Upland / Mikkeller San Diego - Entwined
Upland Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #958
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,278
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 4.89%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: This collaboration fruited sour ale was made with our friends from Mikkeller Brewing in San Diego. It represents a blending of our two programs featuring grapes from California chosen by Mikkeller and local grapes from Indiana. This sour ale is a blend of a 22-month Sour Brown and a 10-month Sour Quad aged in bourbon barrels. Next, it is aged on West Coast Malbec grapes and Midwest Chambourcin grapes. The resulting fruited sour ale is reddish brown in color and malt forward. Notes of grape, fig, citrus, and dried fruit embrace the senses with a dry and tart finish.
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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Rich, clear, dark brown-red color. Looks more like a brighter whiskey.
S: Strong, simple, smooth grape flavor.
T: Very clean, simple, smooth grape flavor. No surprises, punches or even any carbonation but that makes it a very enjoyable.
F: Very light wine.
O: A simple grape beer that's light on the punches but very smooth and simple.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malty, sour, oaky, fruity, toasty, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruits, dark fruit, black grapes, citrus, fig, dark cherry, tobacco, some chocolate, red wine, floral and earthy hops

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red, light copper/brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy red grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, currant, red wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of grapes, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak barrels, and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tart/tangy red grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, currant, red wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with lighter notes of nuttiness, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Slight oaken vanilla in aromas/flavors. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, grape/wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy grapes, fruit skin, lemon, lime, peach, plum, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, currant, red wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, nuttiness, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of grapes, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tartness, tangy fruit, and spiciness balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tang/tartness, spiciness, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour brown ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of grapes, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, oak barrels, and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink, with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; nicely soft and mellowly lactic for the style. Awesome balance of juicy/jammy red grapes, and Brett/Bacteria complexity; with great wine barrel presence, and dark/bready malts against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected.

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Upland / Mikkeller San Diego - Entwined from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings