Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company
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Reviews by lurpy1:
3.55/5 rDev -12.3%
750 ml bomber poured into a pint glass....not very impressively. Very hazy, murky beer, somewhat orangish initially, but as the beer warms, it turns a bit of a muddy brown.
Fortunately, appearance is a lesser virtue for enjoying beer. The smell is highly citrus-y and tart, evocative of a Russian River sour wild. Very nice, very much in line with Saison smell.
Taste comes a little bit more sweet than tart, but the pucker factor is still there. A little bit of a cut grass taste to it as well. It'll do.
Zingy, carbonated mouthfeel, classic Saison, but a little thicker than most.
Once I got beyond the unattractive pour, this was a pretty good beer and a good representation of the style. As with all Saison's, it's not worth going to great lengths to procure, but it's recommended and worth trying.
02-02-2012 16:14:48 | More by lurpy1
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4.22/5 rDev +4.2%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. This was sampled alongside Upright 4, 5 and 6.
The beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is wheat, oranges and lemons. The flavor is heavy on the lemon and oranges with some wheat. A very fruity, citrus flavored saison. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This was my favorite beer out of Upright 4, 5, 6 and 7.
04-20-2010 04:11:01 | More by Mora2000
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
K 'n' B Wine Cellars
San Diego, CA
Slightly hazed golden and light amber with a big, persistent off-white head that leaves ribbons of lace down the glass. A gorgeous beer.
Very powerful and quite strong aroma of tropical and citrus fruits, some berry and melon, and simple grains. It comes together very nicely, and probably the best aspect of the beer.
The flavor is similar, especially as it warms, as more tropical fruit and melon notes accentuate. There's simple grains and a low level of bitterness. The fairly high alcohol (for the style) is remarkably well hidden.
Medium bodied with high carbonation, though just a little bit syrupy.
I'll happily pick this Upright up again from off the shelf.
07-16-2012 15:00:11 | More by ehammond1
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
(Served in a tulip)
A- This beer pours a very hazy apricot body with a microbubble carbonation and a big beige cream that fills half the glass on the first pour. The head sticks to the glass with each sip.
S- The yeast bread dough aroma has some fresh meadow aroma with fresh rain and green fruity hops growing in the finish. There is an apricot hint to the fruity finish aswell.
T- The spicy phenols and some classic saison esters blend with a green bitter hint that is soon overpowered by a slightly dry but full flavored hop finish. There is some tropical fruit qualities to the hops with some spice notes and a Munich malt sweetness that complements the other flavors nicely.
M- The medium mouthfeel is enhanced by the thick head texture and the tight fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat noticed.
O- The nice solid saison base has some interesting malt sweetness and good complexity to the full hop profile. This is very drinkable and sessionable.
05-15-2013 20:25:59 | More by rhoadsrage
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
750ml bottle. It seems like the saisons are coming hard and fast as the summer season approaches its seemingly way too early end. Wow, even this brewer (who I suppose wrote the synopsis above) can't seem to get the palate/palette/pallet thing straight. Sheesh.
This beer pours a perfectly hazy, murky medium tarnished golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, bouncing spongy eggshell white head, one well worthy of your local DQ outlet training videos, which leaves some decent multi-layered sudsy lace around the glass as it gently sinks away.
It smells of gritty, somewhat caramelized wheat malt, a further sourdough breadiness, subdued funky yeast, a middling drupe fruitiness, earthy, herbal honey, a wafting white pepper spiciness, and some floral, citrusy hops. The taste is bready, grainy wheat and barley malt, a mildly astringent tropical and pedestrian grocery aisle citrus fruitiness, some laid-back earthen yeast, a dry minerality, a softly boozy white wine edge, and some subtle coriander and black pepper spice, while the hops, which are there, I'm certain, seem sort of hard to discern amongst the other preexisting conditions.
