Sour Reserve | Upland Brewing Company

Sour ReserveSour Reserve
BA SCORE
95.5%
Liked This Beer
4.38 w/ 375 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
Ranking:
#444
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
375
Liked:
358
Avg:
4.38/5
pDev:
9.13%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
525
Gots:
84
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

Here we have Blend No. 4, a blend of new and old sour beers (“old” meaning several years of age). The broadness of flavors and the complexities behind each one are all beautiful. We had hoped for a bit of carbonation here, but regardless, this is a real treat.

STYLE: American Wild Ale
ABV: 0.0%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Hazed peach hue, no head or lacing

SMELL: Funk, peppercorn, musty cellar, horse blanket, mint, tart, earthy, vinous, wood tannin

TASTE: Still, slick, moderate-sized body, deep tartness throughout, pungent, prevalent wood, wine-like, barnyard, musty, pineapple skin, mild broth, faint spice, lemon oil, finishes dry, lingering tartness

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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 Zaximus
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 4. One of the most sour beers I've ever had. Really opened upended up nicely as it warmed.

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Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Filabee
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kodt
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmangold
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of visualmartyr
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoneast
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch #3 quite sour with hints of unripe pear, Granny Smith apple and tangy goat cheese. Hmm now that I think of it, all those things would have been nice in an omelette and could have been a tasty pairing with this batch 3.

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Photo of Norseman
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of evanfox81
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Riggsenater
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DiscLizard
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebD
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blend #5. A big thanks to M-girard for sharing this with me.

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Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reserve 5.
Intensely tart and sour without a trace of vinegar. Delicious.

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Photo of rhong187
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sour Reserve from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 375 ratings
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