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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 its 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 beers notes of holiday spices come entirely from the native persimmon and the beers Belgian ale yeast.
In the fall of 2014, well debut a brandy barrel-aged version.
Availability: FALL and WINTER 2014. 10% ABV

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
This perfectly balanced high alcohol winter persimmon style beer warms the soul during cold weather.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jamiesessions (29) - - FEB 17, 2013
Persimmon flavors bring out some tasty notes, heavy malt backbone, warming alcohol is a good thing

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 couldnt put my finger on, but it really blew me away. Very good. (2147)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (734) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13171) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5390) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7210) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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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