Peach | 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): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Peach Lambic

Added by younger35 on 10-13-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
411
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
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254
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92
For Trade:
10
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Photo of marisatheyounger
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of seeswo
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of gford217
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750mL bottle shared by ATLbeerDog.

This thing looks a good bit like an unfiltered grapefruit juice - milky, completely flat and fluorescent golden orange with hints of pink in there.

The aroma was a nice mix of sweet peaches and tart fruit notes. There is a hint of funk though it's pretty subtle and certainly not overpowering.

The taste is even sweeter than the aroma and is dominated by the sweet peaches. It tastes like peach juice with the faintest hint of funk in the background.

The mouthfeel is very slick with no carbonation to speak of.

This is certainly a drinkable lambic, mainly because there is almost no funk in there yet. I have a feeling this one will be much more representative of the style in a year or two when the funk starts to come out. Pretty fruity in it's current state.

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Photo of jheiss
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ElGordito
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of slentz
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Mark for this bottle in our recent trade. Wow this cork is tight. Poured at about 50 degrees into goose island chalice.

A: Aggressive pour down the center of the glass provides half finger head that dissipates within seconds to nothing. Looks a little lighter than apple cider in the glass very thick looking and cloudy with light sediment. 3.5

S: Smells of Belgian yeast. Slightly musty and somewhat muted but definitely picking up some peach a little orange. 3.5

T: Somewhat astringent, nice carbonation and prickly. Very tart, sour, puckering....pretty extreme sourness. Its ok but not my favorite. 3.5

M: Mouthfeel is light, prickly, pretty viscous but carbonated enough to be pretty drinkable. 3.5

O: Overall not the easiest drinking beer. This one drinks more like a flavored soda than a beer. I think it gets a little better as it warms. Not overly impressed by this one but definitely glad I got to try it. Totally different than most offerings. I look forward to trying the other Uplands I have. 3.5

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Photo of suckaj
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brdc
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks photekut for this one.
Large corked and capped bottle poured into a tulip.

Interestingly, when you pop open the cap, there is some fizzing coming out, on the sides of the cork, and then you pop open the cork, and minimal carbonation. The cork seemed quite tight, so I don't know how this happened, but it is the second Upland I get the same thing happening.
Golden, minimal haziness, little to no head; whatever covers the beer is just a few tiny bubbles.
Aroma is quite funky upfront, leathery and horse blanket which I did not expect based on other reviews; it also has a subtle oakiness, peach notes, some tartness and acidity.
Light to medium bodied, refreshing but could definitely use a bit more carbonation.
A little acidity on the palate, subtle oakiness and peach, tartness, not a lot more.
I would love to see more carbonation, and some of that funk translate into the flavor. I like how the peach is just a note as opposed to an overwhelming flavor, but this one needs a little bit more work.

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Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on 6.13 included in part of an epic tasting. From notes.

Nice peachy color. flat, no head. Nice, vibrant aroma, but is it peaches? It's certainly fruity but not necessarily distinctively peaches. Low level of sourness/acidity, and overall very underwhelming in the flavor after a fairly nice aroma- just subtle sweet fruits. Suffers greatly from the lack of carbonation. A spritzer-like carbonation would do wonders for this beer.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FosterJM
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

761st Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750ML C/C

App- This one was a very soft hazy orange with a thin layer of yellow running through it. A bunch of nice little bubbles fill the sides of the glass. Again this had no cling and no legs.

Smell- This was right a long the lines of the other Upland beers I have had, light acid a little tartness behind but this was lacking a lot of the peach aromatics.

Taste- The peach flavor is quite absent on the beer. Had a nice balance of the dry oakiness with a little spritzy fruit acid and bubbles, just like the Persmimmon but was just a bit off on making flavors pop.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Its only the residual bubbles and a little bit of tart on the back.

Drink- Overall, this was good. It just didnt sit well in the flavor dept. It was lacking in pop over the other beers in the series. The peach got lost.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light orange gold pour. Nose is tight brett, salt, some peaches, light solvent. Peaches are a bit more prevalent in the mouth, decently integrated, with quite a salty brett wound tightly in there. Long sour finish with some lingering peach sweetness. Not particularly well balanced, with some lingering acidity. Decent, but not one of the better Upland lambics.

