Twain

Indiana
United States
Twain, Upland Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Bloomington’s own Musgrave Orchards helped make this one of our most unique releases yet. Twain is a blend of 12 month Basis with Musgrave’s cider for potent notes of apple, and a batch of Basis aged in brandy barrels for 12 months.The result is an easy-drinking, hazy sour with a medium body and spritzy finish. This complex depth of flavor includes distinct fruity aromas as well as cider qualities that will transport you to harvest season.

Profile

ABV: 
7.8%
Hops: 
Goldings
Malts: 
Pale, Pilsner, Raw Wheat
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Twain by Upland Brewing Co. was judged as a 28C (Wild Specialty Beer) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.  This beer was very difficult to categorize for the following reasons ;  It is a sour, it has apple cider and it was aged in bourbon barrels.  The aroma of this beer had a funky sour aroma ( a good thing ) and little no hop aroma.  The pour revealed a light yellow hue that was both hazy and cloudy and a light carbonated head.  This was made with both beer and cider fermented seperately and blended together. The flavor(s) was straight up sourness and tartness with hints of apples and pears.  Even though this beer was aged in bourbon barrel I couldn't discern this. The bourbon barrel and the oak just got lost in the sourness and tartness. This beer clocks in at 7.8% in alcohol.    The beer had a medium body and mouthfeel with a very sparkling component in the palate.  Because of the sourness and tartness this beer was very mouth puckering.  The overall impression is that it is definately a sour with nice fruit notes.  The aftertaste was mouth puckering and intense - signs of a truly wonderful sour !

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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