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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

269 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 582
Gots: 62 | FT: 7
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 Ryan011235:
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -19.4%

Poured into a Delirium tulip on 2/6/12

Bottled 12/6/
Batch 134-8

Split with MbpBugeye

A) Hazy, golden apricot is fairly pretty. One finger of soda pop type foam is gone in no time. No lace.

S) Clean aroma over all. Nice and juicy with an air of tartness. Kiwi notes are backed with damp oak and soft musty yeast tones. Tangy and dry. It smells pleasant and lively.

T) Very tart with more than moderate sourness. There's some nippy kiwi but the overall flavor is a tart, light fruit presence. Oak adds a subtle dry wood note. It doesn't taste too musty though - just a little funk on the back end. Very dry.

M) The body is on the light side. Very crisp with steep carbonation. Bone dry finish.

O) Nice little sipper here. Nothing amazing, just really good. The price of admission is really high, though.

09-26-2013 06:22:19 | More by Ryan011235
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joel66

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-07-2013 02:04:14 | More by joel66
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warnerry

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

01-07-2012 02:56:30 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-05-2012 03:20:17 | More by Callmecoon
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codysjb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-23-2013 19:22:31 | More by codysjb
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-13-2012 14:06:38 | More by Skye1024
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-07-2013 06:43:30 | More by jaminjohnson
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dogfishandi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-14-2014 02:18:14 | More by dogfishandi
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ehammond1


4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

04-06-2013 05:58:00 | More by ehammond1
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-18-2011 23:57:06 | More by Soonami
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

01-01-2012 07:36:52 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-18-2014 03:21:02 | More by stereosforgeeks
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

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

01-14-2014 18:39:56 | More by jeonseh
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-12-2012 03:44:27 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2013 19:15:16 | More by mdaschaf
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-28-2014 21:11:37 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-28-2014 20:56:12 | More by Dawkins
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nkersten

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%

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.

12-02-2010 00:45:58 | More by nkersten
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mhenson42

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-31-2013 02:36:14 | More by mhenson42
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-05-2011 22:25:55 | More by DJButters
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.93/5  rDev -30.6%

Thanks to TPatuto (Tom) for this one. Shared with capra12 and schen9303 at an Upland tasting. Poured from a corked and caged bottle (batch 77-08, bottled 2/5/10) into a Darkness snifter. Paired with the fruit.

Beer pours no head and leaves no lace. Nearly still. Color is a cloudy orange-peach pastel. Score would be lower if not for the style which isn't highly carbonated to begin with.

Nose is a musty lemon tartness. Hay and wood combine to create a slight Brett presence. Very mellow overall and no hint of kiwi.

Opens lemon and a tartness that comes from the white in the center of the kiwi (made clear from the fruit pairing). Hay, Brett, and band-aid accompany an indistinguishable sourness. Finish is tart and slightly sweet with near no aftertaste save for a touch of sour. Pretty plain.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and smooth in the mouth and semi-dry going down. Tart finish with a subtle but sticky aftertaste. Appropriate.

Having them side by side, this is clearly the worst of the Upland lambics. The kiwi taste is not overly strong in the first place and placing it in a beer doesn't help that flavor come through. A decent beer overall but nothing like advertised.

07-24-2011 14:51:17 | More by SpeedwayJim
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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-27-2012 01:53:40 | More by grownfool
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-14-2011 21:53:31 | More by Photekut
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-04-2013 16:11:06 | More by huskermike12
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-26-2013 00:58:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.