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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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258 Ratings
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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 280
Gots: 69 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: younger35 on 10-13-2008)
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Reviews by ptykozoon:
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ptykozoon

California

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

10-23-2011 21:08:16 | More by ptykozoon
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-03-2013 20:31:30 | More by joel66
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-12-2013 23:34:25 | More by warnerry
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codysjb

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-07-2012 05:12:21 | More by standardcherry
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2014 02:17:19 | More by dogfishandi
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-27-2014 02:23:37 | More by Cynic-ale
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glid02

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%

Tried this courtesy of ATLbeerDog - thanks!

Pours a peach color that's got some amber hues in the bottom and lightens up toward the top of the glass - absolutely no head or lacing.

Smells of unripened fruits - both sweet and tart, with a good deal of barnyard funk.

Tastes different than it smells. The barnyard funk is hardly present, instead the fruit flavors take over. Mostly peaches, but with hints of pears, they start out sweet, then move slightly to the tart side, then back to the sweet side to linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is interesting - it's very close to being flat, but I noticed a few bubbles popping out here and there.

Drinkability is good. The flavors are interesting, but I could definitely see this getting more complex with some age on it.

Overall this was a good beer, but I think it has the potential to be a lot better after the sweetness mellows out and the funk has some time to grow.

02-23-2009 00:01:54 | More by glid02
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-09-2014 16:21:05 | More by CLCardinal84
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-18-2014 12:28:53 | More by Schlafly33
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degerbah

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Pours a cloudy orange with no head at all. The aroma is acrid and vinegar-like. The taste is much more subtly sour than I expected. The lambic is still wine-like and peach flavored, but overall way better than I expected. I'm very curious what hte abv is because it's no tposted, but I would get this again if I could ever find it.

04-26-2010 01:56:32 | More by degerbah
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-12-2012 03:44:39 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

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

New York

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

Thanks to TPatuto (Tom) for this one. Shared with capra12 and schen9303 at an Upland tasting. Poured from a corked and caged bottle (batch 42-90, bottled 10/12/10) into a Darkness snifter. Paired with the fruit.

Pours a .25 finger white foamy head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a slightly clear peach-orange. The clearest of the bunch of Upland lambics. Lacing is stringy and patchy with no cling.

Nose is white peaches, plastic, and Brett. Very clean and pure and nicely aromatic. Simple but very appetizing.

Opens peach, slightly spicy yeast. Tart. Brett, hay, and slightly tart and sweet peaches towards the end. Peach sugars at the finish with just a bit of tartness in the aftertaste along with a signature bit of plastic. Very tasty and almost exactly like the fruit.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly grainy in the mouth. Oily going down. Clean finish with very little aftertaste. Nice.

This was the non-consensus favorite of all the Upland lambics (I personally preferred the Persimmon). The fruit comes through beautifully and the clean, tart and sweet flavor of the peach works perfectly to create a subtle, yet complex, quenching, and enjoyable lambic.

07-24-2011 14:58:00 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-04-2011 14:45:07 | More by Photekut
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cjacobsen

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to sweemzander to popping this one open.

Upland...more like upchuck! This thing gushed out like crazy. Thankfully we were outside. Once poured it had a hazy peach and orange color to it. Slight white head.

Smelled of peaches, some yeast, sour patch kids, sugars and even some grapefruit made its way in there.

The peach is strong, its stays with you through the whole taste, even far after the beer is gone. You can almost breathe it up. The sourness is strong up front and has a nice, even taper off to the back of the taste. Does have a slight earthy aspect to it, kind of like what you would get from the skin of the peach.

It's acidic but doesn't have as much of a pucker as sours. Sweeter and less complex.

There is a lot of fruit and a lot of carbonation, but it blends itself and balances out once in a glass and sitting for a few minutes. Big on the one flavor and not a real blended beer, more straight forward. Quite tasty.

04-22-2011 13:49:18 | More by cjacobsen
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2014 01:05:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

02-13-2013 06:41:34 | More by FalconA
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with myself and funkydelic during one of our weekly tastings! Bottled on 10/12/10. Batch 42-09. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, peaches, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty tasty brew. I found it quite odd that there was no sign of the peaches in the aroma on this one. However the flavor made up for this fact as the peaches were quite prominant. Just something about peaches mixed with sour/tart notes that make me all fuzzy inside (no pun intended). Really glad I got to try this one and I suggest you do as well.

07-11-2011 19:22:41 | More by thagr81us
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-19-2014 01:20:09 | More by GRG1313
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -24.7%

Poured from 750ml caged and cork bottle. This one gushed resulting in about 1/3 of the bottle being lost. Shared with Lukafer.

A- Pours a hazy peach color. No real head on this beer just some light whisps of white foam on the top of the beer. Left spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Strong vinegar notes with a hint of lactic acidic bursts here and there. I had to take my nose out of the snifter to get a hint of peach way far in the backing. This only comes through in hints though which was sad to say the least. Overall it just smells funky but not really in a good or bad way...it's just kind of there.

T- The front of this is funky with vinegar like strong notes. Also there is some bready malts in the front that last into the middle of the flavor profile. Some very very very light peach hints that fade rather quickly in the middle. This made me sad because I had higher hopes for the peach flavor in this. Ending goes back with some sour pucking notes. Even this though comes through with a big vinegar zest to it.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is very light for the style. Vinegar notes left on the palate is all. Some light peach notes with tons of vinegar bitterness/sourness left in the aftertaste with hints of alcohol. Light overall drying on the palate from alcohol. Flavors were one sided and not toward what it should be. Off flavors couldn't be detected.

D- This beer was average for the style. Upland really let me down with this beer and I don't think I'll ever buy this lambic from them again. Bottle gushed and there were no real lasting peach flavor. It was good as a flavorless just sour mess.

01-03-2011 22:45:07 | More by alleykatking
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-27-2011 01:03:05 | More by bkonk10
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-11-2014 03:09:35 | More by EliotRosewater
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emerge077

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

2008, 1st release.

Little to no noise from the cork, a soft wispy bit of skim floats across the surface, with a healthy ring of bubbles around the edge. Bright jewel tone clarity, glowing honey orange.

Farmy whiff of barnyard, acetic fuzzy peach skins, buttery oak.

Huge coconut and vanilla oddly enough, these oak characteristics bleed through the acetic sourness of the fruit. Discernable peach flesh and pits, dry aftertaste with hints of brett and oaky vanilla. Puckering initially, drying out soon after. Light bodied with minimal carbonation, the intensity of it's flavors make up for the lack of body, and traditional lambic is still (flat) in some cases. Extremely drinkable, especially quenching. This has really come around after a couple years, when fresh it resembled straight peach juice. Thanks Joe!

Edit: 2nd 2008 bottle opened was still completely flat and one-dimensional peach juice. Oh well... hopefully going forward Upland will have the carbonation issues taken care of.

2nd Edit: 2011 batch. Properly carbonated, fruity with tangy peach, moderately sour. Well done, an improvement to be sure.

03-06-2011 02:37:07 | More by emerge077
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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
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