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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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89
very good

171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%


Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: younger35 on 10-13-2008)
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scottfrie

California

3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/12/10. Sampled alongside the other seven fruit lambics.

A: Gusher of a bottle, like most of the other flavors. Pours a hazy golden peach color with a huge white head.
S: Light peach, apricot, and citrus. Perfumey scents.
T: Much more peach than the nose let on. Not as much citrus as the other flavors but it’s there. Very good fresh peach taste with a lemon finish and juicy peach juice aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, chewy mouthfeel, fuzzy carbonation, greasy mouth and acidic.
O: Peach is a tough flavor but this beer was delicious. Not my favorite of the lineup but great.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 01:09:39 | More by scottfrie
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Treebs

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter. 2010 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy peach color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring, not much lace.

S: A ton of peach sweetness with a mild yogurt and underlying tartness to it. Sweet wheat and cracker malts with a little lactic sourness. Some mild grass.

T: Same as the nose. A ton of fresh peach with a gummi peach candy like sweetness to it. Sweet cracked wheat/cracker malt combo with mild lactic sourness. Some drying tartness on the finish.

M: Light bodied with some spritzy carbonation. Drying finish.

O: Definitely enjoyed this one as I'm a fan of peach. The played off the sweetness of the peach very well.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 16:25:11 | More by Treebs
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kyle for opening this one up! 2010 vintage.

A: Cork popped with a bit of a gush. Poured a hazy light orange/peach color. Small white fizzy head on top.

S: Nice tartness right away with some peaches and white grapes. The funk is light and in the background to the lactic tartness and peachy aroma.

T: Nice tart/sourness with the fruit underneath. Mostly peach with some faint apricot/stone fruit/lemon underneath, but the peach dominates.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: For its age, has held up very nicely. Lots of peach still in it, though I imagine some of it has faded. Bet it is quite good fresh, not that it isn't now, just a different beast.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 06:35:27 | More by mdaschaf
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

pour was a slightly burnt orange, a bit hazy. quick inch of head.

light peach and light oak, slight tartness

very well integrated peach and oak. blended so perfectly. light lemon and sour peach. not overly sour at all, perfect all the way through.

mild to moderate carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

this was brilliant, i loved every sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 23:55:18 | More by hooliganlife
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brystmar

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/12/10. Thanks for sharing, Ethan!

Cork felt like it was ready to pop into orbit, so we had glasses ready and didn't lose any to gushing. About average on the gusher scale.

Pours a nice color with bubbly head. Funky and slightly sour peachy aroma. Delicate peaches are well-balanced against the tart, funky base. More sour than the previous bottle (from an earlier batch) I tried a few months back, and much improved over that one too.

Another nice lambic from Upland!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:40:38 | More by brystmar
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shleepy

California

3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from 750 bottle into snifters. Writing from week-old notes.

A: Peach color - between orange and amber. No head (but the bottle was explosive when opened). Peach pulp actually floating around.

S: Light peachiness, but more funk than fruitiness.

T: Quite sour all the way through - even in the aftertaste. Very slight peach flavor and just a tiny hint of bitterness.

M: Low carb. Drinkable, since the acidity isn't biting... But the sourness is definitely on the high side (warning to those who don't like that sort of thing).

O: Meh. Sure, it's a sour peach beer (which is always great), but there are better ones, by a big margin.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 03:45:11 | More by shleepy
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codysjb

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upland Peach Lambic
Bottle acquired from a beer contest, 2010 vintage. Opened on 4/6/2012. Poured into two wine glasses. Gushed all over like I expected after reading reviews of upland Lambics.
A: Pours an orange color with a large head that dissipates almost immediately. Cloudy with bits of stuff floating.
S: Sour, lots of oak and a very little bit of lemon zest. Some minor peach scents.
T: Very sour, I can taste the musty oak and some minor peach (this is obviously not syrup).
M: Lots of carbonation. Feels more like Champaign than beer. Some peach on the end of the mouthful.
O: Not all that complex, but good for what it is. It’s a nice sour, carbonated limbic.

B+ to A- range

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 15:00:54 | More by codysjb
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Pencible

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 42-09, bottled 10/12/10, reviewed Feb 2012.

