Gerbeer (1422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a light clear amber with medium head. Aromas of oranges, light brett, and old socks. Flavors of honey, butter, wood, and a little vanilla. Can’t say it’s sour at all... OK
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Whole Foods Bowery NYC. Pours slightly hazy brilliant gold with lots of carbonation. Aromas of fruit and funkiness. Taste of fruit (can’t pinpoint the persimmon exactly) and not that sour, actually pretty mild. Very drinkable with a slight bit of funk; really enjoyed this one. Another great offering from Elysian.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, golden color with champagne bubbles, flavor of chervil salad greens, banana, persimmon fruit, sour finish
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber) clear gold, film of white bubbles. Nose of stone fruit, apricot, yeasty, light alcohol. Taste of apricot, alcohol, stone fruit, unique.
TheRealMGD (549) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from WB. Clear gold pour with a short white head fading to thin and leaving a fine, even lacing. Nose is tart fruit and some saison-like funk. Medium-light body with vigorous, fine carbonation. Ripe apricot, sweet apple, pear, black pepper and some earthy funk. Tartness is mild (less so than the bomber I had the month it came out), almost more of a fruity Saison than a Sour/Wild.. An accessible sour with a mild Brett character. Would be interesting to try this one again in 6-8 months. One of my favs in the Apocalypse series.
jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light malty hoppy flavor with a light sour finish.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice, tight, dry and funky nose. Plenty of persimmon flesh flavour with all the sugar taken out. Dry and funky all the way through. Some graham cracker sweetness too. Really good. Estery fruit. I’m pretty impressed by this offering and the partnership of the yeast with this interesting fruit.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Lets Pour. Pours clear orange gold with a fizzy transient white head. Aroma is faint sour fruit. Med body. Flavor is bready, with a slight earthiness suggesting brett, and some sort of fruit. Obviously persimmon, but I wouldn’t know that on my own. It’s tart/sour, but not strongly so. Finishes that way.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright, gold, little-to-no head. Aroma is clean, fruity grain with very small sourness that had me briefly confused with hops and ginger. Flavor confirmed sourness, especially as it warmed, but it was incredibly mild for a beer fermented entirely with Brett. The persimmons were not immediately apparent either, and I still can’t point out exactly which components of the beer were affected by it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a positive impact given the subtle complexity of this beer. Light bodied, low carbonation.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham, WA, listed at 6% ABV
Cloudy amber color, small creamy head. The aroma is mild, a bit fruity, sour, earthy (soil). Smooth mouthfeel, some malt flavor, the sourness is just hinted, very light Bretts, and a delicate fruitiness and sweetness, probably from the persimmon. Low bitterness.
Pleasant and easy for many palates.