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Peach Lambic | 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by younger35 on 10-13-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
394
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
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 JAXSON
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
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 Ineedabeerhere
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
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 auroracrisis
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Continuously poured from a 750ml dated 10/12/10 batch 42-90. Not sure which numbered batch it is but it was released this year, a few months back. And it gushed everywhere, lost about 3-4 ounces before I could grab my glasses. Be ready when opening to pour this literally 2 seconds after you open it.

Hazy marmalade orange body with abosolutely no head. Foamed when poured but it dissipated quickly. Some dregs or peach pulp floating around in it. Not a bad looking beer, real brilliant orange.

Sharp citrus and funk on the nose. Horse blanket and hay stack, with some nice moldy lemon rind, with a touch of lemongrass. Sweetness similar to honey. The aroma remains the same as the beer warms and it only become brighter.

Starts out with a biting citrus flavor, with some hints of barnyard flavors. Once the beer rests on your tongue you can taste a bit of the peach. But once it is swallowed, the peach characteristics could be noticed more. Similar to the nose but with a subtle fruit quality and much more citrus rind flavors.

Thin-medium body with a soft profile, and the slightest hint of carbonation. Kind of puckering and almost no drying.

Good funk on the nose with lemon rind and very subtle peach and funk flavor on the tongue. Honestly, if I didn't know this had a peach addition I wouldn't have been able to find the flavors in this one. Worth a try and not a bad beer by any means, but it's not peachy. The beer could use some drying out so maybe sit on this for awhile if you're planning on drinking this batch soon.

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Photo of Luk13
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
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 mwa423
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Started as a light golden color and when we got down to the yeast, it clouded things up.

S - Very funky with a bit of peach. More wild ale than peach.

T - The taste is very complex, and strange. The predominant flavor is funk and sour/tart flavors. There is a slight hint of peach on the aftertaste, but not a ton.

M/D - Mouthfeel is very even and smooth considering the extreme flavors. I would call this something I'm glad that I'm splitting with people because I wouldn't want this bottle to myself.

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Photo of domtronzero
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage. Thanks for sharing, Kyle!

A - Murky orange color in the glass with a big, fizzy, quickly collapsing white head. No lacing.

S - Lactic tart aroma with a bit of vinegar in it. Funky brett, sweet malts, and a subtle hint of peaches.

F/M - Funky barnyard flavors, lactic tartness, again with a touch of vinegar. Sweet fresh peaches are more prevalent in the flavor, but still quite subdued. Medium light bodied, moderately high carbonation, but not as carbonated as expected. Lingering bready malts and slight vinegary tartness.

D - Alright, but the low carbonation and vinegar notes really ding this beer. Pretty easy to drink, but its just kind of bland. I know peaches are hard to get a lot of flavor out of, so Id like to see if the other wilds from Upland are any better.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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 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 ThaBobfather
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid golden with a light sun color with a very thin ring of fizz.
Smell is complexy fruity and funked yeast- almost sour.
Taste is well done- a smooth sour yeast- a light peach/light fruit taste.
Finish is almost dry- a very nice sour's yeast after-taste.
Drinks well- lambic are easy drinkers but tough to be impressed with a low ABV

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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 ptykozoon
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy peach color. Bits of lacing and a few islands are of note.

Ripe peaches round this out completely, vanilla?

Floral notes, earth, orange, berries and of course peaches.

Long sweet finish.

Well done peach sour, not syrupy sweet and not too light with the peaches. Solid.

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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 cjacobsen
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sweemzander to popping this one open.

Upland...more like upchuck! This thing gushed out like crazy. Thankfully we were outside. Once poured it had a hazy peach and orange color to it. Slight white head.

Smelled of peaches, some yeast, sour patch kids, sugars and even some grapefruit made its way in there.

The peach is strong, its stays with you through the whole taste, even far after the beer is gone. You can almost breathe it up. The sourness is strong up front and has a nice, even taper off to the back of the taste. Does have a slight earthy aspect to it, kind of like what you would get from the skin of the peach.