A: This poured a hazy light gold with fizzy white head.
S: It smelled like tart and funky oak, with sour white grape and dry champagne, and a little sweet peach and vinegar and citrus zest.
T: It tasted like very tart and sour puckering white grape and dry champagne and funky oak, with some sweet peach and vinegar and citrus zest. It had a crisp and clean and lasting sour aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was a great lambic, but the peach character was quite subdued. The scent and taste were bold yet delicate, and the body was fitting. Not sure how this was 1.5 years ago (fresh), but I wish there was more peach at this point. Otherwise, this was a fantastic brew to sip and savor. Could age a long time, as long as you won't miss the hint of peach. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 20:13:45 | More by Pencible
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this was from the 10/12/10, Batch 42-90 release, as I don't believe there is a newer bottling? Served in a tulip while having dinner with the GTT Geek Girls.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to nothing. Murky peach body with some random bits of sediment present.

S - The aroma is predominantly lactic sourness, with some spicy oak and mild funkiness. Peach flavor is somewhat understated, but does eventually come around as the beer warms up. Still, this is one of the least fruit-forward Upland lambics - has a bit more in common with the Reserve in some ways.

T - The taste is quite similar to the aroma, but there's a mild seltzer water and dry oak character that detracts from the predominant and largely enjoyable peach yogurt flavor.

M - Medium body, juicy texture, with some moderate carbonation spritz. Dry and tannic texture, with suggestions of under-ripe peach flesh and oak.

D - Enjoyable for the most part, but I could have gone for more peach flavor. Really easy to drink, but a bit lacking in depth and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 22:35:04 | More by MasterSki
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/2010. Poured into a tasting snifter. Thanks whitemomba for the trade. Gushed slightly, but not a drop of the beer was lost :-)

Color of peach with plenty of peach... there were pieces of peach floating in it! Quite big head with good retention and overall spritz-y-ness.

Aroma is nice funk and acid with only hints of peach. Tastes quite tart and moderately peachy with excellent acidity and effervescence. Very dry and refreshing, I loved it.

4, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 4

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 19:38:07 | More by tewaris
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 10/12/10, Batch 42-90. This bottle was a slow gusher when I opened it. Served in a flute, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with some floaties, and about an inch carbonated white head that fizzled away quickly. There isn't much lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like tart and sweet peaches, lemon peel, and musty, earthy funk. I think the taste is similar to the aroma. The sour/tart flavors are stronger than the sweet peach ones, but the tartness isn't overpowering at all. As the beer warms up, the peach flavors really come out more. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing and well carbonated. I think it's a good brew, I liked it. $19.79 a bottle at Liquor Barn.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 23:16:23 | More by bluejacket74
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the bottle share during Jackie O's bottle release this weekend. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours an orangish golden color with a layer of white head and some nice lacing.

Smell: Tart citrus notes with a mild peach smell. Funky haylike smell in there as well.

Taste: Very smooth and funky. Crisp with a nice, mild citrus peach flavor. Quite good and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: The body is light with a tingle of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was more refreshing than the raspberry. Not quite as sour either. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 04:02:13 | More by oline73
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

review from notes of 11/11/2011.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: This beer takes on the color of a light peach skin. Head is white and fades quickly.

Smell: Funk seems a bit mild in the nose. You do get a decent amount of peach smell.

Taste: mild peach flavor and this beer does have a little bit less than the normal amount of funky notes from most Upland Lambics. The sour does not seem to be quite as intense either. It still tastes pretty good.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with high carbonation levels. Clean and refreshing; even eppervesant quality.

Overall: Its a nice beer and its enjoyable, but I am not a huge fan of peaches, but I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 04:31:29 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a thick fluffy white head. The nose has light notes of a funky brett, leather and a touch of salt. Soft golden peach sits nicely behind the lambic notes. The flavor is more brett forward, sweetness is a bit stronger than I anticipated, the peach is clean and tasty with a soft sourness and a nice acidity in the finish. The body is creamy, light and fluffy with a fair bit of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 16:46:07 | More by cpetrone84
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow beer with a little bit of orange in it. Nice carbonation, white head that left some minor stick on the side.

S - Fantastic smell of tartness with some great peach flavors. Little bit of wood and yeast. Good tartness, smells great.

T - Great tart and peach flavor. Little bit of funk. Taste is a great mix of tart, sour, and fruity sweetness.

