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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 572
Gots: 63 | FT: 6
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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 06:22:19 | More by Ryan011235
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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/2010.

Appearance: Upland Kiwi pours a slightly hazy golden color with a hint of white head. Not a ton of carbonation is apparent, which results in a low amount of head, and poor retention as well as lacing.

Smell: Lacto sourness and lemon tartness first and foremost. A hint of fruity sweetness is present as well, which could be construed as kiwis.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Lacto notes and sour lemons, with a lingering fruity, kiwi-like sweetness on the back end intermingling with tartness.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with low carbonation. Pretty good, but the carbonation could be a touch higher. Overall, a nice lambic. As compared to the Cherry Lambic, the extra hint of kiwi sweetness adds an extra dimension.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 19:53:03 | More by zhanson88
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a deep golden in color with a fairly hazy body. A very small amount of head forms but is gone almost as fast as it appears. There is no lacing to be had. Really good looking in the glass aside from the lack of a head.

S- The scent of this one starts off with a huge sour attack on the nostrils. Just maybe the slightest hint of kiwi mixes in with the sour smell. The tartness is almost entirely lambic-like in quality with just a touch of dry barrel scents.

T- This beer starts off just like its scent; with a giant sour attack upon the senses. A small amount of kiwi is barely detectable right up front and is very sour, but the following lambic tartness is even more sour. Towards the middle-end of the drink the barrel kicks in with some dryness that increases the intensity of the tartness. Lingering kiwi flavor at the end that is accompanied by, of course, intense lambic tartness.

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Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 01:16:27 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.