Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. Batch 2. Consumed shortly after the beerís release.
Pours a moderate golden color with a wee bit of haze. There is a slight white head that has some lasting power. The nose brings some tart, light kiwi notes. Itís not overpowering, but it is definitely there. I really like what it does to the beer when combined with a bit of funk, oak, and sourness. Kiwi is certainly a fruit that more brewers should be using with regard to lambics. Maybe the flavor fades really quickly and thatís why. Either way, this beer combines the fruit with the sourness and mild funky plus oak quite well. Nice feel and drinks incredibly well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
FIrst off this was almost a huge disaster. I pulled the cork out and the bottom half broke off inside the bottle. Luckily the bottom half was fished out with a cork screw. pours a cloudy golden peach color. small head that dissipates quickly. smell is a sharp lactic sourness with a citric kiwi sourness. some oak is present. taste is sour pucker with citrus kiwi. though i wouldnít guess that there is fruit in here. mouthfeel is dry and sour. carbonation is medium and a bit prickly. overall this is a great lambic. would love to see how this one develops
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerloco at his epic tasting. Pours cloudy apricot with white head. Nose of fresh kiwi, tart fruit and lemon funk. Taste of general tart fruit, lemon funk, Brett and general undecipherable citrus sourness.
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2010. I waited for this one because Iíve been wanting to try it for a long time. Pours an orangish golden color with a white head. Aroma of kiwi, green apple, apparent sour and tartness. Some funk. Flavor is fairly sour with kiwi in the focus. I can really taste the flesh and seeds of the kiwi. Lactic sourness, some wood, leather, and earth. Pretty cool beer, but not my favorite of the Upland Lambic series.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste of Batch #1 v. #2 thanks to Brad
#1 translucent gold, no head or carbonation. Kiwi sweetness, earth, and foot. Flavor has some Kiwi sweetness, citrus and biting, bit of brett harshness. Bit thin, but one of the better upland sours, like yellow bus. 737414. #2 gushed all over genes place. smells a bit diacetyl, lightly buttery and milky, some gravel and paper. Not right... Chalky.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting thanks to jhenry04 I believe. Pours a hazy medium golden color with a decently-formed white head with average retention. The aroma is tart and funky, pretty nice, with light fruits (apple and kiwi) and wild yeast. The flavor has medium sourness. Pretty standard but well-done wild ale with a little pale malt sweetness poking through the bretty, lactic sour funkiness. Kiwi presence is definitely there, if not too assertive. Tasty, with a considerable rarity presence that doesnít seem quite as strong as that which others picked up in the original (60 bottle?) batch. Medium-bodied with medium acidity and nice lively carbonation. A good wild ale overall. Worth seeking out.
Damico (2720) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Gusher alert, thanks Josh! The aroma is of sweet fruity apple tart with a bit of wild yeast funk. It is golden cloudy with almost no head, because of the gush. The flavor has a perfect tart gueze base with a great medium body and easy smooth, lightly dry finish on the palate.
craftbeerdesign (2196) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. deep hazy yellow with a white head. lactic sour nose with citrus notes. medium body with light kiwi notes and more lactic acid sourness. sweet tart finish with some lingering light fruit.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GABF! Glad I had a chance to try this but must say that I have been extremely disappointed with all that Iíve had. Murky orange juice pour like the others with an acidic, vinegar-filled nose. Flavor is Granny Smith, citrus pith, sour lemon, vinegar, and a slight fruity sweetness. Donít really find any kiwi here. Light body. Meh.
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks a lot Theis for this! Cloudy golden body with a medium white head. The aroma is acid, sweet fruit, citrus and some lacto. The flavour has kiwi, dry acid and some sour apples. Quite dry finish.