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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Upland lambics are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year, which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole kiwis, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. The beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Kiwi Lambic is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit.

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4.5
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle shared with great friends. Pour is cloudy yellow orange with foamy white head. Bottle was well carbonated but a not a gusher like others I have had. Aromas are tart lemon, funky lambic yeast and fruitiness. Taste is tart, probably the most tart Upland lambic I have had. Sourness is lactic, and puckering with kiwi flavor coming through and funky lambic yeasts abound. Overall, this is a wonderful beer and my favorite from this brewer so far.

3.9
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews. Cloudy yellow, no head. Lactic, sweaty feet, musty. Flavor much the same, lacto comes through a bit more. Quite acidic, lemon-like sourness. Oily-slick mouthfeel. Some carbonation would take this a long way.

4
arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle pour after a nice long day of drinking, was a perfect night cap thanks to Aaron for the pour! Pour was clear yellow with a fairly fizzy white head, heavily carbed but the bottle didnít gush at all, somehow! Aroma brought notes of big sour lactic acid, lemony, with acetic overtones, hints of funky cheese and barnyard, maybe a slight hint of sweet kiwi and vanilla but fairly muted. Taste is a mix of some sweet kiwi that gets blasted away by the sour lactic notes, hints of funk in there as well finish fairly dry, sour for sure, and a bit funky. Really nice sour, but wish the kiwi stood out more.

3.8
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a white ring atop.

Aroma: Sweet tarts kiwi. Funk.

Taste: Tart kiwi, lychee. Vinegary funk. Husky malted wheat.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation.

Overall: Better than I anticipated. I enjoyed the real kiwi flavor.

3.6
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
super hazy golden, pours in a soda like fashion, very carbonated sounding, then the head fades to nothing very quickly... big tart barnyardy bretty aroma, a bit fruity, kiwi is there, distinct aroma.. kinda has a parmesean cheese taste initially, but gives way to fruity kiwi funky flavor, very very lively body, medium body, quite lively... funkiness gives way to some mildly sweet fruity but still quite funky flavors in the finish... while i may not have scored this highly, im intrigued and want to try any upland lambics i can...

3.8
reggiedunlop (3718) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pours a hazy pale yellow/honey color with little or no thin white head...very lively. Aroma is tart and lemony with sour and funk notes...the kiwi is there if you look. Flavor is aggressively tart...acidic and lemony...some musty funkiness...jeff pointed out cheesiness and I get it...kiwi is lost to me. Mouthfeel is light and lively...finish is funky and lemony tart.

3.8
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
(bottle - 750 ml) Hazy golden pour with a thin layer of foam. Big citrus and funky sour aroma. Some fruits, but no kiwi to speak of. Flavor is a huge funky and sour burst at the start. Some light citrus and sour flavors at the middle and lasting on until the end. No kiwis that I could detect, but still one hell of a tasty sour ale.

3.8
madvike (3250) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle shared by CaseyK...thanks Casey! - Pours hazy light amber with next to no head. Tart as shit, with citrus peel and lots of acetic acid. No kiwi to be found. Taste is about the same--really tart and acetic, with kiwi showing itself just a bit on the finish. Citrusy, lemony, and really, really puckering. A bit thin, but okay for the style.

4.2
nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
750ml split at Madison tasting. Hazy unfiltered light orange-tan. Thin head that rims the glass. Not sure if I get kiwi in the aroma, but it is certainly very sour. The kiwi really merges well with the sour tastes. Very light and efferverscent, with a wide array of sour tones. World Class, this is an awesome drinking experience. Really subtle fruit flavors, really intense lambic yeasts. Awesome!

4.1
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of sefus12. Thanks again! After a long day of hard boozing- six breweries plus a moderate size tasting party- Armin and I decided to open this baby as a nightcap. Cloudy, golden-orange appearance with an effervescent, white head. Fairly potent aroma with notes of citrus fruits, lemon, barnyard, moderate funk, and tartness. As with the other Upland lambics that Iíve tasted, this baby is very intense. Incredibly sour, acidic, tart citrusy, moderately funky, vinegar, tart citrusy flavor with a moderate note of kiwi appearing near the finish for me. I didnít get a ton of kiwi- mostly just tart citrus fruits- but I did get some near the finish. As for the finish, this baby is a burner on the way down with a hugely sour, tart citrusy finish. Good carbonation. We actually didnít even finish the bottle which is a shame, though Iím not sure how much more I could have handled. Overall, I really enjoyed the beer and would love to get another bottle, but itís best split a bottle between three to four people in my opinion.


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