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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

276 Ratings
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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 43 | 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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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color w/ vigorous champagne carb, thick creamy head, sticky clumps of lace clinging to the glass. Beautiful beer.

Aroma is a little tart, grassy, earthy, dry funk. Good, clean, bright saison aroma.

Taste is light, airy, refreshing. Slightly grainy pale & wheat malts, Belgian yeast, floral Old World hops.

Mouthfeel is smooth and clean w/ a dry finish. Nice carbonation tickles the palate and keeps it light. Wheat malt gives it a softness in both taste and mouthfeel.

Overall a drinkable, approachable saison. I can't imagine anyone not liking this.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Taste: sweet malt with a hint of diacetyl butteriness. There's a little funk and a nice grassiness here, but the umami from the aroma isn't really present. What a weird brew. The flavor is subtle but well-wrought; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a colossal carbonation. Creaminess is big and mouth-filling -- good stuff.

Overall: a weird beer even by Portland saison standards. That said, I like the experimental feel to it. Definitely worth a try if you come across it.

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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.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.