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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic

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BA SCORE
94
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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 575
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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leftoverburrito

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -64.5%

06-25-2014 01:26:47 | More by leftoverburrito
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

2/5  rDev -52.6%

05-05-2014 22:37:29 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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ThurmondTX

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

06-27-2014 13:57:18 | More by ThurmondTX
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

06-15-2014 02:09:40 | More by BARFLYB
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StevenSpringer

California

2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

06-19-2013 05:36:16 | More by StevenSpringer
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.93/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-06-2014 04:21:20 | More by largadeer
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-13-2012 23:12:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

12-09-2013 16:56:16 | More by ncaudle
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Rempo

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.9%

03-25-2012 21:52:51 | More by Rempo
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rallison

California

3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Sea O'Floydster epic tasting, post PP Belgian Fest. Thanks Carlos for bringing this bottle.

Unfortunately, one of the bigger letdowns of the night.

The flavor, quite simply, falls down way too quickly. Sweet. Minimal sourness and tartness. Fruity notes, but you'd be hard pressed to peg it as being kiwi. Some funk in the nose. Watery finish. Basically no mid or back palate. Slightly creamy/smooth in the mouthfeel aside from the watery character.

Easy to drink though, with a few pleasant qualities. An interesting idea that held potential..but was a definite letdown. Too bad.

That said, pretty cool to try one of only 48 bottles in existence.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 06:46:24 | More by rallison
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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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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-27-2012 01:53:40 | More by grownfool
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-10-2013 20:55:23 | More by BGsWo22
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-07-2013 19:18:33 | More by Noyt
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pmoney

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

10-28-2013 14:46:15 | More by pmoney
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-08-2014 00:53:02 | More by bsuedekum
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jdhende

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-23-2012 03:04:29 | More by jdhende
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

10-28-2013 11:27:28 | More by fredmugs
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gueuzegossage

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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Etan

Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
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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seaoflament

California

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Jay23 for hooking me up with the Upland Lambics, including this rarity that I didn't think I would be able to get after the tragic news came out about the bottling accident. I took this beer to the SeaofFloydster Tasting on March 28th.

Poured a hazy apricot color, zero head...seemed flat.

I was afraid this one would blow after the last lambic I had from these guys (blueberry) which wasn't good enough for a lambic. I was pleased that this one had some funk and cheesy aromas, fruits, lemon, sweet toast and caramel in the background. Not sure if I can say the fruit I smell is kiwi but there is a sweet and tart lemony aroma. Decent aroma and along the lines of the Blackberry which is my favorite.

Fruity upfront with a light brett leathery taste and tartness in the finish. Acidity in the back. Toast and crackers in the end. Not bad tasting but nothing outstanding.

No carbonation and kind of watery in the finish...the lack of carbonation wouldn't be too much of a problem if there beer had a drier finish, still it's pretty easy to drink and more brett character to keep it from tasting just like juice (like the blueberry).

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 22:46:17 | More by seaoflament
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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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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.