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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic

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BA SCORE
94
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%


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 Keffa:
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Keffa

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review, thanks Steve. Batch 134-08, bottled 12-6-10.

Pour into my Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a golden yellow, very slightly hazy, small head settled super fast and no lacing. Kind of disappointing, but not terribly bad.

S: Sour acidity dominates, funky cheese, hay, and earth behind that. Not much in terms of kiwi here. Good aroma for a lambic though.

T: Gah! My palate! Sour! Fucking sour! Strip enamel off my teeth sour. Cheesy funk, acidity, sourness, lemon, and strangely kiwi skin. Amazingly sour, but the flavors under it are fantastic. No abv hints and finishes long and a split of bitterness and sourness.

M: Light carbonation, lighter body, slightly oily. Good though.

O: Good. Surprising that it's not a Belgium made lambic, this one is easily as good a some of the Cantillon I've had. Must try for sour fans.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 04:45:15 | More by Keffa
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Etan

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3.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle into a snifter.

A. Pours darkish straw with a small white head. I was hoping for green!

S. Acetic and lactic, a little cheesy, lots of acid. This one's going to be sour.

T. Very sour, lactic, moderate vinegar. Kiwi comes out subtly around the edges with some rindy tart fruity notes.

M. Light-bodied, very light carbonation. Dry and very tart on the tongue.

O: This is probably the most sour of the Upland "lambics." A toned-down acidity and more kiwi character would have been nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:16:03 | More by Etan
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jegross2

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company out of Bloomington, Indiana.

Score: 93

Batch "02-09", bottled 06/12/13. Served in a Fantome tulip and enjoyed on 03/25/14.

Appearance: Pours a nice orange color that's relatively clean in appearance until you get to the later bottle pours. Minimal lacing or retention. 4/5

Smell: Huge kiwi, plus lacto and vinegar. The nose radiates sourness and kiwis. 4.25/5

Taste: Hugely tart kiwi flavor, plus lacto and vinegar. Not complex, but tasty in small doses. Big acidity and sourness here. Tasty, but the acidity/tartness layers heavily. The dregs of the bottle just might be the most sour thing I have ever drank. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, nicely carbonation. Very tart, with a little sweetness. Very dry finish. 4.25/5

Overall: This is a really tasty beer, but it is so tart and acidic that it can only be reasonably handled in small doses unless you are inclined to consume an unreasonable amount of Tums with the beer. This is the Chocolate Rain of sours; share it with a group of friends and be forewarned about consuming solo.

Cost: $25 for a 750 ml bottle.

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03-26-2014 06:49:26 | More by jegross2
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Stevedore

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750ml bottle from 6/2013. Thanks Chad. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/27/2014.

App- Pours a very hazy, straw yellow body. Very, very hazy for a "lambic". Comes with a one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly even for a "lambic". Not much lacing. I also got the last pour from the bottle, and there appeared to be a single kiwi seed floating in the beer..

Smell- Holy acid. This smells so damn sour- with a lot of lactate and vinegar. Even a bit of nail polish remover. I don't get any kiwi fruit qualities whatsoever. Still perversely, I am actually enjoying the smell on this one a lot.

Flavour- This is bracingly sour. Easily 10/10 sour. It's eating away at my intestines right now. In terms of palate, similar qualities to Upland Sour Reserve #3- lactate, vinegar, wheat, lemon juice. Except there is no clear kiwi characteristics to be found here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated. Its just that this beer is disintegrating my intestines, otherwise it would rate higher here.

Overall- The most sour beer I've ever had. Damn, 10/10 sour easily. Beatification and Sour Reserve #3 are a lot more complex and interesting while delivering that 8/10 sour quotient here. Its disappointing that I'm not really getting any kiwi fruit qualities. This is not necessary to age at all, I can't imagine how sour a 09 Kiwi is right now...

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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.