Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #359
Ranked #4,124
4.16 | pDev: 9.86%
Nov 23, 2023
Feb 26, 2008
Wood Aged Fruited Sour Ale

2018 World Beer Cup Gold Medal -American-Style Sour Ale
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Rated: 3.97 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 23, 2023
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the source.

A - Big, deep, raspberry colored pour with big, pink, dense creamy lacing.

S - Big pasty, sticky, twangy raspberry jam on the nose.

T - Follows the nose with a big, twangy raspberry jam with some puckering character and a lingering twangy raspberry jasmynness on the back side.

M - Medium body and slight puckering.

O - This is nicy done.
Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Tree_powers from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nose is a huge pile of fresh raspberries. Pallet is fresh raspberries with squeezed Lemmon. It is a fair bit sour and tart but also with a touch of sweet too.
Feel is sour and light to medium bodied.
It's delicious
Jun 28, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by alexsergio from New York

May 21, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from 2008.

Pours clear copper with a ruby hue. Zero head or retention. Funky in the nose with raspberries. A bit cheesy. Light bodied with a slickish mouthfeel. Raspberries on the palate with a mild acidity. Finishes tart.
Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
So much of what the black rim nerd glass contingent in craft beer thinks is just not true. The story behind this beer will get around to explaining. Anyhoo, 10 years in the cellar, you decide to break it out during a softball game, because you're the whitest barely hispanic on your overwhelmingly brown latino team who absolutely love raspberries and the Donald. Yeah, that one. Actually 2010 bottle, so even older.

Anyhoo, all geeked for it, it pours a ruddy brown with light red/pink notes to it. Claims of bullshit fill the air. I think we were up like 20-0 after 2 innings so this popped off celebration style. Didn't amass much of a head, but it was still carbonated. The aroma had a moderate amount of raspberry to it, but also pervasive sourness.

The taste was enjoyable, its easy to hurr durr acidity warheads teeth enamel jokes, but this wasn't terrible. Yes, it was overly sour, but thankfully Michael crushed half the bottle. It seemed maltier than most lambics. I guess they're calling it a wild ale now. Makes sense. One dimensional, raspberry + sour power. But whatever.
Feb 07, 2023
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 Illinois

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
Raspberry from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 539 ratings