Kiwi Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic
BA SCORE
87.1%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 502 ratings
Kiwi LambicKiwi Lambic
BEER INFO

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

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hrking on 10-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,699
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
502
Liked:
437
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
12.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
554
Gots:
119
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Chibeerguy1
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rden4654
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Theniz
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of RMTWM
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of joefuzz
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sent to me by a very generous normyk, poured into 2 tulips

Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a small white head. Smells of the very destinct lambic funk with some great fruityness coming in. Taste is pretty tart up front with some nice kiwi fruit tastes coming through in the aftertaste, this is like nothing else I have ever tasted. Mouthfeel and carbonation are lambic all the way. Overall amazing beer.

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Photo of heavenlyStash
4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rborre321
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of TrueRates
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-cloudy orange like color with a frothy white head that dies down rather quickly. The nose is of funk, sour tart fruit, a small amount of kiwi, and more funk. The flavor is just brilliant. The kiwi is extremely well integrated without taking over from the base funk with this sour. The mouthfeel is full with bubbly carbonation all around the palate. Probably one of my favorite Upland lambics and can't wait to try the rest of them.

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Photo of Bernard_Kromwall
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schlafly33
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScotNH
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaszucs
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joshstl
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Vert tasty!!!!Glad i got 2!! Love the super sour kiwi! i

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iparedman
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bonannophone
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trippnwo
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike, I have been wanting to try this since I first heard of it.

The beer appears hazy and yellow hued, with a small, fizzy, white head.

The aroma is stellar and detectable from a few feet away. Mouth watering lambic-like funkiness and an assortment tropical fruits (though I wouldn't necessarily have guessed kiwi, had I not known) really heighten my anticipation to taste this long sought after brew.

Outstanding flavor, though perhaps not as exemplary as the aroma. Kiwi really emerges in the flavor, much more so than the aroma. The fruit component is fresh, wonderful, and complex. Delicious.

Carbonation level is a bit high, and the beer is rather zesty on the palate. Nice balance of funk / fruit / sour.

Overall, a terrific fruit lambic. Along with Persimmon lambic, this is my favorite offering from Upland Brewing Company thus far.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of the Upland lambics for me to tick. Huge thanks to Rempo for all his help. Bottled 12/6/10, Batch 134-08.

2.5 A: Like all of his brothers, this is not a good looking brew. Deeply hazed yellowish brown color. The head that forms falls almost as quickly as it is made. Particulates collect at the bottom of the glass.

4.5 S: Good amount of pucker to this. Plenty of acid in the nose, but it isn't overly aggressive. Even more funk is present. Musty basement, dry-rotted gym socks, decaying wood, and plenty of lactic acid fruitiness. Then we come to the kiwi. It's earthy and fruity and manifests in a not-quite-ripe tartness.

5.0 T: The kiwi is a good bit stronger in the taste but again it is of the sharp, tart variety. Acetic acid affords this a moderate pucker. Plenty of lactic acid tanginess with hints of apple and generic berry. Lightly oaky with touches of vanilla. Again, tons of funk. Sour apple, musty basement, barnyard, rotting wood, and gym sock. I dare say this is the most complex of the Upland lambics.

4.0 M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch more carbonation that is necessary. Regardless, it gives a nice spritziness. Good creaminess and smooth with an acetic finish.

4.5 D: One of my favorites. I think I would appreciate this just as much if it didn't have any kiwi. It really doesn't need it. Tons of flavors with a solid moderate acidity make this a great beer.

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Photo of RocketCityVol
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87.1% out of 100 with 502 ratings
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