Lightsynth | Upland Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lightsynth is 50% New Belgium Felix (ale aged in wine barrels), 40% Sour reserve, and 10% Cherry Lambic.

Added by rudzud on 05-15-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Big white head on a deep orange and hazy body. Medium collar.

Smell - Stone fruit. Lots of white wine. Some cherry.

Taste - Stone fruit again. Reminds of Cascade Vlad a lot. Faintly cherry tartness. Oak and white wine lingers.

Mouthfeel - Quite sour. Builds into the finish and gets a tad vinegary. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Not as dynamic as Darksynth. Pretty good, though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Semi cloudy pinkish-orange. One finger head.

S-Good deal of funk, some tartness. Oak is there. nice cherries and other fruits.

T-Very funky, oak, sour, then nice fruity notes. The 10% of cherries really comes through nicely.

M-Lighter, semi crisp finish and semi dry as well.

O-Better than DarkSynth, gotta love the pubic sales.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud

Nice fizzy foamy head fades quickly though, clear auburn orange tan color.

Nose decent funk, a little stale bread, generic fruit maybe a touch of cherry, sour cherry, little acidic and little apple, generic fruit.

Taste tart little toasty reddish malt, fair acidic flemmy sour funk, light cherry, little cherry juice, tangy generic fruit and little funk, light oak. Finish dry flemmy, little funk sour, faint cherry lingering, little weird bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, fair acidity, little flemmy.

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Lightsynth from Upland Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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