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Persimmon Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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4.25/5
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378 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,043
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
378
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
407
Gots:
93
Trade:
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.91/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.94/5  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.

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Photo of largadeer
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of carlso_aw
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moshulu
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright pale gold color with thick white lacing.

S - Persimmon and lambic funk.

T - Persimmons, tart, funk, acetic, funk.

M - Very puckering and mouth watering, medium body with prickly carbonation.

O - I don't like this style of beer but this is surprisingly good.

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Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jh1982
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HoldenDurden
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Dajtai007
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of phingdong
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of theformula
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Persimmon Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 378 ratings
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