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Six (#6) - Upright Brewing Company

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very good

267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 24
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Six is a dark rye beer with layered flavors including chocolate, caramel, pepper, wood, cherry and tropical fruit. It starts semi-dry and smooth and finishes fully dry and tart with a small bite from the hops. The overall balance of the Six makes it easy to pair with richly prepared meats along with many harder cheeses."

Malts: organic pale, caramel, rye, black
Unmalted: rolled rye
Hops: magnum, tettnanger

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-26-2009)
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Reviews by zimmerbloke:
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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopsbreath for sending this my way. Split two ways and served in New Belgium globe glass.

A: Very carbonated right away... even a very soft pour produces a fantastic 2" light-paper-bag colored head that just sticks around forever. Leaves a pretty sticky, thick lacing as it fades. The beer itself is dark brown and burgundy; almost completely opaque, only the slightest bit of light around the edges of the beer.

S: Fruity sweetness and rye spiciness dominate. Very full bodied nose... yeast notes and some additional bready notes from the malt. Very nice.

T: Very strong rye malt character; spicy with a nice, bright fruit sweetness. Strong yeast notes as well. A hint of lemon and cherry tartness on the finish... not overwhelming or strongly sour, but definitely present. Some unpleasant notes on the aftertaste; a combination of lingering bitterness and an off flavor I'm having some trouble identifying. Mild in comparison to the strength of the rest of the flavor profile.

M: Highly carbonated. Medium-thick mouthfeel, very brisk in combination with the flavors.

D: Above average drinkability, but half of a 750 is more than enough.

An extremely interesting and unique offering from Upright. I don't think it would be a regular go to for me, but certainly a fun one to try. More than happy to drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 03:15:19 | More by zimmerbloke
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Six (#6) from Upright Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.