Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #252
Ranked #2,452
4.23 | pDev: 8.27%
Jun 12, 2021
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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3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

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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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Really great sour blackberry beer.

May 25, 2020
4.33 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Nov 25, 2019
3.9 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Sep 22, 2019
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California

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
3.83 by Stinger80OH from Ohio on Jun 26, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
3.61 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 29, 2017
4.16 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jul 23, 2017
3.9 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2017
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jul 01, 2017
4.1 by axf4129 from Indiana on May 08, 2017
4.19 by biggoon16 from Indiana on Apr 24, 2017
4.07 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Mar 19, 2017
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3.17/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
4.31 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Feb 20, 2017
4.27 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2017
4.04 by Shellynix from Massachusetts on Feb 12, 2017
4.02 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Feb 08, 2017
4 by petermethot from New Jersey on Feb 06, 2017
3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 04, 2017
4.34 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2017
3.98 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Jan 03, 2017
3.9 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Dec 12, 2016
3.9 by my_knew_craft from Massachusetts on Nov 06, 2016
4.25 by BeerBucks from New York on Oct 10, 2016
4.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Oct 03, 2016
4.21 by loganburgh from Michigan on Sep 14, 2016
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 19, 2016
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 19, 2016
4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Aug 01, 2016
4.54 by BEER88 from Washington on Jul 24, 2016
4.17 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Jun 20, 2016
4.26 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Jun 05, 2016
4.17 by jschott75 from Illinois on May 14, 2016
4.15 by turtmcgirt from Indiana on May 11, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dleigh from California

Absolutely beautiful purple color. Translucent. Fantastic. Smell is vinegary and funky. Taste is extra sour and vinegary. Not very much fruit or much other than sour. Very nice fizzy feel. This is a great beer to drink sitting on a patio when it's hot out.

May 07, 2016
4.23 by chrismattlin from Ohio on May 07, 2016
4.58 by Riggsenater from Indiana on May 01, 2016
Blackberry from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 453 ratings