Full Review
Upland Brewing

Upland Brewing
Sour Reserve

Category: Lambic Gueuze

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
Cellar Selection
2017 Best of Show Sour Beer

Upland Brewing
Sour Reserve

Category: Lambic Gueuze

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Minutely hazy gold color. Sour aromas and flavors of pickled vegetables and fruits, champagne vinaigrette on greens, honey buttered sourdough toast, and reduced lemon with a lightly tannic, tart, effervescent, sour full body and a tingling, distinctive, very long radish and jicama, nuts, and grassy earth finish. A superlative sour beer with great length, power, and finesse.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pickled vegetables and fruits, champagne vinaigrette on greens, honey buttered sourdough toast, and reduced lemon
Taste Flavor: radish and jicama, nuts, and grassy earth
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brillat Savarin, Oysters Rockefeller, Gorgonzola
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superlative sour beer with great length, power, and finesse.
The Producer

Upland Brewing Co.

The Producer
350 W 11th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
USA
1 812-336-2337
Lambic Gueuze
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Serve in a Stange
Gueuze lambics are pale straw to golden in color and range in alcohol from 4-8%. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels, which imparts a unique and complex vinous character and sourness. Lambics labeled as gueuze are a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, Boon Oude Gueuze, Hanssens Oude Gueuze and Cantillon Gueuze Lambic.