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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 301
Gots: 93 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Quinn41, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mks0913, Aug 31, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev 0%

Reviewed from notes. Bottle shared by someone at the FW Bretta Rose release in Buellton - thanks.

A: Pours a dark red/berry-ish under a thin (1/4") pinkish head which fades quickly to the edges and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Bright raspberries dance around the barnyard and get tarted up. Faint oak, musty and earthy.

T: Follows nose with more funk and tartness. Fruity and musty.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Finishes fruity, tart and funky.

O: A treat and enjoyed and would have again and again.

wethorseblanket, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

gueuzedreg, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Phobicsquirrel, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

Tsar_Riga, Aug 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

Kurmaraja, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

fsck, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

jbriggs7, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

badboy7113, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Dajtai007, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Epitha, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

snansel, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

HipHopsHooray, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Nolen12, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 30, 2014
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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.

BEERchitect, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ToadiesForCody, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Schlafly33, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

c-rum, Jul 27, 2014
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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!

KYGunner, Jul 27, 2014
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Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.