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Blackberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 478
Gots: 67 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the 2010 vintage of Blackberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company out of Bloomington, Indiana.

Score: 91

Brewed 04/02/09 and bottled 10/11/10. Served in an Upland snifter glass (proper glasware!) and enjoyed on 07/03/13.

Appearance: This bottle was an absolutely volcanic gusher, and we lost nearly a quarter of the bottle. Blackberry color with tons of floaty fruit chunks. I enjoy pulpy juice, so why not pulpy beer? Thin layer of persistent head. Excellent lacing and retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Jammy blackberries, lactoey yogurt, hint of fruity yeast. Not very complex. 4/5

Taste: More blackberry flavor and substantially less lactoey yogurt on the palate. Averagely tart; nowhere near as tart as either Kiwi Lambic or Raspberry Lambic. Jammy flavors and Belgian-y qualities (fruitness and yeast, primarily) towards the finish. What tartness there is is best described as "zesty" and layers. As this brew warms up, more yogurt flavor comes through. I was honestly hoping for more tartness and more blackberry, but this is still tasty. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, average tartness. Good carbonation for style/profile. 4/5

Overall: Having had Kiwi Lambic and Raspberry Lambic previously, I found Blackberry Lambic massively disappointing in relative terms, but tasty in absolute terms. I wish there was much more tartness and less lactoey yogurt. The Belgian style base was much more prominent than I was expecting

Cost: $20 for a 750 ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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Blackberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.