Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 49
Gots: 43 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Seven is our most aromatic beer. The brewery's saison yeast is fully expressed in the aroma with lots of fruitiness while the hops provide light spice notes. The beer has some heft mid-palette but finishes dry with a lightly lingering bitterness. Seven is satisfying on its own but pairs great with a variety of typically fragrant cuisines such as Thai or Indian."

Malts: organic pale, pilsener, organic munich
Hops: magnum, mt.rainier, hallertauer mittelfrüh, liberty

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-26-2009)
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Reviews by sweethome:
Photo of sweethome
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour is hazy golden yellow. Can't see through this light colored beer. Beautiful milk-white head. Nice lacing in my Westvleteren chalice. Nose of yeast, straw, lemongrass, citrus.

Nice, crisp entry - fills out to a full palate. Snappy mouthfeel. Satisfying. Big flavor profile, but light and nimble on the palate. A great sipping beer. Alcohol is well hidden.

Flavors are fresh, lemon rind, hay, hint of yeast.

My first from Upright - this one hits on all the notes I enjoy of the saison style.

More User Reviews:
Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of hansenme
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of augustgarage
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of grownfool
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ASak10
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of emilylee
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.