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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Previous labeled Peach Lambic). We first began experimenting with Belgian-style ales in 2006, and fresh, whole peaches were selected as one of the first fruits to add to the sour beer that we had fermented for over eight months in white oak barrels. We use 7,000 pounds of fresh Indiana peaches from Huber’s Orchard and Winery in Starlight, Indiana, destoning the peach pits by hand before adding to the barrels. Peach is a fruited ale with gold and straw colors that shine upon pouring, and zesty amounts of carbonation. Fresh peach aromas meld with floral and wine-like notes. Wonderful peach flavors follow in the taste, accompanied by refreshing tartness with a dry finish and mouth-watering tanginess.

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3.8
BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! Lightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Tart and sweet peach aroma. Eyeball watering tart taste. Very good.

4.2
rejtable (2810) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle from Johnny. Pours cloudy pink with some head and lacing. Notes of sour lemon, peach. Flavours of peach, barnyard, lemon. Taste is light bitter, med/big tart. Medium sticky body with lively carbonation.

3.7
Lubiere (14126) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 A hazed blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with loads of peach, pear, Epsom salts, light Brett, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of pop corn butter, light acidity, light Brett, Epsom salts, very nice. 8-3-8-4-15

3.7
tmoreau (4529) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Shared 750 ml. bottle poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey color, with a decent layer of white froth, and spots of lacing. The nose was subtle yeast, slight cheese, a hint of barrel/oak, with pit & peach. Light to medium bodied, with good carbonation, the taste was similar, with tartness & tanginess, and a dry finish. Anything peach works for me.

3.8
jandd1983 (4446) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle a few months back. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of peach, florals and some tartness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more peaches, florals, tartness, some funkiness and a hint of wood. It had medium carbonation with a nice funky aftertaste. Very good.

4.1
pfc514 (146) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours a pale gold with a fizzy, bubbly, white head. A fairly strong peach character in the aroma, along with some wine/oakish notes. Peaches are up front in the flavor, followed by a sharp tartness that fades out and leaves some funky dryness to finish out the sip. Nice and carbonated, and a great finish to day kayaking around in the heat.

3.9
GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2017
750 ml caged and corked bottle shared. Mostly clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, stone fruit. Tastes of stone fruit, peaches, funk, tart acidic notes, slight oak. Light body with a dry finish. Tasty.

4.1
jc1762 (1549) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Thanks Matthew for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing hazy thick translucent rims, brown center, and sparse white foam. The nose shows tart notes of juicy, ripe peach. The palate is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Moderately tart with forward peach flavors. Great.

3.7
NikkTwist (3287) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Draft at Bru Craft. Billed as an oak-aged blonde sour at 5.5% ABV. Cloudy pale yellow orange pour with a foamy white ring. Pungent sour with notes of orange, plum and peach. Big oak. Lemons. Grapes. Not quite a proper lambic but a good strong flavorful sour.

3.9
ClarkVV (6825) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2017
Rating against an American Sour Ale not a Belgian Lambic.
Draught at Row 34, 2/22/17.
Lightly-to-minimally hazy, golden-amber with a small, beige and peach-flecked head that fades to cover quickly.
Peach in the nose is clear, authentic and fairly well-integrated with the beer character, which itself adds plentiful lactic and Brett acids to provide light band aid and leather that combines well with the stone fruit minerality and strong funk. Lots of skin, acid and pit character which really works nicely with the funky character of the "lambic". I find the jammier renditions of fruit sours still enjoyable but far inferior to the renditions where the fruit is more highly macerated/integrated with the rest of the beer. Anyhow, light oak, but low toastiness with light caramel-tinged honey from the malt and some acetic character, but nowhere near what I remember Upland having when they first started.
Flavor-wise, the beer is quite acidic with lots of oak tannin, vanilla, honey, caramel, etc...quite amply malty, with plentiful lactic and light acetic acids. The peach flavor is fantastic, with spicy pit, leathery skin and tons of juicy acidity. Sour, but not intensely so; certainly has let-up over the years. Moderate amounts of engaging carbonation and a soft, lightly oily texture with no alcohol or flaw.


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