decaturstevo (4851) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale wheaty white pour with light creamy white head. Aroma of pineapple, persimmon, paper, and a light fruity. Subtle persimmon, fruity, and some acidic. Watery finish with aggressive carbonation.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/15/11 bottle. cloudy, yellowish pour with minimal head and extreme carbonation. funky smell with persimmon and star fruit, mildly sweet and tart. flavor is huge in the same fruit, overripe here, with some lemon zest and other citrus notes. dry and crisp
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity tartness on the nose hints of strawberry on the nose. Pours golden blonde. Not a very strong flavored fruit so not a lot of fruit flavor. Itís good though. The lactic tartness shines with almost a light citrus flavor.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle dated 15 March 2011, Batch 71.09, shared by badnewsbeers. Pineapple juice appearance- cloudy and dirty yellow with effervescent carbonation and a thin ring of off-white bubbles at the surface. Earthy, spicy, fleshy nose with fruit juice, jam, and some sour funk. Tart, fruity body, tannic with buttery oak and earthy, spicy persimmons. Complex but not terribly funky, a blend of stomach acid and light sweetness. An interesting idea that really features the peculiarities of the persimmon.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours perfect lenond cloudy with a nice white head. The aroma, the best part, is pure fruity fresh persimmon tangerine, so pleasant in the nose. Tastes like a light fruity citrus sour with smooth sour notes blended well with the fruits on a perfectly smooth body. Carbonation is right on the money as well.
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light yellow hazy liquid, violent inside with a creamy white head. The nose is sweeter than the peach with some mineral notes up front. Lots of fruity aromas, peaches, mango, light touch of sour in the nose. There is a tang on the fruits which I am told is the persimmon (never had one). The taste is balanced and subtl, lightly sweet, hints of tang with a faint mineral brett note. There is some spice in the back and a nice level of sourness, not overpowering but adds depth and is balanced wel. The feel is creamy, lively carbonation, rather dry, light crispness in the finish.
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by, "hannont". Colour... straw with a kind of greenish tint and no head. Nose... quince, pear skin and green persimmons. Palate... now thereís a dandy shot of persimmons up front! Tight, tart and delightful interplay of lemon drops, crushed persimmons, macerated kumquat skin and balancing act finish thatís both dry tart and lightly sweet with a trailing hint of flavour reminiscent of vinho verde.
Scopey (6138) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nateís Birthday Bash - big thanks to Ken! It pours cloudy greenish-yellow, with a thin bubbly white head. The nose is pineapple, tart green apple and sweet persimmon. The taste is sweet pineapple, lemon, tart green apple, persimmon and sherbet, with a juicy-tart finish. Medium body, lively carbonation and spritzy mouth-feel. Good balance and very drinkable, if not the most complex sour.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a tulip. Bottled 3/15/11, Batch 71-09. Big thanks to Rempo for this. Persimmons are probably my favorite fruit, so Iím super excited about this.
2.5 A: The color of this is quite shocking. I expected a pinkish hue, but instead this looks like hazy chardonay. Three fingers of white, fizzy soda-pop head that falls super fast and leaves no lacing. Like usual, Upland managed to make an ugly brew.
5.0 S: This is like anything Iíve ever smelled before, which makes much sense given that this is the only beer Iíve ever had that features persimmons. Oh yeah, it also smells wonderful. Persimmons are exploding from this. Iím picking up everything on the spectrum from immature, unripened persimmons to their sofy, overly ripened counterparts. With regards to this, I am picking up both earthy and sweet. Thereís a tartness to this that follows the unripened fruit vein, but there isnít a lot of traditional sourness in this. Oak complements the fruit and a light barnyard funk follows.
4.5 T: Again, the persimmon is running the show. Sweet, earthy, tart, and certainly distinct all at once. Thereís a good bit more acid in the taste that what the nose presented. This comes mainly in the form of tangy lactic acid, but there are notes of acetic as well. As for funk, thereís a ton of it. Funky barnyard, hay, wet grass, apple orchard, and horse. A lemony zestiness to it. Oak and vanilla complement the other flavors increasing the complexity of this. Persimmon aftertaste.
4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate spritzy carbonation. Good creaminess in this and super smooth.
4.5 D: I enjoyed this a lot. This is easily my favorite Upland brew. It captures the essence of the persimmon perfectly and presents it with force. There arenít too many brews out there that are unique, but as of now, this one is.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-30-2011 00:34:27
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th November 2011
Nate2Gs Birthday Bash at Kernel. Clear pale gold beer, short lived bubbly white head. Light dry palate - crisp. Minerally. Nice mildy tart fruits. Touch of gluey esters. Pineapple, orange and lemon and indeed some persimmon! Trace of coconut. Couple of people said there was a pina colada vibe going on here and I can see why! Nice drinkable lambic.