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

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3372) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma was funky & sour with yeast, bread and light fruit. Flavor was earthy with bread dough, wild yeast, pale malts and had some sour funkiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at brewery. Light golden yellow. Nose is sour, yeasty. Muted sour attack. A bit sweet. Ok but not my thing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
I dont think this is supposed to be on shelves until Wednesday, oh well, I got it Sunday. From the label: "Beer #11: MORTIS Sour Persimmon Ale. Theres no escape from Mortis as it enwraps you in the tartness of persimmons and brettanomyces." Im quite underwhelmed by this beer. Pours a clouded golden with a bit of surface white foam. The nose carries primarily belgian yeast (run of the mill style), then theres some funk a little soily grain, some hay and some sweet bread. Not really getting the persimmons here. Taste is sweet, with some grain and clay and hints of peppercorn and chestnuts; the Brett is maybe, maybe a little funky in there, but I feel like I really, really have to search for it. No tartness here....none. Full bodied in my opinion with a sharp, but short lived carbonation and a little more resonance than Id prefer. This one is probably one of the bigger flops in the series unfortunately. Serving type: bottle 11-20-2012

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours clear bright yellow, minimal head. Smell slight funk, grapefruit, citrus. Taste banana, very very slight brett, mostly Belgian Strong Ale flavors. Hay, fluff, coriander. Medium body. Sub par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber. Very slightly hazy gold pour. White fluffy head. Cedar - wood aroma. Slightly dry. Nice flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
From bottle. Hazy full golden color with lots of head. Aroma is tart funky yeast and sour fruit. Taste is fresh persimmon, light yeast tartness, apple, and grain. Finishes with an apple aftertaste and a light pucker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle - pours out cloudy golden, medium thick frothy head. Nose of cloves, coriander, yeast, and malt. Very frothy mouthfeel . Taste is of cloves, apricot, plums, and malt. Super sweet and syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Clear golden color with lasting ivory head. Peppercorn, dry spice, mild sour, fruity aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Doughy, pale malt, mild sour flavors with some tropical fruit sweetness, and dry spices---good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Very much wheat with a touch of sour and yeast. Pour is cloudy and golden with medium white head. Aroma is like most pale ale and wheat. Nice summer to fall beer that is refreshing,wheat and a little tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Light lemon and wheat with a little tart, lightly sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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