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Viola - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 17
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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4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N_Schleret
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Enochase04
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jas45678
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristougher
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of homebrew311
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
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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3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown murky body. Small off-white head. Thin collar and a fuzzy island floating in the middle.

Smell - A little acidic. Acetic and vinegary. Dark brown caramel malt. Kinda vinous, but it's an afterthought.

Taste - It's got a nice Flanders Red character. Dark cherry sourness. Never overly acetic. Caramel malt and lots of oak. Nice vanilla flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. A little more watery than I expected. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I get no flowers at all, but otherwise it's a very nice sour brown.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of budsandsuds8
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.24/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Viola from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.