Oak & White
Upland Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #927
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #16,379
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 2.93%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
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Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
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Rotating
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SCORE
90
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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. This was tasty. Haven't had a ton of their offerings but I liked this. Never too tart. Had nice woody and winey elements. I could drink a pretty sturdy amount of this. Not rewriting the wheel in any sense but it hit the lips with purpose.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 12/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass; with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of fairly tart/tangy green grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big fairly tart/tangy green grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and light yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy green grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, red/green apple, melon, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, white bread, pepper, light vanilla/funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, fairly crisp/acidic/tangy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.4%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour/wild ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, never overly lactic. Well rounded Brett/Lacto complexity and balanced grape flavors; nice oak presence and malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Oak & White from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings