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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 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 (6320) - 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 (2478) - 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 (4622) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle GTMW 2008 Lactic, sour berry aroma. Taste is sour, tart and berry. Sweet, then sour lingering finish. Mouth-puckering sourness. This one was awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Special pouring during GTMW ’08 at 3 pm via 750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy and contaminated bluish purple lambic with a fizzy light blue/white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a thin bubbly ring. Aroma of tart blueberries, some yeast, barnyard funk, a touch of lemon zest, and some dark berries. Taste has a dry tart blueberry flavor, with yeast and colby cheese. Finish has a dry blueberry tart and bread aftertaste, but does not stand out as well as the strawberry and blackberry versions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2008
The Dan Journal #216. 750ml bottle tasted 7/22/08. Filtered with a ruby hue. Trace off-white head. Tart and tangy Bret aromas. Notes of cranberries and blueberries. Medium bodied and tart palate. Oaky soggy grains and lemons. Vinegar. Vinuous and puckering. Overt palate. Somewhat muddles. Too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2008
750ml bottle. Thanks to miketd for sharing. Aroma: Wheat malt hits me first, and then a strong dose of blueberry. Smells tart, but no funk to speak of. Some light oakiness comes forward as it warms. Appearance: Rose/purple in color and slightly hazed. Head was small and fizzy with a noticeable blue tint. No lacing. Flavor: Wheat malt hits me first again. Blueberry flavor is nice with a good blend of berry flavor, sweetness, and a strong tartness. Some lemon, slight cheesiness, and oak. Not as tart as I was expecting, but seems to work here. Very dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: An interesting beer, and one I’m glad I tried. Some more funk would have been welcome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle from miketd’s tasting

My second in the series of the Upland lambics this one was interesting. If the Cantillon blueberry is anything like this I look forward to giving it a try. This one has a novelty aspect but in the end won’t sway me from the more common lambic formats (cherries, raspberries, etc).

Aroma / Appearance - The purple body was definitely unusual enough to indicate that this was not a run of the mill beer. A strange off color head only added to the mystery. Blueberries and oak melded with a strong tartness that ranks about halfway down the sour scale. Perhaps I am used to the Belgian releases but I was expecting just a little more funkiness.

Flavor / Palate - Sour blueberries present themselves a few seconds after taking a sip. This slow release gave me time to adapt to the tartness in stages rather than having it hit all at once. The dry vinous finish was not unlike a good red wine. A cross between Cherry Coke and Dr Pepper adds to the intrigue. Overall this was an nice experiment; I look forward to the kiwi version coming soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
25 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a slightly purple tinge. Very small fizzy soda-like head that completely vanished. Nice tart and slightly funky nose with some nice overripe blueberries. Just a hint of band-aid phenols and a touch of wood. Nicely tart and slightly acidic, it’s bursting with real blueberry flavor. Great bone dry finish with oak tannins and some apple cider vinegar. Mouthfeel is very authentic, dry and slightly biting in it’s acidity. Nice lingering funky finish after the acidity fades. Second pour is much more murky and muddled because of the heavy yeast sediment, it started to remind me of a fruit roll-up. Very good, but much better and vibrant on the first pour.

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