Peach Lambic - Upland Brewing Company

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Reviews: 100
Hads: 368
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 282
Gots: 98 | FT: 11
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Indiana, United States

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Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: younger35 on 10-13-2008

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Photo of AgentZero
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow beer with a little bit of orange in it. Nice carbonation, white head that left some minor stick on the side.

S - Fantastic smell of tartness with some great peach flavors. Little bit of wood and yeast. Good tartness, smells great.

T - Great tart and peach flavor. Little bit of funk. Taste is a great mix of tart, sour, and fruity sweetness.

M - Some effervecence, medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Great beer. Upland keeps getting better at these things, and this is a great sour for any maker or country. (525 characters)

Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My husband and I grabbed this when we were down at Upland over the summer and sampled it 10/23/2011.

I love sour beers, but in the past Lambic's from 'some breweries' (being nice being nice!) have disappointed me due to being way too sweet.

The appearance is gorgeous! Cloudy yellow with some inclusions and a white foamy head, the head quickly dissipates. Smelling it is drool-worthy - a sour citrus scent dominates with a slightly biscuit undertone. I don't get peach from the scent, but I get a sour-sniff of what's to come!

Oh.. the taste... Sour in general to a sour peach, to a very sweet peach nectar. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a sweet lingering peach on the palate. Oh so delicious! Medium carbonation carries the sour and sweet notes both nicely over the tongue.

Lovely lovely lambic, almost champagne like in it's carbonation/sour interplay. One of my favorite fruit sour beers so far! (910 characters)

Photo of ptykozoon
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (277 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into multiple glasses. Thanks to emerge077 for sharing.

2008 release

A: Pours a hazy, glowing apricot nectar color. A thin, bubbly layer of foam spreads out on top before disappearing completely. No lace.

S: Scented of peach flesh with moderately tangy skin and whiffs of vinegar.

T: See above.

M: Not too sour. More tangy than anything else. Dry and palate cleansing.

O: Pretty frigging good. Easy to drink and suprisingly refreshing. (469 characters)

Photo of auroracrisis
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (1,537 characters)

Photo of slentz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
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 (1,024 characters)

Photo of eclipse54
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from fvernon; thank you very much! Hand written bottling info indicates a batch number of 42-90 and a bottled on date of 10/12/2010. Split with the girl into a DFH signature glass and a Deschutes Tulip...

Upon pulling out the cork, there was perhaps a second of peace before the bubbly head started gushing forth. I was prepared that this one may be a gusher, however, and opened it over the sink to minimize the potential frustration. As soon as it settled to a reasonable pace, I tried pouring into the first tulip with great success.

The body was a hazy (to the point of opaque) peach/apricot color with some golden straw hues. Tiny pieces of peach comprised a sediment that floated and swirled around the glass. In one of the pours, it got stuck in the head and clung like lacing to the glass. The head was massive, about two and a half inches, and appeared an off-white to faint peach color itself. It didn't stick around for long though, and minimal lacing was left behind.

It smells of tart peach, some fresh peach juice, a bit of apricot, and a slurry of other, indistinguishable fruit esters. Some faint grasses also appear behind the sour nose. The taste is quite similar, beginning with fresh peach and apricot, moving into some straw and other citrus, and finishing with the tart kick of the peach. Really well done in my opinion, and very delicious.

Mouth is sour, but not painfully so. It finishes a touch dry, leaving you wanting another drink. I'm very happy to report that none of the fruit flavors appear to come from artificial sugars; if it's there, it's masked very well, as there isn't that lingering candy sensation after taking a drink.

Overall, a very well done lambic that I'll need to acquire more of. It certainly makes me want to try Upland's other flavors. (1,828 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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. (875 characters)

Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle enjoyed with friends at a bottle share. Review from memory...bear with me.

P: This beer literally explodes out of the bottle when cracked. Gave me a nice lambic bath. Slightly murky, golden orange body, with a lot of fizzy, slightly orange head. Dies out quickly, leaving some lacing.

A: Nice aromas of peaches, more sour than sweet. Lots of "barnyard" aromas; musty and earthy. More sourness, a la Brett.

T: Great, puckering, peach tartness, but not overly tart. Some slight vinegar, but not much. Earthy yeast. Some peach sweetness at the end, but is cut by the over all dryness of the body.

