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Blackberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 479
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 10-14-2007)
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-18-2014 01:21:10 | More by emottram
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Upland Blackberry Lambic from a bomber (thanks BShine) at the 2014 RBWG in Asheville.

Sour funky blueberry/blackberry.
Vinegar (which I can't abide) but mostly gone in the taste.

Too wild and unbalanced. Uses Belgian yeast but doesn't match typical Belgian quality.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 04:45:30 | More by chinchill
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2014 03:49:26 | More by Axnjxn
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-08-2014 19:48:10 | More by DantheMan75
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

02-03-2014 19:00:19 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

02-03-2014 13:52:36 | More by Gotti311
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2014 00:31:28 | More by mdaschaf
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-26-2014 02:17:08 | More by sirsteve42
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dar482

New York

4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a bright reddish pink.

The aroma is hugely lactic and sour of berries, lemon juice. A bit of funk.

The flavor at first is almost undrinkable. Literally like biting into a lemon or an under ripe berry. Imagine that initial flavor of a berry Warhead candy. Including me, other people’s faces twisted from the tartness. Moving on, there’s a tinge of sweetness and the berry flavors come out more. Bright effervescent mouthfeel.

Great flavors, but the tartness is overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 03:45:28 | More by dar482
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hookah97

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-21-2014 20:18:09 | More by hookah97
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Really lovely pink/magenta color with lots of white head/bubbles. The smell jumped out of the bottle immediately. It was a yogurt/funk mix that was pretty overpowering. The taste was described as sour patch kid meets shock tart. Not a lactic sour like the nose led you to believe. It is an intense puckering sour that isn't for folks who get indigestion. The mouthfeel was very effervescent and quite nice. Overall, I want more fruit flavor for the price point and the hunt. The extreme tartness mellowed a bit as the day went on, but it just wasn't a top notch sour for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 16:22:31 | More by PHBoiler
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-13-2014 01:27:40 | More by ddedhed
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

01-12-2014 19:15:19 | More by schmidtmattsays
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

01-11-2014 23:08:08 | More by vinny21bal
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james582

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

01-06-2014 14:02:06 | More by james582
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EliotRosewater

California

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pinkish red with orangeish hue. Looks like fruit punch. Minimal head and lacing.

S - tangy lactic sourness upfront. Barnyard and hay funkiness. Some sour/unripe berries.

T - the fruit seems to be tempered nicely with the sourness. Almost like eating a bowl of tart Greek yogurt with up ripened berries. The blackberry flavor is apparent, but more of generic berry flavor. More funkiness.

M - very nice aftertaste. Somewhere between sweet and dry with a nice residual fruitiness. Nice carbonation.

O - this is the perfect level of sourness/tartness for my tastes. Not nearly as sour as the kiwi but just enough. The blackberry isn't overly distinguishable but it's clear that this is a fruited sour. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 05:01:45 | More by EliotRosewater
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at a tasting recently, reviewed from notes.

Pours a reddish clear with white ring of head. Smell is straight vinegar and acid with notes of berry mixed in. Pungent notes of earth and berry are present along side the sourness. The taste is enamel removing sour with dashes of berry which seem to add to the overall acidic notes. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with and effervescent feel. Overall, this is one fine sour. It lacks the restraint and the delicate showing that VSB so excellently does, but it does deliver in the face puckering sour department.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:39:16 | More by homebrew311
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-15-2013 02:08:58 | More by ScottP
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beagle75

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-14-2013 20:57:09 | More by beagle75
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-11-2013 04:33:49 | More by LambicKing
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-09-2013 21:21:51 | More by wiltznucs
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-09-2013 17:09:39 | More by ncaudle
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2013 04:53:21 | More by tsauce2
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frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2013 03:22:10 | More by frankthetank86
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a murky pink peach color, decent off white head, great retention a lacing compared to the strawberry and kiwi variants.

S - vinigar, sweet tart flavors, reminiscent of blackberry. Best nose of the three.

T - tons of sour vinegar but still lots of sweet blackberries. Fantastic

M - medium/light bodied, fairly drinkable on carb. Fairly smooth

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 00:51:44 | More by MacQ32
Blackberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.