Blackberry | Upland Brewing Company

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Blackberry Blackberry
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Blackberry Blackberry
BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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%.

Added by JamesS on 10-14-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,131
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
445
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
Wants:
477
Gots:
114
Trade:
16
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a murky pink peach color, decent off white head, great retention a lacing compared to the strawberry and kiwi variants.

S - vinigar, sweet tart flavors, reminiscent of blackberry. Best nose of the three.

T - tons of sour vinegar but still lots of sweet blackberries. Fantastic

M - medium/light bodied, fairly drinkable on carb. Fairly smooth

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the 2010 vintage of Blackberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company out of Bloomington, Indiana.

Score: 91

Brewed 04/02/09 and bottled 10/11/10. Served in an Upland snifter glass (proper glasware!) and enjoyed on 07/03/13.

Appearance: This bottle was an absolutely volcanic gusher, and we lost nearly a quarter of the bottle. Blackberry color with tons of floaty fruit chunks. I enjoy pulpy juice, so why not pulpy beer? Thin layer of persistent head. Excellent lacing and retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Jammy blackberries, lactoey yogurt, hint of fruity yeast. Not very complex. 4/5

Taste: More blackberry flavor and substantially less lactoey yogurt on the palate. Averagely tart; nowhere near as tart as either Kiwi Lambic or Raspberry Lambic. Jammy flavors and Belgian-y qualities (fruitness and yeast, primarily) towards the finish. What tartness there is is best described as "zesty" and layers. As this brew warms up, more yogurt flavor comes through. I was honestly hoping for more tartness and more blackberry, but this is still tasty. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, average tartness. Good carbonation for style/profile. 4/5

Overall: Having had Kiwi Lambic and Raspberry Lambic previously, I found Blackberry Lambic massively disappointing in relative terms, but tasty in absolute terms. I wish there was much more tartness and less lactoey yogurt. The Belgian style base was much more prominent than I was expecting

Cost: $20 for a 750 ml bottle.

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Blackberry from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 445 ratings
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