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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Alphadelic's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
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. Iím pretty impressed by this offering and the partnership of the yeast with this interesting fruit.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fluffy (2357) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Not nearly as sour as I thought it was going to be, but still pretty tasty all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2015
22oz bottle during the entire vertical pours out a hazy golden topped with a small fizzy head. Nose is some citrus sour notes along with lots of the persimmon. Taste is more of the persimmon some light citrus tart and a belg yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Maxs. $3.50 a pint, had to bite. Rich and sweet, with a definite persimmon flavor. A little sugary. Not unlike a pumpkin beer in richness,but with persimmon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11492) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2869) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
22 oz bottle pour split. #11 in the series and listed at 6% abv. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a fizzy head. Slightly sour citrus and light banana like aroma. Flavor is easy drinking, with light hops, and a yogurt like yeast flavor. Cool finish with brett yeast and mild hops. Interesting take on the style. A lot like a pale ale with a slight sour side to it. I enjoyed this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (624) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle pour at home, thanks Andrew for sharing. Light pour, small sour aroma with a smooth taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Gold with light Amber tinges. Light head. Very sour, yogurt, lemon, an odd flavor. Not cohesive.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
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 itís not.I find this beer to be good as well I have been eating a lot of persimmons lately which helps it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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, itís not something you would want to drink regularly, just like you would not want to eat persimmon regularly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerandhockey8 (354) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
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


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