LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of JCB (thanks Jason!). Pours a cloudy light orange with no real head. Aroma is quite funky and sour with a small touch of bitter hops. Nice oakiness with slight fruity notes. Flavor of coconut (unusual, but I definitely taste it...) and tangy peach. Very little acidity. Not enough peach for me, but still quite a good lambic. Iím glad I got to try this!
theisti (3349) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and capped bottle courtesy of tjthresh. Pour is hazed golden orange yellow, pour is entirely flat with no head. This has not been the case with the other Upland Lambics, hope this one is ok. Aroma of mild vinegar sourness, with nice fresh ripe peach aroma behind that. Taste is the sour acetic vinegar right up front, with only a hint of the peach fruit behind that. This one obviously did not carbonate properly. There is some oak woodiness in here too, though its pretty sharp and disjointed. As it continued to warm, the peach flavors came out nicely. Palate is flat, medium and the after taste was brief. Thanks Tom.
daknole (9798) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Orangish color, with a apricot colored head. Aroma is really nice and full of peaches. Has a lot of peach in the flavor with less sourness than I expected. I liked this more than the strawberry by upland.
nuplastikk (4852) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml shared with the DC crew thanks to ygtbsm. Big sour, sweet aroma. Murky orange-tan color. Sweet and peachy, no real carbonation. No hop balance or crispness, as to be expected I suppose. Peach juice with extra wheaty sourness. Mild, a tad odd...but I still find it oh-so quaffable.
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Bottle at BeerAdvocate tasting (yeah, I do BA stuff too, Iím a man of the people). Cloudy orange-yellow color. Aroma of peach and funk. By funk I mean horse blanket, straw from a pig sty floor, lamb shearer, and cow hairbrush. Appetizing, no? Flavor is sweet and sour peaches, some barnyard - any of the animal-related apparatuses I listed, you pick. Falls a little flat at the end with a watery finish.
Update: Had this again thanks to aasher on BA and got a much better impression. Great peach aroma, and the palate wasnít quite as weak as the first time. First time was a 7/3/7/2/13, second time was a 8/3/7/3/14. Sticking with a 7/3/7/3/14 overall here.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: cloudy yellow
Aroma: aroma of sweet peach and funky feet
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet peach flavor, sweetness is well tempered by a light tartness, just enough funk to add complexity
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle, thanks ygbtbsm) No head atop lightly hazed light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour peach, some funk. Medium sweet, peach, some sourness, light funk. Minimal carbonation, light body.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle courtesy of YGTBSM. Gold with a small head. Clean tart aroma with light peaches. Lightly sour, peachy, and finishes dry. Light bodied with low carbonation. Really light flavor and palate impact overall, though what is there is not at all bad stuff.
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bobby91w at the presex gathering. Thanks bro. One of the better of this most recent batch of upland fruit lambics I have had so far. Peach skins, oak, tartness. Itís still far from bering there, but itís well on its way.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle shared by ATLbeerDog.
This thing looks a good bit like an unfiltered grapefruit juice - milky, completely flat and fluorescent golden orange with hints of pink in there.
The aroma was a nice mix of sweet peaches and tart fruit notes. There is a hint of funk though itís pretty subtle and certainly not overpowering.
The taste is even sweeter than the aroma and is dominated by the sweet peaches. It tastes like peach juice with the faintest hint of funk in the background.
The mouthfeel is very slick with no carbonation to speak of.
This is certainly a drinkable lambic, mainly because there is almost no funk in there yet. I have a feeling this one will be much more representative of the style in a year or two when the funk starts to come out. Pretty fruity in itís current state.