mgermani (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby-red with a foam ring and delecate lacing. Sour aroma, cherry pie. Nice! Confusing taste - lots of starch from the persimmon. Bile? Not too sour, with a touch of bitterness. Lightly creamy but ultimately thin body with light carb. Great idea for a beer, but not quaffable, and too confusing.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really odd beer imo. The nose is of brett, spice, flowers with an ever so slight tartness. The pour is brown with a nice big head. Lots of funk initially, fruity, spicy. Lots of funk, very little tartness. I would have thought it would have been more sour as well with the lacto and brett.
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Strange Brew. Murky, nearly opaque brown with a surging, creamy tan head. Mildly fruity nose, sort of cherry-nectarine. Creamy medium body. Light fruity funk there as well, but not nearly as much funk or sour as you’d expect from both lacto AND brett. Mild, clean, and drinkable. Needs more personality.
theisti (2816) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 12 oz schooner at the Elysian Fields brewpub. Pour is slightly hazed ruby brown with a smallish tan head. Thick lacing left behind. Aroma of faint earthiness and sour. Taste is really different, a lot of earthy leafiness (the curry perhaps), persimmon, slight smoky roastiness, elements of sour and barnyard. This is not a sour beer per se, but it has a nice edge to it. Palate is medium, drying with a lasting finish. Interesting, though would like the yeast to be more expressive.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light copper dark red, sour cherry aroma, persimmon taste with some pepper flake taste.