Godofthecellar (278) - NYC, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After trying several upland this tasted like a base lambic. Fruity, yet no real smell or taste of strawberry. I didnít expect much going into this, and I leave with an overall good lambic. Nothing to brag about like its brother peach or sister raspberry but would drink this over 75% of other lambics
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite lactic start to finish. Minimal strawberries, but plenty of ambiguous fruits in the nose and on the palate. Good but not great. The Cascade Blueberry of Upland sours.
deyholla (4793) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy deep amber gold with a near white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has an impressive sour strawberry note with a bit of funkiness. Flavor starts with a lot of strawberry and sourness with a funky backbone.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - many thanks to Paul and Bobby. A bit of a gusher, this one. Pours cloudy gold with a small, white film of a head. Sweaty fruits on the nose. Big sour flavor with light sweetness, salt, lip-puckering sourness, vague fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean and very tart on the finish with only mellow suggestions of strawberries. Very decent stuff. Points for the cleanliness and balance if not the fruit character.
jackl (2598) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The fruit sour tasting. The pourís a hazy deep orange with a tiny white head. The aromaís super sweet strawberry jam, lactic funk, general piss and cake. The taste is very tart cherry, acidic tang, wood and light dark berry. Very funky indeed. Overall, decent.
Scopey (3253) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade (thanks Bobby!) at THE fruit sour tasting. Gusher! It pours cloudy orange with rapidly dissipating head. The nose is tangy strawberry, bubblegum, spice (including clove), wood and light sulphur. The taste is sharp lemon, tart strawberry, red grapefruit, fairly acidic, sherbet, apricot, peach, earth and wood with a tart finish. Medium body, fine prickly carbonation and high acidity. Tasty stuff.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ahalloin at a recent tasting. Thanks Tony!
This beer appears a hazy shade of yellow, with a little head that fades after a few moments, leaving no lacing. The aroma is just awesome. Delicious strawberry scents amid a great funky, straw, wild yeast smell. The taste follows suit. This is another well-crafted, piquant offering from Upland. The carbonation level is well done, and the overall feel of the beer is really nice. The finish is pleasant, with a lingering tart strawberry aftertaste. Iíll be on the lookout for this beer. Highly recommended.
johnnnniee (1503) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Vintage received in trade from TexIndy, thanks for the opportunity.
Based on previous reviews I got this really cold and opened it up over the sink. In retrospect I didnít have to do that.
Pours a crystal clear deep golden orange color with a nice but small bubbly white head that disappears rather quickly. Smells of lemons, old cheese, gym socks and a hint of berry if I strain a bit. Yeah thereís some funk in here.The flavor is nice not as harsh as I was expecting. Thereís a solid dose of lemony tartness prickling the front of the tongue and the strawberry comes through subtly. Thereís some still a hint of sweet malt a solid funky flavor and a lot of lactic acid. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart acidic mouthfeel. This is quite a nice sour, Iím glad I got to try it.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noamís office. Many thanks DSG. Gusher. Pours an hazy peach color with a small head, aroma of brett, loads of strawberry, honey notes, soaked leaves, green tea dryness, flavor of lemon, mushroom, acids a bit chemical and plastic like notes, medium bodied
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is dark hazy orange and thin bubbly white head. The nose is heavy band aid and plastic. Dusty Brett and seedy strawberry with a light lactic note. The taste is solid, strong seedy strawberry, light band aid, dusty Brett, fairly sour, light lactic note. Assertive carbonation, fairly dry, light body.