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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Forager Series.
Wild persimmon ale. Literally, "fruit of the gods." "sweet and savory, with notes of cinnamon and apricot, the orange-globed persimmon fruit truly is heavenly. Yet itís not until after the first frost that persimmon turn from astringent and bitter to a luscious fruit worthy of the gods. 75 lbs of persimmons in primary.

A complex, fruit-forward winter ale. The beerís notes of holiday spices come entirely from native persimmons and the beerís Belgian ale yeast.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4007) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2011 bottle. Thanks Sean for the bottle. Pours a clean soft copper with two fingers of tan head. Nose shows dark fruits and some sweet spice, fig and persimmon show through. Estery and slightly phenolic, some peppery notes. Nice dark fruits and sweet spice, dates and sweet bread. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
750ml bottle from Summer Santa. Pours dark hazy amber with a tan head . Aromas of caramel malt, dark fruits, caramel malts, and some spices. Flavors of sweet dark malts, plum, apricots, and some spices mixed in. Mouthfeel is creamy and soft. Alcohol is there, but not a strong note. Interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3906) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2011
750 from Bruisin Ales. Pours a nice ruby dark color. Big burst of Dubbel/Quad flavor. Raisin. Plum. Some nice spices. Toffee. Caramel. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Sampled from a 750 ml bottle, number 379/800, and shared during BDRís annual BBQ weekend. Pours a semi-clear reddish copper colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates to a creamy top and spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grain and caramel malt, some plum, tropical fruit and a hint of apricots. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of light fruit, multi-grain and caramel malts, some mild spice and a touch of candied cherries. Finish has a neutral aftertaste with some caramel malt, light tropical fruit and low bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This perfectly balanced high alcohol winter persimmon style beer warms the soul during cold weather.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Amber pour with a thin white head that quickly fades and leaves behind a trace amount of spotty lace. Aroma is musty, light zest and mild spice. Nice amount of a saison like dankiness and nice fruit presence. Perty decent stuff. Good depth and complexity. Alcohol fairly well masked. Citric astringency shows itself late on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2011
Had this a few times from the bottle. Pours a plum amber with a small white head that fades. Nose of spices, generic red fruit, plum, herbs. Flavor has more depth that most of the beers Iíve had from this brewer. The sweet and spicy flavor is balanced by a light tartness. Solid. The label is fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
750 ml bottle from JCB- thanks, Jason! Bottle 070 of 800. Pours a cloudy plum brown color with some amber highlights and a thick, foamy off-white head that dissipates into a thin film quickly. The aroma started too light for me, but opened up after a few minute with notes of earthy funk, cinnamon, fruitcake, caramel malts, and plums- I like Jasonís "wild winter warmer" description. The flavor brings more of the funk, fruit, and spices evident in the nose. Maybe itís persimmon Iím getting from this, but I wouldnít know one if I saw one. Light-medium bodied, with abundant but soft carbonation and a juicy, funky mouthfeel. The hops seem to have fallen out and this really does take a little warming before it gets interesting. Iíd drink this as fresh as you can and doubt it will get better. Cool beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Thanks to bmanning for opening a bottle of this. Served in a snifter. Pours a moderately-hazy orange color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings forward a bit of light spicing and a bit of fruitiness. The taste adds a bit more fruit and a bit of earth. The persimmons are there, but not over the top. Body is light with good carbonation. Drinks fairly well and was a nice take on the style. Certainly couldnít tell that the ABV was this high. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-14-2011

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle, from Samís, # 193 of 800, consumed 2/9/11. Ok aroma, malty. Yeasty, cardboard. Little fruity, orangy. Clean dark brownish orange, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Interesting, flavor was best, had a nice spice mix in the flavor. Guess I need to have persimmon someday.


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