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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle during upland share. Yellow pour with no head. Atoms is lacking, just tart fruit. Huge Pickering tart fruit, kiwi sour tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
750 ml bottle at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy light orange/golden color with a thin white film. The aroma and flavor have big tart/sour citrus, kiwi, wood, a sweet component that makes the sour kick in more at the finish, a hint of chemical character sneaks in mid palate, light resin, not much vinegar, though there is some acidity. I had the original batch and liked it a touch better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a very small white head. Aroma is quite funky, with creamsicle, with moderate kiwi – interesting nose. Flavour is uber sour, with loads of creamsicle, and I barely get any kiwi. Quite highly acetic. Not a typical lambic by any means. Vinous, sour and acetic. Interesting stuff. Strips the enamel of my teeth – hard to drink after a while. Nice in small amounts, but difficult to drink due to the acidity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (914) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2014
750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage pours hazy pale yellow orange with tiny fizzy head that disappears fast. Nose is super sour acidic funk, little bits of kiwi and fruit, vinegar. Taste is over the top acidic sour burn, some decent fruity kiwi notes in the finish but they are buried under oppresive acidity. Just too much.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle: Clear gold with a small white head. Light, delicate kiwi aroma. Flavour is tart, peppery kiwi.... Sweet and malty. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3499) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to Clownisseur. Pours hazy butterscotch, minimal head, no lacing. Aroma is quite funky, Cantillon-like, oak, lemon. Flavor is extremely tart, lightly funky, lemon and a bit of fruit in the body. Lots of vinegar notes, finishing with a bit of blue cheese. Light body, little carbonation. Not really my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (421) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Slightly hazy golden color. Sour cheese, vinegar and sweet citrus aroma. Very sharp, tart flavor, citrus acidity, lactic finish. Reminds me of those warheads candies: very sharp, acidic, sour flavor. Aside from a "fruitiness", kiwi is not distinguishable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3877) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is strong funk, kiwi, lactic acid. Thin mouthfeel with nice tart kiwi, acidic, citrus, and sour finish. Good but wish more kiwi flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (515) - - MAY 30, 2014
750 ml bottle. The beer pours a hazy translucent golden yellow color with quickly fading head that leaves no lacing. The aroma is overpowering: bright lambic funkiness and fruit sweetness. Flavor is predominantly sour kiwi, as well as other tropical fruits. Carbonation is champagne like with small active bubbles on the palate. Delicious. From notes 11/17/2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Light kiwi and lactic malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet-tart kiwi/apple and malt flavor. Light white pepper finish. Nice - kiwi flavor subtle.


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