Raspberry Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

Raspberry LambicRaspberry Lambic
BA SCORE
4.16/5
515 Ratings
Raspberry LambicRaspberry Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bassmantin on 02-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,618
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
515
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
305
Gots:
106
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 515 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale, dark pinkish-purple color with a white spritzy, fizzy head.

Aromas of tart raspberries mixed with stonger than expected distinct vinegar, acidic notes that emerge more and more as it warms.

The tastes begin with sweet, fruity raspberry with ever-growing amounts of sour tart flavors. Funk and acidic flavors also join the party and continue to grow and begin to overpower the fruit sweetness.

The mouthfeel has a medium-thin body with medium to high champagne-esque carbonation. Finish is slightly tart and acidic.

Overall a very good lambic but by no means the best from Upland or anywhere close to the best Raspberry fruited one. Upland seems to do a much better job with their lighter fruited lambics than the darker berried ones from my experience.

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Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of xnicknj
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into large snifter

Pours a clouded, burning bright red color with some pinkish hues. A thin tuft of bubbled white head rests on top before fading into some wispy film. A few spots of lacing are left on the glass.

A pleasant blast of funky, sour raspberry in the nose. Faint sweetness from the fruit with plenty of natural sourness. Notes of oak with some lingering wet funkiness.

Starts off with a liquified raspberry feeling, mixing the lactic sourness along with some more natural fruit flavor. Tart and funky notes build throughout the profile with some underlying oaked tannins. Raspberry sourness towards the finish with a light fruit sweetness. Finishes funky and dry.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and lingering on the tongue. I'm beginning to like these Upland lambics more and more.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Pencible
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

March 2011 bottling.

A: This poured an opaque pinkish garnet with fizzy white head.
S: It smelled like super tart raspberry with sweet jam and funky oak and apple cider vinegar.
T: It tasted like sweet and tart raspberry, with lots of funky oak and apple cider vinegar. It had a clean and puckering tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily and very bubbly. Nice champagne-like body.
D: This was one of the best framboise I've had. It was perfectly balanced between sweet and tart with delicious natural raspberry character. The body was just right for the style, and the finish was nice too, so it was great to sip. Fresh, this beer might be too fruity, but it was wonderful after a year, and could surely keep aging forever. Definitely recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of zhanson88
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy ruby color with 1/2" of off white head. Decent head retention that eventually reduces to nothing, and no lacing.

Smell: Smells of sweet and tart raspberries, lemon tartness, and some funkiness/grassiness.

Taste: Mostly tart, and fewer sweet raspberries hit up front. Some funk and grassiness comes out, as well as some lemon tartness. I enjoyed this quite a bit, but when comparing to some exemplary beers of this style, it just doesn't have that pungent and intense flavor that make them so good. It's definitely sour enough, just lacking in some of the other areas of complexity. This beer is good, but not great.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with very high carbonation; nice feel. Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. Pretty good effort at brewing a lambic by Upland. I would definitely have again in the future.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jnn4v
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark red color, bordering on garnet but not quite burgundy.

S: Burns the nostrils with the natural carbonation. The scent behind it is a delicious blend of tart acidic raspberry, oak, and hints of yeast.

T: Very tart and dry flavor. A light raspberry flavor is pervasive from start to finish, but it really is light (almost reminiscent of Crystal Light?). Seriously tart and acidic, though.

M: Puckers the mouth with a combination of acidity and almost tannic characteristics leaving a chalky feeling. Very ample carbonation, bordering on champagne levels of bubbliness.

O: If you want a very puckering and tart, not overly sweet lambic that is undeniably raspberry in origin, then this is for you.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Raspberry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 515 ratings
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