This was a great drink. I was worried that there would be too much peach sweetness, but the fruit is used perfectly here. (733 characters)

Photo of Preismj
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

a: a golden orange, nice carbonation. quarter inch frothy tan head, moderate lacing.

s: rubbing alcohol. The peach is sour and strong, but doesn't take the form of peach. overly fermented fruit scent.

t: follows the nose. Tastes up front like rubbing alcohol with a slight vinegar. Peach notes then climb forward. Slight oak flavors, but not very detectable. Not overwhelming flavors, though the opening alcohol presence is hard to overcome.

m: creamy, light bodied. Very solid carbonation.

o: not what I expected. good peach flavor could be more prominent, and whatever the opening alcohol flavor was overwhelmed my palette. Curious if there was an issue with my batch, as something here tasted off. (705 characters)

Photo of joshuacavett
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gracias to Rempo for hooking me up on the Peach lambic! Very fun to try (I open all of my Upland lambics with my wife) and I would definitely try again. Tons of peach aroma on the front end. Quit yeast near the end, more grainy and less aromatic at the finale. Initially poured very clear and then clouded up on the second pour. Mouthfeel was average to me (I prefered the mouthfeel on the blueberry a bit more). Smell was the best attribute for me on this one and the wife liked it more once it warmed up a bit. (512 characters)

Photo of Luk13
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (569 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,210 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one with myself and funkydelic during one of our weekly tastings! Bottled on 10/12/10. Batch 42-09. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, peaches, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty tasty brew. I found it quite odd that there was no sign of the peaches in the aroma on this one. However the flavor made up for this fact as the peaches were quite prominant. Just something about peaches mixed with sour/tart notes that make me all fuzzy inside (no pun intended). Really glad I got to try this one and I suggest you do as well. (889 characters)

Photo of andrewinski1
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (632 characters)

Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (1,478 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
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. (451 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev -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. (589 characters)

Photo of russwbeck
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The bottles opened with a huge pop and slight explosion of head that was quickly placed in the sink. Orange pour without much head. Really looks a lot like champaign with all the bubbles.

S: Pretty much getting all sour from the smell with some hints of peaches.

T: Tart and sweetness balance the sour taste nicely. Peaches provide the sweet taste and really drown out any vinegar.

MF: Certainly no lack of carbonation in this beer! Very light body.

O: I liked this beer. I'm rarely impressed by sours, as my palate seems to not be privy to them at the moment, but this was pretty good. (593 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
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. (1,566 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Sean at our mini sour tasting in honor of McDiddypop's engagement.

UPLAND PEACH IS A MISSILE. If you invert the bottle and unscrew the cage, it will fly all the way to the magnetosphere.

A - What remains pours a turbid peach hue, with a good bit of with froth and effervescence still remaining.

S - The nose is sticky and overripe peach, heavily, with a big funk that seems to be deeply aligned with the natural peach character. In essence, it smells like a pile of fallen rotting peaches in a peach orchard. Sweaty and farmy notes are gleaned as well.

T - The taste is right in line with the aroma, and offers tart and fruit-juicy notes of peach, vinegar and lactic acid. I get some medicinal Brett in the background, but it is mostly obscured by fruit and acidity. The brew is very reminiscent of peach kombucha.

M - A bit thin and spritzy for my liking, and overcarbonated upon opening, obviously.

O - This is another very nice fruit-forward lambic from Upland; I've yet to be disappointed by any of their fruit Lambic. If the carbonation issues were handled, I'd hold it in even higher esteem. (1,121 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,003 characters)

Photo of Lunch
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dr. Matt pulled this guy out at his home for a couple of us freaks to enjoy, thanks! Really enjoy this beers from Upland and looking forward to this one.

Poured into my Russian River 'tion' glass and this is a light yellow with a slight peach hue. Goddamn this smells good. Like a goddamn funky wild peach and the taste is just as intense. Tart and sour with some funk and acid. Appropriately carbonated.

I'm a big fan. (421 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.45/5  rDev -12%
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. (1,159 characters)

Photo of cjacobsen
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sweemzander to popping this one open.

Upland...more like upchuck! This thing gushed out like crazy. Thankfully we were outside. Once poured it had a hazy peach and orange color to it. Slight white head.

Smelled of peaches, some yeast, sour patch kids, sugars and even some grapefruit made its way in there.

The peach is strong, its stays with you through the whole taste, even far after the beer is gone. You can almost breathe it up. The sourness is strong up front and has a nice, even taper off to the back of the taste. Does have a slight earthy aspect to it, kind of like what you would get from the skin of the peach.

It's acidic but doesn't have as much of a pucker as sours. Sweeter and less complex.

There is a lot of fruit and a lot of carbonation, but it blends itself and balances out once in a glass and sitting for a few minutes. Big on the one flavor and not a real blended beer, more straight forward. Quite tasty. (945 characters)

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