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Darksynth - Upland Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 56
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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4.15/5  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.

Bad bottle share review 1.

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

Photo of DangerDawg
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of cpetrone84
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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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.64/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep ruby body. Small off-white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Raspberry. Kinda vinegary. Oak and deep caramel.

Taste - Pretty sour. Lots of oak. Dark malts come through with a bit of roastiness. Intense sour cherry and raspberry. Sourness overwhelms in the end.

Mouthfeel - Very sour. Well carbonated and medium body.

Overall - Upland sours are always intensely sour and this is no different. The flavors are strong enough to stand up, though.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Darksynth from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.