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Viola - Upland Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | 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: rudzud on 06-14-2014

Sour Ale Aged With Fresh Viola Flowers
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.38/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (750 ml) @ De Garde++ tasting. Shared by mathieuc, thanks!

Appearance: Muddy brown-ish amber with a small beige head and no lacing.

Aroma: Quite floral with light caramel, oak, red fruits and vinegar.

Taste: Medium sourness, red fruits, acetic presennce, oak and floral notes.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oaky. Acetic finish.

Overall: Subpar dark sour. Too acetic for my lack and it also lack of depth. Upland can do better.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours surprisingly a dark mahogany with some ruby highlights. Nose features a combination of sour cherry, heavy oak, and acetic acid. I'm not sure what a Viola flower smells like, but there is no evidence of floral notes on the nose. Taste hits you with heavy tartness in the form of dark cherry and vinegar, a bit of sweetness to even it out and significant oak on the finish. The sourness is well balanced unlike some of the other enamel ripping Upland brews. Overall, this is a well done sour. It's hard to tell what the flower did to this beer, but that's okay because it is tasty anyway.

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Viola from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.