlepping these Upland beers all the way back from Indiana. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip. This is the 2/25/10 batch, with 77-08 also written on the label.

A - Slight gusher warning - don't leave this unattended. Pours with two fingers of eggshell foam that has decent retention and dissipates to an incomplete cap and collar, leaving behind minimal lace. The body is a hazed pale stray yellow, with some obvious bubbles and sediment drifting around. Color is quite unique and I like seeing bits of fruit/yeast in this style of beer.

S - Sweet Bretty funk, spicy persimmon notes, lemon zest, and a touch of band-aid. Well-integrated and, again, quite unique.

T - I'm not sure which persimmon variant was used in this beer but I'm guessing it was ripe American ones (diospyros virginiana). This is extremely fruity, with ripe persimmons mixing with tropical notes from the Brett. Sour and tart flavors are present, but attenuated - it'll be interesting to see how this develops over time.

M - Finishes quite dry, but I'm not sure if that's from the oak or the tannic quality of persimmons. Light-medium body that is refreshing. Good spritzy mimosa-like carbonation that helps offset high sweetness.

D - Extremely drinkable, and never gets overly sweet or acetic. Too bad it was so rare - please make again Upland!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 16:16:00 | More by MasterSki
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks Alex for sharing your bottle! Glad I could help.

Into a champagne flute the Persimmon poured with lots of active carbonation. There was a good pop from the cork, and a significantly charged head of foam. It faded to a skim after a few minutes, and left flecks of lace on the glass. Visible streams of bubbles, with some suspended bits of sediment that may have been fruit. The color was a bright pastel yellow orange.

Bright and fresh citrus aroma, uniquely fruity, which must be the persimmons in there. Tastes almost mimosa-like, citrusy again with a good level of tartness that puckers somewhat. 5/10 on the sour scale. Light bodied and soft on the palate, drying quickly leaving traces of oak and Brett in the aftertaste. Spritzy and fruit forward, almost juicy. Very quenching and easy to drink. If it weren't so scarce, a bottle would go down fast, even several at a time.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 03:16:21 | More by emerge077
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review 700 - not that anyone cares.

A great beer shared by the generous Brad at a recent tasting. Upland lambics are a permanent ISO for me, this one I was not even aware of.

Beer poured into a snifter. It is yellow and hazy and seriously irresponsibly carbonated. Bottle exploded with the cord was released. Lacing is completely coating the glass and carbonation is moderate and steady. The head has some sediment, brown flecks that stick to the lacing. There are some floaters in the glass as well.

Aroma is amazingly citrus. Those are the persimmons coming through I suppose. There is only a hint of sulfur and other sourness in the nose. It smells really really good.

Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of citrus / fruit flavors. It is a serious fruit lambic. Some of the classic flavors that come along with a blended lambic are not present to my detection, slight oxidization products, some more lactic or a hint of acetic, mild sulfur, all down played or overshadowed by the strong citric quality.

This is a great fruit lambic for sure. I was hoping for a little more funk on the back end but overall it turned out to be a great beer. I would recommend it, trade for it, drink it again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 19:17:09 | More by drabmuh
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Bottled 2/25/10.

The beer pours a milky, pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the persimmons with quite a bit of tartness mixed in. I also get some citrus fruits, mainly apricots and oranges.

The flavor is similar. In addition to persimmon and bready malts, I get some oranges, lemons and some nice tartness. Not incredibly sour, but tart enough to be very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 05:37:39 | More by Mora2000
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mdfb79

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12%
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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brad for sharing this at his tasting on Saturday!

Persimmon Lambic appears a very light straw yellow hue with a substantial head and copious amounts of caked on lacing. Wonderful aromas of sour funk, tart fruits, and lemon zest make this a very inviting beer. The taste is delicious and well balanced, with more tart citrus and lemon zest. The mouthfeel is nice and funky, but a tad overcarbonated. This is a tasty beer I really enjoyed and would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 15:11:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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HopHead84

California

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/13/2010

Bottle shared by DeaconBluez, thanks Chip! Pours light straw colored with a frothy white head.

The aroma has a strong persimmon presence with light lactic notes and some candied sweetness. Notes of buttery oak are evident, accompanied by light Bretty wet leather notes and a little wood.

The flavor is butter oak and slightly spicy, with a lactic persimmon character and a light moderate sourness. The finish is dry and fruity, with lingering tannins and oak. A very drinkable and surprisingly enjoyable sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 00:52:07 | More by HopHead84
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think heliospann shared this one. Thanks Scott!

Batch 77-08 Bottled 2-25-10

Poured into a tulip.

Pours a white head. Color is a hazy straw yellow.

