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Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Persimmon LambicPersimmon Lambic

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 435
Gots: 72 | FT: 5
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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Photo of craytonic
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kkipple for sharing this at a dirty south tasting!

Appearance: Straw apricot honey yellow; very murky (2011 batch was a big-time gusher)

Smell: An interestingly sour beer; I assume from the persimmon, also some notes of apricot, peach, and oak

Taste: Nice sour, funky earthy fruitiness. I need to try a real persimmon, not sure that I ever had; after that I get some peach, apricot and oak.

Mouthfeel: nice medium to full body with appropriate medium level of carbonation

Drinkability: Interesting but needs a bit more fruit, I've now tried a few batches of this one.

craytonic, May 21, 2012
Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -6.1%

surlytheduff, May 20, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -64.8%

GORUM, May 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

marine1975, May 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

denimdemon, May 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ADTaber, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

DSlim71, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Apr 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Callmecoon, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/15/2011.

Cork started shimmying its way out of the bottle as soon as the cage was removed. Stations everybody -- we've got a gusher! Still ended up with a couple nice-looking pours despite the carbonation issue. Murky yellow/manilla color, handsome white head.

Fresh, juicy persimmon dominates the aroma. Smells like I just squeezed a fresh fruit in my hands. Love it!

Taste follows the nose with loads of fresh fruit and a sharp, crisp tartness. Slightly pulpy; finishes clean and dry. Carbonation is still overly abundant even after giving my glass a timeout.

A great American sour, though the last bottle of this I had was certainly better (previous batch maybe?). Seek this one out -- it's worth it!

brystmar, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of b3shine
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to oversized snifter. Looks good; light and inviting. Smells nice; this was my first encounter with the fruit persimmon, but it smells great, especially alongside the tartness of the lambic. Tastes solid; light and tart with a pleasant fruit unlike anything I've ever come across. Mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a very tasty brew that I'll definitely seek out again!

b3shine, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

thewimperoo, Mar 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

boralyl, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Spider889
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Spider889, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour a light yellow with some hints of orange, with a big, white, fluffy, soapy, sturdy head that slowly recedes leaving some spotty lacing. Lots of carbonation here, probably too much.

Aromas begin with a POW of citrusy tartness along with tangerine, unripe peach, oak and some lactic sourness come through as well. I have no idea what a persimmon smells like but this is awesome and in your face and tart. As it warms I get some faint hints of earth as well.

The tastes follow the nose but not as "juicy" if that makes sense. Flavors include light wheat malt, tangerine, unripe white peaches, citrus zest and some hints of oak. More tart than sour, per say and not as intense as the nose would have let on. Very nice flavor though.

The mouthfeel was medium to thin bodied with high levels of carbonation. Wish the carbonation was toned down, it would have allowed the flavors to come through more in my opinion. A few too many bubbles scrubbing the palate.

Overall this was a nice surprise and a beer that I wish I could get my hands on more regularly. The aromas were out of this world but taste and mouthfeel left me a tad disappointed, considering what it costs to acquire a bottle of this. Hopefully if they make this again it the carbonation will be more balanced out so I can really enjoy the complex flavors here.

claspada, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

lisomiso, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

whartontallboy, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

beerdweeb, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Ultraman9000, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

sstorck, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tenchi221, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

shuajw, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

PhineasGage, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

jophish17, Jan 20, 2012
Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.