Saison Du Blodget - Upright Brewing Company

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Saison Du BlodgetSaison Du Blodget

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This years release, not retired, and probably a duplicate.

Pours a bright saturated orange, a finger of white foam on top. Spotty lace around the edges of the glass.

Musty oaky aroma with a juicy citrus quality, peach pit, fuzzy sweetness.

Bright peachy acidity in the taste, grapefruit, yogurty lacto, wet wood, oaky tannic bitterness briefly in the dry aftertaste. Crisp acidity, refreshingly tart verging on sour. Somewhere in the realm of Fantome and Fantasia, somewhat lambic-esque. Overall it's tasty and nicely complex and cohesive.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of kevanb
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Saison Du Blodget from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.