Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
750ml bottle poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series glass.
A - Pours a pale orange color. Thin, sodalike, almost non-existent white head that disappears almost immediately. Lots of bubble activity here - bubbles constantly rising out of the center of the glass and forming a good coating in the bottom of the bowl of the glass. Good looking beer. Was expecting more of a pink/red tone to color, but not disappointed at all with what I am seeing.
S - Strong fresh raspbery aroma. Some tartness and funk in there as well. No doubt about this one being a raspbery beer. I could just smell tis all day long.
T - Tart and sour base. Raspberry flavor sits on top and is the dominant flavor here. Raspberry is the star here, but doesn't have the really fresh, strong tartness I was really looking for. This seems to have some sweetness in it that tames the sour/tart flavors of the raspberry. Interesting and tasty, but not up to the best raspberry lambics out there, for me...
M - Mouthfeel is the biggest disappointment for me in this beer. Mouthfeel is quite thin - practically water-like. I almost feel like I am drinking a Vitamin Water, or similar. Flavors are good and strong enough, but it is still just like flavored water. Although the carbonation makes a good showing in the glass, it is on the weak side in the mouth...not much tingle, to added body.
D - I feel like I am being overcritical of this beer. I think I had overly high expectations for this one coming in. I find myself enjoying this beer, despite the flaws, and I am having no problem getting through the whole 750ml on my own. Alcohol presence is not detected at all, flavors are smooth and refreshing on a warm day. Easily drinkable, may be a good entry fruit lambic for those not used to the more sour flavors typical of the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2009 20:28:54 | More by portia99
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