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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours hazy golden. Nose has kiwi fruits and lactic lemon sourness and vinegar acetic sourness. Very nice fruity fizzy moutheel. Very nice spur beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2011
(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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
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.

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