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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

370 Ratings
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 296
Gots: 92 | 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: bassmantin on 02-26-2008)
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-14-2013 02:24:25 | More by weonfire
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For the lambic fans on the hunt for the type of sourness that'll kick your teeth in, Upland brewers have got your back! Their raspberry infused sour ale has got the taste that will make your face "stick that way".

Its hazy mauve color preludes the berry fruit within. With dainty pink foam, the ale often prefers red wine appearances. That's, of course until the nose draws near. That's when tangy fruit notes and high acidity overcomes the senses with jaw-tightening and saliva inducing involuntary response.

As apple cider, dry wine, lime, white vinegar and unmistakable raspberry dagger the taste buds with its pin-point sourness, a sweeter and mustier tone gradually sets in. Its juicy and vibrant raspberry taste is distinct and easily identifiable; not yet scrubbed away by fermentation. Its sour and sweet interplay is aggressive even as the character of weathered oak, corkish must with elements of brine, sweat and goat layering upon.

Its expressive carbonation prickles at the tongue and enlivens the sour taste of the beer. Though the ale may be slightly fuller than the driest lambics on the market, its carbonation and acidity counters nicely en route to a dryish and tangy fruit-forward finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 17:24:51 | More by BEERchitect
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-28-2014 13:39:30 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2014 12:31:17 | More by Schlafly33
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c-rum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-27-2014 23:35:23 | More by c-rum
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous raspberry color with an immensely fizzy head. Sour, tart nose with a natural earthy raspberry and a mineral aspect. The flavor is a pucker factor times ten with strong tart and sour raspberry. The raspberry is a very natural freshly picked flavor with some earth tones and maybe a bit of mineral. The puckering flavor obviously translates to feel but it's without the vinegar feel. This is a straightforward, unabashed raspberry sour!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 22:07:51 | More by KYGunner
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 21:20:17 | More by jkball01
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ILikeGoodCider

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-27-2014 06:36:51 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-26-2014 21:52:45 | More by atlbravsrno1
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bikesnbeerFtc

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-26-2014 03:10:30 | More by bikesnbeerFtc
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barczar

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared at a private tasting event.

Pours a fairly clear light red until the sediment is reached at the end of the bottle. Then, it's murky. The aroma is very acetic, with citric acid notes, and raspberry sweetness. There is a subtle touch of yeasty funk. Flavor is one of the most sour things I've ever tasted. Notes of oak and raspberry weave a tapestry along with the acetic, citric, and lactic acid, creating a really rewarding experience. It's impressive that, despite the incredibly sour taste, there's enough berry and wood character to shine and really make this beer a standout. Definitely couldn't drink a full bottle in one sitting, though.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 18:15:18 | More by barczar
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4 oz pour from bottle at Upland Tasting

A- Hazy pinkish with bubbly head
S- Immediate salivation. Vinigar and berries!
T- Huge wave of sourness. Slight raspberry/ sweet berry profile then more sour. Total moth puckering experience in a good way.
M- Very fizzy

O- This is my first sour from Upland. I enjoyed it for what it was. I wonder if the flavors would mellow with a year or if they would just get more intense. This one is right on the edge of being too sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 17:44:11 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-25-2014 04:37:35 | More by jburns301
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-25-2014 01:33:41 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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VAbdoyan

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2014 03:09:24 | More by VAbdoyan
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McNazz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-23-2014 15:17:47 | More by McNazz
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layinbrix

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-23-2014 05:15:13 | More by layinbrix
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strangebrew321

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-21-2014 16:49:44 | More by strangebrew321
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-21-2014 04:21:03 | More by orangesol
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atorres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-20-2014 19:49:55 | More by atorres
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srgj88

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-17-2014 21:55:32 | More by srgj88
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sourdog

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-14-2014 05:32:20 | More by sourdog
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2014 23:47:23 | More by MaseFace
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2014 01:59:26 | More by CoolEthan
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cornejo

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 21:57:42 | More by cornejo
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Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.