Peach Lambic | Upland Brewing Company

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Peach LambicPeach Lambic

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by younger35 on 10-13-2008

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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 stakem
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA Dunt for sharing this brew on the evening before DLD '11. Poured into a sniffer, this brew appears a hazed, light peach juice color with small chunks of peach purée floating through suspension. A fizzy white cap forms at the surface and fades only holding around the edges of the glass. Some faint spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell of this brew is funky with notes reminiscent of cheese mixed with a fruity sweetness that is only faintly reminiscent of peaches. A light touch of plastic-like funk rounds out the back of the nose.

The taste is sharply acidic and the fruited aspect of the peaches leans toward over ripened or rotten moreso than fresh and fruity. There is a light cardboard quality mixed in with the funky aspect blended with notes of stinky cheese and plastic.

This brew is sharp and tart, it has quite a salivation factor. It is easy drinking but the plastic and cardboard held me back from fully enjoying this offering. It is medium bodied and modestly to highly carbonated. It is worth giving a try if you get the opportunity but if you come across it for a rediculous price of $36 don't waste your time or money.

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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 DavoleBomb
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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 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 sweemzander
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Thanks to kstrickler for picking this up for me!

(A)- Gusher! Thankfully I had glasses nearby; probably only lost a few ounces. Pours a cloudy pale orange color. Produced a small white head that dissipated to bubbles.

(S)- A dry acidic fresh peach fruit blast. Some subtle grapefruit too. Mildly lactic in a sour sense.

(T)- A very dry, yet acidic heavy peach and orange fruit flavor. Not super sour, but the acidity is nice and sets a nice background tartness to it overall.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. A great acidic fruit presence. Not very complex, but it delivers its fruit sour kick well.

(D)- A solid lambic from the states. A fitting sour/acidic kick with a refreshing fruit profile. Crisp and refreshing; a great sour for the warmer weather that is approaching. I could have finished this whole bottle easily.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened as a palette cleanser for our epic barrel aged stout tasting.

Pours a murky yellowish orange with a nice white head. The head dissipates quickly. The beer looks fairly pretty. Smells funky and sour with a lot of nice light fruit flavours. The peach is. S subtle on the nose. The tastes is nicely fruity. Lots of light peach flavours. Vry well carbonated and a solid mouthfeel

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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 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


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 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 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 alpinebryant
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
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 yourefragile
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2010 750 mL cork and caged bottle shared by Jeff with Adam.

Mild gusher pours a murky golden orange with a big white head; minimal retention or lacing. Aroma is mildly sour and lactic, light oak and some fruity peach skins. Flavor has all of the components of the nose, but lacks any cohesion or balance. Sweet, juicy peach fruit dominates the front of the palate and seems to float on top of a strong lactic, earthy and funky base. Body is medium thick, well carbonated; puckering and sour. Pleasant, but forgettable; delivers the promise of peaches but isn't a great lambic.

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you very much to Mark for picking all these lambics up for me. Enjoyed on St. Patrick's Day evening.

A: Luckily this didn't explode like my bottle of Strawberry did, but it is highly carbonated and a cloudy orange color with a big white head.

S: Plenty of peach aroma to this. Like a lot of peach beers, a fairly pronounced bacterial aroma, but the amount of peach fruit and skin smell is quite nice. A moderate oak character along with a touch of grass.

T: A very solid peach flesh and skin flavor which stays on the tongue throughout the sip. Still sort of on the sweet side for a lambic, but there is a nice acidity to it. Just a touch of tannic fruit skin/pit and oak.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: On the sweet side, but the fresh peach flavor is really enjoyable. One of the better Upland lambic varieties.

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.96/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to wisconsinality for another week night surprise. 2010 vintage.

A: Upon popping the cork a massive flow of white head spewed from the bottle. A quick run to the sink and pours into our tulips and we were in business. Golden orange color. Huge white head. Not much lace.

S: Mild tart peaches, tiny bit of funkiness but nothing like a real lambic. Reminds me of watered down orange juice.

T: Mild citrus fruit is pretty much all I can pick up. Pretty much reminds me of watered down tang. Lightly sour but nothing special.

M: Light bubbly body. Way more carbonation than I want in my lambics.

D: Well a bit of a disappointment. I've heard this ages like a champ. Well call me in 5 years and we can talk again.

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Photo of sugit
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange put with a nice soapy white foam head. Very nice looking pour. Not too much retention though and littel lacing left behind. Little chucks of what I assume are peaches as well.

S: Sour and funky, though not very stong. Faint peach in the background. Would have liked a stronger presence.

T: Very crisp and refreshing. Sour, but not over the top. If it had just a bit more peach taste, I think the flavors would balance out perfect, but like the nose, it falls a bit short in that aspect. The flavor is def there, but I would have liked a bit more. Almost more of a gueuze, then a peach lambic.

M: Could really use a bit more carbonation. That seems to be the biggest downfall. Also a bit on the thin side.

D: Very easy drinking and very enjoyable. An outstanding summer beer. A bit more carbonation and it's perfect.

Would really like to try the other variations out there, but they seem a bit hard to track down.

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Photo of emerge077
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
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 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 TurdFurgison
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle, this courtesy of backfat (thanks Dave!). Opened on a quiet Friday night.

This is a gusher, thankfully a slow one. As with all lambic and gueuze I opened the bottle outside, as I'm smarter than the beer. No mess in the house for me.

It pours a very murky orange, with what initially is a nice several fingers of foam, but is gone in seconds, leaving not even a ring. What's left looks like a Tequila Sunrise.

Nice aroma, good lactic component and a nice funk, with peaches taking a strong lead too. strong peach presence behind quite a bit of a lactic character and some mild funk. Really this smelled better than I expected, very nice.

Same with the taste, nicely sour with good peach flavors. Light carbonation, still a little buzzy on the tongue. Nice.

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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


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 AleWatcher
3.22/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Shared with DSC... Served in tulips...
Got this from backfat in an excellent in person trade... Thanks man!

Looks like a grapefruit juice blended with orange juice. No head. No lace. Looks dull.

Smells like a sour blonde-- plus some peaches. Not blowing me away. This is really undercarbonated. It's a disappointment in that regard.

The taste isn't bad, but it isn't top of the line either-- the taste has asliggt sweetness, some peaches, some lactic acid, and some generic citric fruit.

The body feels more carbonated than it looks, but still feels a bit low to me. Overall, this isn't bad--- I think I set the bar a bit high after drinking Cascade Apricot... This one just doesn't blow me away... I can enjoy this beer... But I won't be searching it out.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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 mdfb79
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 01/21/11 notes. Brought to a small tasting.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of very light peach, tart fruit, and oak.

t - Tastes of tart peach, oak, fruity malts, and tart fruit.

m - Light body and high carbonation.

d - Solid, but probably my least favorite of the 4 Uplands we opened. I thought all 4 were solid, but none of them blew me away.

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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 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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Peach Lambic from Upland Brewing Company
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