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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Peach LambicPeach Lambic

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BA SCORE
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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 284
Gots: 74 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of stakem
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of yourefragile
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
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 Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of many unexpected great sour brews drabmuh pulled out the other night. Thanks Matt!

The beer is a straw yellow hue, with tons of bubbles present. There is very little head to speak of (that's what she said).

The aroma is funky, wild peaches in a barrel on a farm. Lots of 'em. Yeah, that about covers it.

The taste? Funky, wild peaches in a barrel on a farm...seriously. Really tasty beer. One of Upland Brewing Company's better offerings. Fruit and funky sourness play very well together in this setting.

Nice, puckering finish with every sip. Acetic, but not harsh. Smack!

Overall, another delicious fruit lambic from Upland. I'd happily have this again anytime. Definitely recommended.

Photo of atrocity
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ShanePB
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of KAF
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of HopHead84
3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

3/3/3.5/2.5/3.5

Photo of chippo33
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of peach, but the acidity was harsh

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of aasher
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle pours the muddiest or apricot oranges with no head at all. It began to foam really quickly but I poured all of it before it could billow out of the bottle. It smells like a very, very dry fruit infused sour. It also has a good amount of hay and funkiness. It tastes of dried apricot and of dried peach skins. It reminds me of dried fruit through and through. The bitterness is both efficient and appealing. The flavor is between apricot and peach, which is confusing. I do like it though. It drinks very crisp. The carbonation is actually perfect, especially considering it began to foam and then that was it. This beer was good but probably not $20 a bottle good. It's a good sour, which I had been told, but it wasn't spectacular. I realize it was a 400 or so bottle batch but it could've been better. I have another bottle so hopefully it gets better with time. Good beer though, not great.

Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev -11%
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.

Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.