RateBeer
overall
94
58
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Upland lambics are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year, which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole kiwis, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. The beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Kiwi Lambic is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
John’s bottle. Big sour pucker up. Funk aroma. Great. I love it but a sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1278) - - MAY 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 Orange gold pour, smaller head. Huge sour funk aroma, kiwi. Mouth puckering sour, possibly the sourest I’ve had. Kiwi, funk, tart, balsamic vinegar. Medium body. If too much is never enough, hunt this one down (provided you have a few friends to share it with!)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
Bottle courtesy of linusb and jokestereo. Pours hazy orangish deep yellow with a small frothy offwhite head that doesn’tl leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, kiwi fruits, hay, dry soil, apple cider vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is heavy sour and fruity. Mouthfeel is dry, tart, mouth-puckering and light bodied. Finish is heavy sour with citrus juice, apple cider vinegar, kiwi and minerals. One-note and too sour but somehow tasty nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (3283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
March 27, 2016. Bottle, bortled April 24, 2015, shared by linusb, thanks!
Hazy yellow with ŕ small fizzy and very quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity and acetic with green apples, lemon, kiwi, grape skins, light funk, some oak notes Taste is fruity, sour, citric and acetic. Finish is dry, sour, fruity with lemon, notes of vinegar, apple skins, kiwi, oak. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
Not as sour and acetic as expected, still quite sour though with a light burnlng sensation in the throat and stomache...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (296) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
Pours hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma; funky, kiwi, some vinegar, accid, green apples, citrus and a touch of grapefruit. Flavours; Kiwi, green apples, accid, citrus, apricot, oak and peach. Very sour and tasty but not something for weak stomachs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (716) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2016
A: Deep yellow with a orange hint. White head fizz away directly while pouring. N: Oak, pear, acetic acid, citrus T: Kiwi, apricot, cedar, peach O: It’s quite tart but very nice flavours to it! I really like this!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3412) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Aroma is huge vinegar with some funky yogurt and light kiwi. Way more kiwi in the taste. Awesome mix of huge vinegar, sour lemon, kiwi, and oak. Delicious stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7467) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! So cool. Seems like it was not that long ago that this one was a whale among whales. Honestly not sure how coveted it is now, since I am not following that kind of thing quite as breathlessly as I used to. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose off-white fizzy head that fades quickly. Big intense tart nose, not overly vinegary, but nearly that singular in its sharpness. Fruit sugar, fruit acidity, and intense inoculation character are almost overwhelming, and certainly tilted a bit toward the bitey. Hard to pick out the fruit character from the other acidic sharpness here. Long bitey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (416) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle courtesy of StFun, thanks Josh! Pours a vibrant golden color, thin off-white head that fades to wispy lace. Aromas of tart fruit...green apples, kiwi, grapefruit. Notes of oak and light grains follow, but this nose packs a punch! Almost stings the nostrils! Ha! Taste is on the high-end of the tart spectrum. Loads of acidic notes explode on my palate. Haven’t had a pucker this dominant in a while! Oak, hints of vanilla and spice follow along with kiwi notes...green apples..white grapes and light barnyard funk. A solid and fun beer for sure, but I couldn’t drink too much of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
From old tasting notes. 750 ml bottle from one of the original batches. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color and topped by a small head of off white foam that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of sour citrus, hints of kiwi, barnyard funk, and some lactic and acetic sourness. The flavor follows with more acetic sourness, funk, and tart kiwi and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a funky kiwi finish. Solid fruited sour, but it seems from recent ratings from more recent bottles that this isn’t what it used to be.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 24


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50