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Vinosynth Red | Upland Brewing Company

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4.18/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Oliver Winery Collaboration. These collaboration bottles are a unique combination of Upland Sours aged on Indiana grown grapes. Vinosynth Red is aged on Catawba grapes from the Oliver Creekside Vineyards.

50% Sour Reserve and 50% Malefactor Flanders-style red ale aged on Catawba grapes. Native north american variety, known for making jams and jellies, and distinct juicy, fruity, exotic wines. Malefactor was blended with Sour Reserve to develop more body, mild bourbon barrel character, and layered acidity to complement the Catawba's innate sweet, fruity notes.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,087
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
179
pDev:
7.66%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
48
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Jcarriglio
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a slightly hazy strawberry hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of vinegar, red berries, big tart notes, light oak, faint lactic acid.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, big vinegar notes bright red berries, big acidity here!

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, not overly flemmy.

O - Overall this was a very solid beer with good acid undertones. Really solid.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Decent fizzy head fades quickly, to nothing, strawberry murky reddish color

Nose loads of sour funk and strawberry, tart sour berry, a bit of nice strawberry, bright

Taste brings loads of strawberry and tart generic berry, very acidic with a little funk, a bit of wine barrel, and tart acidity, sour malt

Mouth is med bod, big acidity with a little tartness sour

Overall eh, OK but not great

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a rusty red color with an off white head.

Smell - Notes of Flanders melted with a Catawba grape nose.

Taste - At the front was a dry oaky Flanders ale with grape skin notes. The sweetness of the Catawba grapes come in the back. What an appropriate wrinkle in the style! The dry oakiness lingered nicely.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was wuite noticeable, brushing away mich of the sweetness quickly.

Overall - By way of comparison, this is much better than Vinosynth White.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChadwickVon
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biggoon16
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattboyer182
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burnt orange color.

Lots of red grapes. Some acidity. Light tartness. Funk. Lemon. Oaky. Lots of wine flavors.

Medium bodied. Easy to drink compared to some of the other uplands.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle
Served in a sour glass
Bottled 12-11-14

This beer pours a brilliant amber color with burnt orange highlights. It really doesn't give me any head. It bubbles as I pour but nothing sticks around.

It has a tart aroma. I can pick up on some grapes and a vinous smell.

The taste starts out sour. I can distinctly pick out wine as well as grape flavors. As it warms I pick up on some mild oak and bourbon flavors.

It has a light mouthfeel with a dry finish and prickly carbonation.

This is a nice sour that deepens in complexity as it warms.

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Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cpetrone84
2.83/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pour is clear copper with a smaller amount of tight lightly tan head. Nose is a bit muddled, light fruity notes with some dusty brett and grain notes behind. Taste is a bit more integrated, fruits get berry like. Finish is lightly tart, brett is overshadowed, barrel has a presence mid to late palate. Body is bit thicker than light, strong carb, fruits linger.

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Photo of Gear54
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a bottle I got as per of the Upland Sour Lottery. From a 22oz Bomber into a tulip glass. Poured cold and allowed to warm over the course of an hour.

Pour is really really carbonated. I took of the twist cap over the cork and the cork its self started squeezing its way out of the bottle opening. First time I've ever see this! Once the cork was out I had a "beercano". Beer in the glass is a nice light pink color. Plenty of bubbles rising in the glass. No head retention.

Taste is exactly what I wanted out of an Upland Sour. Nice fruity taste. Raspberry jam and sweet red wine character. Still too much fizz. Nearly campaign like in carbonation and mouthfeel.

As beer warmed up the campaign fizziness faded and the wild cherry type sourness. This beer gets more funky with every sip as beer gets to serving temp and beyond. By the time this one finished it was a lovely blend of sweet fruity character of watermelon and cherry with medium bodied red wine charicter.

This beer gets dryer on the finish as temp increases. Also gets more drinkable as temp increases as well. I really enjoyed the experience of tasting this beer over the course of a few hours and watching the development of the flavors. If you get the chance to try Upland's sour beers make sure you take it.

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Photo of SteveCarrozza
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Vinosynth Red from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 179 ratings