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Lightsynth - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 28
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lightsynth is 50% New Belgium Felix (ale aged in wine barrels), 40% Sour reserve, and 10% Cherry Lambic.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 05-15-2014)
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big white head on a deep orange and hazy body. Medium collar.

Smell - Stone fruit. Lots of white wine. Some cherry.

Taste - Stone fruit again. Reminds of Cascade Vlad a lot. Faintly cherry tartness. Oak and white wine lingers.

Mouthfeel - Quite sour. Builds into the finish and gets a tad vinegary. Medium carbonation.

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S-Good deal of funk, some tartness. Oak is there. nice cherries and other fruits.

T-Very funky, oak, sour, then nice fruity notes. The 10% of cherries really comes through nicely.

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Lightsynth from Upland Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.