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Anniversary Saison - Upright Brewing Company

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Anniversary SaisonAnniversary Saison

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cascade dry hopped saison brewed with apricot aged in 3 wine casks and 1 gin barrel.

(Beer added by: anteater on 03-22-2014)
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-13-2014 00:54:47 | More by largadeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 06:30:00 | More by DefenCorps
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atpca

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-14-2014 00:13:56 | More by atpca
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-05-2014 04:28:52 | More by FondueVoodoo
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:30:43 | More by HuskyinPDX
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-03-2014 04:55:04 | More by bstyle
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-30-2014 18:12:58 | More by Rutager
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

NIcely carbed light orange saison with great juniper and lime zest nose from the gin. Almost a hint of ocean water scent on the nose. A real crispness and clean gin scent. The beer has loads of flavor while being smooth and easy to drink. I get the light gin flavor on the front end with a bit of apricot skin and some bit from Brett maybe? I could drink this beer all day. It is so well balanced and very interesting. More gin saisons everyone. Please.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 14:51:15 | More by PHBoiler
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-29-2014 21:28:07 | More by schmidtmattsays
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-29-2014 15:47:52 | More by thebigredone
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Port_Seat

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-26-2014 16:21:45 | More by Port_Seat
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-25-2014 01:48:17 | More by JAHMUR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-23-2014 07:14:26 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-22-2014 03:28:41 | More by akang
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random846

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-20-2014 06:47:21 | More by random846
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-19-2014 19:16:19 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-16-2014 04:15:35 | More by Boozecamel
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-14-2014 17:29:26 | More by Petcha
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EliotRosewater

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-12-2014 02:35:16 | More by EliotRosewater
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-09-2014 22:43:11 | More by strongaf
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rowbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-06-2014 16:41:38 | More by rowbow
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-02-2014 13:04:14 | More by CTJman
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-29-2014 09:02:28 | More by BARFLYB
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shook81

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-13-2014 00:42:39 | More by shook81
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip.

light orange color with a big foamy head. smell of gin barrels, slight sour and tart. taste is quite tart, gin barrels apparent, apricots faint. very tasty. medium carbonation and a mild body.

overall no special herbs, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 23:00:36 | More by Axnjxn
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Anniversary Saison from Upright Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.