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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic

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320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 228
Gots: 73 | FT: 12
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Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: merlin48 on 10-29-2007

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jbaker67
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours an opaque cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of strawberries, acidity, and moderate funk. Flavor brings out shitloads of strawberry, like a puree or jam, with moderate acidity, and low funk. Huge strawberry jammy notes, without much funk, but without a decent amount of acidity.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled August 2013.

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: murky golden bodied beer with an ever so slight tinge of red. Lots of chunks of strawberries and a bunch of yeast/sediment in this beer. Thin white cap that drops down to absolutely no head.

Smell: Its smells like fresh and juicy strawberries. Mild sourness in the nose.

Taste: Its got a nice pucker upfront thats right at moderately sour. Big and juicy strawberry flavors that start to emerge almost closer to the end of each of your sips. A general fruitiness about this sour beer thats really nice. Definately a fruit forward sour.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low end of moderate carbonation levels. Crisp and semidry finish. Really drinkable sour beer.

Overall: This Upland does not get much love(probably due to last batch of strawberry lambic aging poorly), but its by far the best strawberry sour that I have drank. Its really hard to make a sour carry that strawberry flavor really well, but Upland has this one dialed in very well with this new batch of Strawberry Lambic. It really exceeded my expectations, the new batch of Strawberry Lambic will be getting some well deserved attention. My advice on this sour is not to age it at all. This beer is a drink it fresh if you got a bottle of sour beer; I dont see this sour improving with age.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of merlin48
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rlee1390
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy reddish pink, not much carbonation or head.

S-Strawberries, oak, grass, some tart notes.

T-Starts with lots of strawberries, perfect balance for them. Nice oak and grass. Lastly a mild sour/tart note.

M-Medium to light and not much carbonation.

O-Just a tad bit more tart/sour notes would have greatly improved the beer. The strawberries where great but it did have the sour punch to round everything out.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Floydster
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.