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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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Thanks to Bobby91w for a sample. This was incredibly impressive. Pour is bubbly light brown red with a small white head. Aroma is raspberry, funky and wild yeast. Flavor is tart raspberry, barnyard funk, brett, wild yeast. Has a clean, crisp aftertaste that makes u want more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2010
a few samples at SAVOR on 6/5/10. pours a ruby color with hints of pink and a small white head. very tart nose - lots of lacto, saccharomyces and brett. big sour rounded body with notes of raspberry. some citrus tartness towards the back... big tart finish. excellent sour fruit beer - one of my favorites from SAVOR 2010.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. Big raspberry pink. Aroma of tart berries. Flavor is of a raspberry Kombucha Tea that I picked up at Whole Foods. Sharp, tart, clean, Fruity and refreshing. WOW! Tart & Yum!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark red to purple with a light pink head of foam. Big tart raspberry aroma. Tastes of sour red raspberry. Lingering sour, bright raspberry in the finish. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
750ml bottle, batch 1 courtesy of MrBendo. Light gusher. Poured a deeper orangish-reddish-golden-amber (can you tell I couldn’t quite nail down the color) with a large sized head. Some floaters. Aromas of raspberries, woody, vanilla, and some brett funkiness. Tastes of raspberries, vanilla, lighter woodiness, and again some brett funkiness. Nice sour and tart finish. Yep, raspberries is still my favorite for beer...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Poured hazy pinkish red from bottle with slightly pink head, aroma of pureed fresh raspberries, oak, tart apple and a touch of funk. Taste up front is sweet raspberries, touch of tartness from them before the lacto blast hits, big sour, with a slightly sweet but mostly dry finish from the oak. Awesome stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2011
(750ml bottle. Batch 52-09, bottles on 3.7.11). Pours a clear dark pine color with pinkish head. Carbonation is quite active, but no gusher problems here. Aroma is sweet and tart raspberries and some funkiness. I can smell the raspberry even when the glass is not in front of me. Taste is sour and puckering with some sweetness coming from the fruit. Has some sweet tarts characteristics. Medium bodied and oily. Finish is very dry. This is just a fantastic beer and the more I have Upland’s lambics, the more I like them. Great job!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle given by mikesgroove. Rediculous beer. Extreme raspberry from the nose throughout the Finish. Very well balanced sweet/sour., bottled in 2011, this tasted as if the raspberries were picked yesterday. Actually left pieces of raspberry in the lacing on the glass. Can’t wait to try another upland variant

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Rerate #2, Learned lesson from first bottle and took over 15 minutes to remove cork and not upset the beer too much. The mild funk is coming forward more now but the Raspberry is still vibrant and fresh. The palate is so wonderful, aggressive and yet oh so refreshing. I am increasing my Flavor score and palate +1 each. I will be opening my last bottle with some friends this weekend. I hope they enjoy it as much as I do. PLEASE CALEB, do this again!

Rating #1, First off, note that the cork will very difficult to remove. The brewery does know about it and does warn the buyer. It seems the wrong corks were put in the bottles of the Raspberry only. Upon removal I did notice that they are way too big. HAVE A GLASS READY UPON OPENING for there is no way to get the cork out without shaking up the bottle!

Now for the good news, this looks the part with a beautiful coppery rose hue topped by a fading but mostly lasting pink fizzy ring and some spotty lace. The aroma is also newsworthy with big sour raspberries vapours in addition to just a hint of sugar, nice oak, a hint of cheesy brett and other associated yeasty esters.

The taste starts with a sharp jab of raspberry and acidic overtones. There is indeed some noticeable brett like funk in the midsection before finishing with a slight oak and herbal quality. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing, mouth watering through the tartness and a bit dry on the finish. All in all, a well crafted attempt at the style. I think in a blind tasting this would hold it’s own against many in the genre. GET YA SOME but be ready for a fight with the cork. Very limited distribution.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2007
GABF 2007. Many, many, many samples. The beer pours to a muddy strawberry colored lemonade with a thin white head. The aroma is very tart red raspberries. Nice balanced funk with tart acids. The flavor is extremely tart red raspberries with a nice sweet and sour red raspberry jam. Lactic leathers. Did I mention raspberries? The palate is full of lactic acid and a dry leathery palate. Awesome.


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