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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle via a trade with strangebrew321 on BA. Damn that cork is snug. Thing broke in half when I tried to open the bottle, and thus forced me to resort to using a corkscrew to open this bottle. Opened with a nice pop, but absolutely no gush to this bottle. Floaties galore in this beer (Kiwi residuals maybe?). Murky orange color with a small white head. Definitely has a lambic like aroma. Slightly sweet fruitiness that is almost like oranges, some lemon, and a good amount of funk in there. Tart flavor with a slight kiwi sweetness. Fairly heavily acidic, never overpowering, but something that lingers to make your mouth pucker more with every sip. The floaties detract from the overall texture of the beer. I may run the others through a cheesecloth to get rid of any little undesirable bits. Pretty fucking good, though, but a bit one-dimensional in the flavor for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2004) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Crushed at GABF í10. Wasnít sure what to expect from a kiwi lambic, but it was Upland so I wasnít too worried. Sweet and sour, kinda funky, with a definitely distinct kiwi aroma and flavor. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Served from a 750 mL bottle with a big thanks to Andy. The appearance is a cloudy golden with a slight green undertone and some pulp sediment.. The flavors and aromas are a bitter sour kiwi thing going on. Some sweet and sour candies flavors as well as as some barnyards. The mouth is chalky with a good amount of sediment and some dissolving candy feel. Really nicely done/

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Batch 1!!! Shared by Spycow, served in a tulip...Pours light golden brown with very little carbonation. For some reason I was hoping/thinking it was going to have at least a little green so Iím a little disappointed...Lighter aroma giving off only a tiny bit of funk. The kiwi comes through pretty nicely which is very surprsing. The kiwi is sweet and acidic but comes off distinctly on the end more as coconut...Taste shows off the kiwi more as coconut as well, its a good and unique flavor that Iíve yet to have yet. Missing out on the sour component that makes it a lambic though. An easy to drink unique sour worth trying. I tasted the rareness in batch 1 but Iím looking forward to tasting the improvement in batch 2. Batch 3 reflects the score as again Upland has improved upon their lastest batch, tastes like a sour green apple jolly rancher. Unreal.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
(Draught at GABF) cloudy gold, lasting white bubbles. Nose of tart tangerine, kiwi, quite funky. Taste is very tart, kiwi and pulp, cranberry, lactic, very carbonated and awesome. Perfect tartness, long duration, dry and just delicious. Loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9982) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3619) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
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.


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