Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample during the Secret Barrel Society tour on 05/24/2014: Hazy bright peach color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Fruity and floral aroma. Light to medium body with flavors of citrus, yeast and oak. The finish is mildly funky with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
queenholly (3603) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Indy Sour Fest. Tart lactic and funky musty lemony aroma. Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Sour lactic lemon and funky musty basement flavor, with just a touch of balancing sweetness. Light body, lively carbonation.
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle sampled at upland sour fest pours a fizzy golden orange. acidic grape and very tart orange taste
shrubber85 (9617) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour milk, persimmon, and malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow with small head. Light persimmon and sour-tart malt aroma. Nicely blended. Works well.
DrSilverworm (9442) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste from a 750ml bottle at brew3crew’s house-warming party. Hazy pale yellow color. No head. Couple bits of lace. Great bigger sour taste, very light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Very smooth, very light carbonation. Good dry finish. Not very familiar with persimmon fruit, but I love the pear type, white grape and oak aromas. Hint of spice. Fantastic fruit sour.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Bottled 2/25/2010. Batch 77-08. Poured a hazy (towards the middle/end of bottle) golden color with an averaged sized head. Persimmons (I’m guessing as I’’m not overly familiar with them), citrus / lemons, and berries. Nice tart finish.
emacgee (4485) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by JCB. 2010 bottle. Cloudy blonde pour with a fizzy white head. Nice nose, tart notes with soft fruit and a touch of spice. Very mellow flavor with subtle fruit/persimmon notes and a soft acidity. Very light spicy notes.
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Aroma is dominated by overripe citrus fruits: orange, tangerine and persimmon I suppose, though I couldn’t say for sure since I’ve never eaten one. Nice sour aroma as well with some sweet grains, dusty brett, earth and oak. The beer pours hazy pale yellow with a tiny ring of bubbles before settling out. Taste is tart up front with sweet candied orange, tangerine, pineapple, pear, musty, oaky and sour. Body is a little thin with high carbonation that kind of ceases of the flavor. After taste is sweet orange peel, pear, oak. Overall a super citrusy sour beer and the first Upland beer I’ve tasted with a real sweet factor. The body is thinner than the others and not as juicy, but the flavor is surprisingly fresh.
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Too many geuze’s only one toilet, Ulfborg 2012. Hazy light yellow of color with a small white head. An aroma of spice, soap, weak honey, dry and fresh. A flavor of soap, spice, dry and green grapes.
AdamChandler (4047) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 split 2-ways with the GF in some stemware at 45F - 2011 bottle
A - Poured a big head that faded like seltzer. Very fizzy. Appearance very persimmon like with a clear golden orange.
S - Smells like a tart acidic grape juice with notes of honey and caramel.
T - Very grapey. Tannic, grape skins with this interesting sweet acidity that reminds me of sparkling grape juice. Very sweet
M - sweet up front and dry through out.
O - I liked this a lot. I found the tartness to me tongue numbing and the sweetness to be too close to grape juice.