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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 302
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

klipper, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
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.

tobelerone, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Phoenix2443, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of brystmar
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!

brystmar, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

monitorpop, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Domeshot14
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Domeshot14, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of gpawned
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

gpawned, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed reddish pink color with a tall light pink head. Intense raspberry aroma. Lightly acetic with a very intense lactic acidity. Lemon juice, lemon zest, and plenty of fruit. Mild oak with a touch of sweetness. A bit of a funky blue cheese thing to it, too. The flavor is really very sour. Heavy on the lactic acidity and quite a bit of raspberry flavor. The blue cheese funk is there, too, which I like quite a bit. A touch of oak and maybe a bit of must.

womencantsail, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour courtesy of UnknownKoger at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky dark red with no head and no lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with lots of raspberry and raspberry juice aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -3.8%

drewone, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500th review.

Bottled 03/17/2012. In a Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip.

Pours a very cloudy, sediment-riddled, vibrant mulberry color with a fizzy pink head that fell to a thin ring. The color is halfway between red wine and fruit punch. 3.5

Huge smacking sourness with loads of tart raspberries, funk rot, oak, and light acetic aroma. Great trio of fruit, Brett, and sour. 4.5

One of the most sour beers I have had to-date. Rifling acidity and a sturdy load of barnyard funk is the big intro. The oak brings out a very vinous cabernet quality that is excellent. The raspberry character is unripe and full of skins and stems, which really works for the tart profile. Some stalky/reedy notes in here, too. 4.0

The pucker is pretty intense. It's short-lived on the tongue yet very drying and puffy on the insides of the cheeks, but there's a burning in the back of the throat from this kind of acidity. It's actually really awesome. However, swallowing it the wrong way can be very unpleasant. Medium-bodied with medium carboantion. 3.0

Very nice framboise. So cool that it was brewwed in Indiana. 4.0

thecheapies, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of JebediahScooter
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

JebediahScooter, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, dark pinkish-purple color with a white spritzy, fizzy head.

Aromas of tart raspberries mixed with stonger than expected distinct vinegar, acidic notes that emerge more and more as it warms.

The tastes begin with sweet, fruity raspberry with ever-growing amounts of sour tart flavors. Funk and acidic flavors also join the party and continue to grow and begin to overpower the fruit sweetness.

The mouthfeel has a medium-thin body with medium to high champagne-esque carbonation. Finish is slightly tart and acidic.

Overall a very good lambic but by no means the best from Upland or anywhere close to the best Raspberry fruited one. Upland seems to do a much better job with their lighter fruited lambics than the darker berried ones from my experience.

claspada, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Skye1024, Jul 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bpfrush, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

pixieskid, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

bertram, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

carteravebrew, Jun 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

RuckusDu, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DaveHack, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into large snifter

Pours a clouded, burning bright red color with some pinkish hues. A thin tuft of bubbled white head rests on top before fading into some wispy film. A few spots of lacing are left on the glass.

A pleasant blast of funky, sour raspberry in the nose. Faint sweetness from the fruit with plenty of natural sourness. Notes of oak with some lingering wet funkiness.

Starts off with a liquified raspberry feeling, mixing the lactic sourness along with some more natural fruit flavor. Tart and funky notes build throughout the profile with some underlying oaked tannins. Raspberry sourness towards the finish with a light fruit sweetness. Finishes funky and dry.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. I'm beginning to like these Upland lambics more and more.

xnicknj, Jun 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

freduardo, Jun 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

ASUBeer, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

bishocr, May 28, 2012
Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.