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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Belgian Sour Persimmon Ale. A brainstorm with the brewer’s of New Belgium. Brewed with Organic Pale, C-60 and Munich malts (with a touch of black), bittered with Palisade and finished with UK Fuggles. Wort soured with Lactobacillus Amylovorous and fermented entirely with Brettanomyces Lambicus. Made with curry leaves in the boil and 80# pureed persimmons in the fermenter. Starting gravity 14.6 Plato (1.060), alcohol 4.8% by weight, 6.2% by volume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10101) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
persimmons, curry, and brett...what a unique brew. props to both brewers for the stones to try a beer like this. maybe not for everyone, but i thought it was quite good. too many flavors going on to elaborate on. quite sour, but not bracingly so. definitely worth a try."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
light copper dark red, sour cherry aroma, persimmon taste with some pepper flake taste.

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