CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2015
Barnyard and cedar oaky funk in aroma. Kiwi banana aroma as well. The unique fruit balance made this very drinkable. Tartness with the kiwi and the kiwi balanced well. Dry lively carbonation. 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. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2011
The pour looks like peachy nectar with a fizzy white head that vanishes rather expediently. There are chunks of kiwi flesh floating in solution, which is pretty badass. The aroma holds uber musty cheesecloth, a huge lactic acid presence, and of course, buckets and buckets of kiwis. The flavor is epic- huge lactic acid notes with a hint of acetic as well. The acidity is vibrant, while the fruit character is unmistakable. Reminds me of a more refined version of a Cascade sour beer. Musty cheesecloth and hints of bubblegum follow. The palate is light and refreshing with ample carbonation and a slippery dry finish. I need more Upland immediately. fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle pours cloudy amber color with white head. My pour has some floaters in it. Aroma is luscious ripe kiwi fruit with a hint of musky earthy barnyard. Medium mouthfeel. This has great flavor components that follow the nose exactly and is rich and tart. Despite the first year having bottling issues this year’s is quite carbonated and quite good. In fact, all the lambics this year were gushers. Simply great stuff. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Batch 1!!! Shared by Spycow, served in a tulip...Pours light golden brown with very little carbonation. For some reason I was hoping/thinking it was going to have at least a little green so I’m a little disappointed...Lighter aroma giving off only a tiny bit of funk. The kiwi comes through pretty nicely which is very surprsing. The kiwi is sweet and acidic but comes off distinctly on the end more as coconut...Taste shows off the kiwi more as coconut as well, its a good and unique flavor that I’ve yet to have yet. Missing out on the sour component that makes it a lambic though.
An easy to drink unique sour worth trying. I tasted the rareness in batch 1 but I’m looking forward to tasting the improvement in batch 2.
Batch 3 reflects the score as again Upland has improved upon their lastest batch, tastes like a sour green apple jolly rancher. Unreal.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle shared at BBQ with some buds. Another one I was very excited to try. Lemon and citrus up front in the aroma. Flavor was super tart and sour. The kiwi was more prominent in the flavor then the aroma but I wasn’t complaining in the slightest. A great beer. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Pours hazy golden. Nose has kiwi fruits and lactic lemon sourness and vinegar acetic sourness. Very nice fruity fizzy moutheel. Very nice spur beer. Pailhead (6541) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of sour lemon, lemon peel, funk, and faint oak. I don’t get any kiwi in the nose. It pours a cloudy dull yellowish-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of kiwi. The finish has heavy sour lemon and a hint of oak. Light bodied with lively, but not prickly, carbonation. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2011
750 ml caged and corked bottle, bottled on 12-6-10, Batch 134-08. Served in a flute, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch carbonated white head that fizzled away quickly. No lacing, either. Aroma is mostly tart fruit, along with some funk, lemon peel and a bit of kiwi. The taste is nice and tart, the brew tastes like lemon peel, funk, tart apples, kiwi and oak. This is definitely a tart and acidic brew. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has high but soft carbonation and it’s very easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good brew, and it’s my favorite of the Upland Lambics I’ve tried so far. $19.79 a bottle and worth every penny! crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
750. Murky gold pour with tons of kimi seed/pulp in the bottom. Flavor is acidic and sour. Slight kiwi and banana if you let it warm as well as vanilla. The pulp and seeds at the end are a eal treat they essentially taste like the beer but 10 times more sour.