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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Previously labeled Kiwi Lambic). There aren’t many kiwis growing in Indiana and they aren’t typically added to beer, but when we started making sour ales, our forward-thinking brewers wanted to do something different. They hand peel the fruit and add it whole to the base sour ale that had been fermenting for more than eight months in white oak barrels. The result is a fruited ale that is hazy and golden/straw in appearance upon pouring, with zesty amounts of carbonation. Fresh kiwi and tropical aromas combine with floral and wine-like notes, with rich kiwi flavors following in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness and a dry and tangy finish.

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3.8
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
There is a strong barnyard funk on the nose with light tropical notes. Pours a golden blonde. Very sour most sour beer so far out an Upland tasting. Tart acidity with hints of tropical fruit slight hint of vinegar in the finish but finishes very dry and crisp.

4.5
hoosiers1994 (685) - 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 (2016) - 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 (9720) - 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 didn’t 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 (1808) - 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 (1423) - 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 (3726) - 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 (4021) - 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 (3301) - 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 (6456) - 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!


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