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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Peach LambicPeach Lambic

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102 Reviews
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Reviews: 102
Hads: 377
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 277
Gots: 96 | FT: 11
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Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: younger35 on 10-13-2008

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.96/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to wisconsinality for another week night surprise. 2010 vintage.

A: Upon popping the cork a massive flow of white head spewed from the bottle. A quick run to the sink and pours into our tulips and we were in business. Golden orange color. Huge white head. Not much lace.

S: Mild tart peaches, tiny bit of funkiness but nothing like a real lambic. Reminds me of watered down orange juice.

T: Mild citrus fruit is pretty much all I can pick up. Pretty much reminds me of watered down tang. Lightly sour but nothing special.

M: Light bubbly body. Way more carbonation than I want in my lambics.

D: Well a bit of a disappointment. I've heard this ages like a champ. Well call me in 5 years and we can talk again.

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Photo of Preismj
3.01/5  rDev -24.6%
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.

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Photo of seaoflament
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jay23 for the opportunity to try this beer.

Pours very similar to the other Upland lambics, very cloudy and yeasty, this one with an orangeade type of color, no head whatsoever.

Some brett on the nose, not very developed yet. Lemons, peach, nectarines as well, maybe a bit of orange too.

Peach fruitiness, peach juice, no tartness and hardly any funk. Faint hay flavors. Mild plastic yeast flavors. Like most of their other lambics the base beer is just not complex and their yeast cultures just aren't up to the job for this style.

No carbonation, very thin...decent for a young lambic though.

It is easy to drink and it's not that offensive, but it just isn't a great representation of a lambic. Could definitely use some aging.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.22/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Shared with DSC... Served in tulips...
Got this from backfat in an excellent in person trade... Thanks man!

Looks like a grapefruit juice blended with orange juice. No head. No lace. Looks dull.

Smells like a sour blonde-- plus some peaches. Not blowing me away. This is really undercarbonated. It's a disappointment in that regard.

The taste isn't bad, but it isn't top of the line either-- the taste has asliggt sweetness, some peaches, some lactic acid, and some generic citric fruit.

The body feels more carbonated than it looks, but still feels a bit low to me. Overall, this isn't bad--- I think I set the bar a bit high after drinking Cascade Apricot... This one just doesn't blow me away... I can enjoy this beer... But I won't be searching it out.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this first batch bottling from Bobby91w... shared with Ditmier and Buckeyeboy over the weekend... Thanks Bobby for the great trade!

Pours clear golden... no head.. virtually no carbonation.

Nose is a weak mixture of acetic, mild funk, and only hints of indiscernible fruits... maybe peach... maybe fruity fermentation esters... damn.... I had better hopes for this one.

Flavor has fruity malt vinegar... still though pretty light. The acetic element sorta buries the funk and fruit... barnyard brett is there, but in minimal quantities... I can see the peach in the taste, but I have to concentrate..

any bit of carbonation would help... but it would probably just turn it into a bad wine cooler.

This was by far my least favorite of the Upland Lambics so far.

Thanks to Bobby for sure despite my above negatives... I am glad I was able to score them in one nice trade instead of piecemealling them together.

Again as always... Bobby if you're still serving... Thanks and stay safe.


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Photo of hopdog
3.27/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle.

Poured a medium and cloudy goldenish color with a medium sized off white head. Aromas of peaches, wood, yeast, and some brett. Tastes of peaches, wood, and earthy. Least favorite of the Uplands we cracked tonight (we also had the Cherry and Raspberry) and could use some more time.

Notes from and tasted on 10/25/07

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Photo of jwinship83
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged bottle traded to me in person at dark lord day by khumbard. thanks! drank from my new russian river "tion" glass.

as soon as the cage was taken off i went to grab my camera. "pop!" the cork came shooting from the bottle and the beer started gushing out. i guess that explains the warning on some bottles not to point it at your face. close to 1/3 of this bottle was lost.

A- whats left enters my glass a hazy glowing peach colored body with a very small and fizzy head. it literally vanished before my eyes. little to nothing gets left behind for lacing either. disappointing.

S- the smell redeems this beer so far. lots of fresh peaches are jumping out of the glass. not artificial smelling at all. light acetone notes and very little or no barnyard funk usually associated with this style. overall, the nose is a nice balance of sweet and sour.

T- the taste starts out with more of the fresh peaches that i can smell. vinegar and acetone. more sour than the nose. a little bit of the oak barrel sneaks through.

M- the body is on the light side, and the carbonation is extremely high. nice and sour without overpowering.

O- maybe losing one third of it to gushing soured this for me (no pun intended), or maybe its me comparing it to the styles european brothers, but this just doesnt do it for me. i think i traded a cantillon gueuze for this, and although im greatfull for the trade and chance to try this, i cant help but feel i got the short end of the stick on this trade. my first and possibly only try with an upland lambic.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.35/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle thanks to tjthresh. When I removed the cap the cork was bubbling, I wonder what it would look like in a couple years, I'm guessing black and moldy like a Cantillon. The first whiff I took from the bottle got me excited for the funk. It smells like a nice fruity lambic, a little funk but not distinct peachiness. The color is hazy golden orange and it is completely flat which is a let down. There is hardly any sourness until the end and the flavor is kind of weak in my opinion resembling watered-down juice. Sadly this is probably my least favorite of the Upland lambics I've had.

