Cherry | Upland Brewing Company

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CherryCherry
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blended work of art. This barrel-aged sour ale combines a traditional Belgian-style sour with whole Montmorency Cherries from Michigan. We ferment our base blonde ale over many months in oak tanks to produce tart flavors, fruity notes and funky character. Then, we select individual batches for fruiting with whole cherries that add intense cherry aromas and dark fruit flavors to the beer. The final blend is bottle conditioned, resulting in a fine carbonation and spritzy mouthfeel.

Added by hrking on 10-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,844
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
355
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Bottling date is 'APR 2018'. Caged and corked bottle.
Clear, cherry red colored body. Each pour brings forth a fizzy head that immediately dissipates. No lacing. Final pour clouds up the body.
Aroma is funk and cherry, with an oak barrel inclusion. Slight lemon/cherry tartness.
Taste is a medium tart cherry, with oak barrel and barnyard funk. No hops and no bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, with fizzy approach to each sip. After taste is cherry, which is slightly sweet rather than tart.
Well blended sour ale, with a heavy flavor cherry emphasis. Very pleasant balance of tart, sweet, funk, and fruity.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour from a 750ml bottle

bright clear dark pink in color, thin white head. tart cherry aroma and flavor, very bright and fruity without the sour component being overbearing. thinner bodied, fizzy which works.

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4.31/5  rDev +8%
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3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from 25.4-oz. corked-and-caged bomber, label stamped Bottle Date “April 2017,” into tulip. I’m not fond of cherries, and this beer is all about cherries, but this is a beautiful, tart, rather pricey Cherry beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
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750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2017. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/light copper color with a 1-2 finger foamy and fluffy light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy red/black cherries, fruit skin/pits, almond, lemon, plum, apricot, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, brown sugar, and bread crust; with lighter notes of vanilla, toasted oak, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrels, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy red/black cherries, fruit skin/pits, almond, lemon, plum, apricot, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, brown sugar, and bread crust; with lighter notes of vanilla, toasted oak, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang; and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour red/black cherries, fruit skin/pits, almond, lemon, plum, apricot, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, brown sugar, bread crust, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrels, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness, fruit tang, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.1%. Overall this is an amazing fruit lambic style! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrels, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and insanely easy to drink; with the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Absolutely wonderful stuff, cherry pie in a glass. Loads of jammy, nutty, pitty cherry/stone fruit character with great Brett/Lacto complexity; nice oak presence and malt balance. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Cherry from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 355 ratings