Elysian 12 Beers of Apocalypse #11 - Mortis: Sour Persimmon Ale

Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Mortis will enwrap you in autumn coils of tartness and decay, with ripe Fuyu persimmons bringing the slightest blush to a pale ale fermented entirely with brettanomyces bruxellensis. German and Northwest wheat, pale and acidulated barley malt and a touch of C-45 Crystal combine with Fuggles hops to wrap things up dry, tight and tart, refreshing and satisfying. Mortis has set in just in time for Thanksgiving.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver. A pale amber beer with a bit of white head. Fruity on the nose. A very pleasantly fruity sour ale with, yep, distinct persimmon note. Highly drinkable for summer. 3.6.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at St. Augustine's. Clear yellow gold, minimal cap. Aroma is fruity, melon, ritz crackers, slight funk. Taste is sweet and very mild tartness. Mild carbonation and dryness. Wet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (5222) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
12 oz. on tap at Maxs. Surprisingly clear, golden orange with a lasting film of cream. Nose is wheat, light funk, honey and spice. Tastes of honey, white pepper, white wine, a bit of banana and earthy spice. Medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance, but not much sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Lasting thin white foamy head atop a clouded amber body. Nose of lemon zest, honeydew. Very yeasty and tart, nice citrus front with a smooth vanilla mid palate. Finishes mildy bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (5462) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours cloudy orange with a bubbly white head. Tastes lightly sour, dry, grassy, fruity. Light body and low carbonation. Smells sour, fruity, doughy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5841) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample pour at a festival. Pours hazy gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is sour fruit, cereal malts, lemon zest, floral notes, light sugar, and faint oak. Flavor is malty with light sour esters, light floral hops, and faint toast; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
OK sour, on tap at Tangle Town. Brett, some unique fruit. Nice though not extreme enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Slightly dull dark tan, has some sweetness up front, light fruit late. Just the faintest hint of tartness. I guess I dont understand what Im drinking, not being familiar with persimmon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark golden color with a ginormous white head on it. Nose is a little sour, with the unmistakably earthy notes of the brett. Taste is only moderately sour, and decidedly fruity, with an almost brandy-like finish. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
hazy tangerine, puffy large bubbled white head dies quick. Meaty peach and heavy sawdust nose, reminiscent of rust, celery, and a lumber aisle with sourness interspersed but no part of the profile. Heavy pie crust and alcohol front, tons of effervescent sweetness with light grape sourness emerging mid amidst dough and papery bitterness that continues until the muted, coin metallic finish. Too effervescent, carbonation dominating most aspects and almost no sour through the disappointing end.

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