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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


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3.4
   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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Everything for most part is awesome, great fruit nose great yeasty funk great oak insets..just a tad cloying on palate and slightly syrupy. May be time in bottle as Jim would say to mellow it out. Otherwise great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2403) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to pailhead for sharing. Dark purple pour with no head. Aroma is blueberries with some sour lemon and musty oak. Tastes extremely sour but so good. Grape skins, red wine, blueberry, lemon, and oak. Moderately acidic. Ultra dry finish works very well here. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6557) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle - Berry notes, not specifically blueberry, and bit of tart jam. Purple with no head. Berry and very acidic with some dryness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Pinkish purple with a minimal head. Aroma is blueberry, sour cherry. Medium bodied, tart and fruity on the palate, long sour finish. Taste is blueberries, blackcurrant, sour dark cherries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: Dark indigo & purple opaque body with a lavender head that fizzes out in seconds to absolutely nothing. Aroma of light blueberry, lemon, light oak, some acetic & lactic sourness, & light must. Flavor heavy with super sour lemon & berry acidic tartness, vinegar, strong yogurt, lacto bacteria, drying wood, cherry skin, & a dry, acidic finish. Burns a little going down, super acidic... But very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3955) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks! Real nice purple color without any head. Aroma is funky lambic yeast, oak, tart Berry and a shot ton of lactic sourness.

The flavor starts with a slap of lactic acid, followed by residual sugars in the center then it gets and light moldy cheese note. Aggressively sour pucker after the sip. This is going to give me a harsh heartburn. I guess if you like the style, it would be something you want to try but I didn’t get much blueberry in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1088) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750ml as part of a blueberry sour tasting. Bottled 10-30-13 batch 02-08. Pours murky plum flesh purple, almost no head. Aroma is blueberry, latex paint and ash. Flavor is lemon, blueberry. Strong pucker and a bit of turned oj sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4037) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours plum with soft pink head. Aroma is fresh blueberries, sourness, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is simply delicious, great tartness, fresh berries, and a dry oak finish. Medium body and carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ventanas83 (20) - - FEB 17, 2015
Best fruit sour this brewery made. Smashing great blueberry nose aroma flavor all way through to crisp dry light carbonation and finish. Perfect lambic funk and cheese and Brett. Great oaky maple character from cellaring. Get this when ever you can

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1321) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Side by side tasting of the Upland Sour Reserve, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Kiwi Lambic. Sour Reserve Blend 5: soft sour body, buttery, a tad floral as well 4.1/5 Kiwi: no real kiwi characteristics, extremely sour and lactic 2.9/5 Raspberry: one of the freshest raspberry aromas around. Afterwards all is sour and lactic 3.4/5 Strawberry: aroma is q bit chemical strawberry, the body and taste makes one remind of the Hanssens Oudbeitje, let it be a lot more sour 3.2/5 Blueberry: the nicest and tartest of the "Lambic" series we sampled 3.5/5 These beers are not lambics and should not be called as such. It is obvious that the sour character in this beer comes from lactic fermentation rather than a complex process of different families of bacteria and yeast. The aftertaste of all of the sampled "lambic" serie have a repelling sour finish...


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