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Four (#4) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

236 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 236
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle
$5.99 (sale)
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Upright Four is very pale straw golden and surprisingly clear. A violent torrent of carbonation rush to the dirty white head. The tightly bubbled, dense head grew to three fingers in height on a gentle pour. As it settles it leaves chunky lacing caked to the glass.The carbonation just keeps on keepin' on throughout the entire drink. Four is a damn fine looking saison.

The aroma is close to that of some of my very favorite Belgian saisons. Slightly sweet angel food cake maltiness lays down the base before a touch of candi sugar sweetness comes through and releases some of that soft bubblegum juiciness. A quick, balancing hop spiciness and sprinkling of lemon rind rounds everything out nicely.

A little of that candi sugar sweetness hits the inside of the cheeks while the angel food cake sets the base. The grassy hoppiness comes through before the aforementioned spiciness shows up. The lemon rind I smelled earlier adds a welcomed brightness. Four wraps up with a moderately dry, effervescent finish.

Upright nailed the mouthfeel on this saison. Light bodied and highly carbonated without ever being overly aggressive.The finish is dry and a mild bitterness lingers after each drink. Four's mouthfeel is comparable to some of the best saisons out there.

I said it once and I'll say it again, Upright nailed this saison. Four is one of the better American versions I've had in a while with it's bright flavors, high carbonation, and dry finish. I'd recommend picking up Four to anyone with access.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 23:38:39 | More by joe1510
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pilsner glass. I don't see a date on the bottle.

Appearance: Pours a translucent amber/gold and leaves behind a finger of light, white head. Plenty of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising towards the surface.

Smell: Very light aroma. Lemon, light citrus hops, wheat. Light and refreshing smell.

Taste: Lemon zest, citrus rinds, some nice grassy tones but very little funk, some peppercorn. Very crisp finish and light flavors.

Mouth-feel: Medium to high carbonation with a light to medium, slightly creamy body. Extremely smooth finish.

Overall: A very refreshing, light saison. This beer has a delicious, crisp, light finish to it that really makes this one refreshing and tasty. Tasty grassy flavors and a very light feel to it. Definitely recommended.

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A: Big show on the pour, giant soapy white head tops a hazing dark wheat coloured brew.

S: Overall the smell is clean and approachable, plenty of freshness of lemons, tart apples, yeasty bread & pale malts with clean minerals and a mild barnyard funkiness.

T: Clean minerals, lemons and tart apples make this immediately refreshing and an easy drinker. A pleasant mild bretta yeast supports the minerals without detracting from clean feel. Spiced with white pepper and coriander and wheat profile throughout.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.