theisti (3232) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 750 bottle courtesy of tjthresh. Pour is hazed orange pinkish ruby with smallish white head that falls fast. Some visible carbonation on the pour. Aroma of tart sour raspberry and oak woodiness. Fresh and alive nose. Taste is the tart raspberry right away, followed by the Tannic woodiness, followed by a blast of sour fruit. Pretty straight forward raspberry and wood taste, but nice and clean. Palate is medium, a bit slick, with nice carbonation. This was a nice pair with Humboldt Fog. Tasty sour. Whats up with the typo on the label? "Aged in oak with whole strawberries." A million thanks on sending these to me Tom, I am really enjoying them.
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Odeed. Nose of framboise, yeast, and ultralight tartness. Pinkish orange with a ring of bubbles. Flavor has light tartness and raspberries. Is this contract brewed by Melbourne?
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, Riverside! Hazy pink, looks almost literally pulpy with fruit. Nice fresh raspberry nose, but nothing like, say, the old beersel. Fizzy medium body. Pleasant raspberry mid-palate. A sterling effort for sure, and to be commended. Still a ways to go before equalling the masters in complexity or intensity.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought up by a buddy. murky redish pink color, white head. nose is rasberries, jammy, farmhouse and almost pinneapple. flavor has similar aspects with an amazing drinkability. so smoth. i could session these beers. Never thought id say that about a lambic.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Odeed. Blood orange color. Aroma is an apricot/raspberry funkiness. Taste is watery, light fruit and funk with lemon and salt.
railcat1 (687) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle from wiseguys in Merrilville and this poured a pinkish cloudy red and had a little white head with a nice sour and tart finish,this is me second of four of the Upland Lambics and it was very nice and enjoyable.CHEERS!
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish amber with tiny white head. Sour aroma with raspberries and hints of barnyard. Sour flavour with raspberries, wood, barnyard and grapefruit notes. A bit more fruit and sourness and it woul be awesome.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(first off the label says "aged with strawberries")cloudy orange with not much head.aroma is funk,some raspberry,and yeast.flavor is much of the same with a watery mouthfeel.even with the fancy labels and "lambic baskets" it lacks for sure.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is divine - funk, tart, raspberry, Taste is much the same - very sweet, some raspberry funk.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle drank at Thanksgiving from Sprinke. Nice pour, good carbonation, small head, doesnít have quite the color richness or lovely pink head that some key fruit lambics do. This was an interesting beer, as my mother claimed she couldnít taste the fruit at all, but to me it was certainly one of the fruitier fruit lambics Iíve had. I guess itís one of those things where if you arenít used to the sugarless fruit flavors you just donít notice them.
To me, this was more about the fruit than the sour, although it was bone dry with zero residual sugar. The raspberry was dominant, though there was a little cherry and blackberry to be found. Quite authentic lambic-like ó it didnít have the bracing sourness of a real lambic, but the body and general dryness were dead on and the fruit levels were perfect. Very well done.