1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blackberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blackberry LambicBlackberry Lambic

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

296 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 296
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 488
Gots: 86 | FT: 7
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 296 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ahermsen
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ahermsen, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of JohnnieNepal
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

JohnnieNepal, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dogfishandi, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
4.75/5  rDev +12%

vermilcj, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Thishops4u
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Thishops4u, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Kurmaraja, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

KCBeerNerd, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

akang, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

StoutItOutLoud, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +17.9%

CEDAMA, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of riemster
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

riemster, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of anticipation23
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

anticipation23, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of lunarbrew
4/5  rDev -5.7%

lunarbrew, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%

750ml bottle from the 8/2013 release, batch 8-10. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 3/11/2014.

App- Pours a hazy copper-brown body, less than one finger white head that dissipates quickly into a thin film, no collar. No lacing.

Smell- Blackberry tartness and a ton of lactic yogurt scent. And smells stomach-churningly sour, though not as sour as the Kiwi Lambic. Promising, but not overly so. Not a lot of funk.

Flavour- This is stomach-ulcer-level sour. 8, maybe 9/10 in terms of vinegar sourness here. No funk to be found, a nice blackberry tartness that doesn't come close to cutting the acid here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, creamy and nicely carbonated feel on this. Very dry and sour, with an acidic & dry finish. My intestines are disintegrating despite the use of Tums immediately after drinking this beer.

Overall- It's good, but not great. And its only good if you like sourness to overpower the fruit and funk that should be present in spades in any lambic. This is the last Upland sour I'm going after, and I really can't recommend trying more than a few- Sour Reserve is the only one I'd recommend going for, really.

Stevedore, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MinorThreat, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of phishphorce
4/5  rDev -5.7%

phishphorce, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of PatB1987
5/5  rDev +17.9%

PatB1987, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of jjheinrichs
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

jjheinrichs, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

thebigredone, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of montrealbcr89
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

montrealbcr89, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

dfhhead25, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

BMart, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%

Finally get to try this thanks to Tom P for sharing.

Light fizzy purple head, dark murky sediment maroon color

Nose light light sour tart fruit, big blackberry, little seed and skin, little tart cherry like too

Taste light tart fruit, big blackberry and juicy blackberry like pure blackberry, little stem tannin, tart acidic bite, nice sour and blackberry, not super funky.

Mouth med to a little lighter bod, nice carb, tart little flemmy and acidic.

jlindros, Feb 24, 2014
Blackberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.