It's acidic but doesn't have as much of a pucker as sours. Sweeter and less complex.

There is a lot of fruit and a lot of carbonation, but it blends itself and balances out once in a glass and sitting for a few minutes. Big on the one flavor and not a real blended beer, more straight forward. Quite tasty.

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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 cetherid
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into a tulip

A.

pours a hazy orange/peach color. With about 1 fingers worth of white head that dissipates pretty fast.

S.

A nice sour funky lambic smell, nothing too strong but very good for an American version. Subtle unripe peaches. I could go for more fruit aroma in this however.

T.

A nice lactic sourness up front, a little vinegary throughout the beer. Like aroma, I could've used more peach. The subtle peach I do get in here is unripe peaches. Perhaps an extremely ripe peach would leave more flavor in this beer while it sat in the barrels. A good beer, but not worth 20 bucks a bottle.

M.

Light bodied, decent carbonation. A slight dry finish in this beer.

D.

At little pricey and hard to come by so it rates a little low. If I were to go out of my way for the Upland lambics, I'd grab a blueberry or datalion just based on taste. I wouldn't turn one down if offered however.

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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 degerbah
3.71/5  rDev -7%
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 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!

Cheers!

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Photo of Verecund
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
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 321jeff
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from the 2010 batch provided by JAYBLACK

GUSHER ALERT!

Pours a hazy golden orange with a good bit of soapy white head. Some floating chunks of peaches are floating around in my glass.

Aroma is funky and a little sharp. I can only get very faint hints of the peach... kind of disappointing.

Taste features some more peach juice and some tart sourness. Finish is slightly tart and dry.

Mouthfeel is a little thicker than expected but there's tons of carbonation. An enjoyable sour but the sweet peaches and the lambic never quite come together to make this beer great.

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Photo of Preismj
3.01/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

a: a golden orange, nice carbonation. quarter inch frothy tan head, moderate lacing.

s: rubbing alcohol. The peach is sour and strong, but doesn't take the form of peach. overly fermented fruit scent.

t: follows the nose. Tastes up front like rubbing alcohol with a slight vinegar. Peach notes then climb forward. Slight oak flavors, but not very detectable. Not overwhelming flavors, though the opening alcohol presence is hard to overcome.

m: creamy, light bodied. Very solid carbonation.

o: not what I expected. good peach flavor could be more prominent, and whatever the opening alcohol flavor was overwhelmed my palette. Curious if there was an issue with my batch, as something here tasted off.

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Photo of johnbjaeger
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This immediately brings to mind that Presidents of the United States of America song - 'Peaches,' excerpted below:

Movin' to the country I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
Movin' to the country I'm gonna eat a lot of peaches
I'm movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches
Movin' to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches

I took a little nap where the roots all twist
Squished a rotten peach in my fist
And dreamed about you woman
I poked my finger down inside makin' a little room for a ant to hide
Nature's candy in my hand or can or a pie

Millions of peaches peaches for me
Millions of peaches peaches for free
Millions of peaches peaches for me
Millions of peaches peaches for free

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What? Let me say, this beer is far superior to that craptastical novelty act. It looks like nothing special and smells a bit funky if unspectacular, but it tastes like melted fizzy Georgia love fruit. At first, when I poured, I was whelmed (not under or over), with some good tart, but not a load of fruit. I realize now it was too cold (like your heart). As it warms, the peach flavor really comes out to slap you in the face with fuzzy amazing. The aftertaste is sweet, but not cloying. I wish I had more of this...

p.s. Screw that band. Seriously.

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Photo of slentz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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 joshuacavett
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gracias to Rempo for hooking me up on the Peach lambic! Very fun to try (I open all of my Upland lambics with my wife) and I would definitely try again. Tons of peach aroma on the front end. Quit yeast near the end, more grainy and less aromatic at the finale. Initially poured very clear and then clouded up on the second pour. Mouthfeel was average to me (I prefered the mouthfeel on the blueberry a bit more). Smell was the best attribute for me on this one and the wife liked it more once it warmed up a bit.

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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
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