Kiwi
Upland Brewing Company

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From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 12.8%
Ratings:
521
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 24, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2008
Wants:
  546
Gots:
  121
SCORE
92
Outstanding
KiwiKiwi
Notes: Kiwi is a fruited sour ale that showcases the distinct fruit characteristics of fresh kiwis melded with a mildly tart base of sour blonde ale. Hazy and golden/straw in appearance upon pouring, with zesty amounts of carbonation. Its fresh kiwi and tropical aromas meld with floral and wine-like notes. Wonderful rich kiwi flavors follow in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness. The finish is dry, with mouthwatering tanginess and kiwi flavor.
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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BerryKumquat from California

L: Deep yellow that's a bit darker than the usual blondes.
S: Very sharp kiwi flavor.
T: A strong fizz with a notable kiwi/citrus body.
F: Citrus beer with kiwi.
O: A decent citrus beer with a hint of kiwi.

May 24, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigGold from Mississippi

Had poured from 25.4-oz. corked-and-caged bomber, label stamped bottle date "AUG 2017," into Teku tulip 3.0.

Looks like the golden ale it is, with the fizzing head too soon gone to photograph. The aroma is complex, underlain by deep, abiding melon fruit, punctuated by tart fruit and funk. Drinking is much the same, with opening (mild) carbonation almost covering the melon on its way to the tart and citrusy fruit, then a bit of funk, before a dry but not puckering finish.

May 04, 2020
 
4.15 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 11, 2020
 
4 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Sep 22, 2019
 
4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Jul 15, 2019
 
4 by Bum4ever from California on Jun 08, 2019
Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 7/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy kiwis, strawberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, kiwis, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy kiwis, strawberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit/wine tang, and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy kiwis, strawberry, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, melon, apricot, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, peppercorn, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, kiwis, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness, fruit/wine tang, and yeast/oak spiciness balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, grainy, acidic, tangy, tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wild ale! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, kiwis, wine barrels, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the moderately acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Amazing balance of juicy kiwis and well rounded Brett/Bacteria complexity; with great wine barrel presence, and a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

Feb 07, 2019
 
3.99 by Lofreqwave from California on Dec 21, 2018
 
4.33 by grapeshops from California on Oct 03, 2018
 
3.44 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Jun 21, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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.

May 14, 2018
 
4.03 by 22Blue from Kansas on May 04, 2018
 
4.5 by mwvman from Indiana on May 03, 2018
 
4.29 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on Feb 27, 2018
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3.01/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

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.

Jan 28, 2018
 
4.2 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Dec 31, 2017
 
4.53 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania on Dec 01, 2017
 
4.16 by DanGeo from Michigan on Nov 27, 2017
 
4.23 by sd123 from Georgia on Nov 08, 2017
 
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 05, 2017
 
4.54 by BEER88 from Washington on May 28, 2017
 
4.43 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska on Mar 30, 2017
Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

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.

Mar 04, 2017
 
3.5 by CPAles from Illinois on Jan 30, 2017
 
4.28 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2017
 
4 by knicks19947 from New York on Jan 24, 2017
 
3.53 by Rutager from Canada (BC) on Jan 22, 2017
 
3.88 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on Jan 04, 2017
 
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Dec 24, 2016
 
4.41 by pdonovan16 from Massachusetts on Dec 22, 2016
 
4.01 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2016
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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheSSG from Illinois

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.

Nov 23, 2016
 
4.24 by SimcoeKid from California on Nov 21, 2016
 
4.35 by Chizzlethespeez from Indiana on Nov 10, 2016
 
4.21 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Oct 12, 2016
 
4.09 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Oct 11, 2016
 
3.75 by Aisha from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2016
 
4.75 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2016
 
3.75 by GRG1313 from California on Sep 15, 2016
 
4.04 by Beerbom from California on Sep 11, 2016
Kiwi from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 521 ratings