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Photo of shleepy
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of domtronzero
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage. Thanks for sharing, Kyle!

A - Murky orange color in the glass with a big, fizzy, quickly collapsing white head. No lacing.

S - Lactic tart aroma with a bit of vinegar in it. Funky brett, sweet malts, and a subtle hint of peaches.

F/M - Funky barnyard flavors, lactic tartness, again with a touch of vinegar. Sweet fresh peaches are more prevalent in the flavor, but still quite subdued. Medium light bodied, moderately high carbonation, but not as carbonated as expected. Lingering bready malts and slight vinegary tartness.

D - Alright, but the low carbonation and vinegar notes really ding this beer. Pretty easy to drink, but its just kind of bland. I know peaches are hard to get a lot of flavor out of, so Id like to see if the other wilds from Upland are any better.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A careful pour produces no real head and yet still shows no bubbles trying to rise through this beer. The beer is a hazy, gold-tinged, light amber hue that does show a nice orange tint to it when held up to the light. Up front the aroma smells of fruit, through the middle is smells tart and the finish has a toasty oak note to it that accentuates a fruitiness with some coconut-like notes. Interesting, the more I smell this the more confused I get about what is oak and what is fruit; I do know that there is a significant coconut aroma to this beer. There is also some spicy oak like notes that seem to accentuate an almost Bourbon like alcohol warming. Other than light sourness in the nose, the aroma is very sparse on any funky notes that one would find in a traditional Lambic. As the beer warms a touch of aromatic peach skin character starts to become noticeable towards the finish; almost more flower-like than fruit like, but it does seem to finally take on some peach-derived aromas. The oak definitely seems to be the major contributor to the nose, and it is nicely done, but I would have love to have seen more peach character and some barnyard funk.

Only lightly tart, quite mellow actually though it does have a touch of lactic sourness. The coconut note is quite noticeable in the flavor as well. Maybe a tickle of carbonation is here but by almost any measure this is a flat beer. Some carbonation would certainly have provided a lot of nice texture to this beer, it does not quite come off as watery though and does have a touch of heft to it. Peach flavors are not overtly apparent here, the coconut note certainly is wrapped up in and accentuates a fruitiness here. This has a definite nuttiness to it (that most often leans towards coconut) that makes me wonder if some of it might be influenced by the peach character. This is quite dry , with no perceived sweetness.

Definitely a bit of a disappointment, this is not bad though, it just could be so much more. The lack of sourness, much less bracing acidity, one expects in a Lambic is a glaring hole, and there isn't even any barnyard funkiness to up the complexity here. The lack of carbonation hurts a bit more, but would not really have been an issue if the other Lambic characteristics had been captured. Actually because of the lack of sourness and funk, the carbonation issue becomes all that much more of a problem.

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Photo of stakem
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA Dunt for sharing this brew on the evening before DLD '11. Poured into a sniffer, this brew appears a hazed, light peach juice color with small chunks of peach purée floating through suspension. A fizzy white cap forms at the surface and fades only holding around the edges of the glass. Some faint spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell of this brew is funky with notes reminiscent of cheese mixed with a fruity sweetness that is only faintly reminiscent of peaches. A light touch of plastic-like funk rounds out the back of the nose.

The taste is sharply acidic and the fruited aspect of the peaches leans toward over ripened or rotten moreso than fresh and fruity. There is a light cardboard quality mixed in with the funky aspect blended with notes of stinky cheese and plastic.

This brew is sharp and tart, it has quite a salivation factor. It is easy drinking but the plastic and cardboard held me back from fully enjoying this offering. It is medium bodied and modestly to highly carbonated. It is worth giving a try if you get the opportunity but if you come across it for a rediculous price of $36 don't waste your time or money.

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Photo of 321jeff
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from the 2010 batch provided by JAYBLACK


Pours a hazy golden orange with a good bit of soapy white head. Some floating chunks of peaches are floating around in my glass.

Aroma is funky and a little sharp. I can only get very faint hints of the peach... kind of disappointing.

Taste features some more peach juice and some tart sourness. Finish is slightly tart and dry.

Mouthfeel is a little thicker than expected but there's tons of carbonation. An enjoyable sour but the sweet peaches and the lambic never quite come together to make this beer great.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last in the series of Uplands as I do not believe I will be able to try the Kiwi. Still it was a decent, if not underwhelming run through. Served chill and poured into a snifter, the corked and capped 750ml bottle was consumed on 06/02/2009.

The pour was a lot like what I had seen in the rest of the series, lack luster. Pale peach color highlighted a light amber that had no visible carbonation or head what so ever. Lots of tart, acidic aroma coming off of it. Vinegar and what I guess to be the remnants of the peach flavor. As I lean in for a sip, there is a quick shot of fruit up front but it quickly fades leaving nothing in its wake but a mellowed, and very sour wild ale. Light on the carbonation, and easily drinkable, albeit a touch boring.

