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Persimmon Sour - Craftsman Brewing Co.

Persimmon Sour
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BA SCORE
86
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 15.28%


Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 04-27-2013)
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
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Halcyondays

California

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a dark amber with a medium white head. Some spots of lace, lightly fizzy look.

S: Notes of acetic acid, stone fruit, lemon.

T: Heavy acid with persimmon, peach, apricot and lemon. Lots of flavours to get too, though the acidity does block them a bit. Good flavours overall, though not super complex.

M: Medium-bodied, rough big acidity at times. Crisp.

O: A good sour, just missing something to take it to the next step. Though it's always a joy to find a locally made wild at a good price.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 21:31:56 | More by Halcyondays
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7.9% ABV confirmed. Served on-draught at a bar in Silverlake into a 25cl stem-tulip. Cost was $8 USD plus tax and tip. Expectations are high given the brewery. Reviewed from notes taken last night.

A: Pours a quarter finger head of beige-khaki colour. Recedes to a floater ring in about 15 seconds. Decent thickness. Not much creaminess. No bubble show. Horrid retention.

Body colour is a dark opaque ruby-amber. No yeast particles are visible. Semitranslucent. It’s an attractive appearance for a beer. Appealing for the style.

Sm: Nice lacto sourness. No wild lambic/pedio yeast or bacteria is detectable. Fruit – I guess persimmon, but currants and cherries do come to mind. Clean unobtrusive neutral malts and barley. No floral hop character is obvious; I think the hopping here is purely preservative. No alcohol is detectable. A bit clinical and clean for the style; there’s nothing spontaneous or particularly alive about it. Pleasant tartness. An aroma of mild to moderate strength. Attractive and inviting.

T: Tart persimmon fruit with nice lacto sourness. No lambic/pedio yeast or brettanomyces. It’s not a funky taste by any means. Clean barley and neutral malts provide the unobtrusive foundation. Red grapeskin. Currants; well executed. The flavor profile does seem a bit empty in the second act, lacking sustained flavor duration or novel notes. No alcohol or hop character comes through. Balanced, if a bit simple for the style. It almost uses lacto as a bit of a crutch. Decent subtlety. A biteen too sugary and sweet, but it’s tolerable.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Lightly crisp. Strangely carbonated; certainly a bit overdone but above all else just wrong for the style – I doubt it was naturally carbonated. Nice body and presence on the palate. Not real puckering. Suits the flavor profile well.

Dr: Hides its ABV well. Drinkable and enjoyable for the style. I dig the persimmon. Another nice sour from Craftsman; I’d get it again at a better price. I’ve had far better, but for a local sour I’ll take it. Looking forward to trying more Craftsman offerings.

B-

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Persimmon Sour from Craftsman Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.