Peach | Upland Brewing Company

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Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Peach Lambic

Added by younger35 on 10-13-2008

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Photo of troygreer
4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an incredible beer with the smell and flavor to leave you searching for more.

Rip open a peach and stick your nose in it, then you will have an idea of how it smells. So pure, so clean. I imagine it is the aroma that they try to capture but fail in all of those peach air fresheners.

The flavor is easily on of the best fruited beers that I have ever had. Nothing tastes artificial and the carbonation is perfect for drinking.

This is a great beer.

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Photo of macher0
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brentlepping for bringing this one. This started off a mega bottle share.

A. Light straw color, not hazy, but not translucent either. Very coarse bubble initial head that quickly dissipates to no rim or film. Low effervescence.

S. Wow, the initial smell clinches my jaw, this is going to be sour. The sour yeast and bugs really jump out. This is followed by a moderate neutral oak component and a powerful fruit component, dominated by peach, but others such as persimmon and paw paw. A very southern USA fruit spectrum.

T. This is where I realize the nose was just the tip of the ice berg. Damn this is sour, very sour. A strong sour yeast component with a Nehi peach flavor, with moderate oak - all in a delicious way. This sour works well. This has great fruit flavor and remains dry, not sweet at all.

M. Jaw clinching, smooth, dry, very low carb, light body but not watery.

O. This was very impressive. I heard Upland had some good sours, but this certainly proved that reputation. This may have been the most sour beer I have ever tasted. I will search this out again and I will look into the release to make a trip to Hoosier'ville.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Latest batch release, thanks to Mike I believe...Pours a light hazy peach, good looking. Lots of head at first, falls very quickly though...The aroma is fantastic, sweet peaches mixed with the perfect amount of tartness...The taste is more of the same, sweet yet tart peaches, could use a tad more tartness though. Some sugar notes with a little oak. So good, and easily crushable...The feel is really nice, as its got a nice puckering sensation.

Another stellar Upland. Clearly shows the newest batch is on POINT. You gotta get you some!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from February of 2015.
This beer is drinking amazingly right now. The nose is just off the charts. Super fresh funky peaches. Taste follows suit.
I understand a lot of the super cool beer heads have written off Upland as "old hat", but this beer stands up to many of the new kids on the block.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The lambic was a handsome golden color with a modest layer of bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - It is easy to tell this is a peach lambic. The peaches, largely sour, are intense in the aroma.

Taste - Sour Peaches. I really can't identify much beyond the very sour peaches. That is not a bad thing.

Mouthfeel - The sour clings to the tongue and sides of the mouth. There is a stickiness about the mouthfeel.

Overall - So far, this might be my favorite sour from Upland.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange hazy look, was looking for some pinker notes, with a small ring of head and some bubbly lacing that falls fast.

S: A standard funky, bright fruit smell typical of the style with some nice tartness and some peach flavor on top to complete the aroma. Edit 2014: Big peach flavor! Like sniffing a ripe peach! Like the pit itself from a peach.

T: Nice tartness in the flavor with nice bright fruit and peach flavor that balance the sour. tropical fruit notes and nice subdued sweetness sound it out. Edit 2014: HuGE peach! Really sour in a great way with big vanilla oak!

M: Very smooth and great carbonation. Super sour in a bracing way!

D: really great! Damn what a fine fruit lambic.

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Photo of Ken_P
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 15 poured into a HF stem. Golden yellow moderately opaque body, no head whatsoever. Looks still. Smell is very peachy with an emphasis on the skins. Plenty of funk. You can smell this is going to be sour. Sour hits you pretty hard when you first sip it. Lemon vinegary sour. Follow up is peach skins and lactic acid. Feel is medium body and moderately carbonated. While this certainly is almost overwhelmingly sour there's enough juicy peach skins to make it worth your while. Don't cellar this one, any more sour and this would be unpleasant.

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Photo of ElizabethCraig
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My husband and I grabbed this when we were down at Upland over the summer and sampled it 10/23/2011.

I love sour beers, but in the past Lambic's from 'some breweries' (being nice being nice!) have disappointed me due to being way too sweet.

The appearance is gorgeous! Cloudy yellow with some inclusions and a white foamy head, the head quickly dissipates. Smelling it is drool-worthy - a sour citrus scent dominates with a slightly biscuit undertone. I don't get peach from the scent, but I get a sour-sniff of what's to come!

Oh.. the taste... Sour in general to a sour peach, to a very sweet peach nectar. Finishes tingling on the tongue with a sweet lingering peach on the palate. Oh so delicious! Medium carbonation carries the sour and sweet notes both nicely over the tongue.

Lovely lovely lambic, almost champagne like in it's carbonation/sour interplay. One of my favorite fruit sour beers so far!

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Photo of drabmuh
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They knocked it out of the park with this one. Truly great.

Beer is hazy and dark yellow with a wispy head. No lacing, nice carbonation.

Aroma is super sour, citric and acetic with nice peach notes.

