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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Poured from a corked 750ml bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a hazy, dark red with a thin head of pinkish/tan foam that quickly faded into a thin film. A small amount of slippery lacing was left behind. The aroma consisted of oak, sugary blueberries, and a hint of funkiness. The flavor was made up of muted blueberry notes, wet wood, and a very light brettiness. Finished mostly dry, but was not very acidic or puckering. The mouthfeel was light-bodied and minimally carbonated. Almost still. Goes down like uncarbonated fruit juice. After trying their strawberry lambic, this was a bit of a letdown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a dark copper amber red, with a minimal light bubbly head, if anything. Smells of pretty sweets fruits, a touch of some blueberry, a little musky, but not very tart. The flavor was mostly fruits as well, but lacking some serious carbonaton. Really took the lambic-ness right out of it for me. I like them sharp and biting. I want my cheeks to pucker up. Just some more fruit juice form these guys. Doesnt taste bad, just not what I was expecting. Ive had 2 Upland lambics and both have been FTL if you ask me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Bottle from Upland, sent my way thanks to the great StFun. Thanks, Josh. A lovely pour with a color of slightly cloudy reddish purple, not unlike the actual juice of the berry. It has the appetizingly musty nose of a solid lambic with ever so subtle notes of fruit. The beer is not especially tart to me, which seems appropriate when compared to a more aggressive and acidic fruit like strawberry, for example. In other words, the funky and yeasty qualities here are integrated well with the fruit used, to the point where the flavors complement each other quite well. The oak is more present than I expected, which also works well in terms of the depth of favor. The beer is, however, completely flat. I agree with others that the beer suffers from this, even if only slightly. Still, a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle, batch 1. Has the most beautiful red/brown pour, though it has no head. Aroma is rich, grapey, super tart/unripe plum, cherry pits. Though I can’t smell blueberry outright, the fruit influence is very clear. As blueberry is such a sweet fruit, the lack of a direct "blueberry" aroma is not surprising. Flavor is puckering up front, sweet in the middle, and dry and sour in the finish. A nice mellow lambic fruitiness retains through. Horsey and funky and probably the most sour of any American beer I’ve had, save La Folie. This actually reminds me quite a bit of La Folie, with a little bit of fruit. This is a fantastic beer. Hopefully batch 2 will carbonate and reach the heights this has.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 Bottle… Murky burnt orange/ruby ale. No head. The aroma is of sour, underripe fruit… a hint of blueberry. Watery with all-but-dead carbonation. Tart, fruity flavor, but nothing of note really stands out. Thin, tart, and then dry. I don’t think this one is ever going to fully carbonate. I hope I’m wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bottle thanks to StFun, thanks a lot man. Poured a deep reddish-purple color with a thin white head that eventually disappeared. Aroma of sweet blueberry pie, some barnyard funk, a moderate yeastiness, and some oak. Smooth, lightly tart entry leads into a light toasted maltiness that leads into a moderately sweet, lightly tart blueberry hit that finishes with some drying oak. Low to no carbonation, smooth and light on the palate. Undercarbonated as others have pointed out, but I wanted to try it rather than sit on it. Overall, a solid lambic, but it needed that carbonation to bring out some of the flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Dark magenta color with no head. Terrific aroma displays the purity and glory of freshly picked and crushed blueberry, along with a light hint of oak and funk. Flavor is initially dominated by the essence of real blueberry, followed by a light hint of pie and then some nice tartness on the finish. While not Blabeur, this is a very nice blueberry sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Murky pink with no head. Well oaked aroma with earthy blueberry and mild funk. Medium body and barely carbonated. Good taste is fruity blueberries with earthy wet wood and a hint of funkiness. This one was only mildly sour front to back. This batch might do well with some time in the bottle. Still a very tasty treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2582) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2008
Murky purple in colour with a thin redish coloured head, very light to no lacing. The aroma is sour, fruity, very light sweetness, grape skins, some wood. The flavour is tart and sour, some sweetness peaks through, noticable blueberries, dry, berries. Sweet and dry mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes dry, lingering, tart and fruity.

This is another fantastic Upland lambic. The fruit in this is more pronounced then in the Strawberry. Very good balance in this. There is a bright future in Upland if they continue to make lambics.

750ml bottle obtained in a trade with Optigon, thanks Gary.
Opened on March 29, 2008.
Vintage 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5142) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2008
GTMW 08 - Pours clear bronze with a little head. The aroma is lactic with dry blueberry with plenty of sour citric present. Medium / light body with an over abundance of carbonation. The flavor starts very lactic with dry blueberries, lots of sourness, but some sweetness as well. The finish is grainy and dry with puckering blueberries. This is nice, but it seems more like a sour fruit beer than a lambic.

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