Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
The beer is a pretty shade of purple with a small, pink head that disappears hastily, leaving virtually no lacing behind. The aroma brings a light funk and a gigantic helping of blackberry pie. Whoa! The taste follows suit. Tart blackberry pie, right here folks. Fantastic. The tartness is understated, and not dominating. No huge pucker in the finish. The beer is much more tart than sweet, however, with blackberries stealing the show.
I seem to like Upland fruit lambics more than the norm. I do not compare them to the amazing lambic breweries like Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen, but rather appreciate Upland’s beers as delicious American fruit lambics modeled after the traditional Belgian greats mentioned above.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-27-2011
mcberko (4875) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours an opaque ruby red / pinkish with a small off-white / pink head. Aroma brings out pungent tart blackberries, some barnyard funk, and brett. Flavour brings out loads of blackberries, to a jammy extent, with a moderate acidity, and low vinegary quality. Very blackberry-ish and jammy, while also being acidic and funky. Not my favourite of the Upland lambics, but certainly well-made. Finishes on blackberry acidity notes. Great stuff.
bytemesis (2179) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with thanks to Clownisseur! Count me a lover of this beer. Pours cloudy blood orange, small white head with decent lacing. Aroma is barnyard funk, fruity, blackberry, lemon. Flavor is quite sour, lemon, fruity, dry as hell, lightly funky. Medium body, light carbonation. Yummmmm.
jkwood04 (2952) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 750ml bottle at a tasting. Pours hazy, dark ruby/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of blackberries, sour/tart notes, and pale/ caramel malts. Flavor the same with a great blend of blackberries and sourness. Average texture. A really good beer.
mrhoppy (1193) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 One of the most fantastic cheesy sour dirty. Over the top sour tart. I am in heaven! So perfect and clear blackberry flavor.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bytemesis. Color is hazy, reddish, slight brown, like a V8 splash. Sour blackberry nose, dirty, sweaty, funky. Extremely tart and dry. Immediately dries your mouth, fruit is evident though. Good but extreme on the tartness and funk.
MmmcKay (1040) - 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 (478) - 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 (1503) - 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 (1272) - 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 (1320) - 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.