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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 213
Gots: 69 | FT: 10
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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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-07-2014 04:30:30 | More by KAF
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 01:14:12 | More by woosterbill
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aasher

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer gushed, popped like champagne. The strangest thing was that ALL of the sediment poured out onto the counter instead of staying with the beer, at the bottom. It did unfortunately get all over my pants. I made sure to cover the bottle until it settled itself (just like the '09 Juliet). It eventually poured a murky, dark orange in color with a one finger head that laced the glass. It smells of both sweet and tart strawberries. I like it and I'm almost impressed that it doesn't drink like I've heard it to. Perhaps, like the peach that I know was different from bottle to bottle, that this drinks like a solid independent sour. It's actually pretty good. It has ALOT of barnyard funk and a good amount of both sweet and sour strawberry. I'm surprised I like it so much. So did the puppy, who licked it off the floor. This drinks rather dry and tart, appealingly so. It is rather acidic but it's good in the manner it presents itself. Good beer. If only there were more than 450 bottles of it. It is overly carbonated but Upland did email us about this. I like it. It doesn't deserve the negative rep that I've heard so far. Save it and try it! If you can.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 04:53:13 | More by aasher
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 01:21:34 | More by ArrogantB
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Bottled on 09/23/10. Batch 42-09. Thanks Kyle for picking this up!

(A)- Slow gusher. Pours a cloudy golden orange/pink color. Produced a nice effervescent white head that dissipated quickly to bubbles.

(S)- A really nice dry oaky lactic strawberry fruit acidity. Some barnyard funk in there. Not a ton of fruit, but it is still there. Very nice lactic bits.

(T)- Woah, this. . is. . sour. A large puckered lactic acidity up front on this. Very subtle tart strawberry fruit. Lots of dry oaky funk on the finish as it warms.

(M)- A nice carbonation level. Very sour and acidic, though that actually starts to subside as it warms. Fruit has mostly fallen off, but the oak sure shines through now.

(D)- Definitely the most sour of the Uplands I have had so far. Fruit has been quick to disappear, but this sure has already matured into a rather nice sour/oaky example.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 03:19:07 | More by sweemzander
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-02-2014 20:57:34 | More by Lare453
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tpd975

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My brother picked this one up for me in Indiana.

A: Pours a light golden hue with tones of light red showing thru. Very little head and no retention or lace.

S: Very light sourness with hints of wild barnyard funk. Very light hint of yeast and a touch of tart.

T: Crushed sweet tarts up front with very muted strawberry hiding beneath. A touch of sour and wild yeast as well.

M: Medium in body, with a nice tartness.

D: I enjoyed the level of sour/tart in this beer, but the fruit taste is nearly abscent. I would have liked a nice blast of strawberry. Guess I will move on to the others and see if I can find any more fruit flavor in them. It's drinkable, but not the most tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 23:49:33 | More by tpd975
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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

Bottle courtesy of SQNfan. Pours a light yellow, clear, with absolutely no head. Aroma is quite funky, with some sour and oak notes. Flavor is fruitier, with coconut. The strawberry really comes out in the finish as the beer warms. Lots of sour/tart notes and the light fruitiness from the strawberry. A very nice beer! I am glad I got the chance to try this one.
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20
4.0/5

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 05:14:56 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked bottle shared courtesy of axilla.

Slight gusher. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Some floaters.

Aromas of strawberries, yeast, funkiness, wood, and earthy. Tastes of strawberries, funkiness, berries, green apples, and light wood. Light sour and tart finish. I love strawberries and they were present but not overpowering in this one.

Notes from and taste on 2/8/08

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 15:11:25 | More by hopdog
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pour is dark hazy orange and thin bubbly white head. The nose is heavy band aid and plastic. Dusty Brett and seedy strawberry with a light lactic note. The taste is solid, strong seedy strawberry, light band aid, dusty Brett, fairly sour, light lactic note. Assertive carbonation, fairly dry, light body.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 16:47:30 | More by cpetrone84
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-12-2014 03:48:55 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-05-2014 02:54:38 | More by KevinGordon
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-13-2014 23:43:24 | More by Holland
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brewery produced 300 gallons using top fermentation with wild yeast. Conditioned in American white oak casks. Secondary fermentation using whole fruit from Huber Orchards in Starlight, Indiana. This 750 ml corked and capped bottle came from The Keg in Clarksville, Indiana. This brew disembarks from the bottle a slightly hazed golden colored body with a small white head. Active carbonation is apparent in the goblet. A few flecks of spotty lace are left behind. Aroma is sour and acidic with some funky must and strong oak wood tones. Light medium body with a crisp carbonation. Taste is tart and sour, somewhat acidic. Musty oak tones throughout, but the wood is more assertive as it warms. Just a hint of tart strawberries. No added sugars here. Very well done for the style. Rivals many of the better Belgian fruit lambics.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 14:02:28 | More by merlin48
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to Rempo for this.

3.5 A: Opaque dark orange color with a touch of brown in there. Two fingers of frothy white head that has below average retention and no lacing.

4.0 S: There's no doubt about which variety this is. The nose is jam packed with strawberry. Tart with hints of lactic acid tanginess, but not really sour. Some funky barnyard notes.

4.0 T: More funkiness than sourness, the brett seems to be the biggest contributor to this. The strawberry isn't as intense as in the nose, but still considerable. Horse blanket, tangy peachy lactic acid, oak, and some tannic astringency.

3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation is spritzy and there's a bit too much of it. Not very creamy, but quite smooth.

4.0 D: This is pretty tame right now, but it has a good aroma and taste to it. I wish I waited six months longer to open this. I think this will be a much better beer then. In any case, it scratched the sour itch that I caught tonight.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 00:41:18 | More by DavoleBomb
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle purchase at release. Split with the fiancé.

A - Huge gusher! Literally spray my sink for a coupe of minutes before chilling out. Pours a pinkish light red color, white frothy head, lots of lace and retention.

S - Light sweet fruit, light sour/tart, kinda muted. Not a whole lot going on.

T - Light tartness, light strawberry, some lacto, slight brett. Really though, just "okay" and muted in many aspects.

M - Light, frothy carbonation, dry finish.

O - Not my favorite of the various lambics. Really muted and not the best I've had from Upland. The explosion of this one was disappointing as well. Slightly above average.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 16:32:44 | More by Sean9689
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-08-2013 02:57:45 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-22-2013 05:39:07 | More by kscaldef
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-11-2013 23:24:43 | More by AlexFields
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scottfrie

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 9/23/2010. Sampled alongside the other seven fruit lambics.

Gusher bottle bomb.
A: Pours a hazy golden peach color with a huge white head that quickly faded to a thin collar.
S: Tart citrus nose with just faint hints of strawberries and peaches. Floral and perfumey smelling.
T: Mellow flavors of strawberry jelly or jam with a citrus peel finish.
M: Medium-full body, chewy mouthfeel, fuzzy carbonation, low acidic bite.
O: Good but definitely a difficult flavor to impart. Not my favorite of the bunch, perhaps better fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 01:52:54 | More by scottfrie
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flexabull

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-21-2013 02:34:05 | More by flexabull
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2013 06:10:57 | More by BMart
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-18-2013 14:41:49 | More by tom10101
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-05-2013 04:33:35 | More by thegerm87
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Floydster

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 04:56:19 | More by Floydster
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