Beer is thin and heavily carbonated on the palate. I really enjoy this beer a lot. It is acetic and lactic, mildly citric or succinic, nice peach flavor, tartness at the back, I really love this beer. I want more more more.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-nice hazy yellow/orange color with white head that sticks around awhile
S-very sour smelling with a very subtle peach smell. I don't like peaches but I really like this smell
T-nice sour tartness. Little bit of peachiness and pleasantly suprised with it. Very tart
M-light body and fruity
O-very good beer. Makes my mouth water for more. Cant wait for more lambic.

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Photo of grover37
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Touch of acetone in the nose, but otherwise straight up ripe peach skins. More of the same in the flavirllir with sharp tartness and more huge peach, almost grapefruitish. Fruit lingers forever, puckering a bit. I understand this used to be more out of balance, but this is very under rated currently.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super sour with peach notes. As with most Upland sours, they are great if you are into very sour beers with a slight fruit presence. This one hit the mark for me.

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Photo of Lunch
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dr. Matt pulled this guy out at his home for a couple of us freaks to enjoy, thanks! Really enjoy this beers from Upland and looking forward to this one.

Poured into my Russian River 'tion' glass and this is a light yellow with a slight peach hue. Goddamn this smells good. Like a goddamn funky wild peach and the taste is just as intense. Tart and sour with some funk and acid. Appropriately carbonated.

I'm a big fan.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of many unexpected great sour brews drabmuh pulled out the other night. Thanks Matt!

The beer is a straw yellow hue, with tons of bubbles present. There is very little head to speak of (that's what she said).

The aroma is funky, wild peaches in a barrel on a farm. Lots of 'em. Yeah, that about covers it.

The taste? Funky, wild peaches in a barrel on a farm...seriously. Really tasty beer. One of Upland Brewing Company's better offerings. Fruit and funky sourness play very well together in this setting.

Nice, puckering finish with every sip. Acetic, but not harsh. Smack!

Overall, another delicious fruit lambic from Upland. I'd happily have this again anytime. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of younger35
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Received one of each of these delicious brews from TheodorHerzl. After I reviewed the Blackberry Lambic I swore I wouldn't drink anymore of these for a few months. Well I couldn't wait, it was freaking delicious. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale flute while watching New England vs San Diego.

Appearance- Pours a nice hazy orange yellowish that is pretty much the exact color you'd expect. No fizz, no cap and collar and no lacing. Shit... I'm assuming this is WAY under carbonated. Guess I should have waited.
Smell- Like the Blackberry there's not a lot of that crazy funk in the nose like you'd expect. There is a tiny bit of mustiness but it's very light and very pleasant. The Peach is more prominent that I expected leaving a nice ripe lingering fruitiness. Oak and vanilla seems way more pronounced than in the Blackberry which I'm kind of assumed since Peach is a much mellower fruit than Blackberry.
Taste- Yep, hardly ANY carbonation at all. F! The Peach is very prominent and delicious as hell! Lightly sour from the Brett and not as tart as the other Lambic I had. A very light vinegary side though makes sure you don't forget this is a Lambic. It tickles the back of the throat with that familiar acidity. The Peach gets even nicer as this warms and the oak and vanilla really come forward. The finish has that same lingering vanilla woody goodness that the Blackberry did. So awesome!
Mouthfeel- Well since it's not carbonated the body feels really thin and watery and it pains me to give this a lower score than I know it deserves.
Drinkability- I really feel that the fact that this has almost no carbonation probably affected the flavor a bit which is what keeps me from giving it a 5 that I know it deserves. It's remarkably delicious and the Peach is so perfectly potent that I almost can't believe it. If you have a bottle of this you may want to sit on it for a couple months just to be sure it's fully carbonated. My score really doesn't reflect how good this beer is because Mouthfeel and Appearance have to take hit. Huge thanks to Matt for the opportunity!

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Photo of rlee1390
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy orange, well carbonated, one finger head that didn't last long.

S-Peach, good deal of sour horse blanket, slight oak mild grass.

T-Starts with nice peach and a good deal of citrus notes. Rather sour with nice oak balance.

M-Lighter, well carbonated, crisp dry finish.

O-One of the better Upland lambics, peaches are a great fruit and they really come through in this beer Had it again, the peach flavor was perfect one of the better lambics Upland made. The extra 3 months of age gave off a perfect peach flavor.

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Photo of mrandypandy
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked bottle thanks to a trade with pittsburghkid66. Thanks Roland for the trade and the hospitality!

A- Pours a clear straw/yellow with a white fizzy head that dies down quickly after the initial pour. Scattered lacing, medium retention.
S- A strong lactic sourness with a slight funky barnyard finish. Don't get me wrong, it smells quite good, but I'm not detecting any peaches.
T- Crisp, tart, lactic sourness with no real hint of peach. Reminds me more of a well-done gueuze than a lambic, but tasty.
M- Medium to light body, dry, tart.
D- High. Sour, but not too distracting. No issues finishing my bottle.

