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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:
No notes at this time.

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 BeerOps
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to emerge077 for schlepping these Upland beers all the way back from Indiana. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip. This is the 2/25/10 batch, with 77-08 also written on the label.

A - Slight gusher warning - don't leave this unattended. Pours with two fingers of eggshell foam that has decent retention and dissipates to an incomplete cap and collar, leaving behind minimal lace. The body is a hazed pale stray yellow, with some obvious bubbles and sediment drifting around. Color is quite unique and I like seeing bits of fruit/yeast in this style of beer.

S - Sweet Bretty funk, spicy persimmon notes, lemon zest, and a touch of band-aid. Well-integrated and, again, quite unique.

T - I'm not sure which persimmon variant was used in this beer but I'm guessing it was ripe American ones (diospyros virginiana). This is extremely fruity, with ripe persimmons mixing with tropical notes from the Brett. Sour and tart flavors are present, but attenuated - it'll be interesting to see how this develops over time.

M - Finishes quite dry, but I'm not sure if that's from the oak or the tannic quality of persimmons. Light-medium body that is refreshing. Good spritzy mimosa-like carbonation that helps offset high sweetness.

D - Extremely drinkable, and never gets overly sweet or acetic. Too bad it was so rare - please make again Upland!

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review 700 - not that anyone cares.

A great beer shared by the generous Brad at a recent tasting. Upland lambics are a permanent ISO for me, this one I was not even aware of.

Beer poured into a snifter. It is yellow and hazy and seriously irresponsibly carbonated. Bottle exploded with the cord was released. Lacing is completely coating the glass and carbonation is moderate and steady. The head has some sediment, brown flecks that stick to the lacing. There are some floaters in the glass as well.

Aroma is amazingly citrus. Those are the persimmons coming through I suppose. There is only a hint of sulfur and other sourness in the nose. It smells really really good.

Taste is slightly sweet with a lot of citrus / fruit flavors. It is a serious fruit lambic. Some of the classic flavors that come along with a blended lambic are not present to my detection, slight oxidization products, some more lactic or a hint of acetic, mild sulfur, all down played or overshadowed by the strong citric quality.

This is a great fruit lambic for sure. I was hoping for a little more funk on the back end but overall it turned out to be a great beer. I would recommend it, trade for it, drink it again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of beernads
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ShanePB
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
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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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.41/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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 dar482
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

The beer comes in a bright yellow orange with a good amount of particulate.

The beer offers a medium plus to full lemony tart quality, tart plum and apricot. At the mid-palate and on, there's a wonderful touch of fruit and persimmon character.

Despite the heavy tart quality, the fruit character makes this the best Upland I've had to date.

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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 Stevedore
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml cork and cage bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a light orange-yellow body, very effervescent two finger white head that quickly settles down into a medium thickness film, touch of lacing. Smells of persimmon flesh, heavy acetic and lactic acidity, oak, and I suppose a little bit of peppery funk. Persimmons come out nicely here. Flavour is more dominated by the heavy acidity which makes my salivary glands shudder. Oak, a touch of persimmon. A really nice palate cleanser, I'll say that much, and actually reasonably enjoyable to drink if you can tolerate the acidity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing on both the palate and the state of mind.

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Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rudzud
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of sweemzander
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip. 03-15-2011/71-09 Batch. Thanks to Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a very cloudy pale yellow color. A good cap of white froth.

(S)- Very vibrant fresh fruit smell. I do not know much about Persimmons, but this has loads of kiwi, peach, apricot, and lemon with just a kiss of dry oak.

(T)- Wow, again, a huge vibrant fruit profile. Bits of oak, but this is primarily and sour fruit bomb.

(M)- A rather large carbonation level. A great fruit profile to it, but a touch high on the carbonation level.

(D)- Despite the high carbonation level, the fruit profile in this is quite fresh and refreshing/vibrant. Not a ton of funk or oak characters, but the sour fruit is full force. Looking forward to seeing how this develops over time.

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Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of beergorrilla
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/13/2010

Bottle shared by DeaconBluez, thanks Chip! Pours light straw colored with a frothy white head.

The aroma has a strong persimmon presence with light lactic notes and some candied sweetness. Notes of buttery oak are evident, accompanied by light Bretty wet leather notes and a little wood.

The flavor is butter oak and slightly spicy, with a lactic persimmon character and a light moderate sourness. The finish is dry and fruity, with lingering tannins and oak. A very drinkable and surprisingly enjoyable sour beer.

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Photo of ADTaber
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

reviewed from notes taken on 5/18/12.

750 cork and cage bottle split 3 ways. Poured into snifter.

Appearance: A glowing and brilliant hazy yellow colored beer it almost has a similiar look to lemonade. Short lived white head that drops to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Lemons and a melon type note. Lite tartness and funk. Little bit more fruit forward sours according to the nose.

Taste: First of all never heard of a Persimmon until upland made a lambic with this fruit so I really don;t know what a persimmon tastes like. I get melons, lemons, peaches, and oranges. The beer tastes moderately sour with a hint of oak, wheat funkiness.

Mouthfeel: lite bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer is eppervescent, tart, acidic, refreshing, crisp, clean, and fresh.

Overall: I have tried all the Upland fruit lambics except the strawberry. I have enjoy most of them and this one is no exception. Another solid sour beer from Upland!

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Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of n2185
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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