M - Some effervecence, medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Great beer. Upland keeps getting better at these things, and this is a great sour for any maker or country.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 02:55:56 | More by AgentZero
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ElizabethCraig

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My husband and I grabbed this when we were down at Upland over the summer and sampled it 10/23/2011.

I love sour beers, but in the past Lambic's from 'some breweries' (being nice being nice!) have disappointed me due to being way too sweet.

The appearance is gorgeous! Cloudy yellow with some inclusions and a white foamy head, the head quickly dissipates. Smelling it is drool-worthy - a sour citrus scent dominates with a slightly biscuit undertone. I don't get peach from the scent, but I get a sour-sniff of what's to come!

Oh.. the taste... Sour in general to a sour peach, to a very sweet peach nectar. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a sweet lingering peach on the palate. Oh so delicious! Medium carbonation carries the sour and sweet notes both nicely over the tongue.

Lovely lovely lambic, almost champagne like in it's carbonation/sour interplay. One of my favorite fruit sour beers so far!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 18:04:34 | More by ElizabethCraig
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ptykozoon

California

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy peach color. Bits of lacing and a few islands are of note.

Ripe peaches round this out completely, vanilla?

Floral notes, earth, orange, berries and of course peaches.

Long sweet finish.

Well done peach sour, not syrupy sweet and not too light with the peaches. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 21:08:16 | More by ptykozoon
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into multiple glasses. Thanks to emerge077 for sharing.

2008 release

A: Pours a hazy, glowing apricot nectar color. A thin, bubbly layer of foam spreads out on top before disappearing completely. No lace.

S: Scented of peach flesh with moderately tangy skin and whiffs of vinegar.

T: See above.

M: Not too sour. More tangy than anything else. Dry and palate cleansing.

O: Pretty frigging good. Easy to drink and suprisingly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 19:08:35 | More by GbVDave
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Continuously poured from a 750ml dated 10/12/10 batch 42-90. Not sure which numbered batch it is but it was released this year, a few months back. And it gushed everywhere, lost about 3-4 ounces before I could grab my glasses. Be ready when opening to pour this literally 2 seconds after you open it.

Hazy marmalade orange body with abosolutely no head. Foamed when poured but it dissipated quickly. Some dregs or peach pulp floating around in it. Not a bad looking beer, real brilliant orange.

Sharp citrus and funk on the nose. Horse blanket and hay stack, with some nice moldy lemon rind, with a touch of lemongrass. Sweetness similar to honey. The aroma remains the same as the beer warms and it only become brighter.

Starts out with a biting citrus flavor, with some hints of barnyard flavors. Once the beer rests on your tongue you can taste a bit of the peach. But once it is swallowed, the peach characteristics could be noticed more. Similar to the nose but with a subtle fruit quality and much more citrus rind flavors.

Thin-medium body with a soft profile, and the slightest hint of carbonation. Kind of puckering and almost no drying.

Good funk on the nose with lemon rind and very subtle peach and funk flavor on the tongue. Honestly, if I didn't know this had a peach addition I wouldn't have been able to find the flavors in this one. Worth a try and not a bad beer by any means, but it's not peachy. The beer could use some drying out so maybe sit on this for awhile if you're planning on drinking this batch soon.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 05:51:48 | More by auroracrisis
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slentz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mark for this bottle in our recent trade. Wow this cork is tight. Poured at about 50 degrees into goose island chalice.

A: Aggressive pour down the center of the glass provides half finger head that dissipates within seconds to nothing. Looks a little lighter than apple cider in the glass very thick looking and cloudy with light sediment. 3.5

S: Smells of Belgian yeast. Slightly musty and somewhat muted but definitely picking up some peach a little orange. 3.5

T: Somewhat astringent, nice carbonation and prickly. Very tart, sour, puckering....pretty extreme sourness. Its ok but not my favorite. 3.5

M: Mouthfeel is light, prickly, pretty viscous but carbonated enough to be pretty drinkable. 3.5

O: Overall not the easiest drinking beer. This one drinks more like a flavored soda than a beer. I think it gets a little better as it warms. Not overly impressed by this one but definitely glad I got to try it. Totally different than most offerings. I look forward to trying the other Uplands I have. 3.5

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 01:07:09 | More by slentz
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from fvernon; thank you very much! Hand written bottling info indicates a batch number of 42-90 and a bottled on date of 10/12/2010. Split with the girl into a DFH signature glass and a Deschutes Tulip...

