Strawberry Lambic
Upland Brewing Company

Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic
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From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 10.64%
Ratings:
394
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 13, 2019
Added:
Oct 29, 2007
Wants:
  202
Gots:
  81
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Strawberry LambicStrawberry Lambic
Notes: Made with fresh whole strawberries from Heartland Family Farms in Spencer, IN, Strawberry is a fruited sour ale that showcases distinct fruit characteristics with a mildly tart base sour blonde ale. Light reddish hues highlight the color, with a bubbly pinkish foam. Aromas of fresh field strawberries and pleasant tartness. Lactic tanginess
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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 11/13/13; drank 3/15/14 @ the Yarchives.

Murky pink hue.

Fizzy off-white head which quickly dissipates; no lacing.

Strawberry jam nose.

Thin, carbonated mouthfeel; a soda bite on the lips.

SUPER tart strawberry flavor-it tastes similar to a Sweet Tart, no joke. 7-8 oz. are plenty for me; too intense otherwise.

Oct 13, 2019
 
4.16 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Aug 21, 2019
 
4.26 by Roguer from Connecticut on Nov 22, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rand from California

750 mL bottle into a tulip

Bottle-date is smudged to the point of illegibility, but you can kinda make out a '15, so we'll just go with that.

Classic, Cantillon-esque appearance - orange-rose color with a soda-like wispy head that dissipates quickly.

Infused strawberries hit the nose first, with plenty of tart-funk surrounding them, along with oak and lemon zest. Pungent bouquet.

Carries more of a lactic punch-to-the-palate than the nose portends - we've got ourselves one pucker-inducing lambic here. Quite lemony, with undertones of strawberries, but more dry and oaky and sour than fruity. Refreshing though, with an effervescent complexion that closes quickly with a clean finish, as notes of unripe strawberries linger.

Typically I like lambics on the dry-tart side, but this goes a little too far. Still, refreshing and not a chore to throw back. I'd peg the ABV to be around 6.5%, although like stated in the review, it's not listed on the bottle.

Aug 24, 2018
 
4.46 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2017
 
4.25 by mwvman from Indiana on Oct 10, 2017
 
4.35 by grover37 from District of Columbia on Aug 27, 2017
 
4.08 by BEER88 from Washington on Jun 24, 2017
 
3.89 by Treycotton from Oklahoma on Jan 21, 2017
 
3.5 by MattMorin from Illinois on Jan 04, 2017
 
4.1 by ovaltine from Indiana on Dec 25, 2016
 
4.5 by georgeaaron from Indiana on Oct 14, 2016
 
4.24 by geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.94 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Sep 12, 2016
 
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Sep 11, 2016
 
3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Aug 20, 2016
 
3.75 by heysuz from Indiana on Aug 20, 2016
 
4 by Masters from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2016
 
3.77 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Aug 15, 2016
 
3.52 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2016
 
4 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2016
 
4 by Narthax from Texas on Jul 25, 2016
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3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

Pours a quite unappealing orange, with zero head. The aroma is very funky. And just a general fruity note. Taste- holy fudge balls batman, this is sour. Lemons, and slight strawberry. Some oak. And a puckering sourness. Moithfeel. The best part. A refreshing soda like bubbliness in the mouth. Overall. Very sour. Hard to drink by itself. We happened to have key lime pie in the house. The beer paired well with it. The sweetness in the Poe cut into the sourness quite a bit. So I recommend saving this for such an opportunity yourselves. (If it's not to late)

Jul 09, 2016
 
4 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.91 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jun 04, 2016
 
3.86 by Fargrow from Michigan on Jun 02, 2016
 
4.09 by nwhittin from Indiana on May 08, 2016
 
2.74 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on May 02, 2016
 
3.49 by carlso_aw from Indiana on Apr 28, 2016
 
3.02 by osuskin from Indiana on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.15 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 16, 2016
 
3.79 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Feb 09, 2016
 
4.5 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana on Jan 04, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

Living in Indiana, I should be hyping this, but just can't

Looks and smells good, but strawberry flavor is off and ends pretty dry. By far my least favorite of the Upland fruited beers.

Dec 21, 2015
 
4.05 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Nov 07, 2015
 
4.4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2015
 
4.06 by italianstallion from Wisconsin on Oct 01, 2015
 
4.33 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Sep 04, 2015
 
3.45 by antoines15 from Indiana on Jul 08, 2015
 
4.16 by MLDucky from Texas on Jul 06, 2015
Strawberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 394 ratings