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Persimmon Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Persimmon LambicPersimmon Lambic

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

231 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 429
Gots: 70 | 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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rudzud

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy light straw hue with some thin head that faded to leave light wisps and halo.

S - Aromas of big sour acid, lactic, faint faint fruit, light sour tart.

T - Taste is lemon, persimmons, absurdly sour. Seriously, this is just unnecessarily sour. Huge lactic acid, burns the throat it's so sour. More sour than sucking on a lemon! Tasty for sure but yeah...in your face sour. Super tart, assertive, lemon rind. Complete overkill, but in a good way.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, clean, WHAM sour.

O - Overall this beer was way more sour then I thought it would be. Aromatic, tasty, very impressive that it could be so sour yet still drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 00:55:00 | More by rudzud
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-28-2014 06:39:45 | More by PappyVans
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev -25.7%
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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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-25-2014 11:37:08 | More by ToddBeans
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Illinois

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California

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 03/2011.

Appearance: Upland Persimmon pours a semi hazy straw color with about 1" of white head. A moderate level of carbonation lends to decent head retention and lacing. Nice looking lambic, by far the best out of three lambic variants sampled.

Smell: Smells a musty and tart kind of citrus, with lacto tartness and sour lemons. The persimmons really make themselves known on the nose.

Taste: Lacto sourness and tart lemons up front, followed persimmon sweetness and tartness. Like the nose, the citrus character has a musty note to it. Very unique.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very good feel. Overall, a very unique kind of lambic. I have never personally tried a persimmon, so I can't really compare, but in this case they seemed to add a lot to the beer. Probably the class of the three variants that were opened. Definitely a recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 20:08:45 | More by zhanson88
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Indiana

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Indiana

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New York

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New York

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New York

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New York

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Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.