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Photo of tpd975
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours mildly cloudy, pale orange like hue. No real head or lace.

S: Aromas of peach candy, light crystal malts.

T: Sort of watery to be honest. Fresh peach with the fuzzy skin. The more you drink the artificial it begins to taste though. Rather light citric acid beneath. Very light oak.

M: Sort of thin, a bit watery.

D: Just okay.

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Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2016: Draft sample was like drinking peach cider vinegar.
Adjusitng current scores accordingly.

2008, 1st release. 4.42
A:4 S:4.5 T:4.5 M:4 D:4.5
Little to no noise from the cork, a soft wispy bit of skim floats across the surface, with a healthy ring of bubbles around the edge. Bright jewel tone clarity, glowing honey orange.

Farmy whiff of barnyard, acetic fuzzy peach skins, buttery oak.

Huge coconut and vanilla oddly enough, these oak characteristics bleed through the acetic sourness of the fruit. Discernable peach flesh and pits, dry aftertaste with hints of brett and oaky vanilla. Puckering initially, drying out soon after. Light bodied with minimal carbonation, the intensity of it's flavors make up for the lack of body, and traditional lambic is still (flat) in some cases. Extremely drinkable, especially quenching. This has really come around after a couple years, when fresh it resembled straight peach juice. Thanks Joe!

Edit: 2nd 2008 bottle opened was still completely flat and one-dimensional peach juice. Oh well... hopefully going forward Upland will have the carbonation issues taken care of.

2nd Edit: 2011 batch. Properly carbonated, fruity with tangy peach, moderately sour. Well done, an improvement to be sure.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light orange straw with a decent white bubble head with visible carbonation.

Aroma of lactic sourness, acid, and brett scents. light malt and light noble hops.

Taste of a lighter sour ale. Light golden ale with some bretty characteristics, but relatively sweet for the style when not compared to a Lindemans. I was slightly let down , but not too harshly by this one. It ended up being pretty good after all, just not quite worth the muling and trading that was necessary which I would not do again. Aromas of light battery acid, and a relatively healthy peach, but not really the white peach / farm run peach aroma that is really flavorful.

Very light mouthfeel, relatively standard for the style, but the complexity is just not there when compared to a classic gueze or lambic. Upland is getting there, maybe they are intentionally not making it as offensive as some lambics to appeal to more people but I would say this is decent overall; just not great. Healthy carbonation on this one. Easily drinkable.

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Photo of mltobin
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this courtesy of ATLbeerDog - thanks!

Pours a peach color that's got some amber hues in the bottom and lightens up toward the top of the glass - absolutely no head or lacing.

Smells of unripened fruits - both sweet and tart, with a good deal of barnyard funk.

Tastes different than it smells. The barnyard funk is hardly present, instead the fruit flavors take over. Mostly peaches, but with hints of pears, they start out sweet, then move slightly to the tart side, then back to the sweet side to linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is interesting - it's very close to being flat, but I noticed a few bubbles popping out here and there.

Drinkability is good. The flavors are interesting, but I could definitely see this getting more complex with some age on it.

Overall this was a good beer, but I think it has the potential to be a lot better after the sweetness mellows out and the funk has some time to grow.

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Photo of degerbah
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with no head at all. The aroma is acrid and vinegar-like. The taste is much more subtly sour than I expected. The lambic is still wine-like and peach flavored, but overall way better than I expected. I'm very curious what hte abv is because it's no tposted, but I would get this again if I could ever find it.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy apricot yellow-orange with a thin fuzzy blanket.

I get tons of peach, both fresh fruit and gummy bears, with pepper, oak, and a little wet dog-like funk.

Taste is quite sour with cracker, biscuit, sweaty peach, weird foot funk and stinky cheese.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. There is a sizzling head that disappears quickly. The body is slightly hazy orange.

The smell is of course sour peaches. The fruit aroma is pretty strong but I would say the acidic aroma is dominant.

The taste starts out pretty mellow with just a touch of dry malt flavor. The sourness kicks in during the finish, but it is relatively subdued making this very drinkable. This should appeal to sour lovers or those looking for a starting point; this is dry and sour but well balanced.

The carbonation is light for a sour ale; still this is refreshingly light bodied.

I like this one quite a bit. Recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Peach from Upland Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 411 ratings.
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