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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(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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4.2
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Aroma: Tart Lemons, Hay, Mild Apple Cider Vinegar Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Hay, Tart Lemons, Sour Mash Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Very Tart, Mildly Sour

3
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle @ Avery Sour Fest 2014. Pours a milky yellow appearance with little head. Heavy passion fruit, guava, lemon, and other tropical fruits in the nose. The flavor was heavily acetic, extremely puckering and sour. Some funk but the beer so damn sour that it was hard to get other notes. The first beer I grabbed at the festival and possibly the first beer to run out, but it was a significant disappointment to me.

3.5
wchesser (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
At Avery Sour Fest ’14. Cloudy light orange straw. Nose of stone fruit, guava, light funk. Taste is very sour from the persimmon. Extremely puckering, persimmon flavor is clear, but just too tart for much more than a taster.

3.9
Dogbrick (13564) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sample during the Secret Barrel Society tour on 05/24/2014: Hazy bright peach color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Fruity and floral aroma. Light to medium body with flavors of citrus, yeast and oak. The finish is mildly funky with a fruity yeast aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.7
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle @ Indy Sour Fest. Tart lactic and funky musty lemony aroma. Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Sour lactic lemon and funky musty basement flavor, with just a touch of balancing sweetness. Light body, lively carbonation.

3.2
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
750ml bottle sampled at upland sour fest pours a fizzy golden orange. acidic grape and very tart orange taste

4
shrubber85 (11582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Sour milk, persimmon, and malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow with small head. Light persimmon and sour-tart malt aroma. Nicely blended. Works well.

3.9
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Taste from a 750ml bottle at brew3crew’s house-warming party. Hazy pale yellow color. No head. Couple bits of lace. Great bigger sour taste, very light sweet. Medium to bigger body. Very smooth, very light carbonation. Good dry finish. Not very familiar with persimmon fruit, but I love the pear type, white grape and oak aromas. Hint of spice. Fantastic fruit sour.

4.2
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Bottled 2/25/2010. Batch 77-08. Poured a hazy (towards the middle/end of bottle) golden color with an averaged sized head. Persimmons (I’m guessing as I’’m not overly familiar with them), citrus / lemons, and berries. Nice tart finish.

3.7
emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Shared by JCB. 2010 bottle. Cloudy blonde pour with a fizzy white head. Nice nose, tart notes with soft fruit and a touch of spice. Very mellow flavor with subtle fruit/persimmon notes and a soft acidity. Very light spicy notes.


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