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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 44 | 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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-02-2009

"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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 293 | Reviews: 101
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First had: bottle from an off-the-shelf trade

I've had some gushers from Upright before, so I held this one over the sink while opening...but it was fine. It was definitely highly active though, and a gentle pour still yielded a full glass of foam, which finally settled, revealing a golden brown liquid; the fuzzy head never fully dissipated. The aroma was quite earthy, notes of saison yeast, herbal, with notes of ripe indistinct fruit. Flavors of candied citrus peel, earth, spicy yeast, toasted wheat. Quite nice. Medium body, clean mouthfeel, moderate carbonation (after the initial calm-down). Enjoyable.

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750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a four finger white head.

S- Earthy, grassy, some funk, lemons, light fruits, bright and well balanced.

T- Slightly tart apples, lemons, pears, and citrus are the first thing I notice, just a little funky, some grassy hops, some wheat, again great balance

M- Smooth, crisp, light, prickly carbonation.

O- A solid Saison and a great lower alcohol beer. Love the tartness. This is my first beer from Upright and I can't wait to try more

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750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours extremely hazy golden amber color with a 3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, straw, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, wheat, bread, pepper, clove, grass, straw, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is great. Zero alcohol warming present after the finish as expected for 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent session saison style. All around great balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors for 4.5%; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.