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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

340 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 593
Gots: 88 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hrking on 10-02-2008)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of the Upland lambics for me to tick. Huge thanks to Rempo for all his help. Bottled 12/6/10, Batch 134-08.

2.5 A: Like all of his brothers, this is not a good looking brew. Deeply hazed yellowish brown color. The head that forms falls almost as quickly as it is made. Particulates collect at the bottom of the glass.

4.5 S: Good amount of pucker to this. Plenty of acid in the nose, but it isn't overly aggressive. Even more funk is present. Musty basement, dry-rotted gym socks, decaying wood, and plenty of lactic acid fruitiness. Then we come to the kiwi. It's earthy and fruity and manifests in a not-quite-ripe tartness.

5.0 T: The kiwi is a good bit stronger in the taste but again it is of the sharp, tart variety. Acetic acid affords this a moderate pucker. Plenty of lactic acid tanginess with hints of apple and generic berry. Lightly oaky with touches of vanilla. Again, tons of funk. Sour apple, musty basement, barnyard, rotting wood, and gym sock. I dare say this is the most complex of the Upland lambics.

4.0 M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch more carbonation that is necessary. Regardless, it gives a nice spritziness. Good creaminess and smooth with an acetic finish.

4.5 D: One of my favorites. I think I would appreciate this just as much if it didn't have any kiwi. It really doesn't need it. Tons of flavors with a solid moderate acidity make this a great beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of joel66
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 12/6/10

A - Pours a hazy orange-tinges golden brown with very little head and no lacing to speak of.

S - Substantial funkiness and a nice tart lactic nose. Kiwi is there as well, but a bit faint.

T - Nice lactic tartness, followed by some oak, kiwi and some other fruit, and yeasty funk. Also faintly buttery. Finishes with lingering tartness, but not particularly dry.

M - Fuller mouthfeel than I was expecting, but nicely carbonated to give a lusciousness.

O - My first of the Upland lambics, and this definitely has me looking forward to the others. Sour and funky, but also a nice fruit presence.

Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of codysjb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of CerealKillerKP
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, MeisterSmudge!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Clear goldenrod and dark yellow with a thin near-white cap. Spots of stick down the glass.

Lots of earthy funk in the aroma pressed up against bright, lactic sour character. There's definitely a white and green fruit presence as well, though it'd be tough to say "kiwi" without the obvious prompting. Regardless, this smells wonderful.

And the taste is just as good as the aroma. Lots of bright lactic sour character, earthy funk, and white and green fruit flavors. Exceptionally drinkable. Crisp, refreshing, and very sour.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Delightful.

Photo of sourdog
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Soonami
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Well this was the "sour" beer we picked out to drink if Lesnar lost, and he did, just like my other 2 picks that night.

Good dull yellow pour, there are actual fruit flesh from the kiwi floating in the beer as well as a grip of sediment and yeast and whatnot in this beer. Pungent sour aroma, much like a gueuze, big time lactic notes, you would think there was pear, apple and kiwi to this one, but was layered, there was some bretty aspects as well.

The taste is extremely sour, I cracked up reading some of the reviews that said theirs wasn't sour enough, jeez, I love a beer as sour as possible pretty much, and this was fantastic upper echelon for that. Not too sweet, the sour was definitely so dominant. A chalky, bretty moment in the mouthfeel, goes nice with the fruit and sour notes. Big time acidity, tastes like equal parts orange juice and kiwi. Fat carbonation seems a pro pro here.

What really impressed me was how much flavor this had, this beer followed Black Tuesday and cut quite nicely through it.

This is a beer I can see drinking again and again. That was my only bottle, so anybody reading this with a bottle, I'd prolly trade you something good for it.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jeonseh
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark golden color with a few floaters on it with a small white head

S - Sweettarts and white vinegar. Slight kiwi fruit presence. Slightly reminds me of sauerkraut 4

T - Lemon, white vinegar and sweettarts up front. Slight kiwi presence in there that shows up but doesn't cut the tartness.

M -Not that much carbonation but slightly prickly from the tartness. Lingering dryness in the finish

O - Really tart lambic from upland that reminds me of Sour Reserve with a hint of kiwi to it

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dawkins
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of nkersten
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Batch 1, a big thanks to Chris for sharing this. Poured into tulip, color is golden yellow with no head. Smell is hay, berries, sweet malts and bready dough. Taste is very interesting - Coconut, kiwis, cloves. The kiwi is suprisingly good, not a flavor I thought would come through in a beer this well. A tiny hint of sourness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and near still, some acidity in the finish. A very good beer but I wouldnt exactly say it is a lamic. Good drinkability for whatever the style actually is.

Photo of mhenson42
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.