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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 310
Gots: 99 | FT: 13
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Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: bassmantin on 02-26-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear pink while pouring, Deep bright ruby in the glass, highly carbonated.

S-Lots of raspberries, not much oak and a tad bit of funk.

T-Sweet raspberries, maybe some sugar, or just overly sweet raspberries. Slight tartness. The Raspberries really dominate here.

M-Medium bodied, a lot heavier than I was expecting, not much carbonation either.

O-I love raspberries but this was too sweet and didn't have enough funk/sour/tart whatever you want to call it.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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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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.

Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.