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In the spring of 2006, I brewed 300 gallons of top-fermented beer using wild yeast to create a Belgian-style Lambic. We conditioned the beer in oak casks and then initiated a secondary fermentation in the casks using whole fruit from Huber's Orchard in Starlight, Indiana. You should experience a tart, almost sour taste balanced by the aromatic and richly flavorful addition of whole blueberries - perfect to share with friends, and a platter of good cheese and fresh fruit. - Caleb Staton, Head Brewer


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Courtesy of BBB63

Bottle: The aroma is sweet blueberries with some light dusty tartness and brett. It pours a transparent orangish-red with a small pinkish film for a head. The flavor starts with a watery blueberry sweetness that turns to moderate tart blueberry in the finish. Light bodied with lively carbonation. My least favorite of the four.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Shared at Madness with the Moose. Poured a red-brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma is great and funky. Notes of leather and horse. Some tart fruitness as well. the flavor was tart and lightly acidic. Notes of fruit, berry skins tannins and some funk on the finish. Light to medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2", wow kan just throwing out these awesome beers. Dirty red color with no head. Aroma is sweet funk with a little tart, though nice berry. Flavor is more black cherry than blueberry, big tart, dry, sour/tart, grape, yeasty funk. Medium bodied and acidic. This is very, very nice and I’m glad an American brewery is doing such accurate wild beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Upfront tartness coats the haystack until a sweet and sweeping blueberry fruitiness flows across towards a dusty, wild finish. This is another very good P-Lambic from Upland.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the purplish red.
-This one feels a little dirtier and surely fruitier than their Strawberry Lambic.
-The blueberry sweetness may not exactly gel with the lambic tartness in this one, but they both offer very pleasant profiles.
-This is the kind of summer ale I’d like to see more often!

Bottle; thx Jason!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2008 bottle has at an Evening w/ Pantanap #2....pours a dark ruby wed w/ a thin off-white head....aroma of a funky tartness with intermittent spurts of blueberries....taste had a strong tart and acidic to it that was also enhanced by some lighter more subtle blueberry notes...could of used a litlle more funk but a very well made lambic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Medium dark red and purple colored body. Moderately funky nose, with some woody tannins and muted dark fruit, along with a vinegar and band-aid smell. The fruit part tends to come across more as dried strawberries, with only a small amount of recognizable blueberries. It’s prickly, a little biting, and interesting up front but it turns weak, watery and bland over the middle. An interesting beer but not a true lambic at all.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of jyb. Thanks, Yaniv! Pours a murky, red raspberry color; thin off-white head with decent lacing. Good amounts of tart blueberries, cheese, and funk in the aroma; straightforward. Medium mouthfeel: very cheesy and vinegar and tart blueberries upfront; not a very dense malt character underneath, mostly stemmy blueberries and funky, tart citrus fruit; lacking a lot of density; medium finish, blueberries and a bit of sugar; very one-dimensional.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
I don’t even know if I should rate this as I only took one sip and knew it was not for me. All I can say is that it had a funky tart taste to it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2008
A dusky pinkish red with an even whitish pink head, thinning to a ring quickly. Sweet nose. Tart to slighty fruity acidity. A small hint of biscuit. A deeper dark malt character seems to sneak in. Small blueberry. Nice body. Thin alcoholic sort of lightness with small even bubbles. Very dry sour character. Oaky and tannic. Acidic (but it didn’t burn my throat like the raspberry!). LEaves the mouth feeling rough. Definitely some fruit, but mostly an oaky finish. I like the fruity subtlety. Not bad! You’ve got to like them sour though!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Sampled at "An evening with Pantanap #2". 750ml bottle. Thanks to Pantanap for these great lambics. Pours a clear red with a white head. Sour fruit in the nose. Yeast acidity and sugars. Tart fruit flavors. Blueberries, mulberries, dark fruit flesh. Clean flavors, dissipate quickly, but a really good beer.


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