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Darksynth - Upland Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 124
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 53
Gots: 22 | FT: 6
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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Darksynth is 50% New Belgium Oscar (ale aged in wine barrels), 40% Dantalion, and 10% raspberry lambic.
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
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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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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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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Darksynth from Upland Brewing Company
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