Aroma: Lemons, grassy hops, oranges, persimmon citrus, funk, light sourness, and oak.

Taste: Fresh fruit, but a decent amount of funk as well. Herbal/floral flavors with the persimmon. Manderine oragnes and citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel: Funk and tart. Light bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends pretty clean with a touch of fruit.

Overall, this is a very solid soour. Good fruit and funk balance. I could drink a lot of this on a hot summer day. Very happy with this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 21:43:56 | More by mothman
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one during our MASSIVE in-person trade when he came down to visit! Thanks Al! Slight gusher! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart, sour, subtle funk, passion fruit, persimmon, and slight sour apple. The flavor was of sweet malt, persimmon, tropical fruit, tart, sour, and a very slight funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a solid brew. I really have to say, that I quite enjoyed this one. I have had a lot of these in the series and this one is definitely up there as far as one of my favorites. The persimmon is definitely the star of the show on this one and keeps reminding you of this fact throughout every sip. A really well done brew that should be tried by anyone who likes the style or persimmon. You won't be disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 01:30:17 | More by thagr81us
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largadeer

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by DeaconBluez. Thanks, Chip. I like persimmons and I like lambic, so this was interesting to try.

This one gushed a bit as we opened it, though we managed to salvage the majority of the bottle. The beer rests in the glass a pale blond color with moderate haze and no head or lacing, though there's plenty of carbonation.

Nice fruitiness to the nose, the persimmon stands out, and it's backed by lactic and acetic sourness that, combined with the fruit, is almost like sour hard candy. Beneath that there's a bit of aspirin, mild funk and wood.

Tart and fruity on the tongue, persimmon shines through nicely. It's highly carbonated, excessively so, which thins the body a bit and blurs the flavors slightly. I get an herbal, almost medicinal or aspirin-like flavor mid-palate. Refreshing stuff, very quaffable, we finished the bottle in about 10 minutes and I could have gone for another pour. It's only mildly sour, though quite dry, especially in the finish which does display a bit of oak and tannin. It's a nice thirst-quenching beer, not particularly outstanding in any way but very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 03:36:51 | More by largadeer
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle opened by the guys at the Upland table at the GLBF. We waited for these three for about half an hour. About a 2 oz pour in our tasters.

A - First pour from the bottle, it comes out clear and pale yellow. No head at all on this one. I know low retention is expected for an acid-filled lambic, but no head at all?

S - Immediate, unmistakable gueuze lambic aroma bursts out with strong lactic acid. A hint of that barf aroma in there pokes out around some sweet fruity hints that linger in the background.

T - Light fruity sweet notes linger behind the sour, lactic acid flavor. Fairly one-dimensional but tasty regardless.

M - Light-bodied with a mild sweetness on the back end that's overshadowed by a highly carbonated, sour finish.

D - Good drinkability, it would be best shared with a few people but it's a nice beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 11:45:28 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to Michael Thorpe, thanks a lot for finally allowing me to try this...A gusher so in the freezer this went, then opened outside. A light cloudy gold, really nice and full white head. Good retention and lacing...I really like the aroma, its super unique, sweetness I've yet to encounter so I attribute that to the persimmons with a nice amount of sourness to balance it out...The taste is similar to the aroma a sweet fruity tart beer. Super easy to drink, a great palate quencher, this beer was crushed the fastest of the night.

Unique and worth trying, but I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with persimmons before you do so.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 04:02:28 | More by jrallen34
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Mike (thorpe429) for bringing this beer, my first Upland lambic. On removing the cork the beer started a steady flow of foam, slow enough for containment as Mike expected this to happen. It pours a very light lemon shade, bright and pale, just a little haze, nice foam.

What an aroma, this is earthy and tart, fruity in a way that must be persimmony. Delicious too, not extremely sour but still some lactic bite. Light fruit like peach/apricot/persimmon (I guess).

Light bodied, spritzy, maybe a little low in carbonation versus my expectation from the gushing, nice mouthfeel though. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 00:50:47 | More by TurdFurgison
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
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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FosterJM

California

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

758th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750ML C/C

Thanks to Bombadil for sharing @ Woodshop Classix

**Make sure to have a glass or bucket handy, this was a gusher from the word go**

App- A very soft soft yellow/orange with a one finger head and a ton of bubbles on it. Not much in the way of cling or lace either.

Smell- Huge juicy fruits with a lot of light acid. Has a bit of an orange jolly rancher nose to it.

Taste- The tangy persimmon flavor is quite prevalant on the beer. Had a nice balance of the dry oakiness with a little spritzy fruit acid and bubbles. Didn't overpower the fruit to make it undrinkable.

