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Sour Reserve - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 8.76%


Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
BLEND 1: Batch Years Blended 2006 (our original batch of lambics), 2008, 2010
BLEND 2: Batch Years Blended All 2008

(Beer added by: aasher on 10-22-2011)
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to my Indiana University friend who picked this up for me!

A: The beer pours a semi-clear yellow pour that hints towards brown at the very center. Only a film of bubbly, white head builds up and recedes quickly. The level of bubbles in the beer initially is high, but slows down pretty quickly. Relatively tame appearance. 3.5

S: The aroma is wheaty, with a nice musty funk to it. Tart raspberries, lemon, and grass provide a really nice balance here that really invites you to take a drink. 4

T: First words out of my mouth after the first taste were, "wow this is outstanding," and my thoughts never wavered from there. The beer is aggressively sour with a really nice backbone of fruit (seems like raspberries to me). It's sour up front, but some sweetness and fruit takes the middle over. The finish is very tart, so much that my mouth salivates for more the second I finish the last drops. Hints of oak and red wine come out as the beer finishes. Oak, grapes, and hints of booze. 4.5

MF: Pretty light body with the perfect amount of carbonation. The balance of this beer really lend to its drinkability. It's bright, crisp, and finishes perfectly. 5

O: Considering I enjoyed this on Zwanze Day and I'm considering it the best sour beer I've had today, that's really saying a lot. I cannot say enough how delicious this beer was. I almost wish I didn't share it with everybody...almost. 5

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 01:11:20 | More by russwbeck
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Sour Reserve from Upland Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.