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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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very good

266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 24
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Four is truly a light yet flavorful beer. The recipe uses a good portion of wheat and incorporates a sour mash into the process to make it slightly tart and extra refreshing. It has delicate aromas and flavors that span a range of floral, grassy and herbal notes. The finish is extra dry and makes the beer a great beverage to pair with food, especially various cheeses and shellfish."

Malts and Grains: pale, wheat, and munich, rolled wheat
Hops: hallertauer mittlefruh
Yeast: french saison

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-02-2009)
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JC271, Oct 18, 2014
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Shnanign, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

beernads, Oct 08, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%

blackpoolmatt, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Jofroi, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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2.86/5  rDev -27%

kojevergas, Sep 22, 2014
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3.82/5  rDev -2.6%

Dirtyhands, Sep 21, 2014
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wildlife, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

BobbyDigitali, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

guajolote, Aug 30, 2014
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Sarmartay, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Elicoleman, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Schlafly33, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jbaker67, Aug 14, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color w/ vigorous champagne carb, thick creamy head, sticky clumps of lace clinging to the glass. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is a little tart, grassy, earthy, dry funk. Good, clean, bright saison aroma.

Taste is light, airy, refreshing. Slightly grainy pale & wheat malts, Belgian yeast, floral Old World hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean w/ a dry finish. Nice carbonation tickles the palate and keeps it light. Wheat malt gives it a softness in both taste and mouthfeel.

Overall a drinkable, approachable saison. I can't imagine anyone not liking this.

draheim, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

micropale, Aug 01, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into tulip 31/7/14

A hazy golden yellow saturated by tiny bubbles, turns to foam when it hits the glass but a gentle pour still gives me half a glass of loose soapy foam that quickly falls to a thin film leaving lots of random lace

S grass and hay, a little lemon, cereals, spice I can't place and lots of farmhouse yeast

T flavors just a little faded compared to the nose, bubblegum, wheat, grass, and yeast, not far from the smell just a little less intensity

M light bodied, it explodes in your mouth but that would be on par for the style, finish is dry and fairly clean with just some faint hay

O drinkable and great for this hot summer day, not crazy complex but it's only 4.5%

It would make a great session beer but it would break you bank fairly quickly, a little expensive but has sparked my interest in some other Upright beers I've seen collecting dust around town

wordemupg, Jul 31, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into my Selkirk Abbey tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head pours an inconvenient 3+ fingers of frothy white foam which dissipate slowly and leave a chunky lace. Aside from the inconvenience, a pretty attractive beer!

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a bit of a pear-like character at first; then a far more unctuous umami develops in the aroma. It makes me think of tomatoes and soy sauce, though it's not anywhere near so strong as that. A fascinating brew.

Taste: sweet malt with a hint of diacetyl butteriness. There's a little funk and a nice grassiness here, but the umami from the aroma isn't really present. What a weird brew. The flavor is subtle but well-wrought; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a colossal carbonation. Creaminess is big and mouth-filling -- good stuff.

Overall: a weird beer even by Portland saison standards. That said, I like the experimental feel to it. Definitely worth a try if you come across it.

flagmantho, Jul 31, 2014
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2dogbrew, Jul 27, 2014
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dimitrov, Jul 27, 2014
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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.