Kiwi | Upland Brewing Company

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4.14/5
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512 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wood Aged Fruited Sour Ale w/Whole Kiwis

Added by hrking on 10-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,050
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
512
pDev:
12.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
548
Gots:
118
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 512 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one pours a mostly clear light orange color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This smells bracingly and astonishingly sour, with ripe and ultra tart kiwi, lemon juice, oak and white wine.

This hardly tastes like actual lambic, as it's just way too sour to really considered lambic. It still tastes good, though, but it's certainly enamel-melting. There's lots of Kiwi flavor, too, which does cut the sourness, it's a bit juicy and tastes great. There's lots of pure lemon juice flavor, and a hint of oak, too.

This is light bodied, crisp, with a highly intense lingering acidity after each sip.

This is like a wild sledgehammer to the mouth. It contains no subtlety, whatsoever, but it's still a fun beer to try.

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Photo of 22Blue
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Viperman1316
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.01/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 6 December 2010. Beer was not balanced, no evidence of kiwi fruit in taste, and had a strong vinegar taste. Poured with head that quickly dissipated.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DanGeo
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky golden color with a very small film of a head. Aroma, green apples, puckering candies, pear, lemon,strawberry. Taste-tart, lemon, strawberry, sour peach a little. A fruity taste that is hard to place must be kiwi (not really tight with Kiwi lately)mouthfeel- very carbonated. Adds to a little bit of a shock from the tartness. Overall, I really do like the taste in this one. After a few sips it feels like it may be unsettling for the stomach. Be warned. This also doesn't come across as heavily fruited. I taste quite a bit of base beer qualities, which is nice.

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Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blaze5445
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdonovan16
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gonzo000
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSSG
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a loud, fizzy head that recedes almost immediately in a violent action, dissipating to nothing. A faintly fruity, tart aroma with maltiness underneath. Turbid, straw color. Starts insanely sour; a very poignant, biting sourness. Mild fruitiness turns into lovely maltiness. The finish is delicious malt with a fruitiness hiding in the background.

Overall, and excellent sour. Kiwi? I guess; the sourness pairs with the kiwi almost too well; it kind of masks the kiwi aspect.

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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chizzlethespeez
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Kiwi from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 512 ratings