Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company
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4.46/5 rDev +10.4%
Bottle from bertram. Thank you, sir! Poured into a Lost Abbey teku...
A. Pours a bright, murky orange with touches of ruby and pink. Lots of bubbles and a finger of head that quickly settles to a half finger. Carb continues to rise up from the bottom of the glass and keeps the cap of head consistent through the session. Solid lacing.
S. Bright, ripe strawberry, grape skin, barnyard funk, hay, red wine vinegar.
T. Sweet and tart strawberry, white grapes, vinegar. Very juicy and equal parts sweet and tart. Bright and acidic, lots of pucker. Excellent.
M. Moderate carb with strong fruit presence. Vinous, tannic, tart, and fruity.
O. An excellent lambic and an impressive strawberry fruit beer. This fruit tends to fail in beer more than it succeeds, making this brew even more impressive. What I most like about this one is that it combines sweet, refreshing notes of strawberry with very tart, acidic, funky notes typical of the lambic style. Upland can chalk up another success in its lambic series.
07-19-2014 19:15:19 | More by siege06nd
3.61/5 rDev -10.6%
A - Beautiful cloudy rose brew, with a white head tinted with pink which vanishes almost immediately.
S - Strong funk elements of grass, hay, barnyard and wet rind cheese, with a sour core, and only a slight fruity hint.
T - Smart sharp hit, fruit comes in first, but I cannot really identify any clear strawberry flavor. This is followed with a rapid stab of acid, that washes over any hint of sweetness. Funk in the close comes across as grass and decay, but it is still secondary to the aggressive acidic sourness.
M - Strong carbonation goes a long way to lift the roughest elements away and keep the tongue clean.
O - This is my first Upland sour. I am not wholly won over by this one. The funk and the sour eclipse the fruit, leaving the namesake strawberry to play a secondary role. If the balance of the fruit and funk were reversed, and the fruit played top bill while the funk was underlying with highlights, this would be a world-class brew, but as it is I'm not sure I'd seek this one out again.
06-06-2014 03:02:03 | More by Tsar_Riga
3.85/5 rDev -4.7%
Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours a murky reddish-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, strawberry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with super sour malt, strawberry, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great strawberry aroma and super sour flavors.
06-03-2014 05:47:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.