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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 221
Gots: 70 | 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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CheapBeerBuzz, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Riggsy, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of mrandypandy
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

750ml caged and corked bottle picked up at the brewer by w113raf in a trade. Many thanks man!
Also, this is review #100!

A- Pours a hazy, glowing orange with a big fizzy white head on pour. Scattered lacing, good retention. Lots of carbonation.
S- Aromas of overripe strawberries, lots of hay/barnyard funk. A little too much barnyard though...
T- Interesting. Strawberries, earth, acidic sourness. Some off flavors in the finish though.
M - Light body, crisp, tart. Tangy and effervescent on the tongue.
D - A bit funky (pardon the pun) at first, but it grew on me after a while. I'm glad I have a second bottle to sit on for a while and see how/if it improves, but had no issues finishing my bottle.

Overall - Not sure what to think about this. On one hand I enjoy the sour nature of it but there's something that just doesn't mesh in the aftertaste. The strawberry flavor tastes almost overripe and artificial. It's not bad, but maybe needs more time in the cellar.

mrandypandy, Jan 11, 2011
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mpayne5, Nov 09, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

750 ml bottle acquired in a trade with sprinkle, thanks for the opportunity, 2008 release, poured into my Duvel tulip glass tonight and currently drinking it

A-Color is a hazy golden yellow with some orange and red, good amount of stuff floating around, 3/4 inch slightly creamy head that does not last long at all, small amount of retention and lacing
S-Tartiness, strawberries but not as many I had hoped, little bit of funk, some citrus, other light fruits that were on the verge of being tropical, and mild vinegar
T-Flavor starts off with a sweet fruit taste that is made up of strawberries, and what seems to be lemons and pineapples, middle is pretty soft, but there is some aggressive tart in the finish, aftertaste is somewhat dry but has that nice sour bite sticking around, strawberries come out more and more as it warms in both the aroma and taste, I also taste a large amount of oak later on that lasts a good amount of time on the tongue, great mix of fruits and tartiness make this beer one to remember
M-High level of carbonation that was refreshing, thin to medium body, acidic, tart, and slightly sweet mouthfeel, taste lingered and that is where the strawberries made a difference
D-Drank the whole bottle myself and probably could have had more, ABV seems low and this brew is light on the tummy, not overly tart or dry, quite enjoyable

Huber Orchard produces some good strawberries by the looks of this brew, Upland was lucky enough to use some of their fruit in this lambic, nice tart lambic that will probably improve even more on that end because of bottle conditioning, would like to drink again once it gets some age under its belt, recommended

Floydster, Nov 12, 2008
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

It seemed like a good time to crack this. Nice orange color with a good and healthy funk of a smell, barnyard and urine. Easy flavor with a sugary strawberry finish but not what I would call sweet, funky and tart but not sour. I would love to try a bottle of the base lambic used for these beers or maybe one day an Upland gueuze. The carbonation is a little low but still has a nice feel to it.

ArrogantB, Dec 24, 2008
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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

Review from notes; ashamed to say I can't remember exactly when I had this, but thanks to whoever shared it!

A: Cloudy pale orange body with a cap of fine off-white foam. Light lace. Ok.

S: Lactic tartness, citric acidity, grassy funk, and just a hint of strawberry. Nice, but not as fruity as I was expecting.

T: Juicy, fruity sweetness up front, with pineapple and strawberry giving way to sharp citrus sourness. Lingering lactic burn. Pretty good.

M: Soft medium body, almost no carbonation. Not great.

O: Enjoyable, but probably the least impressive of the Upland sours I've had.

Cheers!

woosterbill, May 19, 2014
Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.