cobaink2 (800) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2017 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Definitely sour, but not entirely in a good way at first. The sourness became more pleasant quickly, but was less dominant. Seemed sour with out any funk, leading me to believe most of the sour came from the persimmon and that over time this might become a much more interesting beer.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, golden yellow with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had light white bread, pale malt and cracker; slight funky yeast; vegetable; and sour fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet; while the finish was moderately sweet, moderate to heavily sour and light to moderately bitter. There was pale malt, white bread, fruits, sour fruit, vegetable, some bitter some vegetal, dusty and every so slightly funky yeast. The light to medium body was a little oily with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.
22 oz bottle. Bit of foam when opened I guess due to the Brett. Drink with a taste of over ripe lemons , coriander and mangos. Not bad considering the age on this beer. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Not nearly as sour as I thought it was going to be, but still pretty tasty all the same.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BuckeyeBoy (8500) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2015
22oz bottle during the entire vertical pours out a hazy golden topped with a small fizzy head. Nose is some citrus sour notes along with lots of the persimmon. Taste is more of the persimmon some light citrus tart and a belg yeast. nuplastikk (6456) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Maxs. $3.50 a pint, had to bite. Rich and sweet, with a definite persimmon flavor. A little sugary. Not unlike a pumpkin beer in richness,but with persimmon. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sample at the Super Bowl Viewing and Beer tasting on 02/01/2015. Pouors a hazy dark golden color with a thick white head that burns away gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity hops, malt and slight brett. Medium body with flavors of vine fruit, brett yeast, florals and malt. The finish is mildly sour with a fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
andrewje41 (4260) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
22 oz bottle pour split. #11 in the series and listed at 6% abv. Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a fizzy head. Slightly sour citrus and light banana like aroma. Flavor is easy drinking, with light hops, and a yogurt like yeast flavor. Cool finish with brett yeast and mild hops. Interesting take on the style. A lot like a pale ale with a slight sour side to it. I enjoyed this. tcon25 (941) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle pour at home, thanks Andrew for sharing. Light pour, small sour aroma with a smooth taste. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Gold with light Amber tinges. Light head. Very sour, yogurt, lemon, an odd flavor. Not cohesive. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
From a bottle this pour is a golden color with a white bubble head.A lot of c02, tart and does have a persimmon taste.I opened this beer thinking it was going to be plain and it’s not.I find this beer to be good as well I have been eating a lot of persimmons lately which helps it. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft at St. Augustine. Copper color thin head. Huge dried persimmon aroma. Soft silky palate, big bitterness and astringency fm huge persimmon, big tannins reminiscent of tea. Brett is just starting to kick in, but leaves its imprint by being bone dry. Is more bitter than sour. Would be curious to try this at different stages of its age and development. I totally understand this beer. It invokes the spirit of the persimmon, it’s not something you would want to drink regularly, just like you would not want to eat persimmon regularly.