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Darksynth - Upland Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 39
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Darksynth is 50% New Belgium Oscar (ale aged in wine barrels), 40% Dantalion, and 10% raspberry lambic.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-29-2014)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Deep brown in the glass, one finger white head that leaves some lacing.

S-Funk, caramel, brown ale-like base. Oak, grass, some dark fruits.

T-Starts with mild funk. Nice oak then a brown ale base. Ends with nice dark fruits.

M-Medium in body, nice carbonation.

O-A good collaboration, though I thought the LightSynth was a tad better.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a corked and caged bottle courtesy of Abbbp into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: Dark crimson/brown, with a beige head and moderate lacing. Head stays behind as a thick creamy crown.

Smell: Syrupy raspberries, balsamic vinegar, more vinegar.

Taste: Wow, this is too much for this big fan of sour, fruited beers. Super vinegary, and incredibly syrupy raspberry as well. Could only take a few sips before I had to drainpour. So sour it actually hurts. Yeah, I can't take this one.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, decently carbed. Lingers a while.

Overall: A huge disappointment. I don't drain pour beers easily, but this one was just way too sour for us. And the fruit was too syrupy. A swing and a miss by Upland/New Belgium. It seemed to me that I was drinking raspberry balsamic vinaigrette that had been pushed through a SodaStream. Just not a pleasant experience really.

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Darksynth from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.