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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of persimmon with some wheat thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of wheat, as well as some biscuit malt, orange and persimmon. There is a light amount of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3805) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Sparkling gold, thick white head. Tiny intense bead.Spicy yeasty palate.Quite dry, with yeast lasting all thru the finish as well

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of persimmons, orange, and yeast. Flavor of persimmons, yeast, earth, subtle brett, and stone fruit with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bomber. Pours nearly clear gold with a frothy but persistent head. Some fruit and funk in the aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Iím not picking up a lot of persimmon or sourness. Just a little tart edge on top of fruit and spice and English hops. Dries out a bit at the finish. Interesting but not compelling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12048) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Maxís Taphouse. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is persimmon and biscuit malt, spicy alcohol and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with persimmon, light hops and bitterness with spicy alcohol, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21170) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden color. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is fruity and oily lemon and light spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tap at spuyten duyvil.. Pour is straw gold with thick fluffy head.. Aroma is Brett, sour apple, candied peach. Taste is slightly sour with peach, apple, vanilla. Light and carbonated.. Tastes like it almost went bad although freshly tapped. Average wild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
More of a fruit ale than a sour. A cloudy orange/yellow pour with a thin head. Much lacing, one might call it coating. Fruity peach like aroma. Flavour has much sweetness, peach flavouring. Sweet light finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
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. Canít say itís sour at all... OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
22oz bottle from Whole Foods Bowery NYC. Pours slightly hazy brilliant gold with lots of carbonation. Aromas of fruit and funkiness. Taste of fruit (canít 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.

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