Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 Iím glad an American brewery is doing such accurate wild beers.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Iíd like to see more often!
Bottle; thx Jason!
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Itís 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.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I donít 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.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 didnít 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! Youíve got to like them sour though!
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.