oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemonade pour with a fizzy white head. The aroma is pure funk with lots of citrus, pear, apple, and lactic acid. The flavor is much the same- funky cheesecloth, acid, and what could only be described as... persimmons! The palate is super champagne like- the bottle gushed as well. Really unique and enjoyable.
ekoerper (572) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: not sure what persimmon is supposed to smell like, but I get a lot of apple and pear out of this, slight funkiness. Pours a hazy light straw color, big fizzy head dissipates very quickly, need to have a glass ready once you pop the cork to catch the eruption... Flavor is full of apple and pear, fairly yeasty, nice crisp sourness which balances nicely with the fruit character. Light/medium body, extremely high carbonation, prickly on the tongue. A really nice brew, great fruit character with just the right level of sourness.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to hannont for sharing)... Poured cloudy, vibrant orange with a thin, lacy head. Nose was yeasty with spices and funk. Citrus, lemon zest, peppery spiced, and quite yeasty in this dry brew. Tart and puckering with a candied sweetness.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very pale yellow to white with absolutely no head. The aroma is a persimmon I guess. Since I had to ask what that was I will try to relate it to more common fruits. So aroma is lemons and pineapples with some herbal notes. The flavor is lemons, pineapple, and pears. This is sour but not overly so. If you are in a beer rut, this would be a good way to have something totally different. Overall a nice one.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Cloudy yellow, not much head. Smells like pear, pineapple, lemon - persimmon, I suppose. Crisp and light and insanely refreshing and quenching. Nicely musty, with dusty, stoney notes, as well. Some hints of apple cider vinegar, plus kiwi. Man, this was good. Just an outstanding brew. Bottled on 3/15/11, batch 21.09
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttreeís. Pours hazy yellow (reminds me of the color of witbier) with big quick white head. The aroma is definite persimmon, some tropical deal, musty notes, and a subdued sourness; this smells so good itís all I can do to get my nose out of it and taste it. The flavor is subtle persimmon, pear, tropical fruit, and a nice cellar funk. The finish is dry and musty. A lovely mellow sourness holds it together throughout. This lambic is brilliantly delicate: neither the sourness nor the fruit dominate, but coexist in a nice balance. And I really like persimmons to begin with. Their use in this beer is outstanding. This is some amazing stuff.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Hazy white, yellow pour with no head. Smells strongly of Kiwi, not persimon IMO. Flavor is very juicy with pineapple and awesome. Great sour level with musty fruit like persimon, pear and pineapple. Nice. Itís refreshing and sour/tart. Just outstanding.
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful bottle from... Have to check my notes. Iíve got a couple of uplands from a couple of sources. Thank you thank you thank you. Expected the explosion from the cork but still wasnít ready for how quickly it happened. Caught most of it. Nose is tart and sharp fruit and wildness. Must have aroma of persimmon but Iím not sure exactly what persimmon tastes or smells like. Pale yellow that turns to orange in the bottom. Chunks of orange fruit in the bottom of the sniffer. Taste is sharp tart persimmon. Super dry mouth finish. Bottled 3/15/11 batch 71-09
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by the lagunitasfan. We were prepared for the explosion of the cork, so we didnít end up losing much, unlike the strawberry we exploded over my entire house last year. Pours a whitish pear color with not much head. Weird but lovely nose with the fruit coming through nicely and turning solventy and funky and even salty. Very nice nose. Flavors were slightly less forward and funky but that being said, superbly put together and nicely balanced between fruit, sweetness, and sourness...slightly solvent but not as much as the nose let on...and its actually not sweet at all, but enough to get the fruit flavors out. Gloriously fun beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle marked batch 22-08, bottled 2/25/10) cloudy light yellow-white with long lasting white bubbles. Nose of tart persimmon, bugs, vanilla, cherry, honey, funky and awesome. Taste is tart, vanilla, honey, persimmon, cinnamon, cherry, great tart linger and excellent carbonation. An excellent sour from Upland!