Revive | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wood Aged Fruited Sour Ale w/ Pineapple and Chamomile

Added by heysuz on 09-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,245
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
100
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Like a dragon spitting fire, this thing glows a gorgeous orange. Yeah, I like that. Scent is like a tea party in Maui - chamomile meets pineapple in glorious ways. Taste is everything and supreme. Heavy on the tropical fruits, and then that delicate touch like Kate Beckinsale steeping your morning tea. On top of that, the damn things finishes smoother than smooth.

Raul digs this, Raul digs it well and good.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.35/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 8/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sweet/juicy pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and grass; with lighter notes of pepper, funk, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sweet/juicy pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, tart/sour lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, and grass; with lighter notes of pepper, funk, oaken vanilla, wheat, cracker, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness; light wine/fruit tang, and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapples, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, floral, tart/sour lemon, lime, red/green apple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, white wine, oak, hay, straw, herbal, grass, pepper, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/sourness balance. Bit of increasing pucker through the glass, but not astringent. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, acidic/tangy/tannic, and fairly grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour blonde ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, pineapples, chamomile, wine barrels, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; even with the very lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Outstanding balance of the Brett/Lacto, fruit, chamomile, and wine barrels; with a solid pale/wheat malt backbone. Quite heavy on the lactic acid, but not overwhelming. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of geryeb624
4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a wicked beer, a standout from a really strong lineup. about as robustly flavored as i have known any of these flavored sour types to be, and the combination of fresh pineapple and chamomile makes for a very interesting drink! the base beer is solid, a fluffy, wheaty, dry but maltier than many build, with a rich lather of white head and great carbonation. acidity is prominent but its clean, and i find it refreshing and piquant, not too over the top on the sourness like some of theirs tend to be. i get tons of the chamomile, almost too much in the nose, green tea and dried flowers and some bitterness, its pleasant but its strong, better in the flavor where the sourness cuts it a little bit and the pineapple sweetness balances it some. the pineapple does a funny thing here, it provides a tropical vibe and a little generic fruity sweetness to this most of the way through, but right on the swallow it totally blossoms into full fledged fresh pineapple, enormously honest and pure, pungent in the finish, but really natural and almost mouthwatering to me, even though its in my mouth already. amazing with the citrusy acidity here, and weirdly compatible with the chamomile, this beer is delicious, and there is enough grain structure to support all of this. i like the name too, i think this is sort of healthful or medicinal as i drink it, like it really is good for me. one of the better upland beers i have had...

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Photo of DanGeo
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBabz
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Strong pineapple but tastes real. Good carbonation and very interesting aftertaste.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 500 mL bottle (“batch no. 00-17, bottle date Aug 2017”), poured into a Riedel Vinum Boreaux glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, bright golden yellow with a brief head of frothy white bubbles. A cap of white froth persists along with spots of lace.

Smell: Wet wool and hay punctuated by bright chamomile flowers and sweet pineapple.

Taste: Clean, cleansing tart flavor with sweet, tropical fruit (pineapple, peach). Soothing, spicy herbal tea emerges towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light and thin with lively carbonation.

Overall: Clean, refreshing, interesting and very drinkable; the pineapple and chamomile mix harmoniously.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light golden color with a subtle haze. Light, creamy head. Soft, tropical and mild acidic aroma with delicate chamomile. Flavor follows nose very close. Sweet pineapples and syrup with a soft chamomile and touch of tartness. Tastes just like pineapple cake in the middle. Finish is malty without a drying acid. Feel, again, very soft and creamy with lingering herbal texture. Tiny, delicate bubbles and gentle acid dryness finishes grainy. Overall, very tasty. I have become a big fan of herbs and spices in sours and this one hits all the right notes. I find myself typing words like soft, gentle, subtle, creamy and delicate. There really are no other words to describe it. Perfect harmony of fruit, acid and spice. Very unique and very tasty.

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Revive from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 100 ratings