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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic

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333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 223
Gots: 75 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: merlin48 on 10-29-2007

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Ratings: 333 | Reviews: 109
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a peachy red-orange, lots of bubbles but no real head to speak of. White ring of foam around the glass dissipates quickly.

Smell is a whole lot a funk. More strawberry in the nose as it warms. A bit of salt and watermelon on the nose. You can tell this is going to be sour.

Taste is all sour. Like face melting/teeth grinding sour. As my palate adjusts or maybe as it warms, I can taste a lot of strawberry mid sip. Finish is like white vinegar.

Feels fairly carbonated but the sour is pretty distracting. I can feel the acid hit the back of my throat when I swallow.

Overall this is an excellent beer. I wish it was a bit less sour so that the strawberry was at the forefront. I would like to try this fresh to see if it's the age that has made this beer so sour.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from an Upland retail location today.

A: Pours a cloudy blood orange color with little head, lots of bubbles, and seemingly endless carbonation. Fun in a bottle.

S: Strawberries, funk, vinegar, extremely acidic.

T: The strawberry flavor takes a back seat to the funk, sourness, and almost citrus peel like acidity. It's good, but it's not a heavy strawberry taste. Tart, puckering, but there is a vibrant juicy fruitiness in there.

M: Feels like a carbonated explosion in your mouth. Light, bubbly, and lively.

This is good, but Upland makes many other products that are less labor intensive and don't cost $27.50 a bottle. Consider this a once or twice a year treat.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle cellared since 2010 or 2011 and shared with a good friend who was home for the holidays.

A- I sent my husband (who hates sours) out to pour this while I was in the living room. I heard a very loud popping noise, an even louder scream, and a seemingly endless gushing sound with splattering puddles on the floor. I came rushing out the kitchen to see his panic, and I grabbed some glasses and we were able to salvage about 75% of the contents from the bottle to 2 flute shaped glasses. But yes, my kitchen floor, and my husband were covered in the aroma of sour beer.

Once the gushing very light pinkish foamy head settled-nothing was left-no lacing in the glass, no collar, just a very hazy greyish pink body with big cloudiness and a little bit of residue floating throughout.

S- Nose is very good and characteristic of a good fruit lambic. Big notes of acidic sourness, white vinegar, and a lot of strawberry. Nose is quite aggressive.

T- Very tart acidic sourness, tart strawberry, and a mild malt and sweet strawberry backbone. The finish is tart, yet smooth with a slightly bready sweetness coming through to balance out the aggressive sour strawberry.

F- Medium to high carbonation, a medium weight body. Consistency is a nice balance between bready yeast and acidity.

O- Overall this is an excellent lambic. The sour strawberry is aggressive and is the main character of this brew. It is nicely balanced with a hint of vinegar, acidic sourness, and bready yeast. This is my second upland sour, and after years of reading that upland sours are overrated, I did not know what to expect. I think this brew competes with the best of them. I would now love to seek out and try more upland sours. The blueberry was kind of a disappointment but this one is great!

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Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.