Oak & Rose | Upland Brewing Company

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4.1/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lambic-Style ale aged on Chambourcin Grapes

Added by Botulizard on 05-29-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
7
pDev:
4.15%
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/18/2018. Pours slightly hazy reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/tangy red grapes, skin, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, plum, currant, lemon, pear, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, floral, rose, wheat, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funk/acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy red grapes, skin, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, plum, currant, lemon, pear, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, floral, rose, wheat, and lightly toasted bread; with light notes of pepper, oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; light fruit tang and wine/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy grapes, skin, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry, plum, currant, lemon, pear, red/green apple, melon, red/white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, floral, rose, wheat, bread, pepper, oaken vanilla, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funk/acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, oak spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, bready/grainy/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wild ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funk/acidic yeast, grapes, oak, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestely acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. The chambourcin grapes add insane amounts of berry complexity, just wonderful. Pretty jammy feeling. Amazingly well rounded Brett/Lacto complexity, balanced grapes; nice oak presence and malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oak & Rose from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 7 ratings