willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20071216 750ml bottle shared by Bendo at Madness with the Moose. Pale magenta color is pretty, head is fleeting. Aromas of blueberry, for sure, simple funky barrel, twiggy. Somewhat heavy on the palate suggests some age would do this well. Only mild sourness. Would like to see this take a step beyond the currently almost dessert-beer impression. Keep it up, Upland. I like where this brewery is headed.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to secretstash for a sample. Pours amber red with fizzy white head. Aromas of oak, berries, and malt. Flavor is super sour with berries throughout with a not so dry finish. Not my style at all, but a very interesting brew.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured red with a small fizzy off white head. Aroma of sour fruit. Lots of sour in this guy. No signs of blueberry flavors at all. Straight up sour.
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. 2007. Sourness dominates both aroma and flavor of this lambic. Blueberry is a minor player, but still there. Red/purple body, very little head. The aroma is vingary sour and funky with notes of earthy mustiness. Slight hint of blueberry. The flavor is tart/sour, highly acidic with some blueberry flavoring. Lightly to moderately sweet at the beginning. Dry finish and long dry aftertaste.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jeff. Purple/mahogany, thin head of purpleish pink. Nose is general berry (more raspberry than blueberry.) Its both sweet & tart - the fruit is very well balanced by a nice lemon juciy acidity.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750mL Bottle. Hazy, ruddy purple colored pour with a thin head of wispy off-white. Gentle
blueberry aromas emerge from behind a curtain of musty brett and spicy black pepper. There’s an earthy quality to
the nose, bringing out suggestions of tree bark and soil, combining with the blueberry character to create a
blueberry bush sensation. Light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel with a moderate acidity. Blueberry flavors
are restrained, and come out from behind a lightly tart, somewhat thin body with some peppery phenols. Bright
lactic acidity up front, but it doesn’t have a complex lingering quality, and the flavors grow thin somewhat
quickly. Certainly no Cantillon, but an enjoyable, respectable effort.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bach Home Again Tasting - 750ml bottle - 2007 version: Hazy blue pour with a thin white head. Odd nose of tart blueberries and funky yeast. I guess horse blanket would be appropriate here, but a well kept pony blanket might be a better descriptor. Funky, but not over the top with a nice vinegar back. The body starts pop tart like, with a dose of sugary fruit and a lot of sour. The sour dominates the sweetness as it leads into a dry, chalky finish.
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by wetherel. Blueberry aromas were slight on the aromas. Tart and acidic. Burgundy color with not much head. Flavors were a bit better blueberry-wise, but still a bit under represented. Flavor was overall tart and fruity though. Not bad.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample tasted at "Spring in the new year with brett" at fordests house. Of the two Upland’s this one left a little to be desired. The blueberry just wasn’t working for me. But still a decent lambic.
StefanSD (2150) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting, courtesy of Fordest’s event. Beer #4. Pours a sort of purple-red color with a small white head that quickly disappears to a fine ring. The aroma was somewhat unusual with bret and a sour fruitiness, but I could not really pick out the blueberries in the nose. The flavor was also sour-fruity, but once again blueberries not clearly one of those fruits present. Mouthfeel was just a bit thin. The finish was long and sour. Overall: If this beer had not been tasted side by side with Cantillion Blaber and Upland Strawberry lambic I might have liked it better.