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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
71 80 62 2 12 9
Cherry Lambic by Upland Brewing Company
Lambic - Fruit
0.00 % ABV

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Review by seaoflament on 02/25/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
62 2 7 13 3 6 2008
Thanks to my buddy Michael for the opportunity to try this beer. Opened this one at La Bella with Joey and Danny.

The beer was a rosy color, like a blushed cheek, with almost no foam. Lots of yeast sediment like all the other Upland Lambics so far, making the beer look more like a yogurt.

The aroma consisted of cherry pits, but not as intense as I thought it would be, also some leather and a decent amount of funk. Very yeasty too.

Same flavor as the aroma with a bit of plastic in the finish….a bit of tart cherry flavor, not very complex at all.

Best feature of the beer was the carbonation, bubbly in the middle with a decent finish. I’m glad I opened this one with some friends as I would have had some trouble finishing the beer by myself…average at best.

Served In: Other

Review by SAP on 12/12/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 10 15 4 8 2008
2008 Release; Sampled December 2008
A fairly solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces three fingers of pale, tan tinged froth. The beer is a pale red tinged, light amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pink tinged copper / gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is fairly tart, with a soft backdrop of funkiness that has notes of faint phenolic plastic, moldy cotton, musty curing leather, . Some oak notes become noticeable to me after a bit (not so much that they weren't there before, but more that I just now noticed them), with aromas of tannic, spicy wood and damp almost sweet oak along with a touch of vanillin. The vanillin character gets mixed in with a light, cherry fruitiness that can just be noticed under that more dominant oak and funk. This is definitely Brettanomyces influenced with that unmistakable, musky Brett scent.

The taste has a fair amount of tartness to it, though not a strong presence for a Lambic. The acidity is fairly soft and definitely more lactic than anything. Towards the finish is a lingering hint of cherry candy; though this is not sweet at all, it just has a hint, almost an aroma impression on the palate of artificial cherry. The beer sort of implies some other cherry influences with a touch of cherry skin tannins and fruit, as well as a seeming contribution to the overall tartness here. Actually the more I work my way through my first glass the more I start to notice the cherry flavors; these notes are soft, but unmistakable with a cherry pie like piquancy. I definitely like that this particular bottle is carbonated fairly well, perhaps not as aggressively so (like I prefer), but it is definitely doesn't leave the beer limp (like some of the other Upland Lambics). Exceedingly drinkable, the beer is nice and light without being watery; the texture, between the carbonation and the touch of residual body is just right.

This beer started out pretty decently, even if a bit short on cherry character, but as it warms up the cherry, while still soft, becomes distinctly noticeable in both the nose and flavor. Really quite nice and my favorite of the Upland Lambics so far.

Served In: Tulip

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