Upon pulling out the cork, there was perhaps a second of peace before the bubbly head started gushing forth. I was prepared that this one may be a gusher, however, and opened it over the sink to minimize the potential frustration. As soon as it settled to a reasonable pace, I tried pouring into the first tulip with great success.

The body was a hazy (to the point of opaque) peach/apricot color with some golden straw hues. Tiny pieces of peach comprised a sediment that floated and swirled around the glass. In one of the pours, it got stuck in the head and clung like lacing to the glass. The head was massive, about two and a half inches, and appeared an off-white to faint peach color itself. It didn't stick around for long though, and minimal lacing was left behind.

It smells of tart peach, some fresh peach juice, a bit of apricot, and a slurry of other, indistinguishable fruit esters. Some faint grasses also appear behind the sour nose. The taste is quite similar, beginning with fresh peach and apricot, moving into some straw and other citrus, and finishing with the tart kick of the peach. Really well done in my opinion, and very delicious.

Mouth is sour, but not painfully so. It finishes a touch dry, leaving you wanting another drink. I'm very happy to report that none of the fruit flavors appear to come from artificial sugars; if it's there, it's masked very well, as there isn't that lingering candy sensation after taking a drink.

Overall, a very well done lambic that I'll need to acquire more of. It certainly makes me want to try Upland's other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 22:28:40 | More by eclipse54
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FosterJM

California

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

761st Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750ML C/C

App- This one was a very soft hazy orange with a thin layer of yellow running through it. A bunch of nice little bubbles fill the sides of the glass. Again this had no cling and no legs.

Smell- This was right a long the lines of the other Upland beers I have had, light acid a little tartness behind but this was lacking a lot of the peach aromatics.

Taste- The peach flavor is quite absent on the beer. Had a nice balance of the dry oakiness with a little spritzy fruit acid and bubbles, just like the Persmimmon but was just a bit off on making flavors pop.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Its only the residual bubbles and a little bit of tart on the back.

Drink- Overall, this was good. It just didnt sit well in the flavor dept. It was lacking in pop over the other beers in the series. The peach got lost.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 20:49:10 | More by FosterJM
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle enjoyed with friends at a bottle share. Review from memory...bear with me.

P: This beer literally explodes out of the bottle when cracked. Gave me a nice lambic bath. Slightly murky, golden orange body, with a lot of fizzy, slightly orange head. Dies out quickly, leaving some lacing.

A: Nice aromas of peaches, more sour than sweet. Lots of "barnyard" aromas; musty and earthy. More sourness, a la Brett.

T: Great, puckering, peach tartness, but not overly tart. Some slight vinegar, but not much. Earthy yeast. Some peach sweetness at the end, but is cut by the over all dryness of the body.

This was a great drink. I was worried that there would be too much peach sweetness, but the fruit is used perfectly here.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 18:18:17 | More by litheum94
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Preismj

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

a: a golden orange, nice carbonation. quarter inch frothy tan head, moderate lacing.

s: rubbing alcohol. The peach is sour and strong, but doesn't take the form of peach. overly fermented fruit scent.

t: follows the nose. Tastes up front like rubbing alcohol with a slight vinegar. Peach notes then climb forward. Slight oak flavors, but not very detectable. Not overwhelming flavors, though the opening alcohol presence is hard to overcome.

m: creamy, light bodied. Very solid carbonation.

o: not what I expected. good peach flavor could be more prominent, and whatever the opening alcohol flavor was overwhelmed my palette. Curious if there was an issue with my batch, as something here tasted off.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 15:42:46 | More by Preismj
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joshuacavett

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gracias to Rempo for hooking me up on the Peach lambic! Very fun to try (I open all of my Upland lambics with my wife) and I would definitely try again. Tons of peach aroma on the front end. Quit yeast near the end, more grainy and less aromatic at the finale. Initially poured very clear and then clouded up on the second pour. Mouthfeel was average to me (I prefered the mouthfeel on the blueberry a bit more). Smell was the best attribute for me on this one and the wife liked it more once it warmed up a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 02:20:54 | More by joshuacavett
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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.