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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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very good

249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2013 00:32:02 | More by spycow
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%

01-07-2013 18:33:54 | More by cbnz
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-22-2012 03:21:01 | More by Granahan57
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-17-2012 23:49:59 | More by adkieffer
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

12-08-2012 02:05:35 | More by Paige
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4.38/5  rDev +11.5%

Bottle poured into a HF stem.

Pour: Mostly clear pale gold body with a billowing three plus finger white head. Head is very fluffy, leaves solid lacing, and the hangs around.

Smell: Quite a solid bit of funk up here!!! Some sweet bread and a light lemony citrus. A little bit of honey.

Taste: Lemon zest bite up front, followed by a light biscuity sweetness and funk throughout. A light pepper on the finish.

Mouthfeel: This is so incredibly refreshing. A light clean tartness, and a lighter breadyness that packs so much flavor for sure a drinkable beer.

Overall: A beautiful easy drinker, and maybe my new favorite in the table beer category. Very, very nice.

11-25-2012 01:43:51 | More by cfrances33
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-24-2012 15:24:03 | More by SDG1070
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2012 08:10:58 | More by Anonymous1
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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%

A: Poured a cloudy straw, deepish yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white cap which fades leaving some light bubbles and a little white ring circling the glass

S: Wheat, lemon zest, dash of salt and light barnyard

T: Immediate lemon zest, barnyard with a pronounced barnyard but no funk, more like hay and light horseblanket. The finsh has a light, lingering bitterness with a lemon drop and hay note to finish it off

M: Light bodied, little booze, very effervescent with a good amount of citrus and wheat setting up camp on the palate

O: Good. Easy drinking and well rounded.

11-02-2012 21:30:49 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

Bottle from Made in Oregon.

Ommegang chalice. Dusty, golden straw body. Flimsy white head.

Smell is bit unexpected & quite awesome. Mild lemon-lime citrus rind, wheat, & sour candy upfront. A dusty, sweet herbal quality, sort of like woodruff syrup.

A little twang, a little itchy wheat. More wheat then anticipated. Lemon juice & dusty bread. Aerosol. Bitter greens & saline on the finish.

Spritzy carbonation. Subtle bitterness. Lovely acid, & just dry enough.

Really refreshing. Why does this have to be $10 a bottle?

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a cloudy yellow, fizzy foamy head. Dry, grassy, almost winey at first followed by malty notes that remind you it's beer not wine. Yeast in the finish as well. I like Tank 7, but this seems more quaffable because it is not so sweet. Very refreshing. Would buy again.

10-06-2012 17:41:53 | More by mmapes
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.