Sour Reserve | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
370 Ratings
Sour ReserveSour Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
BLEND 1: Batch Years Blended 2006 (our original batch of lambics), 2008, 2010
BLEND 2: Batch Years Blended All 2008

Added by aasher on 10-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
370
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
526
Gots:
83
For Trade:
7
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Transporting the tastebuds straight to Brussels, the Upland brewers bring a new and exotic taste to Indiana by reaching back into brewing history. A balance of fruit, spice, sour and earth align for a complex and refreshing session.

Pale gold and foggy to the eye, the beer's trickle of lace is a mere prelude to a tangy scent of weathered citrus, saddle leather, sea air and wine must waft onto the senses with a pungent and earthy perfume. Its taste is shy with sweetness while a smooth wheat and vegemite creaminess gently rolls onto the tongue.

As any malt influence dissipates rapidly, its the funk and fauna of yeast and bacteria that steal the show on the middle palate. Notions of sea brine and white wine wrap around the citrusy taste of lime, lemon and grapefruit peels. The oaken decay of cellar funk, dried attic woods and cured leather play into the dehydrated fruit flavor of pineapple and gooseberry. Sour throughout, the acute acidity is a refreshing clean cider and vinegar accompaniment.

Dry, crisp and cracker-like, this Batch 1 has fully matured to a powder-fine finish with a mature sourness, refined earth and mouthwatering margarita-like saltiness. Beautifully briny and rife with damp burlap, the finish is fast, clean and gentle with echoes of oak rolling calmly behind.

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3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Nice creamy head, legs, hazy hazy color.

Nose big sour blond funk, Brett lambic funk and a rubber, big waft of acetone, tart fruity.

Taste brings great characters but also bad characters, more alcohol like acetone, lots of fruit, lambic funk Brett, rubber as well, eh.

Mouth med to lighter bod, decent carb, acidic.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.69/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Sour Reserve from Upland Brewing Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 370 ratings.
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