Cherry Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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Cherry LambicCherry Lambic

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hrking on 10-02-2008

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pink to light ruby red color with a soft pink colored head, two inches thick, then dissolving away slowly. There is a slight haze in the glass as well. A sour scent of cherries is strong and very dominant, with a slight hint of a malt, with a yeasty funkiness at the end. A very tart and tanginess of cherries, the blending to a mild maltiness, though the cherries stay with you till the end. It finishes with a yeasty souriness. Very evervesant, much like champagne, the carbonation stays with each taste. A thin to medium bodied feel, ending with a mild dryness. It is truly nice to see american brewers venturing into the world of lambics. Kudos to Upland, for making a truly a very good beer.

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4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage bottle courtesy of Mike S!

A: Brownish red, very murky, 2 finger white head.
S: Sour cherries, lots of barnyard, even more brett funk. Hint of bread.
T: Slight tart cherries. Again, there is a bit of bread/yeasty flavor in there. A nice mixture of brett and lacto. One of the few wild ales than can manage to be sour yet retain the fruit flavor.
M: Prickly carbonation (more than I can say for the blueberry version). Nice balance between sweet and dry. Sour but not offensive.
D: Very good. Since there is so much balance in this beer, it is very easy to drink. I would love to buy a case of the cherry when the 2009/10 version is released.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another Upland lambic from their series. The Cherry is unique unto itself with a tartness that accompanies the oaked barrel taste that enhances the sourness.All blend together to dance on your pallete leaving a pleasant after taste. The flavors are more up front on the Cherry and linger after you swallow. easy to drink with a somewhat watery mouthfeel. Slight sourness that will only increase as the beer ages!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2010)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, barkingelectron!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Careful all, this one's a gusher!

When the foaming eventually subsides, this beer pours a murky, hazed, dark pink and light ruby with a pillowy, thick, quickly forming pink head. This eventually leaves the glass messy with spiderwebs of pink lacing. I like it.

The aroma is both very acidic (sour!), and very fruit-forward, with lots of tart and fresh cherry aroma leaping from the glass. There's also a good amount of bright funk complementing the sour acidity and the fruit aromas.

As has been my experience with other Upland sour lambics, this one is hugely sour--mouth puckeringly, throat closingly so. Along with the aggressive sourness is a lot of bright, fruity, plump, fresh cherry flavor. The funk is relatively subdued, at least compared to the aroma. This is a marvelous combination of cherry and sourness--exactly what I was hoping for.

Medium bodied with high carbonation--perfectly appropriate for the style. A joy to sip. I had this before my meal and after, and it was brilliant both times. Drinks incredibly well both chilled and at room temperature.

Phenomenal cherry sour. I would love to fill my cellar with this stuff.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Upland sour that I have ever had. Fruit plus sour are perfectly balanced. Very drinkable, lacking the acetone like qualities of other Upland sours that I've had. Cherry flavor is very bright.

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Cherry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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