I have found this whole series to be underwhelming. The fruit flavor was absent in most all of them, blackberry aside, and the lack of carbonation and overall pour look could be attributed to all but one having a leaky cork. Not sure what is going on with these fully, but there are underwhelming to say the least.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 750 mL cork and caged bottle shared by Jeff with Adam.

Mild gusher pours a murky golden orange with a big white head; minimal retention or lacing. Aroma is mildly sour and lactic, light oak and some fruity peach skins. Flavor has all of the components of the nose, but lacks any cohesion or balance. Sweet, juicy peach fruit dominates the front of the palate and seems to float on top of a strong lactic, earthy and funky base. Body is medium thick, well carbonated; puckering and sour. Pleasant, but forgettable; delivers the promise of peaches but isn't a great lambic.

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Photo of cetherid
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into a tulip


pours a hazy orange/peach color. With about 1 fingers worth of white head that dissipates pretty fast.


A nice sour funky lambic smell, nothing too strong but very good for an American version. Subtle unripe peaches. I could go for more fruit aroma in this however.


A nice lactic sourness up front, a little vinegary throughout the beer. Like aroma, I could've used more peach. The subtle peach I do get in here is unripe peaches. Perhaps an extremely ripe peach would leave more flavor in this beer while it sat in the barrels. A good beer, but not worth 20 bucks a bottle.


Light bodied, decent carbonation. A slight dry finish in this beer.


At little pricey and hard to come by so it rates a little low. If I were to go out of my way for the Upland lambics, I'd grab a blueberry or datalion just based on taste. I wouldn't turn one down if offered however.

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Photo of gford217
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750mL bottle shared by ATLbeerDog.

This thing looks a good bit like an unfiltered grapefruit juice - milky, completely flat and fluorescent golden orange with hints of pink in there.

The aroma was a nice mix of sweet peaches and tart fruit notes. There is a hint of funk though it's pretty subtle and certainly not overpowering.

The taste is even sweeter than the aroma and is dominated by the sweet peaches. It tastes like peach juice with the faintest hint of funk in the background.

The mouthfeel is very slick with no carbonation to speak of.

This is certainly a drinkable lambic, mainly because there is almost no funk in there yet. I have a feeling this one will be much more representative of the style in a year or two when the funk starts to come out. Pretty fruity in it's current state.

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Photo of slentz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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

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Photo of brdc
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks photekut for this one.
Large corked and capped bottle poured into a tulip.

Interestingly, when you pop open the cap, there is some fizzing coming out, on the sides of the cork, and then you pop open the cork, and minimal carbonation. The cork seemed quite tight, so I don't know how this happened, but it is the second Upland I get the same thing happening.
Golden, minimal haziness, little to no head; whatever covers the beer is just a few tiny bubbles.
Aroma is quite funky upfront, leathery and horse blanket which I did not expect based on other reviews; it also has a subtle oakiness, peach notes, some tartness and acidity.
Light to medium bodied, refreshing but could definitely use a bit more carbonation.
A little acidity on the palate, subtle oakiness and peach, tartness, not a lot more.
I would love to see more carbonation, and some of that funk translate into the flavor. I like how the peach is just a note as opposed to an overwhelming flavor, but this one needs a little bit more work.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on 6.13 included in part of an epic tasting. From notes.

Nice peachy color. flat, no head. Nice, vibrant aroma, but is it peaches? It's certainly fruity but not necessarily distinctively peaches. Low level of sourness/acidity, and overall very underwhelming in the flavor after a fairly nice aroma- just subtle sweet fruits. Suffers greatly from the lack of carbonation. A spritzer-like carbonation would do wonders for this beer.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light orange gold pour. Nose is tight brett, salt, some peaches, light solvent. Peaches are a bit more prevalent in the mouth, decently integrated, with quite a salty brett wound tightly in there. Long sour finish with some lingering peach sweetness. Not particularly well balanced, with some lingering acidity. Decent, but not one of the better Upland lambics.

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Photo of tpd975
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours mildly cloudy, pale orange like hue. No real head or lace.

S: Aromas of peach candy, light crystal malts.

T: Sort of watery to be honest. Fresh peach with the fuzzy skin. The more you drink the artificial it begins to taste though. Rather light citric acid beneath. Very light oak.

M: Sort of thin, a bit watery.

D: Just okay.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light orange straw with a decent white bubble head with visible carbonation.

Aroma of lactic sourness, acid, and brett scents. light malt and light noble hops.

Taste of a lighter sour ale. Light golden ale with some bretty characteristics, but relatively sweet for the style when not compared to a Lindemans. I was slightly let down , but not too harshly by this one. It ended up being pretty good after all, just not quite worth the muling and trading that was necessary which I would not do again. Aromas of light battery acid, and a relatively healthy peach, but not really the white peach / farm run peach aroma that is really flavorful.

Very light mouthfeel, relatively standard for the style, but the complexity is just not there when compared to a classic gueze or lambic. Upland is getting there, maybe they are intentionally not making it as offensive as some lambics to appeal to more people but I would say this is decent overall; just not great. Healthy carbonation on this one. Easily drinkable.

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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.