TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 1. Thanks to sliffy. Pours a golden hazed pour, small whitish head dies to a minimal film. Aromas are lightly sour. A bit funky, grainy malts, light kiwi fruit mingles. Fruity. Initial is fruity, decent sour acidity, lemon and kiwi, a touch of bretty funk, solid grainy malts, a nice sessionable sour goes down well. Fruity, with decent sourness overall, is growing into itís own. Tasty.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle at DLD. Poured clear medium golden with basically no head. The aroma was very sour with oak and lemon zest all around.. there was a little hit of fruit on the back, but it wasnít definitively kiwi (which is good because kiwi is terrible). The flavor was sour as well with grainy kiwi throughout (the fruit wasnít that well integrated into the drink).. lemon and oaky sourness plus some of the grainy kiwi on the finish. Sour throughout the palate, but it carried a bit too much sweetness beyond that.. the oak worked, but as a whole it didnít really come together.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by the upland guys at DLD. Thanks for sharing! Had only a tiny sample. Fairly less sour than other upland lambics. Fruit character is also more subtle than other uplands. Decent floral aroma with some lime, fruit, light funk, and earth notes. Not bad, just not terribly exciting.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold tiny head. Aroma, kiwi, tart. Flavor, kiwi, some acidity, lime, sourness, good stuff.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy golden brown pour thanks to Chris Lively!
aroma is tart, some dry brett, lightly fruited with some sweet nectar fruit.
Flavor is tart sweetness, not a whole lot of kiwi, not my favorite upland. Kiwi sounds good in theory but ends up being a little meek behind the sourness. Tasty, but not as good as I thought it would be
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle number 682 shared at the chicagoland sour tasting... mostly clear medium brown pour with a barely existent head... aroma of gardenia flowers with just a barely sour quality to it... very mellow flavors with low carbonation with hints of flowers and coconut, not so much kiwi.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy gold with a soapy white head. Aroma has a touch of brett and maybe a hint of kiwi, although I donít know that I would know it was there if I didnít already know.Flavor is light and somewhat bland. A touch of fruit and light sourness. Needs more fruit.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Oís Kook Fest tasting.
Previous to this I have tried four of the Upland lambics and have enjoyed them all considerably. Although I still thought this was good it was my least favourite of the five. Itís just all kiwi. I really like the idea but it just doesnít seem to sit quite right. The kiwi and lemon are excellent now doubt but there is just no depth or complexity. All mouth and no trousers basically. Good, but the others are better.
harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Kook Tasting 09. Some kiwi and thinnish yeast on aroma. Very kiwi in mouth. Too dominant with the fruit, bit syrupy. Nice enough, not very sour. Sour Skittles are sourer than this. Nice fruit though.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75cl. [ As my rating # 11111 on ratebeer ].
[ Trade by toncatcher - HUGE thanks ]. Clear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy caramel, fruity, sour, barnyard, wood and kiwi notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and bitter with a long duration, and a dry dry dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat to soft.