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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Not sure who shared this bottle, but a big thanks. 750 ml bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Bottle was a slight gusher. A: Pours an extrememly cloudy yellow, very chilled haze, a white frothy head that leaves some swirls once it subsides. S: Lots of fruits going on. I’m getting whiffs of mandarin oranges, a slight star fruit, a little pineapple. I guess this is what persimmon smells like? Either way it’s very enjoyable. T: Very nice tartness with a nice sweet orange and pineapple sweetness. It really tasted good and I’m a big fan of this persimmon fruit. Little oakiness in there as well. M: Light to medium bodied with a nice sugary coating quality to it. Nice spritz of carbonation with a slight drying finish. O: The persimmon fruit was very delicious and seemed to take on qualities of many differnt fruits. Not overly sweet and was very drinkable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-10-2011


3.7
drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2017
From the 750 ml bottle. Light in body with distinct acidic tartness and apricot like notes.

4
baraciisch (3387) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle. Hazy bright yellow orange in color... Aroma of orange, vanilla creamsicle, funk, and persimmon I reckon? Flavor is creamsicle, persimmon, citrus, lemon tartness, light funk, lots of acidity throughout and on finish... enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2016
Smell is weird. Almost floral. Taste is sour persimmon. Medium body, medium sharp carbonation, and no foam.

3.9
umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is orange sherbet and sour funk. Tastes moderately sour which is way less than the normal Upland. Loads of vinegar to mix with the orange sherbet. Very good.

4
phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2015
750 ml bottle sampled at Mark’s gigantic tasting. Pours a hazy pear juice color with a small to medium white head that settles into a ring and film. Notes of oak, vanilla, pear, lemon and lime juice, yogurt, sourdough. It has a cheesy funk in the aroma that doesn’t show up in the more sour flavor. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, sour mouthfeel. That cheesy funk in the nose turns somewhat into puky sawdust as it warms, so this one is actually better colder. And despite that, I really, really enjoyed it.

3.7
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle @ Deans Sticky Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! Pours a hazy, headless beer. Aroma of tarty melon, white fruits, touches of oak and a massive tart base. Flavor is stringently tarty, loads of sour stuff going on. Never had individual persimmons before, but I reckon they have an influence in the tartness here. Hint of grainy and sweet malts in the very back. Sourness is strongly overpowering here, making this a great cleanser and very refreshing. Nice stuff.

3.8
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
Thx! to kermis. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Dean’s sticky Bomb Shelter” Tasting. GUSHER. Very hazy milky lemon appearance with no head. Nose is sour aspirin, sour puckering lactic, aspirin, sour orange,… Taste is hugely sour puckering lactic acid, sour lemonade bacteria, vinegar, citrus acid, very basic one note sourness, the sourness is almost comical, very much Vitamin C, aspirin & lemonade, no complexity. Puckering. Not getting the fruit really, I could get maybe orange but persimmon, not really. Body is puckering & lemonade. Fun on its own terms, easily least favorite of the ones tried so far, lacks fruit character (or at least the one that the bottle promises) & the sourness is almost comical if not entirely so. Fun enough if you like super sour USA sours.

3
deanso (10101) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 21, 2015
Sample at Kermis’s birthday. No head. Funky aroma. Cloudy lemony pour. Too sour. Like vinegar

3
kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours very hazy pale yellow with a ring white head. Aroma of light barnyard funk, aspirin, heavy lactic and orange. Flavour is light sweet and heavy burning sour. Light medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.2
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steve Hackley on September 25. Thanks Steve! This was poured from a 750 mL bottle that I won in one of the lotteries earlier this year. The pour is a foggy golden yellow color with no head to be found, just some light white wispy bubbles and a little movement from carbonation. The aroma is great. Huge sour up front, but it’s not acidic at first. It’s a fruit-induced sour. There is a big time funk going on on the back end that almost seems like it’s sour oak. The barrel is definitely pretty prevalent in this one. The flavor starts out juicy and sour. It’s like a sour lemon warhead of sorts. The persimmon really comes through on the back end. The oak maintains throughout, but doesn’t deter a lot. It’s surprisingly good. The mouth feel is crisp and tart with a resoundingly sour finish. The aftertaste lingers a bit, but it’s relatively quick and out. Really good sour from Upland.


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