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Saison Du Blodget - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The only beer that combines the hop forward Five with barrel aging, Saison du Blodget has a historic profile melding tartness and bitterness. The wild aroma is rooted in the mix of hop notes and spent peaches from the Fantasia, which also contribute unique yeasts and bacteria.

(Beer added by: AxesandAnchors on 12-11-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BobbyDigitali, Oct 15, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

Raziel313, Oct 14, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

Farnswurth, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of kevanb
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, 2014 release, poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a copper color, hues of orange and gold, hazy complexion with a finger or so of white head that has low retention and little lace. The aroma is of funky yeast, citrus, hops, pale grain, oak, wildflower, spice and a bit of fruit, oddly bitter and tart. The flavors match the nose, but boy this is bitter, dry hopping is definitely the showcase here, crisp and floral, spicy and funky yeast, pale grain, musty oak, some tartness in there as well with some citrus and fruit, nice complexity and depth of flavors, the balance is nice after the initial bitterness subsides. The mouthfeel is okay, lower carbonation, struggles to coat the mouth, average body that finishes lightly dry but without much oomph.


Verdict: A nice saison, definitely a unique mix of tart and bitter, as stated on the label and description, the dry hopping is certainly evident but it has a nice delicacy and brightness after that initial bitterness hits the tongue. Easy and refreshing, but perhaps a bit busy.

kevanb, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Rifugium, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%

switzer, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

A nice enough beer, but I thought the sour component was a bit over the top (well, for me at least). Still, there's a nice lemon grass and light honey component that helps to keep things interesting. A nice enough beer, even if it's not my cup of tea.

John_M, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

NWHopinator, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Spiri7, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Phobicsquirrel, Sep 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%

PhatAtUT, Sep 12, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

Arkay, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ScottJWing, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Caudalie, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tom10101, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

largadeer, Aug 05, 2014
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westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 03, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is deep golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has a great oak presence, huge bright peach, and notes of dusty brett. Taste is even brighter, fruits are huge, tropical fruits with a good bit of peach, brett is quite clean and citrusy with notes of leather and dust. Carbonation is strong, body is very delicate and soft. Flavors are extremely juicy and bright.

cpetrone84, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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jackmax, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jun 16, 2014
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EliotRosewater, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Sammy, Jun 08, 2014
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Saison Du Blodget from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.