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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2015
750ml bottle pours out a hazy straw topped with a small white head. Nose is burning tires some fruit notes and lots of funk. Taste is kiwi sour tart funk and a nice acidic kick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1755) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Blend #2, moderately sour without being overly acidic, which is a departure from the recent upland I’ve tried. lemon, pineapple, tropical fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (6858) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle - Blend 5 - Light petroleum and apricot. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. White grape, apricot and a nice sourness. Very nicely balanced and easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Quite the beer. Pours a muddy burnt orange. Aromas are pickle juice, vinegar, wine. Flavors are blue cheese, olives, vinegar, lemon juice, pickles, oak, and some funk. Interesting. Very sour.. But not a surprise from these guys.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine (thanks a lot Beau!), shared with Dave. Very hazy orange-gold with a lively off white head. Lovely funk, some musty cork, horse blanket, light leather, light rubber. Delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle..pour is golden with a white head...Nose is vanilla, french oak, pineapple, tart...Taste tart, banana, oak, mango, sweetness..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (484) - 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 (1356) - 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 (4460) - 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 (4424) - 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.


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