Peach | Upland Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
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 Luk13
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (gusher), thanks to weisguy. Hazy gold pour, white foam quickly recedes to no head. Aroma is quite funky, nice barnyard, fresh peaches, something that resembles bell peppers. Taste is sweet, lots of peaches on the finale, a bit of acidity, but nothing like a traditional lambic. Palate is a little sweet, not quite dry enough. Count me into the people who think this is a pretty good fruit sour, but not much of a fruit lambic. Well, you have the barnyard aroma but the the taste is a little sweet. I’d have it on a regular basis though, very fun stuff to try.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 Bottle - Pours a beautiful, incredibly cloudy peach/grapefruit color with the consistency and look of fruit juice. No carbonation is visible. Smells only of Brettanomyces. First sip is mostly Brett but surprisingly there is plenty sweetness left and really not too sour. Almost no carbonation to speak of in the mouthfeel. My guess is a year in the cellar and the sweetness will be more eaten and we'll have a funkier beer to enjoy.

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Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TPatuto (Tom) for this one. Shared with capra12 and schen9303 at an Upland tasting. Poured from a corked and caged bottle (batch 42-90, bottled 10/12/10) into a Darkness snifter. Paired with the fruit.

Pours a .25 finger white foamy head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a slightly clear peach-orange. The clearest of the bunch of Upland lambics. Lacing is stringy and patchy with no cling.

Nose is white peaches, plastic, and Brett. Very clean and pure and nicely aromatic. Simple but very appetizing.

Opens peach, slightly spicy yeast. Tart. Brett, hay, and slightly tart and sweet peaches towards the end. Peach sugars at the finish with just a bit of tartness in the aftertaste along with a signature bit of plastic. Very tasty and almost exactly like the fruit.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly grainy in the mouth. Oily going down. Clean finish with very little aftertaste. Nice.

This was the non-consensus favorite of all the Upland lambics (I personally preferred the Persimmon). The fruit comes through beautifully and the clean, tart and sweet flavor of the peach works perfectly to create a subtle, yet complex, quenching, and enjoyable lambic.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer was sent to me by Mikesgroove. Thanks Mike!

Upland Peach has a soft orange-colored body with no head. Uh-oh, looks like another dead flat lambic from Upland.

The aroma is fruity in the form of peach, with hints of tartness and a very funky flavor to it.

Peach is the best upland lambic that I have had so far. A moderately strong peach flavor comes through in the beginning, but just as it begins to get to the point where I would call the beer “sweet” a good bite of sourness cuts in. The sourness is definitely strong, and just a little bit puckering, but not overwhelming. This beer really shines in the finish, features a great funky flavor that I would assume is Brett; it tastes just a little bit like shoe leather.

I hated the flat mouthfeel on the blueberry, but it doesn't bother me as much on this one because I enjoy the beer more. With that said, a little bit of life would be nice.

Upland's Peach lambic is quite good, one of the better fruited lambics that I have tried.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from the cellar.

Pours orangy gold with crystle clarity and zero head. Barely a trace of carbonation with a stretch-pour, just a fine bead around the edge of the placid surface.

Aromatics lead off with plenty of fruit-laden brett. Peach juice, catty funk, earthy must, and oiled boards. Slightly peppery with hints of vinegar and wet socks.

Light bodied with a mouthfeel that falls flat due to the low carbonation.

Fresh peaches with a wheaty twang start the palate. Mild but bright acid pulls through as well as traces of lemon oil and vinegar.

Finishes with lingering fruit, tart acid, and a peppery burn.

Pretty much a letdown from the get-go. A flat pour followed by a promising nose but fairly weak in the palate. Lacking the sourness and sharp acid base needed for the style and I was at least expecting some tartness from the pits. Tasty enough but not worth the expense of the bottle.

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Photo of Jordy777
3.92/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Verecund
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rempo and beerness for this. 2010 batch. Opened on 01.17.2011.

Pours a clear, golden poppy with a half finger head. Very little lacing. The second pour is much hazier, with some floaties present. (Downgraded from a 4.0 to 3.5.)

Never having had an Upland lambic, the nose is pleasantly surprising. Underripe peach, lactic acid, white vinegar, and the tiniest bit of funkiness. Fairly tart, but only a little sour. It's not overly peachy in the mouth, but the tartness is spot on for me. Not as sour as other peach lambics I've had: lactic acid, white stone fruit, some breadiness, soft, young funk. On the one-dimensional side, but not unpleasant.

Carbonation is on the lower side and it's sweeter than befits the style, but it's nice, tart, and refreshing. Well done, Bloomington.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Orange, mostly transparent, with next to no head, even during the pour. No lacing, really, but a pretty beer.

S - Huge barnyard, backgrounded fruit notes, lactic acid in the form of sour cream. I want more peach. As it aged, the barnyard faded, and the acidity remains.

