Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company
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Reviews by alpinebryant:
3.25/5 rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a massive overflowing head in my tulip glass. Lacing on the sides of the glass evident. Body of the beer is hazy and straw pale malt yellow.
S: Aroma of lemon rind, mustiness, pale malts, Czech/Noble hops, some fruit blossoms and a french saison yeast. I have brewed a few saisons with very similar aroma that were not at all hard to brew.
T: Starts off with a pronounced lemon rind flavor , a bit of coriander and some mustiness. The flavors are really more lemon and lightly flavored pale malt than anything else. I suspect the temperatures did not get as high as I prefer to make my Saisons that I put into the 90's in the early to mid summer to pronounce its flavors.
M: The body is light and fluffy with a ton of carbonation. Too much, however this was probably not completely fermented at the time of bottling and the sugars have been finished afterwards.
O: I am not overly impressed with this although it is not bad. I have a slightly biased assessment coming from some Saisons that I have made with little difficulty that were very similar or better than this with a little more flavor. With that said, this is a highly drinkable light summer Saison which is what these are supposed to be. I would recommend trying Saison Dupont over this however it is a nice light Saison that is not offensive to those who fear flavor.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2012 23:05:26 | More by alpinebryant
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4.11/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very frothy, you get a little spillage simply from popping it open, pours a three plus finger head of delicate, airy bleached white foam, doesn’t have the skeleton to last very long, evaporates down to the surface with a few random splotches to create an impression of lacing. Warm golden color, on the gauzy side, the bubbles are random but fat and active. Pleasingly straightforward and fresh nose focused on grapefruit and orange citrus, apple, pear fruit, trim and focused so that any breadiness or coriander type spice remains a minor influence, has a meadowy freshness rather than leafy herbaceousness. Medium-bodied, has some palate traction but likewise fresh here as well with lavender, ginger, coriander, tea leaf, and wildflowers more than pepper or sweet yeastiness. Lemon, grapefruit citrus again a factor. The fruit flickers in and out, skin and seeds like apple and pear, some underripe apricot. The carbonation is average to plus, however, the mouth feel remains “hard” and somewhat chewy. A model of restraint while being accessible and easy to quaff. Happy to have tried it.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 02:15:01 | More by farrago
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy light amber with billowing soapy white head, settles to a half inch with big chunks of lace on the glass. Smell: snappy grain, lemon, spicy, doughy note. Taste: somewhat vinous with light acetic and oaky-ish notes, lemon, wheat cracker, grassy and spicy with mild sweetness to back it up. Light bodied with active carbonation, drying, moderate mineral profile, with lemon and a little cooked pear in the finish. Enjoyable able strength saison that packs a good amount of flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:43:30 | More by babaracas
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Got this one on tap at the brewery. I walked there from my house. I love living in Portland!
There wasn't a lot of head on it -- foamy and low and it dissipated pretty quickly. The appearance is great: very pale, cloudy (opaque) yellow/straw colored.
The smell is bright, fresh, lemony, spicy… flavors of lemony, spices like coriander, and straw to match the appearance. It's a little bit soapy.
The flavor matches, with a little funkiness from the hops. There's some sweetness in the body but it finishes fairly dry.
I'm a pretty big fan. I wish this was more available in standard 12oz bottles. This is a great spring/summer beer.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2014 22:56:10 | More by highTempo
Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.