Overall - Not too shabby. Right now I'd put this well above the Strawberry but slightly above the Blueberry. A stronger peach flavor profile would have helped, but in the end this is well made. Reminds me more of a combo between Cuvee Renee and Brute. If you want more fruit, go for the Blueberry. If tart/sour is your game, hit up the Peach.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow beer with a little bit of orange in it. Nice carbonation, white head that left some minor stick on the side.

S - Fantastic smell of tartness with some great peach flavors. Little bit of wood and yeast. Good tartness, smells great.

T - Great tart and peach flavor. Little bit of funk. Taste is a great mix of tart, sour, and fruity sweetness.

M - Some effervecence, medium bodied, good carbonation.

O - Great beer. Upland keeps getting better at these things, and this is a great sour for any maker or country.

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Photo of iconoklaztor
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Think brew is aged.

The taste isnt as sour as I thought. I was hoping peach would be the most sour.

The taste is mostly refreshing and peach. Its good! I, however, wish it was a little more sour. It has a slightly funky taste that I cant get a grasp on.

Overall, this is a good brew!


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Photo of eclipse54
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from fvernon; thank you very much! Hand written bottling info indicates a batch number of 42-90 and a bottled on date of 10/12/2010. Split with the girl into a DFH signature glass and a Deschutes Tulip...

Upon pulling out the cork, there was perhaps a second of peace before the bubbly head started gushing forth. I was prepared that this one may be a gusher, however, and opened it over the sink to minimize the potential frustration. As soon as it settled to a reasonable pace, I tried pouring into the first tulip with great success.

The body was a hazy (to the point of opaque) peach/apricot color with some golden straw hues. Tiny pieces of peach comprised a sediment that floated and swirled around the glass. In one of the pours, it got stuck in the head and clung like lacing to the glass. The head was massive, about two and a half inches, and appeared an off-white to faint peach color itself. It didn't stick around for long though, and minimal lacing was left behind.

It smells of tart peach, some fresh peach juice, a bit of apricot, and a slurry of other, indistinguishable fruit esters. Some faint grasses also appear behind the sour nose. The taste is quite similar, beginning with fresh peach and apricot, moving into some straw and other citrus, and finishing with the tart kick of the peach. Really well done in my opinion, and very delicious.

Mouth is sour, but not painfully so. It finishes a touch dry, leaving you wanting another drink. I'm very happy to report that none of the fruit flavors appear to come from artificial sugars; if it's there, it's masked very well, as there isn't that lingering candy sensation after taking a drink.

Overall, a very well done lambic that I'll need to acquire more of. It certainly makes me want to try Upland's other flavors.

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Photo of Pencible
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 42-09, bottled 10/12/10, reviewed Feb 2012.

A: This poured a hazy light gold with fizzy white head.
S: It smelled like tart and funky oak, with sour white grape and dry champagne, and a little sweet peach and vinegar and citrus zest.
T: It tasted like very tart and sour puckering white grape and dry champagne and funky oak, with some sweet peach and vinegar and citrus zest. It had a crisp and clean and lasting sour aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was a great lambic, but the peach character was quite subdued. The scent and taste were bold yet delicate, and the body was fitting. Not sure how this was 1.5 years ago (fresh), but I wish there was more peach at this point. Otherwise, this was a fantastic brew to sip and savor. Could age a long time, as long as you won't miss the hint of peach. Recommended.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kyle for opening this one up! 2010 vintage.

A: Cork popped with a bit of a gush. Poured a hazy light orange/peach color. Small white fizzy head on top.

S: Nice tartness right away with some peaches and white grapes. The funk is light and in the background to the lactic tartness and peachy aroma.

T: Nice tart/sourness with the fruit underneath. Mostly peach with some faint apricot/stone fruit/lemon underneath, but the peach dominates.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: For its age, has held up very nicely. Lots of peach still in it, though I imagine some of it has faded. Bet it is quite good fresh, not that it isn't now, just a different beast.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

pour was a slightly burnt orange, a bit hazy. quick inch of head.

light peach and light oak, slight tartness

very well integrated peach and oak. blended so perfectly. light lemon and sour peach. not overly sour at all, perfect all the way through.

mild to moderate carbonation with a slightly dry finish.

this was brilliant, i loved every sip.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Late 2010 batch. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a hazy orange-peach color with a thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly into not much other than a thin collar around the edges. The nose is pretty impressive right off the bat, reminding me a lot of Flaming Fury. There's a strong peach presence behind quite a bit of a lactic character and some mild funk. The taste is at the same level. Not quite as much of a funky presence as I would ultimately like, but they held onto this one for long enough, as the sourness and peach are both at levels that are highly complementary of each other right now. Feel is nice with a good pucker factor and sour finish. Drinks pretty easily; I had no problems at all finishing my portion of the bottle.

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Photo of brystmar
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/12/10. Thanks for sharing, Ethan!

Cork felt like it was ready to pop into orbit, so we had glasses ready and didn't lose any to gushing. About average on the gusher scale.

Pours a nice color with bubbly head. Funky and slightly sour peachy aroma. Delicate peaches are well-balanced against the tart, funky base. More sour than the previous bottle (from an earlier batch) I tried a few months back, and much improved over that one too.

Another nice lambic from Upland!

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