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Raspberry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
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  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 15, 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%

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
Photo of Pencible
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%

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%

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
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

stbo101, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jnn4v
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Dark red color, bordering on garnet but not quite burgundy.

S: Burns the nostrils with the natural carbonation. The scent behind it is a delicious blend of tart acidic raspberry, oak, and hints of yeast.

T: Very tart and dry flavor. A light raspberry flavor is pervasive from start to finish, but it really is light (almost reminiscent of Crystal Light?). Seriously tart and acidic, though.

M: Puckers the mouth with a combination of acidity and almost tannic characteristics leaving a chalky feeling. Very ample carbonation, bordering on champagne levels of bubbliness.

O: If you want a very puckering and tart, not overly sweet lambic that is undeniably raspberry in origin, then this is for you.

jnn4v, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Miamilice, Mar 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

EROCK75, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

poured from 750 cork and cage into snifter glass.

vintage 3/2011.

Appearance: It looks like liquid raspberries! Amesome medium red bodied beer with a huge white head with a red hue to it. Easily 2 fingers head after a gentile pour.

Smell: You get lots of fruit and funk with this one. Raspberries still smell fresh!

Taste: moderate funky and sour notes. Get just a little bit of hay. You can get a decent taste of the fruit, but it is not the predominant flavor in this beer. Finishes with a sour note.

Mouthfeel: light beer that is crisp, clean, and delightful. Super easy to drink. High carbonation levels in this beer and the carbonation levels are near perfect.

Overall: Another wonderful Upland Fruit lambic.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 12, 2012
Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.