cstuartj (953) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at brewery. Light golden yellow. Nose is sour, yeasty. Muted sour attack. A bit sweet. Ok but not my thing.
harrymel (1478) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I don’t think this is supposed to be on shelves until Wednesday, oh well, I got it Sunday.
From the label: "Beer #11: MORTIS Sour Persimmon Ale. There’s no escape from Mortis as it enwraps you in the tartness of persimmons and brettanomyces."
I’m quite underwhelmed by this beer. Pours a clouded golden with a bit of surface white foam. The nose carries primarily belgian yeast (run of the mill style), then there’s some funk a little soily grain, some hay and some sweet bread. Not really getting the persimmons here. Taste is sweet, with some grain and clay and hints of peppercorn and chestnuts; the Brett is maybe, maybe a little funky in there, but I feel like I really, really have to search for it. No tartness here....none. Full bodied in my opinion with a sharp, but short lived carbonation and a little more resonance than I’d prefer. This one is probably one of the bigger flops in the series unfortunately.
Serving type: bottle
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear bright yellow, minimal head.
Smell slight funk, grapefruit, citrus.
Taste banana, very very slight brett, mostly Belgian Strong Ale flavors. Hay, fluff, coriander.
BVery (5966) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Very slightly hazy gold pour. White fluffy head. Cedar - wood aroma. Slightly dry. Nice flavor. Good beer.
pdx77 (1219) - Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Hazy full golden color with lots of head. Aroma is tart funky yeast and sour fruit. Taste is fresh persimmon, light yeast tartness, apple, and grain. Finishes with an apple aftertaste and a light pucker.
pdx76 (595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours out cloudy golden, medium thick frothy head. Nose of cloves, coriander, yeast, and malt. Very frothy mouthfeel . Taste is of cloves, apricot, plums, and malt. Super sweet and syrupy.
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AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with lasting ivory head. Peppercorn, dry spice, mild sour, fruity aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Doughy, pale malt, mild sour flavors with some tropical fruit sweetness, and dry spices---good
bigguns22 (626) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very much wheat with a touch of sour and yeast. Pour is cloudy and golden with medium white head. Aroma is like most pale ale and wheat. Nice summer to fall beer that is refreshing,wheat and a little tart.
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Light lemon and wheat with a little tart, lightly sweet
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5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Thick dirty straw, moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Bright funky bready nose.   Not fruity, doesn’t appear sour or tart, nor fruity.   On the tongue its a slightly tart bready start, some
melon like fruitiness, but not the Sour/Wild Ale that I was expecting.   Neither dry or puckering.   Seems more fruity than anything else.   Big melon like sweetness, a bit bready, pale, with slight funk.   Has a little
basement spunk, but its not too funky or bright.   Dull breadiness, pale fruitiness, leads up to a mediocre, very mediocre Sour/Wild Ale, if I could even call it that.   There is a reason this is only 30 percentile.   Keep
trying Elysian... maybe some day you will get it right.