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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

247 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 247
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | 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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Patrick999

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

lPoured into a tulip, Four shows the foaminess and hazy golden body typical of the style. Pretty good lacing noted too. It's about as good as it gets, near Duvelian, Saison Dupont-ian, etc, etc.

In the aroma, a good deal of tangy lemon, some witbier-like mustiness.

I get the sensation of lemon on the palate without much of the acidity. Certainly peppery, like a lemon-pepper chicken. Slight goosey farmhouse funk. Flavor profile true to style, subtle but not lacking.

Thin mouthfeel, as might be expected for a "table beer." High carbonation and general crisp character makes this a real palate-cleanser.

An obvious choice for a Miami summer beer, the kind I wish we could get more of down here. This is a very solid, true to style traditional farmhouse ale. Hugely drinkable low-ABV quencher and/or food beer. So Upright, I can't say I'd ever heard of you guys before, but I think I'm now a fan of your beer. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 01:16:30 | More by Patrick999
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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

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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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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.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.