Blackberry | Upland Brewing Company

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441 Ratings
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
Ratings:
441
Reviews:
108
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
480
Gots:
114
For Trade:
17
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmentzer
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshstl
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hornsup
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Herky21
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cheesy26
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 8-7-13.

Pours peachy orange with the slightest blue tint, thin white head. Acetic nose, funky wooden barrel, sour dark berries. Acidic, acetic, fucking sour on the tongue. Some light wood and blackberry, very sour berry mostly. I think my tooth enamel has taken a hit here.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

While some may not agree with the use of “Lambic” in the name, this beer does hit most of the style benchmarks, though age is what it needs more of. Perhaps a year or two in the bottle, or enjoy it now if you’re looking for a pucker smackdown.

STYLE: Fruit Lambic
ABV: 0.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Light fizz, thin lacing, hazed pale rose

SMELL: Tart blackberries, mineral, earthy, wood, sourness, faint spice, medicinal, leather

TASTE: Intense sour character, light body, cutting crispness, tart berries, yeast, earthy, dried grass, warming, thick woodiness, faint broth, mild barnyard, phenolic, very dry finish

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Photo of Tertullian007
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a friends generosity. Pours a ruby red with great blackberry notes. Nice big sour pucker with blackberry finish

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterPenguins
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McAndrew
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Murky burgundy color, a blue-cast red, with greater clarity early in the pour. The head is white at the top but casts pink near the bottom. It fades away quickly.

S - Barnyard and sourness. A sour acetone note is present but mild.

T - Bright sour fruit, a strong initial sourness fades slowly into straight juiciness, like biting into a fresh blackberry that is a bit under-ripe.

M - Very sour, with a bit of puckering. Bright carbonation.

O - The best U.S. lambic I've had, with great fruit and present but not overwhelming funkiness, and sourness that is robust without being punishing.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blackberry from Upland Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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