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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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jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This perfectly balanced high alcohol winter persimmon style beer warms the soul during cold weather.

4.4
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with thin light tan head and thin collar. Aroma is a light caramel, some fruity-tangy-berry-like notes. Now I think I know what persimmons smell and taste like. Really digging the fruity taste in this beer. Great medium body and carbonation lend to a great beer experience.

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

4
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
22oz bottle shared by Jersey Joe. Rating #18. This beer I really enjoyed, it had a sweetness that I couldn’t put my finger on, but it really blew me away. Very good. (2147)

4
HourGlass13 (909) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a murky reddish copper color, with a thick beige head with spotty lacing. Aroma is grain and caramel malt, some plum, a hint of apricots and the persimmon. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of light fruit, mult grain and caramel malts, some mild spice and a touch of candied cherries. Finish has a caramel malt, dark fruit and low bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice well rounded brew. Likely the best thing Fullsteam has done to date!!

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.

3.9
Cybercat (5838) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Pours translucent orange-honey with a nice pale.buff head. Aroma delivers persimmon, fresh malt and other fruit. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma but with emphasis on the fruit. Mouthfeel presents good body and fizz. Go full steam!

3.8
drfabulous (7948) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2011
750 from Bruisin Ales. Pours a nice ruby dark color. Big burst of Dubbel/Quad flavor. Raisin. Plum. Some nice spices. Toffee. Caramel. Enjoyable.

3.8
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Unique, earthy aroma with some hints of spices and fruit. Pours an opaque medium brown with thin, fine head. Medium/light body, lively mouthfeel. Nice earthy/apricot flavor and smooth finish (hint of licorice-like flavor in finish), with a alcohol warming sensation. Nice to have a winter seasonal that is lighter bodied and easy to drink.

3.7
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Draft at the tavern. Pours clear coppery orange with minimal light beige head. Nose of caramel, apricot, mild persimmon, and blended spices. A bit of hops. Tastes sweet but not cloying... a bit of abbey dubbel action with sort of a general hoppy "Belgian ale" thing going on. Some cinnamon and brown sugar showing themselves. Quite good. I want a bigger pour!


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