Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 278
Gots: 91 | FT: 10
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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 alpinebryant
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of degerbah
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of andrewinski1
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. There is a sizzling head that disappears quickly. The body is slightly hazy orange.

The smell is of course sour peaches. The fruit aroma is pretty strong but I would say the acidic aroma is dominant.

The taste starts out pretty mellow with just a touch of dry malt flavor. The sourness kicks in during the finish, but it is relatively subdued making this very drinkable. This should appeal to sour lovers or those looking for a starting point; this is dry and sour but well balanced.

The carbonation is light for a sour ale; still this is refreshingly light bodied.

I like this one quite a bit. Recommended.

Photo of sugit
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange put with a nice soapy white foam head. Very nice looking pour. Not too much retention though and littel lacing left behind. Little chucks of what I assume are peaches as well.

S: Sour and funky, though not very stong. Faint peach in the background. Would have liked a stronger presence.

T: Very crisp and refreshing. Sour, but not over the top. If it had just a bit more peach taste, I think the flavors would balance out perfect, but like the nose, it falls a bit short in that aspect. The flavor is def there, but I would have liked a bit more. Almost more of a gueuze, then a peach lambic.

M: Could really use a bit more carbonation. That seems to be the biggest downfall. Also a bit on the thin side.

D: Very easy drinking and very enjoyable. An outstanding summer beer. A bit more carbonation and it's perfect.

Would really like to try the other variations out there, but they seem a bit hard to track down.

Photo of MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Photo of ThaBobfather
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid golden with a light sun color with a very thin ring of fizz.
Smell is complexy fruity and funked yeast- almost sour.
Taste is well done- a smooth sour yeast- a light peach/light fruit taste.
Finish is almost dry- a very nice sour's yeast after-taste.
Drinks well- lambic are easy drinkers but tough to be impressed with a low ABV

Photo of cpetrone84
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a very light honey color to a straw yellow. small white head with weak retention. very hazy and completely opaque.

Smell: peach fruitiness, but very light. strong vinegar. and an intense lactic acid covering up a sweet base.

Taste: opens up with a sweet fruity peach taste. fairly subtle and a little bit juicy. strong lactic acid and vinegar come in. some unidentifiable fruity jam. light oak and wooden qualities.

Mouthfeel: mouth puckering. lighter and extremely acidic.

Overall: another solid lambic from upland. the fruitiness is a little weaker on this one than others and that cause me to like it a little less.

Photo of craytonic
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

5-17-2012 review:
A few updates on a new batch. This one is way over-carbonated, cork shot out and there was some gushing. Not really enough peach. Otherwise the review is the same.

***
7-12-2010 review:
Appearance: Quite hard to get the cork out of this one, I was afraid the bottle was going to break (it was giving off shards). An aggressive pour yielded no real head or lacing. First pour is peach colored but cleaner, second pour is a bit dirty.

Smell: Lightly bruised, unripe peaches (with skins), sour and tart. Also some nice sour and funky elements. Very enjoyable, although it could use more fruit and perhaps a touch more funk.

Taste: Sour, without making you brace for a sip. Again, lightly bruised peaches, with their skins, and a light funk. Very dry, not sweet at all.

Mouthfeel: They need to work on this part, a tickle at best. Would move this from "good" to "very good" or even "great"

Drinkability: Goes down oh so easy, I'd like it to be more lambic with more sour and funk (and more fruit), but this is enjoyable as well. Upland uses a yeast strain that normally bothers me but I don't pick it up in this one. After trying it twice I have had my fill but the late 2010 batch was definitely an improvement on the earlier batch.

Photo of mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 01/21/11 notes. Brought to a small tasting.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of very light peach, tart fruit, and oak.

t - Tastes of tart peach, oak, fruity malts, and tart fruit.

m - Light body and high carbonation.

d - Solid, but probably my least favorite of the 4 Uplands we opened. I thought all 4 were solid, but none of them blew me away.

Photo of chippo33
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of peach, but the acidity was harsh

Photo of scottfrie
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of auroracrisis
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for another treat!

Pours 1/2 finger of white. Decent retention. Color is a hazed burnt yellow gold.

Aroma: Sour and acidic. Peach flavors are here, but not overly apparent. Lemon citrus. Oak and light spice.

Taste: A little more peach sweetness here. Fairly tart. Acidic flavors. A bit more oaky as well. Sour notes. Pretty solid.

Mouthfeel: Sour and tart. Clean though. Lighter bodied with a fine amount of carbonation. Ends clean with no apparent aftertaste.

Overall, this was a very easy drinking sour. Not overly peachy, but enjoyable. I'd recommend this one.

Photo of tmoneyba
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle sample at Crown #19.

Poured a cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing.
Moderate to heavy peach, herbs and yeasty aroma.
Medium body with a sticky texture.
Medium to heavy fruity sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.