Mouth- A light body with a high carbonation level. Again this was like a jolly rancher but in liquid form.

Drink- A very good lambic. I have enjoyed all the variations that Upland is doing. This was dry, fruity, sweet and bubbly.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 18:06:22 | More by FosterJM
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
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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AgentZero

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pale yellow color, quite hazy. Not a ton of head on this. No lacing.

S - I've never had a persimmon before, but this has got to be what the fruit taste is that I smell. Sweet and acetic, and slightly tart.

T - Distinctive taste of persimmon (or what my concept of it is). A nice tartness leads to a sugary sweetness that manages not to stick to your teeth. This is very easy to drink, despite a stong presence of sour and fruit.

M - Smooth, light, not tons of carbonation.

D - Super easy to drink, with friends or by yourself. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 00:43:08 | More by AgentZero
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Bottled 3/15/11, Batch 71-09. Big thanks to Rempo for this. Persimmons are probably my favorite fruit, so I'm super excited about this.

2.5 A: The color of this is quite shocking. I expected a pinkish hue, but instead this looks like hazy chardonay. Three fingers of white, fizzy soda-pop head that falls super fast and leaves no lacing. Like usual, Upland managed to make an ugly brew.

5.0 S: This is like anything I've ever smelled before, which makes much sense given that this is the only beer I've ever had that features persimmons. Oh yeah, it also smells wonderful. Persimmons are exploding from this. I'm picking up everything on the spectrum from immature, unripened persimmons to their sofy, overly ripened counterparts. With regards to this, I am picking up both earthy and sweet. There's a tartness to this that follows the unripened fruit vein, but there isn't a lot of traditional sourness in this. Oak complements the fruit and a light barnyard funk follows.

4.5 T: Again, the persimmon is running the show. Sweet, earthy, tart, and certainly distinct all at once. There's a good bit more acid in the taste that what the nose presented. This comes mainly in the form of tangy lactic acid, but there are notes of acetic as well. As for funk, there's a ton of it. Funky barnyard, hay, wet grass, apple orchard, and horse. A lemony zestiness to it. Oak and vanilla complement the other flavors increasing the complexity of this. Persimmon aftertaste.

4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate spritzy carbonation. Good creaminess in this and super smooth.

4.5 D: I enjoyed this a lot. This is easily my favorite Upland brew. It captures the essence of the persimmon perfectly and presents it with force. There aren't too many brews out there that are unique, but as of now, this one is.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 00:34:27 | More by DavoleBomb
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light yellow hazy liquid, violent inside with a creamy white head. The nose is sweeter than the peach with some mineral notes up front. Lots of fruity aromas, peaches, mango, light touch of sour in the nose. There is a tang on the fruits which I am told is the persimmon (never had one). The taste is balanced and subtl, lightly sweet, hints of tang with a faint mineral brett note. There is some spice in the back and a nice level of sourness, not overpowering but adds depth and is balanced wel. The feel is creamy, lively carbonation, rather dry, light crispness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 18:23:54 | More by cpetrone84
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ehammond1


4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, MeisterSmudge!

Light in color than I anticipated, but maybe only because I'm comparing it to the "persimmon colored" label on the outside of the bottle. Clear light golden with a small ring of near-white bubbles atop. Leaves the glass nearly clean, though it does leaves an oily sheen down the glass.

An interesting aroma, and nothing like I've had in the past. Persimmon character, bright and expressive, along with some lemon, and a somewhat strange paint thinner aroma, unfortunately, most likely from the yeast.

The flavor is better than the aroma, as the paint thinner flavor (no, I've ever drank paint thinner) is fairly well hidden, big sour character, persimmon, lemon, and some mild, though in this case, complementary Band-Aid flavor. Very drinkable, even with the strange flavors noted.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

I've had this beer a number of times now, and I think it was best nearly a year ago. Drink up now if you have it! It's most certainly not getting any better, though will probably always be a very tasty, flavorful, very sour beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 06:45:08 | More by ehammond1
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oline73

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We opened this one up at the tasting this past weekend. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger of bubbly, white head. The head goes away completely. I once saw one of these gush everywhere, so I was really happy that my bottle didn't have that problem at all.

Smell: Very sour and mildly funky. Smells like fresh orange and tangerine peel with some lemony tartness.

Taste: This beer has a really tart citrus sourness to it. The orange peel is there, and it makes the beer really light and extremely refreshing. Really digging this.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with really fizzy carbonation. The bubbles are large. The finish is dry.

Overall: This beer is just awesome. I don't know what a Persimmon tastes like, but I enjoyed this. So light and refreshing, I would love to get some more.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 03:24:23 | More by oline73
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Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.