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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

393 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 393
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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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
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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

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

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

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

RuckusDu, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
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
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

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

bishocr, May 28, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

March 2011 bottling.

A: This poured an opaque pinkish garnet with fizzy white head.
S: It smelled like super tart raspberry with sweet jam and funky oak and apple cider vinegar.
T: It tasted like sweet and tart raspberry, with lots of funky oak and apple cider vinegar. It had a clean and puckering tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily and very bubbly. Nice champagne-like body.
D: This was one of the best framboise I've had. It was perfectly balanced between sweet and tart with delicious natural raspberry character. The body was just right for the style, and the finish was nice too, so it was great to sip. Fresh, this beer might be too fruity, but it was wonderful after a year, and could surely keep aging forever. Definitely recommended.

Pencible, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

denimdemon, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Gushue3, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

seeswo, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

marine1975, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Rckmo10, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ajax84, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DSlim71, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of zhanson88
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy ruby color with 1/2" of off white head. Decent head retention that eventually reduces to nothing, and no lacing.

Smell: Smells of sweet and tart raspberries, lemon tartness, and some funkiness/grassiness.

Taste: Mostly tart, and fewer sweet raspberries hit up front. Some funk and grassiness comes out, as well as some lemon tartness. I enjoyed this quite a bit, but when comparing to some exemplary beers of this style, it just doesn't have that pungent and intense flavor that make them so good. It's definitely sour enough, just lacking in some of the other areas of complexity. This beer is good, but not great.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with very high carbonation; nice feel. Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. Pretty good effort at brewing a lambic by Upland. I would definitely have again in the future.

zhanson88, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of stbo101
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

stbo101, Mar 25, 2012
Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.