The bubbles are a tad sharp, but generally just frothy in a playful manner, the body a sturdy medium weight, given the purported style, and smooth, I'll proffer, what with the yeast and alcohol offsets that seem to desire to remain hidden. It finishes off-dry, the wheaty malt reasserting itself, the yeast and citrus providing a so-so counterpoint, and the booze starting to turn over its engines.
A decently amped up saison, I suppose, as the light, crisp nature of the style is mostly subverted here - a much heavier malt body kind of tells all in that respect, as the citrus, yeast, and alcohol all add to a slightly overbearing sense of heavy handedness. By no means unpleasant, the flavour here is just more representative of a different offering entirely, maybe a lighter wheatwine.
09-03-2013 00:29:18 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
Better than the five, this saison had at Bar Volo yields an orange, mango and hoppy flavour. Big carbonation, medium plus mouthfeel, with creaminess. Cloudy medium yellow body. Decent drinkability.Funky and sweet malt aromas.Herbal flavours, overcarbonated, better with food.
Shared another bottle 7 months alter and it had a good sourness to it, carbonation eased off but still right there. Minerally.
02-15-2011 02:48:15 | More by Sammy
4.28/5 rDev +5.7%
Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my Bruery tulip.
Persian orange liquid, with a massive thrust of rocky seashell merengue fed by a burbling aquifier of microbubbles. Bright gamboge highlights suffuse the glass. Immense sticky lacing. Superlative retention. This one's a looker.
Fruity and phenolic yeast aromatics along with lots of noble hop notes (it was interesting to learn that most (or all?) of the hops utilized in the brewing process other than Hallertau Mittelfrüh were in fact derived from Hallertau as well). Floral, sweet, and delicate.
Tart and lightly spicy palate entry with a touch of buttermilk and biscuits. Lots of low but complex grassy bitterness mid-palate along with star fruit and unripe pear. Fruity, earthy, and fairly dry finish. Some vague toasty/bready flavors probably from the use of German malts (this marriage of German and Belgian-inspired ingredients seems to be the hallmark of several of Upright's ales).
Medum-bodied, effervescent, somewhat pillowy, and yet crisp and drying.
Another tasty and unique domestic saison from this great Northwest brewery - I really appreciate their subtle but distinctive tweaks to this traditional style. Worth seeking out.
02-26-2011 21:53:43 | More by augustgarage
4.24/5 rDev +4.7%
750ml bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a huge, continually frothing 4 finger white head with excellent retention. Beer is a pale, clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick and patchy with great stick. Awesome!
Nose is hugely aromatic. Notes of lemon rind, yogurt, peppercorn, spice, cane sugar and yeast. Very appetizing.
Opens lemon, cane sugar, yeast, coriander and spice. Light tartness in the middle with a foamy body and a sweet cane sugar backbone. Ends crisp, peppery and slightly floral. Same aftertaste. Nicely complex. A very good beer.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp and aggressive with a relatively clean finish and slightly lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.
This is possibly the best of the series. Intensely aromatic with great balance and an excellent body. Definitely worth having.
05-24-2014 01:12:35 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
750ml bottle, special brews
split, paired with a braised lamb ravioli
appearance: served in my hopleaf tulip (v2), hazy dirty straw body, light beige ring
smell: fresh grassy aroma, a touch tart, lemon grass, hoppy, mild funky yeast
taste: nice pair with the lamb - complex yet balanced - crisp yeast, lemongrass and lemon zest, a touch funky and tart, grassy hops, honey and peach. I enjoyed this.
mouthfeel: medium, crisp
overall: good, nice saison
11-18-2011 03:10:51 | More by dirtylou
4.48/5 rDev +10.6%
Off the tap into a pint glass. One finger of head with opaque, dark orange colored body.
A fragrant aroma of orange and coriander.
The taste was great depth with lemon, orange and yeast. It's bright and sunny.
The texture has a light fizz, with moderate carbonation and medium body.
This is one of the better saisons I've had. It is complex and balanced. Find it and drink it.
01-08-2013 01:04:35 | More by Fatehunter
Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.