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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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238 Ratings
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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 270
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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2%

03-04-2013 16:59:09 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-12-2012 01:08:49 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Late 2010 batch. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a hazy orange-peach color with a thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly into not much other than a thin collar around the edges. The nose is pretty impressive right off the bat, reminding me a lot of Flaming Fury. There's a strong peach presence behind quite a bit of a lactic character and some mild funk. The taste is at the same level. Not quite as much of a funky presence as I would ultimately like, but they held onto this one for long enough, as the sourness and peach are both at levels that are highly complementary of each other right now. Feel is nice with a good pucker factor and sour finish. Drinks pretty easily; I had no problems at all finishing my portion of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 11:38:19 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-25-2011 17:16:22 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 00:33:11 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you very much to Mark for picking all these lambics up for me. Enjoyed on St. Patrick's Day evening.

A: Luckily this didn't explode like my bottle of Strawberry did, but it is highly carbonated and a cloudy orange color with a big white head.

S: Plenty of peach aroma to this. Like a lot of peach beers, a fairly pronounced bacterial aroma, but the amount of peach fruit and skin smell is quite nice. A moderate oak character along with a touch of grass.

T: A very solid peach flesh and skin flavor which stays on the tongue throughout the sip. Still sort of on the sweet side for a lambic, but there is a nice acidity to it. Just a touch of tannic fruit skin/pit and oak.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: On the sweet side, but the fresh peach flavor is really enjoyable. One of the better Upland lambic varieties.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 07:11:42 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-13-2012 23:14:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-09-2013 22:40:24 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-19-2014 01:20:09 | More by GRG1313
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with gold highlights. It had a small, white head that was very bubbly. Not much retention and minimal lace.

S - Peaches with a mustiness - possibly the Bret.

T - Peaches with a tart sourness and a yeasty kick. It comes across a little musty, too with just a hint sweetness.

M - It was very crisp and popped. A light to medium bodied ale that finished dry.

D - This was really quite good. I'm really not a fan of peach, but I liked this.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 21:27:48 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:37:07 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2011 17:24:53 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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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drabmuh

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They knocked it out of the park with this one. Truly great.

Beer is hazy and dark yellow with a wispy head. No lacing, nice carbonation.

Aroma is super sour, citric and acetic with nice peach notes.

Beer is thin and heavily carbonated on the palate. I really enjoy this beer a lot. It is acetic and lactic, mildly citric or succinic, nice peach flavor, tartness at the back, I really love this beer. I want more more more.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 20:54:38 | More by drabmuh
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oline73

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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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mdfb79

New York

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 01:03:18 | More by mdfb79
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 04:59:02 | More by Gueuzedude
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

11-26-2011 00:40:15 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

02-08-2013 09:52:32 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

11-17-2011 23:32:42 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 23:56:40 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2%

05-04-2014 08:33:42 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2013 19:07:01 | More by orangesol
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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.