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%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
416
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 24, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2008
Wants:
  546
Gots:
  121
SCORE
92
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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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Rated by CPAles from Illinois

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

Jan 30, 2017
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Reviewed by BerryKumquat from California

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.15 by cd34 from Illinois

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.99 by Lofreqwave from California

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by grapeshops from California

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.44 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jun 21, 2018
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

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.
May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

May 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by Viperman1316 from Indiana

Feb 27, 2018
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

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.
Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.53 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by DanGeo from Michigan

Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by BEER88 from Washington

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

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.
Mar 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by knicks19947 from New York

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by pdonovan16 from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2016
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Reviewed by TheSSG from Illinois

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.
Nov 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by SimcoeKid from California

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by Chizzlethespeez from Indiana

Nov 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Oct 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Sep 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by Beerbom from California

Sep 11, 2016
Kiwi from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 521 ratings