1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Darksynth - Upland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
DarksynthDarksynth

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

107 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 48
Gots: 23 | 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:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CSO:
Photo of CSO
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

More User Reviews:
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Oops
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
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.

Photo of gr8zehaman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of incubuscience
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Snowrs
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of rlee1390
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of Dajtai007
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mgr78704
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cresant
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brdlist
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of aasher
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jarrgal
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DangerDawg
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of crobinso
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Darksynth from Upland Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.