Cauldron | Upland Brewing Company

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4.26/5
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34 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One part Flanders-style red ale and one part dark wild ale blended and then aged in oak barrels on Michigan Montmorency cherries.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,236
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
34
pDev:
6.1%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a murky reddish-brown color with a light tan head.

Smell - Wood and light sour notes were detected in the nose.

Taste - At The front, I thought of Cranberry Sprite. The cherries were not overly sour, but had a nice tartness. A mild oaky sensecame toward the back. The finish was not overly dry.

Mouthfeel - The dry aftertaste and low carbonation kept me wanting more.

Overall - This is a well crafted beer, definitely worth seeking.

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of darktronica
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle from the May 2017 lottery release. One of the nicest cherry sours I've had the pleasure of trying. A great balance between sourness in the base Flanders red, tartness and lovely cherry flavors from the fruit, and some underlying sweetness as a counterpoint. The distinctive character of Montmorency cherries does the heavy lifting, I suspect, as a variety of cherry that I'm not a huge fan of on its own but that does lend itself very well to beer by not being one-dimensional in its flavor profile.

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Photo of pat61
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: reddish brown brew under a moderate light tan blanket of foam

S: smells like you have a rich moist cherry cake with figs and dates and you are sitting in a barnyard after a soft rain

T: layered and complex flavors with mildly tart cherries lightly seasoned with vanilla in the lead. There is a faint hint of butter, traces of light caramel, dark dried fruit, spices and oak.

F: has a luxurious feel on the palate with a medium light body, a very mousse-like texture and medium high carbonation

O: An elegant and excellent beer

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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of instinct2
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Mark the other night, thanks man.

This one pours a dark-ish brown, with red tints, and a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like dark macerated cherries, tart and bright, with some oak, plum, toffee, lemon acidity, and indeterminate spicing.

This seems to be a blend of different dark sours with cherries. The cherries come through pretty strongly, and they’re delicious, and blend will the oaky dark sour flavors of the base. There’s a pretty decent sourness to it, but not as enamel-stripping as other Upland sours I’ve had.

This is medium bodied, not really that thick or rich, just right, with a normal level of carbonation.

A really solid dark sour here, unspectacular, but very drinkable and fun.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Cauldron from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 34 ratings