T - Acidic explosion, with fruit taste highlights that come forward in the middle and close, particularly as it warms. There is a lush lactic element, suggesting cheese, which fades with age. Fresh, there is some barnyard hanging around in the tail. Pretty typical for an Upland lambic.

M - Bright and highly acidic. The plus is that the carbonation is brisk, helping keep this moving, but the acidity is powerful, and not merciful.

O - I like a bit more balance to my sours, where the power of the acidity is played against sweetness and depth. With some age, there is some of that, and honestly, this is not very far from a great beer. The sweetness of the peach is utterly lost, and what remains is the bold acidity.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tewaris
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/2010. Poured into a tasting snifter. Thanks whitemomba for the trade. Gushed slightly, but not a drop of the beer was lost :-)

Color of peach with plenty of peach... there were pieces of peach floating in it! Quite big head with good retention and overall spritz-y-ness.

Aroma is nice funk and acid with only hints of peach. Tastes quite tart and moderately peachy with excellent acidity and effervescence. Very dry and refreshing, I loved it.

4, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 4

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - batch 42-09 (10/12/10 bottling date) poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Bottle opend with a solid pop and after a few seconds started to lightly erupt from the neck of the bottle (based on previous Upland experience I opened this one in the sink with glasses ready to go on the counter...proud to say I didn't lose a drop which is a big departure from the previous Upland fruit lambic I opened) Pours a well hazed and yeasty grapefruit juice looking beer with a big 2-3 fingers of head that is a bit fizzy and falls rather quickly.

S - Aromas of peaches, a bit sweaty, some light funk, big hits of woody oak, yeasty, lactic tartness, lemons, apricots. Good - but this is definitely no Fou Foune...

T - Peachy, quite sweaty, tart but under control - this is not really all that puckering, yeasty, very woody and a bit of barnyard that is kept mostly in check (sadly). Lactic sourness, fruit, mild sweetness...

M - Tart, a bit thin but not watery, strong carbonation with a good tingly and prickly feel. Good, but not complaints but not memorable either.

O - A very good fruit lambic, but really does fall short compared to Fou Foune (which I understand is really a upper echelon peach lambic, but still...). Solid and I would love to have another, but not sure this lived up to the advance hype and demand that this beer commanded around its release. Definitely try it if you have the oppportunity, but don't go crazy trying to obtain it either.

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Photo of DantheMan75
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of codysjb
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upland Peach Lambic
Bottle acquired from a beer contest, 2010 vintage. Opened on 4/6/2012. Poured into two wine glasses. Gushed all over like I expected after reading reviews of upland Lambics.
A: Pours an orange color with a large head that dissipates almost immediately. Cloudy with bits of stuff floating.
S: Sour, lots of oak and a very little bit of lemon zest. Some minor peach scents.
T: Very sour, I can taste the musty oak and some minor peach (this is obviously not syrup).
M: Lots of carbonation. Feels more like Champaign than beer. Some peach on the end of the mouthful.
O: Not all that complex, but good for what it is. It’s a nice sour, carbonated limbic.

B+ to A- range

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Photo of Deltoro
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Big thanks to Rempo for this. 2010 vintage.

3.5 A: Opaque dark orange color. Two fingers of off-white, fizzy, soda-like head fell at breakneck speed and left no lacing.

4.0 S: The nose is simple, but quite pleasant. Lots of peach, especially as this one warms up. Then a moderate amount of oak and a hefty vanilla component, which gives the illusion of peaches and creme. The nose isn't very sour, per se, but it is tart with lactic acid fruitiness.

4.0 T: The taste is a lot more sour than the nose. There's a considering acidic component with moderate acetic notes and plenty of tangy lactic fruitiness. Peach is prominent again, while the oak and vanilla are a bit softer. A nice residual sweetness balances the sourness. A mild tannic astringency.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess as well. Goes down easy.

4.0 D: Another well made wild from Upland. This one is already decently sour. I wonder how it will age. Anyway, solid all around.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage poured into tulip.

A- Nice orange juice color with a thick haze to it. There is absolutely no head and therefor, no lacing left behind.

S- Some nice peach and some tangy orange. Reminds me a little of Tang. Nice amounts of funk, book dust and the usual cob webs.

T- The peach flavor is lighter than it was in the nose. There is that nice funk with a light butteriness and again, some orange Tang.

M- Medium to lighter body. Not overly sour but some nice tartness and dry on the finish.

D- This beer wasn't as sour as anticipated but still wasn't a letdown. Good all around and in my opinion, worth the price.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange color with gold highlights. It had a small, white head that was very bubbly. Not much retention and minimal lace.

S - Peaches with a mustiness - possibly the Bret.

T - Peaches with a tart sourness and a yeasty kick. It comes across a little musty, too with just a hint sweetness.

M - It was very crisp and popped. A light to medium bodied ale that finished dry.

D - This was really quite good. I'm really not a fan of peach, but I liked this.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev 0%

Peach from Upland Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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