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Strawberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 218
Gots: 68 | FT: 12
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

flexabull, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

threedaggers, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
4.24/5  rDev +5%
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.

jbaker67, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

IrishColonial, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Floydster
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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

Floydster, Nov 12, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ncaudle, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Overlord
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber-y orange (am I the only one that is always surprised when a red fruit produces a brown/amber/orange colored beer?). Some white foam. THANKS JERZ!

Smells like ... wait for it ... strawberries. Not much oak or tartness to the nose, we'll see what the flavor brings.

Pretty much sweet strawberries, with some prickling tartness and a hint of sourness and oak. No funk that I detected.

BUbbly mouthfeel. Good.

Overlord, May 24, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1%

Davepoolesque, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

trxxpaxxs, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

rlee1390, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mrebeka, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

vermilcj, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

dar482, May 19, 2014
Photo of seeswo
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened over the sink - fired two feet into the air. Pours big bubbles into a orangey-pink color with a large head. Smells funky, lactic and a touch medicinal. Not really much of any strawberry in the nose. The taste is funky and sour, but not overly so with just a hint of a strawberry presence. Not really as much as I would like. Moves it way down somewhat easily for a sour. Kind of a let down, but not bad. Mouthfeel is really hugely carbonated as the first sentence elludes to.

seeswo, Apr 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mltobin, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ThePorterSorter, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

fredmugs, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

vonnegut21, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

dfhhead25, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of rye726
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Upland sour! Thanks Mike!

Pours a hazy cedar with shades of orange. Thin beige head.

Nose has sour citrus fruits, oak, barnyard funk, sweet candy malts and oak. Very nice.

Taste is a nice balance of strawberry, tart fruits and woody funk. Would have liked a little more sourness, but still a nice beer.

Clean body drink well, but a bit thin in the finish.

rye726, Feb 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

mklisz, May 19, 2014
Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.