Kiwi Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by hrking on 10-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
502
Reviews:
100
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
554
Gots:
119
For Trade:
16
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 100
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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.6/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color lambic with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of paint thinner is pretty intense with quite a bit of acidic notes and sour notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by paint thinner notes with intense sour notes and quite a bit of acidic notes. Kiwi is quite hard to distinguish. Body is light with good carbonation. The paint thinner notes were a big turn-off for me.

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Photo of chippo33
1.7/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

so much acid I cant taste the beer

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Photo of HOPSareKey
1.96/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

I cannot believe the high marks this is getting. It starts out ok with a nice, hazy gold/tangerine color. Lacto heavy citrus nose. The first sip is where everything goes wrong. Extreme puckering and enamel erasing blast immediately. Lacto overpowered everything in this. Couldnt finish it. Complete mess. I love upland, but this falls flat on its face.

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of Hugonaut13
2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

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2.25/5  rDev -45%

Photo of myersk27
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Have had this multiple times in the past year. Basically this is just pure acid. The liquid in the bottle has barely any kiwi flavor to it and is so sour that it feels like the enamel is being stripped from my teeth and it attacks the lining in my stomach. It's barely drinkable. This was from the first lottery batch. I hope the second round is more palatable. I enjoy sours, but this one needs more kiwi flavor and less sour.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of ThePaleRider
2.51/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Scored in a trade for a Parabola. Now I'm regretting that decision.

A - Pours a really pretty orange. The head has zero retention so once it settles down it looks like a glass of juice. Very thick and hazy.

S - Sour, funky yeast. Lots of citrus peels but doesn't really resemble kiwi. Just smells very tart.

T - Acid BOMB. No kiwi present at all. This doesn't even taste like a fruited beer. Pure lacto and sour. Resembles a warhead. Very one dimensional and dumb.

F - Burn, lots of acid burn in the mouth and just sour. I actually had heartburn an hour after drinking this.

O - One dimensional, sensationalized beer that is getting way too much hype.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to TPatuto (Tom) for this one. Shared with capra12 and schen9303 at an Upland tasting. Poured from a corked and caged bottle (batch 77-08, bottled 2/5/10) into a Darkness snifter. Paired with the fruit.

Beer pours no head and leaves no lace. Nearly still. Color is a cloudy orange-peach pastel. Score would be lower if not for the style which isn't highly carbonated to begin with.

Nose is a musty lemon tartness. Hay and wood combine to create a slight Brett presence. Very mellow overall and no hint of kiwi.

Opens lemon and a tartness that comes from the white in the center of the kiwi (made clear from the fruit pairing). Hay, Brett, and band-aid accompany an indistinguishable sourness. Finish is tart and slightly sweet with near no aftertaste save for a touch of sour. Pretty plain.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and smooth in the mouth and semi-dry going down. Tart finish with a subtle but sticky aftertaste. Appropriate.

Having them side by side, this is clearly the worst of the Upland lambics. The kiwi taste is not overly strong in the first place and placing it in a beer doesn't help that flavor come through. A decent beer overall but nothing like advertised.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Brew33
3.03/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Brutally sour. One dimensional. Much better options out there.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.07/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2014 bottle.

Appearance - Hazy. Bright orange. Almost no head. A tiny collar.

Smell - Acidic. Whoa. Fruity. Lots of oak and some vanilla.

Taste - Really sour. Strong kiwi. Gets extremely sour very quickly. Tropical fruit sourness, like passionfruit. Woody, but that is also overwhelmed.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Silly sourness.

Overall - If you like excessively sour beers, you'll like this. I get the kiwi up front, but then it's all sourness.

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Photo of suckaj
3.07/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

some of these uplands are just too out of control, too sour, not enjoyable

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3.12/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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Kiwi Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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