Found

Indiana
United States
Found, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

After spending a weekend with our friends at Blackberry Farm Brewery foraging in the Smoky Mountains, we brought back several yeast specimens and isolated a few strains to begin the fermentation process. We collaborated with the Blackberry Farm brewers on a recipe to echo and enhance the unique characteristics of these yeast strains. Found is a light and tart wild ale that's golden in appearance and brimming with lemon, clove & apple notes which are complemented by a dry and refreshing finish.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
18
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Tettnang
Malts: 
Sugar Creek Malt Pilsner, Red Wheat
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Found by Upland Brewing Co. is a very straightforward, uncomplicated American Wild Ale (Cat 28B – Mixed Fermentation Wild Ale as per the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines) that is a bit “wilder” than most, using a culture isolated from the Smoky Mountain wilds for fermentation. It appears that this culture is a mixed yeast and Lacto culture. What this offering lacks in the flavor complexity typically associated with the style, it makes up for in a refreshing quaffable character. 

A tart and earthy aroma is quite evident as the beer is poured, with some cereal notes, floral esters, citrus and lemon notes also present behind this. The beer is cloudy with a light golden color and an initial large white bubble head that dissipates quickly, as is normal for the style. 

The clean tartness noted in the aroma comes through very well in the flavor, with light citrus and cereal flavors in the background complementing the flavor from start to finish. Again, not particularly complex, but very well balanced and quite refreshing. There is a light malt and additional cereal character that builds towards the finish, but the body remains on the thin side and maintains its quaffability. The aftertaste is dry and prepared the palate well for the next sip

This is simply a great Summer thirst quencher that I would highly recommend to search out if available in your area. Cheers and enjoy! 

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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