gregwilsonstl (866) - USA - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red copper. Really light body. Somewhat sweet. Fairly mild. Midwest Belgian beer festival at perennial.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the Upland Tasting Room in Indy. Looks solid; a hazy brownish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells hoppy and yeasty with a pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. An easy drinker, but thatís about it.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint on tap at Upland Tasting Room (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a deeper darker amber pour, darker middle, decent haziness with a more vobrant orange amber glow on the edges and bottom. Deep dark honey hues, a frothy offwhite head atop dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are gentle honey and orange, a touch of clove, decent yeasty presence, bread dough and a bit of fruit. Mellow spice and mellow earthy hops keep on. A touch more girthy than expected on the nose. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with distinct toastiness, grainy malts. A bit of dough, gentle girth but not sweet and sticky. A bit of dryness, firm bitter earthy hop element up front and keeps on. Firmly bitter and dry, middle shows some bready and grainy malt presence. A bit toasty, dry, faint guava and oranges at times. Dry and toasty backend mixes with some of that apple and pear element in the middle. A touch of sweetness, but finishes up more dry than I anticipated from the sweeter bland nose. Toasty, earthy, a bit of heather and green weedy dryness from the hops. A bit toasty, almost a bit carmelized at times. A solid beer, but I was more expecting a well hopped more Blonde smaller Belgian Pale. Ok.
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet bready malt, light fruits. Flavor of sweet malt, sweet fruits. Very sweet overall, a bit bland. Meh.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
On tap at the brewpub with Amyliz4. Used to be a frequent stop of ours. Pours a nice light golden color with a tiny bit of haze. The nose brings in some light floral hops along with a bit of citrus and some light grain. Taste is citrus and flowers with some underlying grain and straw. Nice, light mouthfeel with good carbonation. Goes down well and is one of the better non-lambic offerings that Iíve had from them.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-201
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap. pours a hazy orange. bready, doughy sweet caramel. honey and melons. doughy fruit taste. some light booze and cardboard spice. okay.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a hazy pale gold with a medium thick white head. Aroma was full of roasted malts and hay notes. Flavor was similar and malty throughout, a nutty malt flavor dominated. Quite one note.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Light golden body, hazy. Minimal white head. The aroma has notes of toasted grain, bread, floral hops, herbs and dough. a hint of butterscotch. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Easy drinking. Aroma and flavors somewhat rescessed. Would have enjoyed a little more hop spiciness to balance the sweetness.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish amber with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of sugary malt and Belgian esters. This is not bad, its sort of like a hoppy American Pale Ale with some dark candy sugar and raisin notes.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light yellow orange with a healthy creamy white head. The nose is lightly sweet with some fruity esters and hints of lemony coriander. Perhaps a bit of light peppery hops. Balanced. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, perhaps a bit too much for the style, but pleasant nonetheless. The flavor is in line with the nose. Bright and fruity with the esters. Malt is light and sweet with reasonable balance to the fruit. Again, coriander. The spice level is very subtle. The flavor is clean with a fresh after taste. Doesnít taste much like most of Uplandís regular line up in terms of that bit of house flavor. Rather enjoyed this drinkable beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2008 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear straw yellowy brown with bubbles and light large bubbled soap foam-like white head. The nose is similar to their pale, but with more of those Belgian esters. Perhaps even a light touch of coriander and some spicy hops. Very dry. Drier than their pale. Light malt, crisper hops. The mouthfeel is very light and relatively carbonated, about average. The flavor is in line with the nose. Crisp and dry. Akin to the pale, though the esters and low spice level make this a bit more appealing. Clean beer. Refreshing. The fruitiness of the upland house flavor is not just subtle, itís lacking entirely. A pretty decent beer that I could drink in quantity.