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In the spring of 2006, I brewed 300 gallons of top-fermented beer using wild yeast to create a Belgian-style Lambic. We conditioned the beer in oak casks and then initiated a secondary fermentation in the casks using whole fruit from Huber’s Orchard in Starlight, Indiana. You should experience a tart, almost sour taste balanced by the aromatic and richly flavorful addition of whole raspberries - perfect to share with friends, and a platter of good cheese and fresh fruit. - Caleb Staton, Head Brewer


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bottle received from StFun. Pour was hazy orange/pink with nice lingering carbonation. Aroma of very tart raspberries. Flavor starts out mellow and raspberry and finishes with a little strawberry tartness. My first Upland lambic rating, and hopefully not my last; a very nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4435) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Smell is raspberrires, tartness, slight horsey and barnyard. The look is orange to red in color with a small white head. The taste is fruity, some raspberries, dry. Thin and dry with some wood in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Thanks to Mike for this one as well! Poured hazy reddish-amber with roughly zero head sticking around. The aroma picked up sour raspberry seeds and sweeter meat with some paler maltage backing.. strong and fruity.. sourness was complementary, but not near the levels you get from more traditional lambics. The flavor was tangy and engaging throughout with lots of raspberries and vinegary notes.. spicy, oaky, and warm with more fruitage carrying through the finish. Medium-bodied and very well balanced on the palate.. enjoyable brew overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a reddish-amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, earthiness, urine soaked hay, band-aid, wet leather, light vinous, and vinegar. Flavor of raspberry, earthiness, light plastic, and some wood.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours an odd color that is orange red and pink and has a small off white ring as a head. Almost no lacing. Nose is raspberries and powdered sugar, with minimal funk and wild characteristics. Nice and sweet. Taste is sour, sweet and juice like yet tangy and firm. Mouthfeel is moderately tart and puckering but smooth. Just over all good and something I would want to drink regularly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a cloudy orangish type color with no head. aroma of tartness and raspberry. flavor of raspberry with some sour notes. medium body and light carbonation. overall not bad but not as good as i was hoping.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head and a hazed golden body with good lacing. Aroma is funky with barnyard and sweet raspberry. Taste is raspberry and only lightly sour with hints of oak and some good funk. A bit earthy. Light, fizzy and dry. Not quite as puckering as some of the Belgium Lambics I have had recently, but a very good beer coming out of Indiana. Anyone from the IU area want to trade for some others?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky pour with a slight purple tint. nice nose of raspberries and oak. smooth on the palate with a raspberry flavor that finishes with a great tartness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a light, cloudy dark pinkish color with white fizzy head. Aroma is great, fruity, raspberry. Flavor is very nice, raspberry, wheat, fruit, citrus, tart. Light body, light, fizzy carbonation. Enjoyed it! 08/19/2012: ericandersnavy shared one bottled on 03/17/12.....wow!, great stuff, very tasty, complex and acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle from Wise Guys in Merrillville, IN. This is the fruit-beeriest of the Upland Lambic-style ales that I’ve had. It pours a golden pink body with some floaties and some large bubbles (in lieu of a head) that vanish rapidly. Not even a film is left. It has an aroma of fresh raspberries, lightly tart, with a touch of fuzzy funk. It has the flavor of fresh raspberries, a wheaty tartness, some wet hay, and a bit of funk. I applaud efforts like this, and enjoyed the beer, but we’re starting to see a new "Lambic-style" brew appearing in the U.S. that obviously isn’t a Lambic but strives to emulate the style. A new category, mayhaps? One could simply change them all to Fruit Beers, but what happens when we see the first Gueuze-style ale from an American brewer?


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