Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour lemon, lemon peel, funk, and faint oak. I don’t get any kiwi in the nose. It pours a cloudy dull yellowish-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of kiwi. The finish has heavy sour lemon and a hint of oak. Light bodied with lively, but not prickly, carbonation.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of yjb. Thanks, Yaniv!! Pours a murky orange color; mostly headless. Some kiwi, light jamminess, and modest tart citrus with a hollow, dusty core. Medium body; modest carbonation. Medium levels of acidity and tartness; some kiwi-like fruitiness at the core, along with some lemony sourness and chewy fruit; tasty but certainly muddled. Medium-length finish: tart, citrusy, with a balanced lingering fruitiness.
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Cloudy golden with sediment. There is a dry kiwi taste with subtle wood and barnyard funk. It was pretty good.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy golden. Nose has kiwi fruits and lactic lemon sourness and vinegar acetic sourness. Very nice fruity fizzy moutheel. Very nice spur beer.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour looks like peachy nectar with a fizzy white head that vanishes rather expediently. There are chunks of kiwi flesh floating in solution, which is pretty badass. The aroma holds uber musty cheesecloth, a huge lactic acid presence, and of course, buckets and buckets of kiwis. The flavor is epic- huge lactic acid notes with a hint of acetic as well. The acidity is vibrant, while the fruit character is unmistakable. Reminds me of a more refined version of a Cascade sour beer. Musty cheesecloth and hints of bubblegum follow. The palate is light and refreshing with ample carbonation and a slippery dry finish. I need more Upland immediately.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 2011-09-30. No notes. Seemed somewhat less acidic and a bit fruitier than the previous bottle. Bottle via Sprinkle
2011-08-19. Murky orange pastel body with a small white head. 3+ Interesting aroma, mild floral notes and sweet fruity kiwi notes if you know what it is. 7+ First sips are intensely sour and it doesn’t abate. Bits of fruity accents, I like it but the sourness makes it a bit hard to drink. 7+ Average bodied palate is pleasantly carbonated. 3+ Very nice but a bit too intense if you plan to have more than a small sample. Bottle from the brewery via Sprinkle
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle). Pours a pretty cloudy yellow color with a thin white head. Some kiwi looks to be floating in suspension. Aroma is mostly funk with some sweetness from the kiwi. Taste is sour and follow suit from the aroma. Medium bodied with a a dry, tart, fruity finish. Really nice!
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle shared by Jercraigs - thanks! Quite murky unflitered apple cider body, thin white head. Nose is woody, lemon pith, grapey kiwi, acid, a bit of balsamic vinegar & cherry pie brett. This is a damn sour beer. Lemon, watermelon, grape, a hint of balsamic sweetness. Cherries & pit fruit comes in towards the finish.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at BBQ with some buds. Another one I was very excited to try. Lemon and citrus up front in the aroma. Flavor was super tart and sour. The kiwi was more prominent in the flavor then the aroma but I wasn’t complaining in the slightest. A great beer.
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at pre-GTMW 2011 tasting, pours a cloudy with a thin head, the aroma is pretty funky with a good amount of melon and fruit on the nose, the flavor is actualy pretty tart and sour on the front end with a fruity finish, mmmm, pretty nice, thanks to TheAlum for sharing.