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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 299
Gots: 90 | 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: bassmantin on 02-26-2008)
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A - Dark red, burgundy color, mostly opaque from particulate. Pinkish white head that is minimal and fades immediately to nothing. No lacing.

S - Funk and sour, barnyard with bright raspberry mingled with a more corrupted element, and more subtle woodiness.

T - Primarily sour, but with a welcome raspberry line throughout. A lactic element comes through, suggesting yogurt tang.

M - Very brisk carbonation that scrubs the tongue and limits the fatigue, but there is significant puckering sourness.

O - This, my second lambic from Upland, and it is a major step forward. The fruit is a core, key element, and is well-integrated into the experience. The sourness is strong and forward, but is not overwhelming or unpleasant. While the funkiness is at the outer edge of my preferences, and is perhaps the main element I feel is not entirely to my liking, it is nevertheless consistent with the style. Well done.

Note - revised to reduce score because the sourness produced a stomach ache later that night; still a good beer, but I feel the powerful sour may be a bit over the top based on my later experience.

08-22-2014 01:38:15 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Washington

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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Washington

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2014 16:32:26 | More by jbriggs7
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

08-19-2014 00:26:15 | More by badboy7113
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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2014 03:20:51 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-30-2014 21:31:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

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Minnesota

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

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!

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

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

07-25-2014 18:15:18 | More by barczar
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Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.