Pearpawsterous

Indiana
United States
Pearpawsterous, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our collaboration with Cascade Brewing in Portland, Oregon, began from a place of mutual respect and admiration. Both breweries were founded in 1998 and started sour beer programs that focus on utilizing whole fruits and achieving balanced acidity. Pearpawsterous is a sour ale aged on whole pawpaws from Indiana and a custom blend of pears from Oregon, fruits indigenous to the home state of each brewery. Our rendition is aged for three months on Basis, our Belgian-inspired, Lambic-style base beer. The result is a sour ale with layers of pawpaw and pear flavors, zesty carbonation and pleasantly tart, dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
10
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Perle
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsner, Raw White Wheat, Bonlander Munich
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pearpawsterous by Upland Brewing Co. is a barrel-aged fruited sour ale, judged as BJCP Category 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This beer's aroma is tart and fruity, with a low, pleasant mustiness. As it warms slightly, it takes on more depth and the tartness becomes more distinctly lactic. It pours hazy orange in color with a tall, fizzy white head. The head flattens fairly quickly, but bubbles continue rushing to the surface. This beer has a moderate lactic tartness in the flavor with fruitiness to match. The fruitiness creates an impression of sweetness, though it finishes well attenuated and dry. It is highly carbonated with a medium-light body, making it feel refreshingly crisp. Overall, this is a solid and well-balanced example of the style.

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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