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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2008
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2008
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.


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