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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Forager Series.
Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana) — literally, “fruit of the gods.” Sweet and savory, with natural notes of cinnamon and apricot, the orange-globed persimmon fruit truly is heavenly. But it’s not until after the first frost that persimmon turns from astringent and bitter to a luscious fruit worthy of the gods.
Once again, the annual wild persimmon harvest was amazing. The Forager community gathered over 550 pounds of native North Carolina persimmons, a harvest that began in September 2013 — well before the first frost. This bountiful yield produced a complex, fruit- forward winter ale. The beer’s notes of holiday spices come entirely from the native persimmon and the beer’s Belgian ale yeast.
In the fall of 2014, we’ll debut a brandy barrel-aged version.
Availability: FALL and WINTER 2014. 10% ABV


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
I guess it is somewhat tangy, like an blood orange. Really would need to try again if possible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Caramel coloring with a very big malty flavor and alcohol in the finish. Maybe the best thing I’ve had at Fullsteam.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (517) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Orange to copper colored and Clift. Thin off white head. Sweet buttery aroma, smooth full bodied malt with a hint of hop and apple ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with thin light tan head and thin collar. Aroma is a light caramel, some fruity-tangy-berry-like notes. Now I think I know what persimmons smell and taste like. Really digging the fruity taste in this beer. Great medium body and carbonation lend to a great beer experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Unique, earthy aroma with some hints of spices and fruit. Pours an opaque medium brown with thin, fine head. Medium/light body, lively mouthfeel. Nice earthy/apricot flavor and smooth finish (hint of licorice-like flavor in finish), with a alcohol warming sensation. Nice to have a winter seasonal that is lighter bodied and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Coppery orange-amber pour. Nose is a fruity mix of plum, raspberry, and citrus meat with sweet caramel. Flavor follows suit with more plum, orange, raspberry and yeasty spice. Somewhat sweet, but enticing. Lingering fruit mix.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
22oz bottle I picked up at a artisans market at Union Market in DC. Pours a clear amber with some thin, eggshell head. Nose is interesting, some muddled dark fruit, plum, malt, some orange peel but then a lot of tomato and a little celery seed. Flavor is the same, some mild sweetness, some tart tomato, herbal, oddly savory too. Slightly sticky finish. Very strange.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent red brown colored body. The mild aroma was mild fruit. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium fruity aftertaste. The funky flavor contained notes of mild spice mild hops and fruity.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Medium off-white head atop cloudy garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, some pomegranate, light orange, Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately swet, orange, Belgian yeast, some alcohol warming, faint alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 80. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal notes, persimmons, earth. The taste is earth, syrupy fruits, persimmon, cinnamon, caramel. Medium bodied. Nice.


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