Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Keg Fest from brewmaster. Poured hazy blue amber color with moderate fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Good tart blueberry & woody aroma. Medium body with smooth texture. Moderate sweet & sour flavor with a solid tart fruit and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yet another share thanks to Eyedrinkale. Pours an amber color with red/purple berry hues. Aroma is tart, funky, blueberries. Taste is woody sour with little sweetness to be harvested out of this bottle.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared generously by eyedrinkale. Reddish amber pour. Aroma is dry berries, slightly tart, and woody. The flavor is more tart than the aroma, same fruit and berries. Good flavor in this one.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s Hoboken Gathering: Muddy purple with an off white film for head. Great aroma. Funky fruitiness with subtle blueberry skin, aged brie cheese, and lemon-rind. Nice smooth acidity in the body. Funky, complex with a very subtle blueberry note in the background behind the overall tart body. Very nice, and subtle Fruit Lambic.
willblake (2654) - 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 (2263) - 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 (2342) - 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.