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 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 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 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 Tsar_Riga
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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 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 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 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 mynie
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in 12/13, consumed in 3/15. The age has mellowed it nicely.

Pours gold with light pink hues. Smells tart and acidic, like all other Upland Lambics, but not nearly as aggressive and undrinkable as their raspberry.

Tastes very intense and very good. Generic lactic acid starts things out, but it gets supplemented quickly by big nodes of sweet, mellow peaches. There's a tiny bit of funk on the back end, but overall it's just tart acid balanced by sweet peaches. Very nice.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a very light honey color to a straw yellow. small white head with weak retention. very hazy and completely opaque.

Smell: peach fruitiness, but very light. strong vinegar. and an intense lactic acid covering up a sweet base.

Taste: opens up with a sweet fruity peach taste. fairly subtle and a little bit juicy. strong lactic acid and vinegar come in. some unidentifiable fruity jam. light oak and wooden qualities.

Mouthfeel: mouth puckering. lighter and extremely acidic.

Overall: another solid lambic from upland. the fruitiness is a little weaker on this one than others and that cause me to like it a little less.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a hazy, vibrant light orange topped by a thin white head and big flocks of white sediment stirring around the bottom. The nose is vaguely funky, with light tart peach notes, a hint if puke, and some grain. It's a tart and grainy sour with fantastic peach flavor, some lemon & Granny Smith apple, a great malt backbone, and subtle fruitiness that lingers in the finish. For an upland, this is a very approachable, medium bodied, reasonably carbonated, and drinkable sour (not super acidic) that amplifies a subtle peach characteristic and maintains a great grain and yeast presence alongside. I'd highly recommend this beer and would rank it as one of my favorite uplands.

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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 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 Davepoolesque
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass, very nice golden, orange color. Little head that quickly went away. Not picking up an peach in the nose, just the sour alcohol smell. Decently harsh. Taste. Wow! Huge sour up front. Hits you in the corner of your jaw. Finished with an amazing peach flavor. One of the most fruit forward flavored lambics I've ever tried. Slightly undercarbed. I get what the Upland hype is all about now.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orangish color with no head and some floaters. Nose has the signature upland acidic punch along with fleshy peach notes. The taste is very tart up front with nice juicy peaches in the middle. The finish has some light oak and nice fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall this is another nice sour that has a high degree of tartness and plenty of fruit.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/12/10. Sampled alongside the other seven fruit lambics.

A: Gusher of a bottle, like most of the other flavors. Pours a hazy golden peach color with a huge white head.
S: Light peach, apricot, and citrus. Perfumey scents.
T: Much more peach than the nose let on. Not as much citrus as the other flavors but it’s there. Very good fresh peach taste with a lemon finish and juicy peach juice aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, chewy mouthfeel, fuzzy carbonation, greasy mouth and acidic.
O: Peach is a tough flavor but this beer was delicious. Not my favorite of the lineup but great.

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Photo of Treebs
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter. 2010 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy peach color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes quickly to a thin ring, not much lace.

S: A ton of peach sweetness with a mild yogurt and underlying tartness to it. Sweet wheat and cracker malts with a little lactic sourness. Some mild grass.

T: Same as the nose. A ton of fresh peach with a gummi peach candy like sweetness to it. Sweet cracked wheat/cracker malt combo with mild lactic sourness. Some drying tartness on the finish.

M: Light bodied with some spritzy carbonation. Drying finish.

O: Definitely enjoyed this one as I'm a fan of peach. The played off the sweetness of the peach very well.

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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 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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Photo of shleepy
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from 750 bottle into snifters. Writing from week-old notes.

A: Peach color - between orange and amber. No head (but the bottle was explosive when opened). Peach pulp actually floating around.

S: Light peachiness, but more funk than fruitiness.

T: Quite sour all the way through - even in the aftertaste. Very slight peach flavor and just a tiny hint of bitterness.

M: Low carb. Drinkable, since the acidity isn't biting... But the sourness is definitely on the high side (warning to those who don't like that sort of thing).

O: Meh. Sure, it's a sour peach beer (which is always great), but there are better ones, by a big margin.

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Photo of codysjb
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
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 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 MasterSki
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this was from the 10/12/10, Batch 42-90 release, as I don't believe there is a newer bottling? Served in a tulip while having dinner with the GTT Geek Girls.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to nothing. Murky peach body with some random bits of sediment present.

S - The aroma is predominantly lactic sourness, with some spicy oak and mild funkiness. Peach flavor is somewhat understated, but does eventually come around as the beer warms up. Still, this is one of the least fruit-forward Upland lambics - has a bit more in common with the Reserve in some ways.

T - The taste is quite similar to the aroma, but there's a mild seltzer water and dry oak character that detracts from the predominant and largely enjoyable peach yogurt flavor.

M - Medium body, juicy texture, with some moderate carbonation spritz. Dry and tannic texture, with suggestions of under-ripe peach flesh and oak.

D - Enjoyable for the most part, but I could have gone for more peach flavor. Really easy to drink, but a bit lacking in depth and complexity.

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Photo of tewaris
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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 bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 10/12/10, Batch 42-90. This bottle was a slow gusher when I opened it. Served in a flute, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with some floaties, and about an inch carbonated white head that fizzled away quickly. There isn't much lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like tart and sweet peaches, lemon peel, and musty, earthy funk. I think the taste is similar to the aroma. The sour/tart flavors are stronger than the sweet peach ones, but the tartness isn't overpowering at all. As the beer warms up, the peach flavors really come out more. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing and well carbonated. I think it's a good brew, I liked it. $19.79 a bottle at Liquor Barn.

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