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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
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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4/5  rDev +2%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Paige
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Paige, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

cfrances33, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

SDG1070, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Anonymous1
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Anonymous1, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

barleywinefiend, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of PEBKAC
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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?

PEBKAC, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of Philousa
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at Good Karma on 10/26/12.

Pours a hazy, tawny gold with a billowy white head that laces well. Aroma is mildly spicy (pepper, clove), mainly lemon and wheat. Flavor is a little subdued and the feel is a little light because of the low ABV. Lots of peanut and cashew with a slightly tart wheat flavor. Hops are floral and light, leaving a pleasant aftertaste. This is what I imagine a farmer would want after a hard day's work. Very flavorful, but doesn't knock you on your ass. Digging the recent trend towards flavorful session beer.

Philousa, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SCZ, Oct 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.5%

Syr, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of mmapes
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

mmapes, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

alpinebryant, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

vande, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

CoryR, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

canucksBC, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

mdillon86, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

DSlim71, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip.

3.5 A: Nearly clear golden wheat color. Three fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is good and a little bit of irregular lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lemony and wheaty with grassiness all around. Dry hay, musty rotting wood, and a light floral/vegetal combo. Faint corriander. Finally, something between plastic and sorachi ace hops, but thankfully this isn't very strong. I read some reviews before buying this and the beer I'm smelling doesn't have the spiciness that I read about. Oh well.

2.5 T: The strongest flavor might be the one I hated the most in the nose. The sorachi plastic is back and distracts from the good flavors. Lemon rind, wheat, grass, hay follow. Big herbal character in this. Lightly floral with musty dustiness, rotting wood, and apple orchard. This reminds me of Saison du Buff in a few ways, though this is much better.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Higher level, somewhat spritzy carbonation. Smooth enough.

3.0 D: I'm not a huge fan of this because of the big herbalness and the plastic thing. I think I'm particularly sensitive to these flavors. In any case, this isn't bad, but far from my saison of choice.

DavoleBomb, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of citrus on this one. The lemon on the nose hits hard at first and fades fairly soon. There is a high amount on the flavor profile with a lot of acid on the profile. Also a bit of an earthy woody thing on the backside. Too much citrus on this one, for my taste. Outdoes everything else and nothing else has an opportunity to shine. A so-so saison. Just too one sided.

RblWthACoz, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary glass.

A: Pours a pale golden straw color with a very thick and pillowy white head.

S: Lemon, citrus, floral accents.

T: Sightly tart, floral hops, ever so slightly bitter. The flavors are subtle yet complex. Very light and refreshing.

M: High amount of carbonation, light body.

D: A very light yet flavorful saison.

willjschmidt, Aug 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

sukwonee, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Derek
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear yellow with a white head, good retention & lace.

S: Lemon grass, straw, light horse blanket.

T: Lemon zest, wheat biscuit, light tartness with hints of funk, modest bitterness.

M: Well-attenuated, light to moderate body with a light acidity and a crisp, dry, refreshing finish.

O: Simple but wonderful. Great summer brew.

Derek, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

acurtis, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

djrn2, Jul 15, 2012
Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.