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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 581
Gots: 63 | 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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roger617

Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

Bottle poured into snifter. I acquired this poor orphaned bottle after a lucky lottery winner did not claim their winnings.

A: Bright golden with a slight copper hue. Very attractive looking beer. Pours with very little head that does not last.
S: Sour and fruity. A huge blast of sour that hits up front and does not let go.
T: Very sour, with a delicate balance of kiwi that compliments nicely. Anyone who is a sour/lambic fan will truly appreciate the flavor that this offers.
M: Need I say again, sour? For no head, this is carbed very well. This style for me leaves a strange yet satisfying dry aftertaste that keeps me craving more.
O: Another great offering by Upland outside of their everyday beer. This ranks just shy of their Malefactor (Gilgamesh) in my books. It's balanced very well, with a strong sour presence yet plenty of other fruity characters to compliment nicely.

11-10-2013 20:01:12 | More by roger617
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Skye1024

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-27-2013 02:15:03 | More by EliotRosewater
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-05-2013 04:33:03 | More by jsilva
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marisatheyounger

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2012 21:43:01 | More by marisatheyounger
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random846

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-04-2014 19:19:05 | More by random846
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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

The rare batch 1 bottle somehow acquired by spycow and shared with CCR.

A - Golden brown color that looked pretty flat, no real head and only minimal carbonation.

S - Slight amount of funk and some tartness, the kiwi is actually pretty easy to distinguish and has the acidity you would expect from a ripened kiwi. Actually smells pretty nice if you are looking for a Kiwi beer.

T - Tastes like kiwi, or even sour strawberries a little bit. Because of it's natural acidity and sourness when ripe, some of the less sweet kiwis are a really good choice to make a lambic out of. Pretty good stuff.

M - Fairly low carbonation, although that wasn't surprising, medium bodied.

O - Nice beer, not one of the best, but it's good and delivers on what you think it should be. Gets a bump up in overall because kiwi itself is a unique beer to make and they did a good job. Expecting even better as they continue to make these.

07-25-2011 16:48:03 | More by AgentZero
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 12:49:58 | More by AleWatcher
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2011 21:31:54 | More by brandoman63
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-01-2014 07:19:39 | More by thebigredone
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warbird07

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-28-2011 01:35:12 | More by warbird07
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-11-2012 21:57:22 | More by klipper
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-19-2011 18:21:52 | More by LambicKing
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Roze

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-30-2014 00:11:41 | More by Roze
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-02-2012 01:48:19 | More by seeswo
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-20-2014 01:17:06 | More by mltobin
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2014 08:34:14 | More by zestar
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jheiss

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-18-2011 20:17:09 | More by jheiss
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-20-2011 15:34:51 | More by Miamilice
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

From 08/26/10 notes. Got to try batch 1 and batch 2 side by side thanks to Brad; thanks man!

a - Pours a murky golden orange color with 2 fingers of head.

s - Smells of sour kiwi, other tropical fruits, and oak. Some definite brett/funk in the nose.

t - Tastes of sour fruit, funk, brett, oak, and tart kiwi.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A very enjoyable sour from Upland. I think I liked Batch 1 better, and thought the smell of Batch 2 was a bit funkier. Would like to try again sometime.

09-17-2010 23:01:39 | More by mdfb79
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antoines15

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-19-2012 00:59:21 | More by antoines15
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-27-2011 06:17:51 | More by pwoody11
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2012 06:33:23 | More by teddyarrowhead
Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.