Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold with light Amber tinges. Light head. Very sour, yogurt, lemon, an odd flavor. Not cohesive.
Getbetter (894) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle this pour is a golden color with a white bubble head.A lot of c02, tart and does have a persimmon taste.I opened this beer thinking it was going to be plain and it’s not.I find this beer to be good as well I have been eating a lot of persimmons lately which helps it.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at St. Augustine. Copper color thin head. Huge dried persimmon aroma. Soft silky palate, big bitterness and astringency fm huge persimmon, big tannins reminiscent of tea. Brett is just starting to kick in, but leaves its imprint by being bone dry. Is more bitter than sour. Would be curious to try this at different stages of its age and development. I totally understand this beer. It invokes the spirit of the persimmon, it’s not something you would want to drink regularly, just like you would not want to eat persimmon regularly.
Beerandhockey8 (233) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 22oz bottle to tulip. Pour is a hazy yellow with a thick white head. Nose is light fruit, slight hop, earthy. Taste is light bodied, very sour. Finishes rough. Ok beer
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A pale amber beer with a bit of white head. Fruity on the nose. A very pleasantly fruity sour ale with, yep, distinct persimmon note. Highly drinkable for summer. 3.6.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Augustine's. Clear yellow gold, minimal cap. Aroma is fruity, melon, ritz crackers, slight funk. Taste is sweet and very mild tartness. Mild carbonation and dryness. Wet.
nearbeer (3849) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. on tap at Max’s. Surprisingly clear, golden orange with a lasting film of cream. Nose is wheat, light funk, honey and spice. Tastes of honey, white pepper, white wine, a bit of banana and earthy spice. Medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance, but not much sour.
CapFlu (4620) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lasting thin white foamy head atop a clouded amber body. Nose of lemon zest, honeydew. Very yeasty and tart, nice citrus front with a smooth vanilla mid palate. Finishes mildy bitter and dry.
snoworsummer (2504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours cloudy orange with a bubbly white head. Tastes lightly sour, dry, grassy, fruity. Light body and low carbonation. Smells sour, fruity, doughy.
sonnycheeba (3789) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample pour at a festival. Pours hazy gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is sour fruit, cereal malts, lemon zest, floral notes, light sugar, and faint oak. Flavor is malty with light sour esters, light floral hops, and faint toast; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.