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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Forager Series.
Persimmon (Diospyros Virginiana) — literally, “fruit of the gods.” Sweet and savory, with natural notes of cinnamon and apricot, the orange-globed persimmon fruit truly is heavenly. But it’s not until after the first frost that persimmon turns from astringent and bitter to a luscious fruit worthy of the gods.
Once again, the annual wild persimmon harvest was amazing. The Forager community gathered over 550 pounds of native North Carolina persimmons, a harvest that began in September 2013 — well before the first frost. This bountiful yield produced a complex, fruit- forward winter ale. The beer’s notes of holiday spices come entirely from the native persimmon and the beer’s Belgian ale yeast.
In the fall of 2014, we’ll debut a brandy barrel-aged version.
Availability: FALL and WINTER 2014. 10% ABV

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3.6
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
22oz bottle I picked up at a artisans market at Union Market in DC. Pours a clear amber with some thin, eggshell head. Nose is interesting, some muddled dark fruit, plum, malt, some orange peel but then a lot of tomato and a little celery seed. Flavor is the same, some mild sweetness, some tart tomato, herbal, oddly savory too. Slightly sticky finish. Very strange.

3.1
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy with a frothy top finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent red brown colored body. The mild aroma was mild fruit. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium fruity aftertaste. The funky flavor contained notes of mild spice mild hops and fruity.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft. Medium off-white head atop cloudy garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol, some pomegranate, light orange, Belgian yeast. Taste is moderately swet, orange, Belgian yeast, some alcohol warming, faint alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.9
Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Brewvival Trip Beer 80. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal notes, persimmons, earth. The taste is earth, syrupy fruits, persimmon, cinnamon, caramel. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.6
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a cloudy deep amber with an off white head. Spicy orange zest aroma. Full mouthfeel with sweet malts and herbs. Quite nice.

4.3
Jamiesessions (29) - - FEB 17, 2013
Persimmon flavors bring out some tasty notes, heavy malt backbone, warming alcohol is a good thing

2.3
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bomber. Very alcoholic tasting. Sweet smelling. Dry. Puckery. Yeast is not as prevalent as I thought it would be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
750mL thanks to dfroms! Pours a clear, deep red. Yellowish head, fizzing out quickly. Weak retention. Nose is oxidized, all acetaldehyde red Apples. Taste is musty, Dirty, almost fishy. Fish Oil, red apples. Drainpour.

3.6
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Like last years vintage was to me quite a bit better. I lost the persimmon in the depth of this beer. Still good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Travlr (24866) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of slightly spur cherries, plums. Taste is dark fruit and citrus, light spice an a bit of tartness at the finish. .


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