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Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:08:58 PM »
OK - we all know that the blueberry is dead flat but still kinda tasty.  I need to revisit it soon... but how are the rest drinking?  TT say the cherry is slipping in cherry flavor, but drinkin fine.  I'm thinking of cracking a peach or cherry tonight...

Such a shame about the Blueberry - prior to it's release, it was #1 on my NEEDS list.  Damn was I excited when I got that one in my greedy little cabbage grabbers... imagine my horror to find it as flat as my third grade GF.

What are your experiences with this series of Upland's Lambics?
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010, 05:14:33 PM »
Prolly poppin' open a Strawberry tomorry.  Will report back findings post haste!

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010, 05:19:25 PM »
Prolly poppin' open a Strawberry tomorry.  Will report back findings post haste!

Excellent!
I'll do the same with mine tonight...
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010, 05:27:09 PM »
Drank a Strawberry batch 1 and 2 last weekend.  I'd have to say these beers are really coming around.  Nice tartness and flavor to them both.  You'll enjoy them. :thumbup:

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010, 05:27:53 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010, 05:31:51 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall

Awesome.  I'm definitely bringing this over tomorrow so I can watch you guys choke it down while I stealz me some White Birch!!!!

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010, 05:35:49 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010, 05:41:46 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
Rockzo, don't you know you never go full retard?!

 :shrug:  The one I had was predominantly oddly salty and sweet and medicinally funky...not what I'm looking for in a lambic neccesarily...
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 05:44:42 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
Rockzo, don't you know you never go full retard?!

 :shrug:  The one I had was predominantly oddly salty and sweet and medicinally funky...not what I'm looking for in a lambic neccesarily...

Sure you weren't drinking Flossmoor [INSERT NAME HERE] IPA?

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010, 05:45:21 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
Rockzo, don't you know you never go full retard?!

 :shrug:  The one I had was predominantly oddly salty and sweet and medicinally funky...not what I'm looking for in a lambic neccesarily...
Was Joe home at the time?! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 06:44:38 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
Rockzo, don't you know you never go full retard?!

 :shrug:  The one I had was predominantly oddly salty and sweet and medicinally funky...not what I'm looking for in a lambic neccesarily...
Was Joe home at the time?! :lol: :lol:

:lol:  This was actually pre-Joe now that I think about it.
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 06:47:12 PM »
Drinking the Blackberry right now.  Really nice.  Good amount of fruit, touch of funk and really tart.

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 08:03:28 PM »
I already drank all of mine, and the standouts were blackberry and cherry if I remember right.  The strawberry and blueberry I had were both flat, but delicious.  The raspberry I had was a bad bottle, because it had this odd corn taste to it and almost no fruit.  Peach doesn't stand out, so it must not have been that good.

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2010, 08:30:15 PM »
I already drank all of mine, and the standouts were blackberry and cherry if I remember right.  The strawberry and blueberry I had were both flat, but delicious.  The raspberry I had was a bad bottle, because it had this odd corn taste to it and almost no fruit.  Peach doesn't stand out, so it must not have been that good.
The weird "corn taste" I think is Brett in all it's glory. A few of these seem to have dominating Brett as the main funk outlet, for better/worse.
Time in the bottle is a good thing, as sourness has increased for some of them (can't speak for the blueberry). 

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2010, 08:34:57 PM »
I already drank all of mine, and the standouts were blackberry and cherry if I remember right.  The strawberry and blueberry I had were both flat, but delicious.  The raspberry I had was a bad bottle, because it had this odd corn taste to it and almost no fruit.  Peach doesn't stand out, so it must not have been that good.
The weird "corn taste" I think is Brett in all it's glory. A few of these seem to have dominating Brett as the main funk outlet, for better/worse.
Time in the bottle is a good thing, as sourness has increased for some of them (can't speak for the blueberry). 

I don't know what it was, but I haven't tasted it any other brett/sour beers, and it wasn't good.

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 08:44:25 PM »
Had most of them in the past several months, here goes my thoughts:

Strawberry is carbonated (on the low side), tastes nothing like strawberry and is pretty terrible overall
Raspberry is fine, one of the better of the bunch with good fruit notes still present
Blackberry is good, probably the leader of the pack
Cherry...I can't remember...
Blueberry, you already know the deal
Never had peach or kiwi
Rockzo, don't you know you never go full retard?!

 :shrug:  The one I had was predominantly oddly salty and sweet and medicinally funky...not what I'm looking for in a lambic neccesarily...
Was Joe home at the time?! :lol: :lol:

:lol:  This was actually pre-Joe now that I think about it.


Dr., you really break it down.....eeeewwwww, pre-Joe.  Gross man, gross  :-X
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 09:29:44 PM »
I liked the Raspberry - good fruit notes both on the nose and tongue as Doc said.  Insanely drinkable.

I reviewed it (first review here woo hoo!) so, the story is all there...
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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 01:25:49 PM »
I am holding on to a peach from batch 2.  I figure, unless I hear otherwise, I wont be popping it open for at least another year.  I am holding out for proper carbonation, don't know if I will ever get it.

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2010, 05:44:11 PM »
I've only had batch 2 Blueberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, and Cherry and would say they were best in that order.

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2010, 12:21:46 AM »
I already drank all of mine, and the standouts were blackberry and cherry if I remember right.  The strawberry and blueberry I had were both flat, but delicious.  The raspberry I had was a bad bottle, because it had this odd corn taste to it and almost no fruit.  Peach doesn't stand out, so it must not have been that good.
The weird "corn taste" I think is Brett in all it's glory. A few of these seem to have dominating Brett as the main funk outlet, for better/worse.
Time in the bottle is a good thing, as sourness has increased for some of them (can't speak for the blueberry). 

I don't know what it was, but I haven't tasted it any other brett/sour beers, and it wasn't good.

DMS maybe?

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Re: Batch #2 of Upland Lambics
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 04:40:12 PM »
I've only had the Strawberry and Rasberry from batch 2 but both were properly carbonated and both tasted excellent.   
However, these Upland Lambics seem to give me more heartburn than any other lambics I've had.
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