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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden color. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is fruity and oily lemon and light spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Slightly dull dark tan, has some sweetness up front, light fruit late. Just the faintest hint of tartness. I guess I don’t understand what I’m drinking, not being familiar with persimmon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange. Nose and taste of wild yeast, lightly soured orange peel, milk sugar, light bread and light funk. Medium body. Mildly sour. Finishes with alcohol soaked persimmon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at Tangle Town, pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of light spices, light tartness and some wheat notes. Flavour of wheat, light sourness, and some mild brett presence. Quite light and not very sour – the persimmon is not very prominent. Decent, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Max’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11607) - 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.

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