Cherry Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 170
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: hrking on 10-02-2008)
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3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Ruby red, good deal of carbonation, one finger pink head that doesn't last long.

S-Lots of overly sweet cherries, mild funk and oak.

T-Very sweet. Not artificial but just too sweet. Not that sour or tart even. Just too sweet and not sour enough.

M-Lighter, tad watery, not much carbonation.

O-I was expecting a lot better, but this beer was extremely sweet while not having much sourness to balance it out.

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pink-peachy colour, with a foaming head that settles into a Caesar head. Medium or even a tad less mouthfeel. It has that aroma a la Cantillon. Woodiness, and cherries are there all right, and sourness is malted away. A good drinking ale, nice summer drinker but neither outstanding as far as a kriek goes, better than average for a fruit beer. Active carbonation that aids digestion through burping. Sourness builds up, men drink up. Being traditional lambic cherry, it may be that the strawberry was superior and more unique.

Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe429; thanks Mike! Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep red color with an inch of white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of acedic notes, some funk, oak, tart cherries, tart dark fruits, and vinegar. Nose is nice and tart.

t - Tastes of vinegar, acedic notes, oak, funk, tart cherries, and tart dark fruits again. Not as much cherry as I was expecting, and a lot of vinegar.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation in the mouth.

o - Overall a nice Upland lambic, but I preferred the Blackberry tonight. Not my favorite from Upland, but definitely worth checking out if you like their lambic offerings.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a corked and capped 750ml bottle into a snifter. Emerges a cherry bronze color witha rather substantial white head. Decent amount of retention without much lacing.

Aroma is sour and slightly funky. Large lemon aromas as well as that sour, tart, funky aroma typical in the style. Not much cherry in the nose.

Flavor is slightly tart and sour. Again, not much cherry. This one is basically a product of the yeast and the sourness. Not much cherry or fruit flavor in this one.

HIgh carbonation, dry on the tongue, sour and tart. Finishes extremely clean. Easy to drink. This may be the best of the Upland Lambics I have had. The blueberry, rasberry, and peach were less than stellar. This one seems to be quite good.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I cracked this after the Kriek heavy players at the weekend tasting.. Got this a while back from Bobby91w ... Stellar trader and hooked me up huge.

2008 bottle... The pour was a cloudy orange with a nice head.

Nose makes me want Rainier cherries... subtle yet still sweet and full of aromas we all think of as cherries.. mild lactic funk..

Descent pucker and a growing funk starts the palate.. the acidity is balanced nicely with quite a bit more lactic elements than acetic.. I was expecting more sweetness, but am glad the sugars are pretty balanced.. the traditional funk is there, but way in the background.. Good body and carbonation... the overall brew needs some work.. but this is a great attempt on a tough style. This would do well with a few years in the cellar.. the yeasties and bacteria would do some great damage... but right now, it seems like it needs some age.

Thanks again, Bobby.. I hope you're home by now.. but if not, God Speed.


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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another one to try thanks to Tom P.

Mostly clear orange color, little fizzy head.

Nose nice sour cherry, little candied cherry, mild tart sour, light but nice funk,

Taste mostly juicy cherry, little tart sour cherry, fairly sour, little acidic bite, fairly bland overall though, doesn't seem to have a lot going on.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb, little acidic.

Photo of Jonada
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

750 ml bottled 10/10/2013. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red color with less than a finger of a pinkish head that dissipates almost instantly. Body is only lightly hazy with some moderate visible carbonation.

Smell: Sour cherry, funk, oak, lemon vinegar and a slight herbal quality.

Taste: Huge blast of acidic sourness upfront which carries right through to the finish. Beneath that are lots of cherries and oak as well as some earthy funk, leather, vanilla, some lactic acid and lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a somewhat slick mouthfeel and medium assertive carbonation. Finishes very sour with a decent amount of residual sweetness.

Overall: One of the most sour beers I've ever had. Lots of sour cherry, oak and a little bit of funk as well. I'd still prefer a good Belgian kriek over this, but it's still worth a try.

Photo of craytonic
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pour is a muddy Mississippi rusty brown, it is extremely cloudy and not particularly appealing.

Smell: (Ranier) Cherry pie filling, wood and leather, lightly sour/tart

Taste: Oak, vanilla, cherry pie filling, light sour/tartness. A bit musty.

Mouthfeel: light, carbonation is a bit prickly

Drinkability: Drinkable, but the pour is unattractive and I enjoyed this less than their other offerings.

*NB - the early 2011 batch was significantly better than some of the earlier batches; still not great.

Photo of mdm46410
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a reddish amber with a thin head of off-white fizz that lasted throughout most of the glass. Not much lacing. The aroma included sour cherry skins, oak, a hint of wheat, and cobwebs. The flavor consisted of a big burst of dry, sour cherries on top of a delicate wheat base. Mildly funky and tart. The mouthfeel was light-bodied and had crisp, aggressive carbonation. A pretty nice beer, but I would have prefered a little more funkiness.

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1417th Review on BA
Bottle to Bruery Taster

Vintage 2010
Thanks to Gonzoillini for sharing
Bottleshare in Chicago

App- A soft red with some pink and cream highlights. A small fizzy head was there and gone.

Smell- A prickly cherry and a stinging lactic note. Wasnt offensive smelling just needed to pop a bit more.

Taste- I thought it was better than average. Seemed to be aging nicely and still had a good prickly base with some nice cherry.

Mouth- A light body with a medium prickly carbonation level. Was a touch dry and I like that.

Drink- Nice little beer. Seems to be doing well and not offensive as some have said.

Cherry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.