Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #418
Ranked #4,083
4.16 | pDev: 9.86%
Jul 31, 2022
Feb 26, 2008
Notes: Wood Aged Fruited Sour Ale

2018 World Beer Cup Gold Medal -American-Style Sour Ale
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Rated: 3 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from brewandbbq, thanks for the opportunity!
Lightly hazy golden with a red tint to it light smattering of bubbles light carbonation. Lemony tart acid with sweet and tart berry. Pretty nice.
Apr 06, 2021
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Rated by robotic_being from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018 vintage. Aged 3 years drank in 2021. Amazingly tart and juicy raspberry Lambic - sour. Well made and balanced.
Mar 10, 2021
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Really good sour raspberry flavor with a delicious malt aftertaste. Slightly too tart, but otherwise excellent.
Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. 2012 vintage 750 mL bottle, stored appropriately, and opened on 1/21/18. Poured into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Hazy to murky copper-ish red, with quite a bit of visible carbonation. Forms a thin white head that doesn't stick around.

S: Big lactic sour, with a much milder acetic tang underneath. Big underripe raspberries and cherries and malic acid punch. Lactobacillus funk, cheese, and feet. Light cracker malts, and I think a touch of woody dryness. Maybe a touch of Brettanomyces funk and dryness, but it’s buried under all the lactic and fruity sourness. This isn’t quite nose-hair-searing, but it’s smells sour for sure.

T: Again, a big lactic sourness up front. Raspberry fruity accompanied by some serious malic acid. Lactobacillus funk again, maybe some Pediococcus on the palate. Cheese and barnyard and horsey. Some light cracker malts, then a sizeable punch of lemony citric acid near the swallow with more seriously tart raspberries.

M: Average body for most American sours. Carbonation sensation a bit towards the low end. Low alcohol flavors.

O: This was a pretty darn tasty fruited sour, even after extended years. The age seems to have rounded out some of the acidity, at least compared to some of the other Upland sours I’ve had. It’s not the most tasty or complex or nuanced raspberry sour you’ll ever have. But it’s enjoyable.
Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Aug 21, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by Lofreqwave from California

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2018
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance is ruby red with a bubbly and active pink head. The head settles into nothing pretty quickly leaving a glass that appears like a lighter red wine.

The aroma is sweet raspberry jam and fresh tart fruity berries right off the bush. Can tell its going to be tart just from the aroma.

Flavor smacks you in the mouth with tartness at first but settles down a bit as my taste buds adjust. Fresh berry, both ripe and just underripe add to the tartness but a smoothed a bit by an underlying raspberry jam that add sweetness and depth. The barrel further smooths things out and brings in an earthy aspect.

Moderate carbonation, tiny bit syrupy medium body.

Overall a very tasty fruited sour. Upland seems to have this type of thing down and never disappoint. Fresh, sweet and loaded with a depth of flavors.
May 20, 2018
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2016 bottle. Poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed bulb.

Gusher. Pours a cloudy maroon body with a two finger light pink head that reduces to chunky foam leaving spotty lacing.

Aromas are raspberry and tart lactic. On the tongue it’s super sour, lactic acidity with raspberry notes on the follow through, citrus and oak faintly in there. Crisp easy drinker,medium light body with lots of carbonation.
Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by fredmugs from Indiana

Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Pours beautiful ruby red with light pink head that dissipates after a few minutes no lacing.

Aroma - Tart, light touch of hay a ton of raspberries and a heavy earthy aroma.

Taste - Tons of tart juicy raspberries, it is just like drinking fresh squeezed raspberries not much else.

Feel - Light tart and pretty dry finish. Well carbonated.

Overall - A very well done sour again they are knocking these out of the park.
Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by FFFjunkie from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look is a deep ruby red and pours with a bright pink head that settles quickly into a thin ring.

Aroma is all raspberry. Fresh raspberries and a boatload of them.

Taste is sweet raspberry jam up front and transitions to a nice moderate tart raspberry finish.

Feel is lively and crisp as carb is moderate to high. Finishes slightly dry.

Overall a great raspberry sour that comes across as uber fresh raspberries and lingers for awhile.
Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Aug 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Benish from Wisconsin

4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On draft at the Great Taste of the Midwest.

Appearance: poured a rich ruby color with the head being just a shade different. No haziness or sediment dispersed.

Smell: Bright raspberries hits me at the nose. It's tart and jammy. Not excessively funky or sour, the tartness is perfect.

Taste: More raspberries. It starts out sweet, jammy and tart. Then finishes very dry with subtle raspberries hanging around afterwards. The beer is perfectly balanced. It's sour but not to the point it's like drinking acid. The sourness really complements the raspberries without taking over. Very easy to drink without being overwhelmed by the acidity!

Mouthfeel: light bodied, some acidity in the mouth, carbonation is spot on.

Overall: I liked this beer enough that I made another trip for a second pour. I hope to drink this again, not sure if it's the same as in a bottle.
Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by mattboyer182 from Indiana

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by JMUbrewz from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Nice! Tart raspberries straight off the vine, raspberry jam, wine notes. High level of acidity, but still packed with berry flavor. Slightly overcarbed, which is really my only complaint, but this was manageable with a couple swirls of the glass. This is a very nice fruited sour from Upland.
Jan 01, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by swanfungus from California

Nov 29, 2016
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 24, 2016
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Reviewed by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pink/ purple hazy juice color with a continually replenishing head. Aroma, grape juice, raspberry, little funky yeast, a little seltzer kind of smell. Taste- raspberry grape juice. A little acidity a little tang. Mouthfeel- a bit chewy and pretty highly carbonated. Overall, a pretty sour beer with some real nice fruit character. Not overly done in either respect. Did come off pretty juicy. Liked this.
Nov 18, 2016
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Reviewed by leuk0 from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark Red with light frothy head. Raspberry Smell. Taste delicious, tart fruity flavor. Pretty acidic & carbonated. Very enjoyable. Overall a fantastic beer that I will revisit.
Sep 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Jun 04, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by Ginepiece from Wisconsin

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by krome from Illinois

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Apr 30, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by ironchefmiyagi13 from Tennessee

Apr 14, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by Shawnadams330 from Ohio

Mar 15, 2016
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