arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to tjthresh. When I removed the cap the cork was bubbling, I wonder what it would look like in a couple years, Iím guessing black and moldy like a Cantillon. The first whiff I took from the bottle got me excited for the funk. It smells like a nice fruity lambic, a little funk but not distinct peachiness. The color is hazy golden orange and it is completely flat which is a let down. There is hardly any sourness until the end and the flavor is kind of weak in my opinion resembling watered-down juice. Sadly this is probably my least favorite of the Upland lambics Iíve had.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-12-2009 02:58:50
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by tjthresh at the "scrip club" in Winston - thanks, Tom! If only they could make it rain peach lambic, weíd all be happy (especially Commish Goodell). Soft gold-to-amber pour, still like most Upland lambics. Faint tartness in the nose, with well integrated peach aromas. The body isnít as full as it might be, but the flavor is quite fine, with oak really complementing the skin of the peach. Yummy stuff.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Graciously shared by tjthresh at the Sexual Chocolate gathering. The pour is a translucent peachy amber with no head. Still. The nose is peachy, mildly sweet, some oak comes through, nice upfront peach character. The flavor is peachy, tart, some oak, peach skins. No carbonation on the mouthfeel.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Rating 1400!! Thanks to Bobby91w & tjtheresh for sharing multiple bottles at the sexual chocolate party! WOW! This is my favorite in the lambic series from Upland. Pale gold pour, slight haze and fizzy white head. Aroma of a mid summer fresh ripe peach. Peachy, sour, and dry!!! I need more
jsquire (3425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First off, I donít like lambics. This had a hazy gold color with almost no head. This was almost flat. Odd moldy hay nose with notes of old peaches. Iím getting better at smelling lambics, but it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I was expecting a brighter peach flavor, but what I got was stale Jolly Rancher candy. Not as intense as many lambics, which raises the score from me, but still not very good.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Wow what a disappointment...I was wary of this because the last few Upland lambics Iíve opened have been dead-ass flat. Guess what, this is no different. Pour was a pale gold...the nose on this was very pleasant, notes of peach, hay, grass and some lactic sourness. Flavor pretty much follows along the same path and is decent but not mindblowing.
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Ft Wayne locals tasting courtesy of jsquire - Pours slightly hazy orange-gold. It has a gentle aroma of peaches and some mild brett. The flavor is sweet and peachy with the wild yeast characteristics on the light side. Surprisingly itís kind of watery and bland and itís definitely under-carbonated. Itís okay, but I expected much more.
kramer (4903) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz bottle, shared by somebody at my house, Miver maybe? Poured a slightly hazy peach yellow body with no head at all. There’s a nice fruity peach nose with just a little bit of cellar funkiness. Pretty nice nose for a fruit beer, but not so amazing for a Lambic. The flavor is decently funky though, over-ripe peaches, very pitty with a very pulpy character to it. A good bit of yeastiness muddles things a bit though. The mouthfeel was a little lacking due to the undercarbonation, but I don’t think that it takes away that much. Needs a good bit more acidity to really envoke a Lambic feel. Overall, I thought that this was a pretty enjoyable fruit beer, but as far as a Lambic goes it falls quite short at this time.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pale golden beer. Aroma is great. Fresh peach, apricot and a bit of soft pineappley character. Flavour is more straightforward, peach and a light hint of funkiness. A bit lactic and tart. It’s still pretty simple in the flavour, but I think it shows a lot of potential.
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that was kindly passed on in a trade by the marvellous Miketd when we met in NYC in Nov 08, cheers me old mucker. Peach skins and yeast leap forth from the nose of this beer but there is a definate sour light acidic note as well. The beer poured a muddy orange colour there was no head and it lacked much in carbonation. Taste was just a little disappointing, I really expected something more zappy and sour than it was, as it was it came across as perfectly pleasant but seemed to strike me as the smoothie of the fruit lambic world and just a little too safe. There is plenty of peachy flavours, too much sweetness remains, a likeable beer but one that just needs to be more in your face to be taken really seriously. A7 A4 F6 P3 OV14 3.4