MmmcKay (1037) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is a opaque reddish brown. Nose of wet wood. Brown malt and tart blackberry. Slight spice and funk. Very nice. Tastes tart and lovely. More blackberry and some dark red fruits. Long finish. Clean but tangy. Refreshing. Very nice. Excellent lambic. Upland doesn’t disappoint.
Prufrockstar (436) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to M. Pours an attractive murky pink-red. Aroma of feet, funk, berry, tart, vinegar. Taste: whole face-puckering tart. Damned tart; sour, fruit-sweetness comes in later once my face as unfurled. Medium body, slick, average carbonation. Overall - sweet-tart goodness, extreme vinegary sourness that’s almost overboard. Nice.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Cloudy Purple Hue, Passes No Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Dank Raspberries, Plums
T: Dark Raspberries, Plums
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Semi Tart
Overall, solid sour blackberry flavor, almost Southampton worthy
UDBeernut (1245) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another whale at the ba bottle share. Big funky skunky nose. Big apur and tart, light black berry. Body is acidic and dry. Break out out the tums.
Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pouring: Massive gusher. Muddy purple. Fruit floaters, low pink head. Aroma is of blackberries, fruits, pepper, spices, awesome incense. Taste is of blackberries, sourness, tartness, sugar, slight acetic?, spices. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Outstanding. Awesome blackberries features. The sourness is not cloying. Nice balance.
czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. (gusher) pours murky red-purplish with a pink-purple head, some retention - chunky floaters everywhere. berries, raspberries, dusty bretts, very spicy aroma - masala cinnamon and cherry pith, pepper, light acidity - acetic, lactic and citric. hint of sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, grassy-herbal and lightly acetic finish. could be dryer. very good!
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). From pandableh, thanks! Muddy purple with huge floaters looking fruit skin. Small white head with purple reflects and little lacing. Aroma is incredibly enticing with tons of berries, vanilla, acetic notes that add to the complexity of the beer and light spices. Taste is moderately sweet and slightly to moderately acetic with berries (less than in the aroma), light wood and light vanilla. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Extremely good Sour Ale. Not too acetic. Quite complex and good balance between fruity and acetic aspects. If it was not of the awful floaters in this one, it would certainly have been a 4.2-4.3 beer. Loved it!
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a super murky pinkish purple-violet with a nice white-pinkish head. Aroma is blackberry, raspberry, tart, pepper. Flavor is fruits, blackberry purée, pepper, spices, yeasty. Finish is tart, vinegar, spices. Lingering tartness. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good lambic.
b3shine (3488) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by jmborggren; bottled 3/18/12). Looks good; a cloudy blackberry red with white lacing. Smells good too; tart, fruity, and funky. Tastes like it smells with a nice, TART mouthfeel. Awesomeness!
tastybeer (1484) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy purple pour, white head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of blackberry, funk. Taste is extremely balanced, fruity, tart, lactic, barrel. Palate is soft, lightly lactic.