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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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hrking

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had the privilege of having one of these at the Upland release with a select group of beer enthusiast. Seeing as how only 48 bottles made it out of the barrel this is without a doubt the rarest of the lambics released.
Drinkable right there with the other Lambics. very easy to drink and palette friendly. Some barn yard character as hold true with the others but this one has a distinctly different flavor. Sourness is kept to a minimum at this point but is there but will only increase over time as this bottle continues to age.
The fruit taste is not as present up front as it jumps out on your tongue after you swallow leaving a pleasant after taste.The oak is very present both in the nose and taste and it is very fresh.
I think these could use a little more age to really jump out both in sourness and flavor not in a bad way but in the best way!
Wish more of these could have made it through the barrel explosion but minus the 2 bottles I seen drank there are still 46 more bottles

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 15:54:59 | More by hrking
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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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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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.

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.

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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.