fordest (2017) - 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 (2218) - 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.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to yjb for supplying me with this bottle. Pours deep red with some fizzy white bubbles. Smells of funk, blueberries, brett, oak, dust, some residual sugary hints. Tastes tarte with a load of complimentary blueberries, some sweet touches, an underlying intense dry sourness and hints of oak. This is an amazing beer and I can’t wait to sample the strawberry and blackberry versions.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Tasted at 2008 Woodshop hosted by cquiroga. Reddish color. Very tart. Leans toward acetic acid instead of lacic (an observation from my untrained palate). Nice sour break from other beers tonight. Mild sour aroma. Dryish. Nice.
Rerate at fordest’s tasting: Super sour. Same rating. Cantillion was better: 4.2
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to JohnC for sharing this at the 3rd Woodshop tasting. Nice color, aroma is fruity, taste is as tart and sour funk but not overwhelming. Blueberry character is detectable body is very light as it should be. Well done for an American interpretation.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6th Rating from 3rd Annual Woodshop tasting in Temple City, CA. 3/1/08. One hell of a day put on by Cquiroga, thanks for a killer day Chris. Also spent the day there with bikesanbeer, my girlfriend Cyn, wetherel, JohnC, DenverLogan, dirty_martini, jasparg, DrBil, IPAFiend, awaisanen and many others, this was one crazy day. 750ml bottle brought by JohnC. Pours pruple with no head. Nose is huge with so much blueberry its hard to really describe. Taste is sweet and blueberry, damn, its a bit hot in the taste but nice overall.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sour, tart, funky, not a lot of blueberry comes thru. different. good to see a US brewery trying to brew this style
DenverLogan (858) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like bubblegum...berry amber color...no head. Super sour and funky, mouth puckering, sour grapes and apples, wild and fun!
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of BBB63. Mostly clear red body with some suspended chunks and a small white head with a pink tint. Tart nose with cheese, horse blanket, smoke and a touch of nail polish remover. Moderately tart and dry flavor with berry yogurt, cheese and red grapefruit. The malt is dull, flimsy and stale. Medium body is thin with moderate carbonation.