Good, but not the best of 7.

Photo of Luk13
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (gusher), thanks to weisguy. Hazy gold pour, white foam quickly recedes to no head. Aroma is quite funky, nice barnyard, fresh peaches, something that resembles bell peppers. Taste is sweet, lots of peaches on the finale, a bit of acidity, but nothing like a traditional lambic. Palate is a little sweet, not quite dry enough. Count me into the people who think this is a pretty good fruit sour, but not much of a fruit lambic. Well, you have the barnyard aroma but the the taste is a little sweet. I’d have it on a regular basis though, very fun stuff to try.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 Bottle - Pours a beautiful, incredibly cloudy peach/grapefruit color with the consistency and look of fruit juice. No carbonation is visible. Smells only of Brettanomyces. First sip is mostly Brett but surprisingly there is plenty sweetness left and really not too sour. Almost no carbonation to speak of in the mouthfeel. My guess is a year in the cellar and the sweetness will be more eaten and we'll have a funkier beer to enjoy.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer was sent to me by Mikesgroove. Thanks Mike!

Upland Peach has a soft orange-colored body with no head. Uh-oh, looks like another dead flat lambic from Upland.

The aroma is fruity in the form of peach, with hints of tartness and a very funky flavor to it.

Peach is the best upland lambic that I have had so far. A moderately strong peach flavor comes through in the beginning, but just as it begins to get to the point where I would call the beer “sweet” a good bite of sourness cuts in. The sourness is definitely strong, and just a little bit puckering, but not overwhelming. This beer really shines in the finish, features a great funky flavor that I would assume is Brett; it tastes just a little bit like shoe leather.

I hated the flat mouthfeel on the blueberry, but it doesn't bother me as much on this one because I enjoy the beer more. With that said, a little bit of life would be nice.

Upland's Peach lambic is quite good, one of the better fruited lambics that I have tried.

Photo of brewandbbq
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from the cellar.

Pours orangy gold with crystle clarity and zero head. Barely a trace of carbonation with a stretch-pour, just a fine bead around the edge of the placid surface.

Aromatics lead off with plenty of fruit-laden brett. Peach juice, catty funk, earthy must, and oiled boards. Slightly peppery with hints of vinegar and wet socks.

Light bodied with a mouthfeel that falls flat due to the low carbonation.

Fresh peaches with a wheaty twang start the palate. Mild but bright acid pulls through as well as traces of lemon oil and vinegar.

Finishes with lingering fruit, tart acid, and a peppery burn.

Pretty much a letdown from the get-go. A flat pour followed by a promising nose but fairly weak in the palate. Lacking the sourness and sharp acid base needed for the style and I was at least expecting some tartness from the pits. Tasty enough but not worth the expense of the bottle.

Photo of Verecund
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rempo and beerness for this. 2010 batch. Opened on 01.17.2011.

Pours a clear, golden poppy with a half finger head. Very little lacing. The second pour is much hazier, with some floaties present. (Downgraded from a 4.0 to 3.5.)

Never having had an Upland lambic, the nose is pleasantly surprising. Underripe peach, lactic acid, white vinegar, and the tiniest bit of funkiness. Fairly tart, but only a little sour. It's not overly peachy in the mouth, but the tartness is spot on for me. Not as sour as other peach lambics I've had: lactic acid, white stone fruit, some breadiness, soft, young funk. On the one-dimensional side, but not unpleasant.

Carbonation is on the lower side and it's sweeter than befits the style, but it's nice, tart, and refreshing. Well done, Bloomington.

Photo of tewaris
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
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

Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - batch 42-09 (10/12/10 bottling date) poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Bottle opend with a solid pop and after a few seconds started to lightly erupt from the neck of the bottle (based on previous Upland experience I opened this one in the sink with glasses ready to go on the counter...proud to say I didn't lose a drop which is a big departure from the previous Upland fruit lambic I opened) Pours a well hazed and yeasty grapefruit juice looking beer with a big 2-3 fingers of head that is a bit fizzy and falls rather quickly.

S - Aromas of peaches, a bit sweaty, some light funk, big hits of woody oak, yeasty, lactic tartness, lemons, apricots. Good - but this is definitely no Fou Foune...

T - Peachy, quite sweaty, tart but under control - this is not really all that puckering, yeasty, very woody and a bit of barnyard that is kept mostly in check (sadly). Lactic sourness, fruit, mild sweetness...

M - Tart, a bit thin but not watery, strong carbonation with a good tingly and prickly feel. Good, but not amazing...no complaints but not memorable either.

O - A very good fruit lambic, but really does fall short compared to Fou Foune (which I understand is really a upper echelon peach lambic, but still...). Solid and I would love to have another, but not sure this lived up to the advance hype and demand that this beer commanded around its release. Definitely try it if you have the oppportunity, but don't go crazy trying to obtain it either.

Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.