Cherry Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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306 Ratings
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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:
306
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.37%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
75
For Trade:
10
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4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjwisenheimer
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to DCLAguy11 for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Bottled: 9/2014. Batch: J14.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, cherry, cherry juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, cherry juice, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great sour cherry characteristics that are especially good in the smell.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of chrismattlin
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ttp86
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried at a bottleshare. Sour but not over the top sour with some funk in it. A really solid sour and great cherry flavor. Definitely would not mind trying this again.

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Photo of Warren2621
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mportnoy
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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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Photo of yeaprolly
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Herky21
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HollyHops
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly sour with only a hint of fruit

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Photo of halo3one
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattboyer182
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.12/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky deep red, almost purple. Medium white head,

Smell - Really acidic. Cherry. A little vinegar.

Taste - As with all Upland lambics, it's extremely sour. Overpowering. I get some cherry. The rest is just acid.

Mouthfeel - Unpleasantly sour. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Outrageously sour. I don't know what I expect when I have one of these, but it's always the same.

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Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ghirsh
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very appealing dark pink color with no head. Cloudy in appearance. Less sour than the other Upland Lambics I've had. Ripe cherries, raspberries and clean simple malt.

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Photo of Rutager
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cherry "Lambic", been wanting to try this Upland stuff for a looooong time and for some reason it hasn't worked out until now. Stoked!! Bottled 10.10.13, batch 12.08

A. Pours a rich burgundy with a thin pale pink head that fades to a thick collar. So far so good.

S. Nice whole sour cherries including that awesome cinnamon/almond smell from the pits. Touch of vinegar in there too.

T. Whoa, VERY sour is the first thing that hits me. Not crazy acetic, more like lemon juice on steroids. Some nice cherry in there but there's little sweetness to balance out that crazy sourness.

M. Medium body, very soft and smooth low+ carbonation.

O. Drinkability is just not there with this level of sourness. ...However, I do like sour stuff and a single glass of this is pretty fun. I would drink this again, but I definitely won't be going through this 750 with any haste.

Thinking the hype on this one is a pretty dated now. US sours have really come a long way in the last 5 years, both in quality and selection.

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Cherry Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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