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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 267
Gots: 68 | FT: 8
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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slentz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
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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brdc

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 01:10:44 | More by brdc
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 01:44:24 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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FosterJM

California

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
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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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 18:35:55 | More by JAXSON
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tpd975

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 23:58:53 | More by tpd975
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glid02

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 21:58:11 | More by alpinebryant
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degerbah

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-12-2012 03:44:39 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-30-2014 13:29:06 | More by mendvicdog
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hopswap1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 20:29:48 | More by hopswap1
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-20-2012 23:11:53 | More by nathanjohnson
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-02-2012 04:30:13 | More by doucmehu
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antoines15

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2012 00:59:48 | More by antoines15
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Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-25-2014 12:58:46 | More by Filabee
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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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ThaBobfather

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 01:48:43 | More by ThaBobfather
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Riggsy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-15-2012 21:34:47 | More by Riggsy
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-05-2013 03:56:18 | More by BeerThursdays
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 04:14:14 | More by andrewinski1
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
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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ptykozoon

California

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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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sugit

California

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 04:51:30 | More by sugit
Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.