Persimmon Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 05-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
373
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
407
Gots:
93
For Trade:
11
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2/5  rDev -52.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

V I N E G A R !

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2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of Reagan1984
2.78/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

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2.89/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

acid is so strong you can feel your stomach hurting

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3.21/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.41/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 373 ratings.
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