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Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse #11 - Mortis: Sour Persimmon Ale

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Mortis will enwrap you in autumn coils of tartness and decay, with ripe Fuyu persimmons bringing the slightest blush to a pale ale fermented entirely with brettanomyces bruxellensis. German and Northwest wheat, pale and acidulated barley malt and a touch of C-45 Crystal combine with Fuggles hops to wrap things up dry, tight and tart, refreshing and satisfying. Mortis has set in just in time for Thanksgiving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sample at the Super Bowl Viewing and Beer tasting on 02/01/2015. Pouors a hazy dark golden color with a thick white head that burns away gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity hops, malt and slight brett. Medium body with flavors of vine fruit, brett yeast, florals and malt. The finish is mildly sour with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (883) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
22 oz bottle pour split. #11 in the series and listed at 6% abv. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a fizzy head. Slightly sour citrus and light banana like aroma. Flavor is easy drinking, with light hops, and a yogurt like yeast flavor. Cool finish with brett yeast and mild hops. Interesting take on the style. A lot like a pale ale with a slight sour side to it. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (117) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle pour at home, thanks Andrew for sharing. Light pour, small sour aroma with a smooth taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Gold with light Amber tinges. Light head. Very sour, yogurt, lemon, an odd flavor. Not cohesive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (915) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
From a bottle this pour is a golden color with a white bubble head.A lot of c02, tart and does have a persimmon taste.I opened this beer thinking it was going to be plain and it’s not.I find this beer to be good as well I have been eating a lot of persimmons lately which helps it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft at St. Augustine. Copper color thin head. Huge dried persimmon aroma. Soft silky palate, big bitterness and astringency fm huge persimmon, big tannins reminiscent of tea. Brett is just starting to kick in, but leaves its imprint by being bone dry. Is more bitter than sour. Would be curious to try this at different stages of its age and development. I totally understand this beer. It invokes the spirit of the persimmon, it’s not something you would want to drink regularly, just like you would not want to eat persimmon regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerandhockey8 (235) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From 22oz bottle to tulip. Pour is a hazy yellow with a thick white head. Nose is light fruit, slight hop, earthy. Taste is light bodied, very sour. Finishes rough. Ok beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (678) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A pale amber beer with a bit of white head. Fruity on the nose. A very pleasantly fruity sour ale with, yep, distinct persimmon note. Highly drinkable for summer. 3.6.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine's. Clear yellow gold, minimal cap. Aroma is fruity, melon, ritz crackers, slight funk. Taste is sweet and very mild tartness. Mild carbonation and dryness. Wet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
12 oz. on tap at Max’s. Surprisingly clear, golden orange with a lasting film of cream. Nose is wheat, light funk, honey and spice. Tastes of honey, white pepper, white wine, a bit of banana and earthy spice. Medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance, but not much sour.

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