Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #243
Ranked #2,465
4.23 | pDev: 8.27%
May 30, 2023
Oct 14, 2007
Notes: Blackberry is fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for nearly a year. We then add whole blackberries grown in Indiana. The beer is bottle conditioned. Style is Sour Ale, ABV 6%.
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Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 30, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
6 oz mini-snifter draft pour at Lures Bar & Grille. Pours deep purple with a small head. Aroma and flavor feature light blackberry, moderate sourness, some funk, oak barrel tannins, and a light malt/wheat base. Definitely light on the berry flavor, otherwise my rating might be half a point higher. Mouthfeel is light, nicely carbonated, and on the drier side. Overall it's tasty but more fruit would kick it up a notch or two.
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Jeff, thanks for the hookup.
Pours a dark amber color with a hint of purple and a stinky off white head that dissipates instantly. Huge lactic tart in the nose and flavor faint berry and light earthy funkiness. Held up pretty well.
Jun 12, 2021
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Really great sour blackberry beer.
May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this at the Reno Invitational Beerfest. Was surprised Upland sent stuff. Cool. Pours that mixture of color in between pink and purple with a lighter pink head in the 1/5" range. Aroma hits the blackberry spot, a little bit of dry oak and plenty of sourness in the smells.

Taste drops a good 7.5 pt sourness on the 10pt scale, the blackberry aspect is well done, seems like they were pulled right off the vine in Oregon or whatnot. I like the drying effect the oak has on the mouth feel, there is a nice contribution there, gives a little more depth and wine like feel to it despite there being no grapes used. Carbonation well done. Relatively light body, some wheat? The sourness isn't as one note as some might say, thought it was good. A little bit acidic, but enjoyable through and through. Solid stuff.

Price is up there, but not terrible. These are like $20 a bottle right?
Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Lots of blackberries, light lemon and moderate sourness.

A: Red-pink color, almost opaque, with a moderate dense, white head with adequate retention.

T: Super jammy blackberries give way to light lemon and oak with a moderate lingering sourness through the finish and a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a solid jammy blackberry presence and the beer's sourness seems to be dialed back some compared to years past.
Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Jun 26, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours clear and the color of blackberry juice; the head builds up to a finger and sticks reasonably well; splashy lacing

Smell: Tart blackberry tones with an acetic character along with oak

Taste: Strong, acetic vinegar tones dominate, with hints of blackberry flavor peaking through; funky, but mostly sour, through the middle with a dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; very puckery

Overall: Upland makes the most acetic sours I have tasted and this one is right up there, though not as sour as some of the others they have made
Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by mltobin from Connecticut

Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by axf4129 from Indiana

May 08, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by biggoon16 from Indiana

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Mar 19, 2017
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.17/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
On tap at Stoneyard Beer Hall and Grill in Webster, NY.

This one pours dark-ish purple/blue hybrid, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like blackberry vinegar- it's super sour, but also kinda vinegary, which is a problem for me.

This honestly tastes like blackberries soaked in vinegar. There's a bit of oak here, but it's honestly too sour, and too vinegary. I like sour beers, a lot, actually- but this seems just poorly made to me.

This is kind of thin, with not a lot of drinkability. There's a normal level of carbonation.

This really did not do it for me.
Mar 03, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Shellynix from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 4.02 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by petermethot from New Jersey

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Dec 12, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BeerBucks from New York

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Oct 03, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by loganburgh from Michigan

Sep 14, 2016
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 19, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Aug 01, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by jschott75 from Illinois

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by turtmcgirt from Indiana

May 11, 2016
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