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Darksynth - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 58
Gots: 24 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-29-2014

Darksynth is 50% New Belgium Oscar (ale aged in wine barrels), 40% Dantalion, and 10% raspberry lambic.
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4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

awesome blend, i didnt even know this beer existed. for having only 10% raspberry beer blended in, it really tastes a lot like raspberries, tart and sweet and ripe and really authentic. the other main observation here for me is how sour it is, i mean, enamel peeling sour, so intense. it sort of looks and smells like a flanders red type, with the vinegar sourness and a dried fruitiness somewhere in the malt profile. lots of acid to this, citrus, lemons specifically in with the raspberries, and just a touch of chocolate malt type dryness. i love the funk, i love the musty wood on it, and overall this is really pretty excellent. i have not had any of the base beers blended to create this one, so its hard to say what each contributes, but the fruit is very forward and its a very complex drink. the surprise of the evening for me, in a session filled with a lot of world class beer. a real treat, pretty rare i assume, but grab one if you see it, delicious and some of the better work from new belgium in awhile.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Sonny for sharing this. Tampa visit review dump, full notes on IPad during consumption.

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A- Mahogany brown pour to a snifter with a small frothy light tan head. Fair retention down to a medium ring. Legs throughout but the beer seems slick and lace is rare.

S- Raspberries and sourness. Lemon juice, funky must, vinous grapes, raisins and some toasted browned grains. Berry vinegar at times.

T- Insanely sour at times between a lactic explosion and plenty of acetic at the end. Notes of fresh raspberries, floral, battery acid lemon juice, vinaigrette and sour vinous grapes. Feels like a true Oud Bruin with more lactic.

MF- Dried out leading to a somewhat light feeling body. Carbonation is rather high revealing a foamy and oily creamy texture. Finishes hurting my mouth with insane sours.

Man this is ridiculously sour with a barrage of lemons and raspberry fruit flavors. Vinegar and dark grain flavors make it feel like and Oud Bruin.

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.7/5  rDev -37.2%

Pour is dark clear caramel with a tan head. Nose is very similar to light. Lots of raspberry in the nose, hint of acetic acid, funk is faint. Taste is sweet, raspberry and a bit acetic in the finish. Very tart, light malt underneath. High carb and light body.

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Darksynth from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.