Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
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.
M- This beer is rather sticky across the palate. The overall feel is heavier than one might expect for the style, and that is intensified up by the level of acidic tartness. The tartness also slows the drink considerably.
Overall, this may be the most sour beer I've ever had, and I think that is the combo of a sour fruit with the lambic base. It does display some kiwi flavor, but no copious amounts. This is really a beer for those that like to pucker.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 01:16:27 | More by boilermakerbrew
Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.