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Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Peach LambicPeach Lambic

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 270
Gots: 70 | 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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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 18:53:40 | More by HopStoopid120
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 00:32:11 | More by brewandbbq
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alleykatking

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 22:45:07 | More by alleykatking
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fredmugs

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-29-2014 16:55:36 | More by fredmugs
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 01:14:22 | More by AleWatcher
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 00:25:15 | More by portia99
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

04-13-2014 22:10:13 | More by vermilcj
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 14:45:07 | More by Photekut
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 14:58:00 | More by SpeedwayJim
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-14-2014 16:28:26 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

03-05-2012 05:24:58 | More by DoctorB2B
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

02-04-2014 21:29:56 | More by mpayne5
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2014 02:17:19 | More by dogfishandi
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-06-2014 13:43:25 | More by JohnnieNepal
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brystmar

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/12/10. Thanks for sharing, Ethan!

Cork felt like it was ready to pop into orbit, so we had glasses ready and didn't lose any to gushing. About average on the gusher scale.

Pours a nice color with bubbly head. Funky and slightly sour peachy aroma. Delicate peaches are well-balanced against the tart, funky base. More sour than the previous bottle (from an earlier batch) I tried a few months back, and much improved over that one too.

Another nice lambic from Upland!

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:40:38 | More by brystmar
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kbutler1

Minnesota

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

Bottle. Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip glass a cloudy opaque amber orange color with a white head that collars around the glass. Nice Sour aroma of peach, apricot, lemon zest, and slight vinegar. It’s not overly peachy in flavor. Slightly sweet start with hints of fruit, lemon, slight medicinal, and a white wine flavor like Chardonnay. The sourness level is moderate. No apparent alcohol notes. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Clean ending.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 12:56:10 | More by kbutler1
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-15-2011 02:12:22 | More by zeledonia
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2011 02:38:59 | More by beerwolf77
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jwinship83

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 04:29:44 | More by jwinship83
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2014 23:40:19 | More by BeerBucks
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

pour was a slightly burnt orange, a bit hazy. quick inch of head.

light peach and light oak, slight tartness

very well integrated peach and oak. blended so perfectly. light lemon and sour peach. not overly sour at all, perfect all the way through.

mild to moderate carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

this was brilliant, i loved every sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 23:55:18 | More by hooliganlife
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
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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Urbancaver

Ohio

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

Opened as a palette cleanser for our epic barrel aged stout tasting.

Pours a murky yellowish orange with a nice white head. The head dissipates quickly. The beer looks fairly pretty. Smells funky and sour with a lot of nice light fruit flavours. The peach is. S subtle on the nose. The tastes is nicely fruity. Lots of light peach flavours. Vry well carbonated and a solid mouthfeel

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 21:01:41 | More by Urbancaver
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tmoneyba

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 13:32:43 | More by tmoneyba
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2011 02:57:08 | More by bauermj
Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.