GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In an effort to knock out the rest of my backlog, my ratings will be fairly generic and sparse. If the beer had anything special to offer, it will be noted following this disclaimer. The number ratings above are accurate based on my tasting notes. Following the elimination of my backlog, all beers will be entered in real time and will be more useful. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This brew made me sad. I was expecting much much more. It was drinkable and light, just didnít have the kick that I wanted. Not that great of a lambic.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and shared with Jeff and Kevin at our little post MiBGF Saturday Night tasting:
Hazy golden hue with a small frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma is sour acidic peaches and light brett vapours along with some oak, grassy and dirty esters. The taste is acidic and fruity for sure, the peach flavor bounces between tart and sweet which was interesting, there are some pale malt and herbal qualities as well. The mouth feel is refreshing but a tad watery and short. This is getting better with age but is still over a year away from itís peak.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with some spritzy carbonation floating around. Smells of peaches with some tartness and funkiness. Overall, a decent flavor with the peaches not overwhelming the wheaty, funky background.
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Courtesy of BBB63
Bottle: The aroma is moderately peachy with a nice lemony tartness. It pours a cloudy orange with a minimal head that is just a fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts lightly yeasty and quickly turns to a moderate lemon tartness and light peach in the finish. Light bodied with lively and slightly spritzy mouthfeel. I?m not much of a peach fan unless they are tart. The peach flavor is more sweet in this beer.
Bottle (2013): The aroma consists of moderate peach, lemon, and a decent amount of funky notes. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. He flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet peach. The finish quickly turns to moderate-heavy sour peach, lemon, and light funk. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall...wow! This is insanely good and much better than the previous batches Iíve had.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from stfun.
hazy orange to pale golden color with no head and very little carbonation.
smells good... under ripe peaches, pale dusty malt, smoky wood, some funky tartness, cinnamon, flowers, grass and minerals.
the flavor is a muted version of the aroma... slight peach flavor mixed with the same base of minerals, pale malt and a very slight tart funk.
medium bodied with a slick mouth feel since it is nearly dead flat. 7/4/6/3/14/3.4
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle courtesy of StFun Ė thanks Josh! Pours a slightly hazy orangish dark gold with almost zero head sans for a few large bubble. The nose is sour vinegar and light unripe peaches. The taste is light barnyard funk, vinegar, malt and faint sour peach in the finish. Medium fairly flat mouthfeel. Decent lambic. I think Iíd have to vote Cherry as my favorite Upland Lambic, perhaps because you can pick put the fruitiness better. Still, nice and refreshing on a hot Phoenix summer evening. Thanks again Big J!
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously uncorked at hellbillyís 5th of July tasting. Pours like peach juice with no discernable head. Undercarbonated, for sure. Smells and tastes of mild, underripe, peaches. Very subdued. Dries like champagne on the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled on 10/25/08: Pours a hazy pale golden with a spotty lacing white head. Aroma of fresh fruity peaches and tart bretty funk. Body starts with good fullness and not much carbonation but with a light fruity peach flavor and good sweet tart balance before a drier finish. Seems a little dull, but should hopefully perk up over time.
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle
This was the first time I came across an Upland lambic that was not that good. Uncarbonated and not very tart it has very few redeeming aspects. More time is not to going to improve this in my opinion; you might are well drink it as soon as you can.
Aroma / Appearance - Flat with no head the carbonation was as minimal as it could be. The golden orange body sat lifelessly. Only slightly sour it is not as sweet as Lindemanís or as intense as Cantlllon. The only positive is that it smells more like freshly squeezed peaches than canned fruit.
Flavor / Palate - Peach with a tartness more like a berliner weiss than a lambic it fades quickly. Not nearly as good as the other Upland lambics that I have tried this is hopefully just a dud. Maybe next yearís release will help them step it up.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Slightly hazy golden with a tiny off-white head. Light Brett aroma and a distinct fruitiness. Light body, a little watery, carbonation is almost flat, magnificent and fresh fruitiness - apricots and a little vanilla. The finish is vaguely tart. 290509