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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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(Previously labeled Persimmon Lambic). Persimmon was the first sour beer we brewed to use a fruit from a native North American species of flora, the persimmon, which is also a popular Midwestern delicacy. Persimmon is a fruited sour ale where the distinct characteristics of American persimmons are melded with a mildly tart base of sour ale. Fresh aromas of persimmon, pear and peaches accompany the light straw color. Lactic tanginess, field flavors, and dry fruits create a refreshing and experiential taste. The finish is very dry, with lingering persimmon flavor. (Old description) The persimmons were provided by Aaron Persinger, a local singer/songwriter who is currently the drummer for Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. (The Rev himself is a certified Persimmon lover I’ve been told, can’t wait to get him a bottle). Being a classic Indiana fruit, we couldn’t resist, maybe one day we’ll find enough local mulberries and bring another (as far as we know) first-ever fruit lambic-style to the lineup.

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1.7
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2014
This poured a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma was of rotting vegetables, lemons and nothing else. Flavor was huge acetic.spur, with a nice background of vomit and rotten tomatoes

3.1
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to charule. What is up with these guys being so darn sour all the time. Aroma is like citric acid and persimmons. Super sour taste hides all flavors. Taste like a sour warhead. Too much, Upland, too much.

4.1
jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sourness / funkiness, pale malts, light persimmon (maybe? I don’t know this fruit), light oak, and hints of spices. Flavor the same with a nice sourness and fruitiness. Average texture. A very good beer.

3.6
charule (2297) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from lottery. Poured hazy light yellow with no head. Aroma of awesome tomato persimmon spice. Light carb med bod. Very sour taste.

4
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky light golden, like grapefruit juice, with a modest white head that quickly hazes this glass - It’s not the prettiest brew for sure. Full Disclosure : I’ve never had a persimmon - but there’s a dominant aroma note that must be persimmon : I’m a fan already. Light Candied sugar, citrus zest, persimmon flesh (presumably). This is a standout for me already for the series. The flavor profile is initial heavy sweettart, moving to persimmon sweetness, zesty lemon, with a lingering sour finish on the tongue. Bravo

4
vyvvy (6735) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours murky yellow / orange with a white head. The aroma has fleshy persimmons, tartness and a bit of richness. It has a medium / rich body with fairly soft and smooth carbonation. The flavor starts off with rich juiciness, fresh persimmons that are almost fleshy and nice (not overwhelming) sourness. The finish is tart and nice. Struck me more as a sour ale than a lambic, but it was very enjoyable.

4
Ferris (16523) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Big persimmon fruit and some funk. Pale hazy yellow with a frothy head. Juicy then watch out for the tartness. Great fruit, crazy tartness.

3.6
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus and flower. Thin mouthfeel with strong sour citrus very acidic, sour as hell but good.

4.8
starcross (77) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a murky off white with little flakes of fruit floating around. Has a nice aroma and a little less funky than some of Upland's other sours. Crisp and refreshing. A favorite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2014. Pour is murky yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Funky, lactic, guava, vanilla, stone fruit, and hibiscus aroma. Taste is salty, lemony, yogurt, lime, basil, super lactic and hugely sour. Light body with low carbonation. Way too acetic and kind-of a disappointment.


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