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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 26
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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Oregon

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-27-2014 06:17:22 | More by MarkyMOD
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-23-2014 18:22:11 | More by scottDC
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-13-2014 03:03:54 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

they call this table beer, and i agree, its very light and soft, but its strange, because this is nowhere near as tart as fatali four, which i thought was the same thing just with the peppers added. this doesnt have that mouthwatering nose to it of sour mash funk and light yeast. its blonde and hazy in looks, heady as they come, hard to pour reasonably even, but the nose is really understated. white wheat malt and a little acidity with floral yeast, all very low key. the taste is similar, a little herbal and summery for this time of year, but if it had the tartness of the fatali version, this would be incredible. its well made beer without question, and tastes pretty good for how light it is, definitely yeast driven with a little bit of sourness, but its awfully subtle. maybe age would let this develop more, or maybe its an exercise in subtlety, but its missing something for me, as much as i do like it. the yeast is the best part, saison style and very bright carbonation helps this stay casual. overall a well crafted brew but id like to see its tartness come out a little more the way it did in fatali four.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 21:48:05 | More by StonedTrippin
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-11-2014 04:47:17 | More by harpus
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spoony

Colorado

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-A gentle pour produces about three fingers of nearly white foam. The retention is so-so at about two minutes and the foam leaves soapy chunks on the way down. The beer is mostly clear with active carbonation and a pale, golden-straw color. Good looking stuff.

S-The smell is an interesting mixture...I get some lemon rind and wheat grain, a bit of bread, dry grass, straw, and a light hit of white pepper. There is a also a Belgian-style yeast aroma that gives a little bit of sweetness and bubblegum.

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. The beer opens with a light wheat grain and lemon rind, and finishes on the dryer side with straw, dry grass, and a bit of peppery spice. There isn't as much bubblegum and sweetness on the palate, and as the beer nears room temperature, it picks up a little tartness on the finish, as well. Not sour by any means, but just a little kick. I also tasted a slightly medicinal flavor, which was a bit odd.

M-The body is light to medium with a persistent, slightly assertive carbonation. Drinkable and pleasant.

O-I really like Belgian "table" beers because they usually offer lots of flavor for very low ABV (they're the original session beers). This beer can't quite match the best Belgian examples, but it is pretty tasty, nonetheless. I would have scored it higher if I did not pick up the slightly off-putting medicinal flavor, but I will happily drink this again. A good first exposure to Upright.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 15:44:07 | More by spoony
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real soapy shampoo and bright white head, makes about three fingers nicely on the pour but has thin retention. Big gapping swiss cheese holes and light clumping, with lots of large bubbles popping. Body is a muted and opaque lemon, with nice thin carbonation rising and plentiful. Pretty good, crazy head though.

Mild floral sensations on the nose but very subdued. Not much yeast or malt profile on this. No sense of sweetness. Very closed but it is pleasant I'll give it that, but very little going on here.

A real interesting palate. Flavors are a little more noticeable but the mouthfeel steals the show. Playfully carbonated giving to orange and citrus mimosa like qualities, and a touch of light sugar. Finish of tropical fruit flavors and champagne crispness, with faint hint of pepper like sensing carbonation. Not particularly dry either, but quite juicy quenching palate.

Overall though there isn't much saison character to this it seems, but it's a very controlled citrus and tropical fueled brew. Somewhere between a solid Belgian pale with more fruity quality. Neat beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 23:39:56 | More by smakawhat
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.9%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice lower alcohol offering from this fine brewer. Beautifully balanced with some hop spiciness and a surprisingly firm malt profile with a finish with some snap to it. Crisp, clean, but not watery, with a very clean but flavorful herbal hop profile throughout, and a bit of citrus in the finish. This is a textbook case of how to make a flavorful, low abv beer that still retains enough body to make it feel like you're having something substantial. Tasty, and impressive compared to many other lower abv craft brews I've had.

Serving type: bottle

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Florida

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.