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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Blended Sour Ale aged in oak wine barrels.

We began our sour ale project in 2006 with only four oak barrels previously used to store red wine. The number has grown over the years, along with the amount of sour ale we’ve brewed. Each barrel develops unique characteristics as it ferments independently, and just as Belgian brewers have been doing for centuries, we sought out our favorite barrels, ranging in age from one to three years old, for blending. By blending the sour ale from these barrels together in various amounts, we created in this bottle a live harmony of tartness, fruitiness and layers of flavor that can never be replicated. We hope you enjoy it with friends, whenever and wherever.

Currently, this entry holds all BLENDS

BLEND 1: Batch Years Blended - 2006 (Original Batch), 2008, 2010 - Bottled 12/13/2010
BLEND 2: Batch Years Blended - Two Different 2008 Batches - Bottled 3/16/2012
BLEND 3: Batch Years Blended - 2008 and 2009 - Bottled 3/25/2013
BLEND 4: Batch Years Blended - 2008, 2010, and 2013 - Bottled 8/28/2013
BLEND 5: Batch Years Blended - 2010 and 2013 - Bottled 4/30/14


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (463) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a fleeting white head. The aroma is acidic and sour with hay and barnyard notes. The flavor is tart and refreshing with berry and barnyard characteristics. Sour/tart puckering mouthfeel with no astringency. Light body with high carbonation. The finish is dry and cleansing. Excellent sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1262) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Side by side tasting of the Upland Sour Reserve, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Kiwi Lambic. Sour Reserve Blend 5: soft sour body, buttery, a tad floral as well 4.1/5 Kiwi: no real kiwi characteristics, extremely sour and lactic 2.9/5 Raspberry: one of the freshest raspberry aromas around. Afterwards all is sour and lactic 3.4/5 Strawberry: aroma is q bit chemical strawberry, the body and taste makes one remind of the Hanssens Oudbeitje, let it be a lot more sour 3.2/5 Blueberry: the nicest and tartest of the "Lambic" series we sampled 3.5/5 These beers are not lambics and should not be called as such. It is obvious that the sour character in this beer comes from lactic fermentation rather than a complex process of different families of bacteria and yeast. The aftertaste of all of the sampled "lambic" serie have a repelling sour finish...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle thnx to Geoffrey Blend Nr 5 Pours unclear yellow . Good white head fades fast . Smell is funky , sour, buttery sweetness . taste is sour, oak , bit buttery sweet grainyness . Very dry . Nice , but very simple ( sour bacteria added rather than a complex mixture of different Brettanomyces - species ) .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle during upland share batch #5. Golden pour with white head.nice funky tart fruit, wild tones, reminiscencent of a real gueuze. Nice funk and tart flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Warped_Silver (85) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours hazy straw color. Aroma of sour lemons, grapes, and oak. Soft hay undertone. Taste is perfectly sour - moderate and up front but doesn't tire the taste buds. Well balanced and top notch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Süß säuerlicher Antrunk, nicht ganz harmonisch, die Säuerlichkeit steigt sich, aggressiv. Auch im weiteren Verlauf aggressiv, unrund. 11/8/7/9/11/8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogp04 (20) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Wow! Awesome beer from Upland. This is a blend of sours from previous years - both young and old. Nice wheat and sour lambic like quality in aroma. Slightly funky though not near the level of some of the traditional Belgian geuze and lambic. Flavor is much of the same with light hay and grains being backed by a very nice level of sourness. Finishes dry and long.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bright hazy orange/yellow pour with a white head. Aromas of wine, oak, and acidic notes. Flavor is big time sour upfront with lots of fruit character. Very drinkable and complex. Very sour but well-balanced overall. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
At Justin’s house warming party. Pours orange, little nail polish, tart, medium acidity. Taste is peachy light to medium acidity, light sour fruits. Finish is medium acidic in a great way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
(750ml bottle) clearish light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of acetone, white wine, vinous, acidulated malt. Taste of white wine, tart, cranberry, tough of vinegar in the finish.


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