I’ve heard great things about this beer but Batch 4 is notably not too good. Interestingly enough, any American Wild Ale that has a very fizzy 7-up style carbonation always lets me down in vinegar notes. Every Upland beer has this and a few of my early home-brews had fizzy carbonation that fades fast and every time they’re vinegar bombs. Is there a correlation between the two?
AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
S – Figs, prune juice and lactic acid on the nose. Looking at my notes, the nose is not as good as I remember. Very bath-water, mustiness.
T – Overwhelmingly sour. The grapes add a tartness that just makes the beer way more sour. Vinegar still present with brett funk at the finish. Nice cherry and grape
M – Thin and oily
O – Dang. Wish I hadn’t opened this. Probably would have sent away to someone who hasn’t had it before. Still nice but certainly way too sour for me and so one dimensional.