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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 302
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:
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(Beer added by: bassmantin on 02-26-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml corked bottle served in a Half Acre tulip. Thanks to pmoney for the share. Bottled 3/17/12, batch 71-09.

A: Pours a solid ruby, grapefruit color with an off white head forming on the pour. Recedes pretty quickly to nothing, but you can still some life in the body. Probably a dirty glass after all the other beers sampled.

S: Very tart raspberry, lemon grass with a light malty sweetness. Restrained funk, but obviously the raspberry is the star of the show.

T: Sweet raspberry with a tart raspberry jam aspect to it. Cracker malts with a sweet, cracked wheat flavor to it. Extremely acidic and sour finish to it.

M: A ton of carbonation with a nice light body. Super drying finish with an enamel stripping feel to it. Lots of pucker with a saliva evaporating dryness.

O: Definitely one of the most sour lambic style beers I've hever had. I definitely enjoyed this one however as I'm a fan of raspberries and I enjoyed the sweet, jammy-like qualities to this one as well.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The lambic was sampled at Winterfest 2013 in Indianapolis on 1/26/2013. Props to Upland for bringing several lambics.

Poured into the sampler glass from the bottle, the beer was a reddish hue like Cherry 7up with a nice tinted white head. The aroma smelled of sour fruits with a variety of berry notes observable. In the initial taste, one can immediately tell this is a raspberry lambic. The acidity seemed to mellow toward the aftertaste as the beer became sweeter. One also could detect vanilla with the modest sour notes. The aftertaste further displays quite a bit of natural seedy raspberry flavor. It is easy to tell his is made with real berries.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of cfrances33
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a teku glass. Cork dated 3-11.

Pour: Murky ruby, with a finger and a half magenta head that fizzes out quickly. No lacing. Head remains in a faint rim. Quick a bit of carb grabbed onto the glass on the first pour.

Smell: Big raspberries up front, along with a faint pear and green apple. A light must and funk, but still quite light.

Taste: Lightly tart raspberry juice. Some tart pear and green apple. Fruit juice owns the majority of the taste until a light funk comes in on the back, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Really nice a juicy, but lacking in tartness. Leaves quite a thick bit of coating. The most enjoyable aspect of this beer.

Overall: A bit of a disappointment, I must confess. I was hoping for more lambic qualities, but instead I got something very, very similar to Raspberry Tart.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the better American fruit lambics I've tried. Pours a vividly raspberry red color with a smallish, frothy pink head that settles quickly and leaves little in the way of lacing.

Aroma is full of fresh, tart raspberries, lemony acidity, and not a little cheesy funk. Oak and barnyard notes are subtle but present and are also detected in the flavor. However this one is all about the tart raspberry flavor. Medium strength sour power; acidic, lemon juice, minor vinegar, leaves the teeth a little bit squeaky. Again there's a fascinating musty funky cheesiness I really liked here.

Medium light bodied and a bit more aggressively carbonated than expected but the feel works and helps to make this almost refreshing. Overall this will be an eye opener for fans of Lindemans or Raspberry Tart but should really appeal to sour and funk fanatics.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Joel! Bottled 3/7/2011.

Loud pop from the cork but no gushing. Murky red body, fresh raspberries in the nose. Sharply acidic, fruit is concentrated and delicious. Nails the taste of chewing on a handful of raspberries. Bite from the fruity tartness is reminiscent of LP Framboise.

Heavily carbonated, but while this is usually a turn-off for me, it works in this context. Upland nails it once again!

Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.