Anniversary Saison - Upright Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +17.1%
This is awesome.
Open the bottle to a gusher (I'm crying now over the ounce I spilled). It pours a beautiful cloudy golden color with a bright white head. Immediate apricot aromas from two feet away. The nose opens up to bright floral notes. Taste is devine and full of apricot sourness, with heaps of gin character and spice. Mouthfeel is super dry and refreshing.
A perfect saison
04-11-2014 02:45:35 | More by dpool
4.25/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle opened on 4.27.14
A - Pours a hazy light orange with a fluffy white head with good retention.
S - Tart lemon citrus, mild malt background.
T - Lemon, wheat, tart, subtle funk.
D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.
O - Crisp citrus and light tartness. An A+ in my book.
07-03-2014 05:30:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.04/5 rDev -5.4%
Thanks for the bottle, Brian.
Gushing slowly, this beer pours a flowing apricot with a dense, frothy, long lasting off white head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is awesome. Bright gin barrel character with juniper and spruce most noticeable, there's mild orange peel, white grapes and a nice funk. The grape note is mildly musty and green, reminding me in ways of Nelson hops. The funk is earthy, mildly lactic and with a moderate barn house character. Awesome.
The palate opens bright and tart with a pronounced Brett expression. Plenty of clove and a shade of plastic to go with earth, mushrooms and barnyard. The mid palate has some of the saison yeast phenols and spice( white pepper ) along with the barrel characteristics of juniper, spruce, white wine. Drying and quite lemony on the finish, the blend of lemon and juniper is quite nice. A woody spice character is present, which leads to a mild astringency. I can't tell of it's from the gin or wine barrels; it's most noticeable as a drying, tannic presence on the finish, mildly spicy and mildly cedar like. Moderately sweet, surprisingly so, with honey and sugar. Carbonation is moderate. Very nice stuff.
07-14-2014 06:30:00 | More by DefenCorps
4.59/5 rDev +7.5%
750mL into a tulip. Pours a glowing golden orange w/ a frothy white head that settles to a sudsy film, nice patchy lace. Nice looking brew.
Aroma is fresh and juicy, grassy, earthy. Nice bright, mildly tart saison funk along with citrusy goodness.
Taste is likewise bright and crisp, fresh. Clean orange peel and earthy, grassy funk. Lots of juicy, citrusy hops. A really nice dry oaky quality, I suspect that this beer spent some time in oak barrels, possibly white wine barrels, but I'm not sure about that. This beer is delicious.
Mouthfeel is light and semi-dry, drinkable and refreshing. Can't stop drinking this.
Overall this is a truly outstanding saison, very little room for improvement in any area.
05-02-2014 02:44:26 | More by draheim
Anniversary Saison from Upright Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.