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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2013
bottle. I’m not really what persimmons taste like, but this isn’t very full of any flavor. It’s certainly not sour in the least either. Strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
THOUGHTS: Definitely sour, but not entirely in a good way at first. The sourness became more pleasant quickly, but was less dominant. Seemed sour with out any funk, leading me to believe most of the sour came from the persimmon and that over time this might become a much more interesting beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, golden yellow with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had light white bread, pale malt and cracker; slight funky yeast; vegetable; and sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderate to heavily sour and light to moderately bitter. There was pale malt, white bread, fruits, sour fruit, vegetable, some bitter some vegetal, dusty and every so slightly funky yeast. The light to medium body was a little oily with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a white collapsing head. Aroma is fruity and light spiced. Mild phenolic, caramelish and light bitter. Vague herbaland light phenolic into the finish. Toasted malty and light phenolic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Sampled during VCBW 2013 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC pours a clear golden color with a small white head that leaves some thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is lemon with some yeasty notes. Taste is a light lemony sourness with a fruity and malty sweetness and a dry yeasty finish. Quite good for what it is and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Clear pale orange with very little head. Aroma is tangerine, cider vinegar, pear. Tart on the palate with a short acidic finish. Taste is sour lemon candy, cider vinegar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VincentL (287) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Jaune or voilé, un peu acide et sûr mais pas autant que je l’aurais espéré, un peu fruité, rafraîchissant, peu amer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7856) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. slightly hazy pale yellow with a nice frothy white head, good retention and lacing. plain pale cereals, apples, apple juice, light vinous notes, some zest, booze and a hint of sweetness. light tart grapes for a shy acidic profile, saison yeast - spicy and peppery. average carbonation, medium body - oily, short herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Surprising how sour this beer isn’t. The aroma is light fruit, slight sour, vinegar. Slightly hazy yellow in ciolor, white head. The flavor is light tart fruit, pear like, earthy, decent. The finish is sour, acidic, pine needles, lingering sweet fruit. Medium in body. Not bad at all, but sourheads really won’t dig this. Sweet and slighlty sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (1654) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
Bouteille au Mondial. Couleur paille voilée, peu de mousse blanche disparaissant rapidement. Arôme de pomme, cidre de glace?, acidité. Goût funky, légère acidité, pomme, alcool. Carbonation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

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