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Sour Reserve | Upland Brewing Company

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4.38/5
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380 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#434
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
380
pDev:
9.13%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
524
Gots:
86
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 380 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Batch #5

Fruity. Very sour. Can't imagine drinking a whole glass of this. My teeth hurt after 2oz.

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Photo of VaporDome
2.69/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chippo33
2.9/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

batch 5 - one of the better ones- still too much acid

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.97/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a deep golden color with a short white head that fizzes out quickly and doesn't leave anything behind. The nose carries some strong lactic notes with just a touch of stone fruits in the background. Flavor is similar with more fruit coming out as it warms. Light body with heavy lactic acid through the finish. Very dry. Gets better as it warms, but the focus is too much on acidity without the underlying funk, earthiness, and complexity.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 2. Pour is glowing orange, light haze, and tight white head. Nose is orange citrus and tangerine, juicy wine and barrel, light musk and cheese and seemingly acetic. Taste is juicy, oily, orange citrus and tangerine, wine barrel and oak, light cheese moving to acetic acid. Burn in finish, not horrible but increasing, semi dry, assertive carbonation and a bit heavy on the body.

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Photo of Roze
3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.34/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 3.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Really acidic. Nostril flaring acids. Acetic.

Taste - Really strong sourness. Acetic. Some pale malts. Dominated by sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Extremely sour.

Overall - I can't taste much beyond the sourness.

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Photo of largadeer
3.41/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another whale tick provided by Andrew. Thanks, dude.

Pretty bad appearance, pouring an extremely turbid and opaque straw color with a head that fizzles away quickly. A lot of lacto on the nose, along with some nice tropical fruit character. Faint acetone and aceto. Palate is good but somewhat stomach churning, heavy on the lactic sourness. Pineapple and lemon fruitiness lends some depth. Fair bit of oak hits the palate up front, but doesn't linger into the finish. The finish is quite brief actually, very lactic and somewhat yogurt-y. The acidity is felt going down, which makes it somewhat of a chore to drink after a while, though it's a pretty decent beer in small quantities. Reminds me a bit of Duck Duck Gooze, but it's a step down from that beer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.46/5  rDev -21%
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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Photo of yourefragile
3.49/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris for sharing this gem.

Pours a turbid golden orange color with no head. Lacto and light citrus on the nose, minimal funk and grass. More sweet and fruity than sour or funky, but pleasantly acidic. Oak is present from the start and fades through the finish. Medium thick and high carbonation produces a full body. Straddling rating this much lower as a gauze and a little higher as a pleasant American Wild; regardless an enjoyable surprise compared to most of their fruit lambics.

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Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of deekyn
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Mbrown44
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of jrallen34
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.56/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcp5296d
3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sour reserve 5. Vinegar vinegar vinegar. Tasted like their apricot without fruit.

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Photo of DrunkAl
3.74/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farnold
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Danimal25
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of facesnorth
3.8/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sour Reserve from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 380 ratings
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