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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 222
Gots: 66 | FT: 11
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: merlin48 on 10-29-2007)
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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first from this brewery, thanks Jon for bringing. It was a great changeup in a series of barleywines. In a word, nice. Fruity cloudy colour with significant white head and lace. The nose is decidely strawberry. Easy drinking, medium mouthfeel. Balanced, with oak and a bit of wild yeast notes.

Sammy, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Bottled 11/12/13.

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.2%

djrn2, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, May 04, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -1.2%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Late 2010 batch. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

This one was a bit of a gusher. Chilled in the freezer for 15 minutes or so after being in the fridge. Still popped pretty good and spewed foam forth from the bottle for a few minutes. A decanter was the way to go for this. Poured a slightly-reddened light copper color with a very thin head and not much afterward. Probably had quite a bit to do with the aforementioned gushing. The nose is pretty interesting with some mild funk as well as lactic and a slight acetic character. Mild strawberry in the background as well.

The taste is also a bit mild with some fruity funk. Sourness is at a pretty low level, and the difference between this and the Peach was quite striking. Mouthfeel was light with might hints of wild character; nothing too exciting. Out of all of them, i think this is the one I'd most prefer to age as it's not drinking all that great right now and could really use some time for the wild character to develop.

Thorpe429, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Texasfan549, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -1.2%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

kjkinsey, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Radiomg: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color beer with a small bubbly head with almost no retention and no lacing. Aroma of light strawberries with some oak and some funky barnyard notes - this is quite close to the real thing. Taste is also a quite complex mix between some tart notes with oak and some sour strawberries with some funky barnyard notes with a lactic acid finish. Full body with very limited filtration and minimal carbonation. A bit acidic for my taste but very well done nonetheless.

Phyl21ca, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -25.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very big, warm and open thanks to my kind friends who helped me with the hookup on these Upland beers. I have long wanted to try them and the first of the bunch I go for is the strawberry as I hear it is the one I need to go after. Served chilled and poured into a tulip, this one was consumed on 03/30/2009.

The pour was very nice, classic for the style with a very hazy light orange color. Still at first but then some light carbonation bubbling up to the surface as it warms up to the room. Slight head of white comes up over the top and settles down effortlessly, leaving a bare naked top. The aroma was acidic, lots of apple vinagar funk notes all over this. Light touches of strawberry, but very light as this has evolved into a sour beast. The flavor carries this across as well. What was once a mighty sour and strawberry oak is now a funky tart sour beer. No complaints, though a little more complexity would have been welcomed. Smooth and delicate as it crosses the palate, some light notes of strawberry are still to be found inside. The light drying notes as it fades away offer one last shot at the sour bite as it fades off into the sunset.

Overall a very nice sour beer, though I would have liked to try the flavor a little fresher. This was still a more then capable beer that I would never turn down.

mikesgroove, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jer for sharing this one at the Bruery 2nd Anniversary.

A: The pour is a clear amber color with a mild white head and some tiny carbonation bubbles.

S: A bit of sweet, sugary strawberries along with a mild tartness. The nose is somewhat jammy overall.

T: A good fruit component to the beer, though the amount of strawberry could be up for debate. A bit on the sweet side up front with a nice tartness toward the back end.

M: The body is light with a moderate carbonation. The beer actually seems a bit sugary, which is odd for a lambic.

D: An interesting take on a lambic. The fruit seems to have provided some residual sweetness that I really was not expecting.

womencantsail, May 23, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-orange body with a thin, wispy, white head.

Smell: Tart-smelling, lightly acetic aroma of pureed strawberries, fresh hay, and a touch of citrus.

Taste: Tart, ripe strawberry flavor with a juicy sweetness and pop of puckering sourness (but not too too sour). Hint of citrus. Dried, crisp finish that has you refexively saying "good stuff!"

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Another delightful lambic from the folks at Upland.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 18, 2008
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

SocalKicks, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy amber-blond, not as much strawberry color as I would have expected. The head rises to an inch and a half and then dissipates almost immediately.

Smell: Somewhat ambiguously fruity with a mild bretty funk beneath. Acetobacter lends a balsamic vinegar-like character.

Taste & mouthfeel: More strawberry-like than the nose suggests. Pleasant berry flavors meet a pretty strong undercurrent of acetic acid. The light body, strong carbonation and dryness make for a very drinkable beer all the same. The finish presents some oaky tannins, though they're on the mild side, and the slightest hint of fruity sweetness. Pretty decent stuff.

largadeer, Jan 01, 2009
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -1.2%

emerge077, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

JAHMUR, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note to others. Don't open this with a hinged wine key. Had a difficult time popping mine open and actually was digging into the bottle and sending shards of glass who knows where.

Pours a foggy gold. Almost no head. Nose is lactic and funky. One sided and not very complex. But hey, it smells like a lambic. Flavor is lactic. Little bit of wood there. Citrus acidity is there, but the acid is not too high. Touch of vanilla. Not overly complex IMO. Fairly biting carbonation. Typical liquid tone. Okay. It's a lambic. Don't really get the strawberry on this, but it's funky like a lambic.

RblWthACoz, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of jlindros
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to erric for this gem. Been wanting to try some Upland lambics for a while now.

Crack the top with a typical pop, when it suddenly and without warning erupts all over the room. Literally about half the bottle is gone when this finally finishes erupting. Holy shit!!! Minus some points since I'm minus half my damn beer, and sharing with a few people that are now partly wearing the beer, they only get a small sample.

Super hazy murky pale pinkish colored with fizzy fluffy head.

Nose nice light funk, strawberry, funk, tart fruit, fresh and fermented strawberry, sour malt, light bready funk and hint of acidic,

Taste nice, tart fruit, lots of fresh and fermented strawberries, nice tart funk wild, sour malts, tons of fruit, light bready malts, fresh strawberry juicy, light acidic. Finish is more acidic, lingering tart fruit and bready malts, nice strawberry, little flemmy, dry.

Mouth is med to lighter, tart light acidic, good carb.

Overall really nice, except losing half the bottle in the eruption.

jlindros, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/23/10. Served in a flute while failing at Oscar prognostication.

A - Wow, this one was a ridiculous gusher. Took about three glasses to catch all the foam. Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a thin ring and not much else. Murky orange body with tons of visible fast-moving bubbles.

S - Wow, this is super funky, with a hefty dose of slightly rotten strawberry flavor. Musky, sweaty, with perhaps a hint of diaper and sulfur.

T - Taste isn't quite as good, with more lactic acidity, wet oak, and carbonic acid. Not as much strawberry presence as in the aroma - more of the base 'lambic'.

M - Moderate carbonation, even after all those bubbles erupted from the bottle. Medium body, super dry and oaky, with lots of residual candy texture.

D - This is pretty solid, but it's one of my least favorite Upland lambics along with Blueberry. and Peach There's more strawberry than I was expecting based on some of the other reviews but it kinds of lacks in complexity.

MasterSki, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oline73, Jun 21, 2014
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Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
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