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Kiwi Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

261 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle from 6/2013. Thanks Chad. Poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass today, 2/27/2014.

App- Pours a very hazy, straw yellow body. Very, very hazy for a "lambic". Comes with a one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly even for a "lambic". Not much lacing. I also got the last pour from the bottle, and there appeared to be a single kiwi seed floating in the beer..

Smell- Holy acid. This smells so damn sour- with a lot of lactate and vinegar. Even a bit of nail polish remover. I don't get any kiwi fruit qualities whatsoever. Still perversely, I am actually enjoying the smell on this one a lot.

Flavour- This is bracingly sour. Easily 10/10 sour. It's eating away at my intestines right now. In terms of palate, similar qualities to Upland Sour Reserve #3- lactate, vinegar, wheat, lemon juice. Except there is no clear kiwi characteristics to be found here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, perfectly carbonated. Still, it's on the verge of undrinkable- this beer is disintegrating my intestines, otherwise it would rate higher here.

Overall- The most sour beer I've ever had. Damn, 10/10 sour easily. Beatification and Sour Reserve #3 are a lot more complex and interesting while delivering that 8/10 sour quotient here. Its disappointing that I'm not really getting any kiwi fruit qualities. This is not necessary to age at all, I can't imagine how sour a 09 Kiwi is right now...

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 06:15:49 | More by Stevedore
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-23-2014 22:46:48 | More by dpgoblejr
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-14-2014 04:46:52 | More by NooseJustice
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-07-2014 18:43:31 | More by mrandypandy
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brian44556

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-05-2014 02:44:26 | More by brian44556
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-03-2014 13:52:16 | More by Gotti311
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark golden color with a few floaters on it with a small white head

S - Sweettarts and white vinegar. Slight kiwi fruit presence. Slightly reminds me of sauerkraut 4

T - Lemon, white vinegar and sweettarts up front. Slight kiwi presence in there that shows up but doesn't cut the tartness.

M -Not that much carbonation but slightly prickly from the tartness. Lingering dryness in the finish

O - Really tart lambic from upland that reminds me of Sour Reserve with a hint of kiwi to it

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 18:39:56 | More by jeonseh
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-13-2014 01:29:22 | More by ddedhed
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-06-2014 04:45:12 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-06-2014 04:26:26 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-26-2013 01:57:24 | More by scotv
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-17-2013 07:20:28 | More by chippo33
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derekb_25

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-10-2013 17:44:55 | More by derekb_25
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ncaudle

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.9%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-08-2013 21:25:05 | More by Chingringo
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-08-2013 05:08:28 | More by HumanParaquat
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Grant35

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-05-2013 08:31:04 | More by Grant35
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-02-2013 04:53:53 | More by tsauce2
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-30-2013 00:11:13 | More by dfhhead25
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-29-2013 23:39:16 | More by DantheMan75
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-26-2013 00:58:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to my cousin for cracking this one open.

A- Murky golden and I swear there is a hint of green but probably just imagining it. Noticeable lack of cork pop and no bubbles rise during pour. No head, no ring, no clouds and no lace. Juice appearance.

S- Pretty clear sourness is apparent right away. Lactic sours, lemon juice and a hint of kiwi is light at the end. Some funky Brett in the back end. Major barnyard with time.

T- I thought Beatification was sour, this brings sour to a new level. This is like atomic warheads back in the 90s sour. This doesn't mask the nice flavors of white grapes, lemons, oak and Bretty funk. Kiwi is nice, notes of the flesh and skin are subtle but enough to satisfy.

MF- Pretty much flat and a medium consistency. Just a tiny bit of bubbles and a sourness that rivals drinking pure citric acid. Watery side of things due to no bubbles.

Insanity sour level with a super subtle but nice kiwi note. Flatness hurts it for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 03:15:52 | More by cbutova
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-23-2013 06:09:17 | More by BMart
Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.