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Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 50
Gots: 42 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Linda629, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of PEBKAC
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from LetsPour dot com. Ommegang chalice. Already well into strong ale season, a lonely saison walks in out of the cold.

Cloudy, yellow orange, turning mustard on the second pour, as it gets stirred up w/ sediment. Hollow, egg white head.

Chalky, saline, menthol scent. Bready yeast. Muted.

Taste is Incredibly chalky & stiff straight out the fridge. Letting the bottle sweat turns the beverage doughy sweet. Not really enjoying that either. Frothy. Begins to feel quite thick. Envelope glue bitterness, some leafy greens. Battery acid & flour finish. Bland yeast.

A short review just because I'm so disappointed. Hope this year's SN Celebration can cheer me up.

PEBKAC, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

A: The pour is a somewhat clear golden color with a finger of white head.

S: Wow, not what I was expecting...The aroma starts off with intense aromas of butter and booze. That is followed by a very floral smell, almost like honeysuckle. Some bread and mild fruit notes, perhaps pineapple.

T: The flavor isn't much better. Still very sweet with lots of honey and a bit of overripe apples. A very floral quality to it, too. Some cracker malts and a mild pepper note. Though it's light, there is still butter.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: I've really enjoyed most of the Upright beers I've had, but this was just not very good.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

pperez38, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of RedDiamond
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not sure what Upright was going for with this, their strongest regular ale, but I'm inclined to interpret it as a biere de garde - a style not especially prevalent on the Northwest beer scene. Traditionally, a biere de garde is lagered. Upright's website provides little information about Seven and doesn't suggest it is lagered. But the beer stands out among their other offerings as heavier and more alcoholic. Its orange-brown body pours with a lumpy, volcanic head trailing thick gobs of lace on exit. It is sharply bitter and unpleasantly sour and tastes somewhat like a hoppy dubbel. It is peppery and tart though it finishes clean and dry.

Seven is a modestly drinkable but otherwise indistinct beer. I can't for the life of me see what the fuss is about.

RedDiamond, Apr 24, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Bosoxfan20, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

greg4579, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

750 mL courtesy of Libby pours a very hazed, light gold color with a fine-bubbled white head. Retention is ok and lacing nice.

Nose is interesting...over-ripe oranges, sourdough bread and some tropical fruit I cant identify that I am guessing is from the hops.

Taste is fruity and tart with a grainy bread maltiness and fair amount of sweetness. Id be surprised if this one didnt have wheat in it, it has a tang to it I find unique to wheat beers. Mouthfeel is soft and supple with a fine carbonation. I dont really find this beer to be up my alley...it doesnt seem to come together quite right for me. I dont know if I waited too long to drink it, probably sat in my fridge for 6 months or so. Right up there with Billy the Mountain for my least favorite Upright beers I have had. That said, even a mediocre Upright experience is better than the best of many breweries! Id like to try it again sometime to see if I like it better.

twiggamortis420, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a glowing straw yellow with ok carbonation leaving a small white cap, not buccles or lacing after a few sips

S: Pretty darn average. Some fruits and spice.

T: Starts off with a Belgian yeast, followed by spice and some fruits. Little bit booze sting on the end and sweetness with perhaps some wheat on the end

M: Finishes a bit dry, light to medium body

O: Just above average

barleywinefiend, Apr 16, 2011
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3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle pours a clear yellow with a white cap more than a finger strong. Some spotty lace clings to the glassware. Streaming bubbles of carbonation support the cap that retains well.

The smell opens up a bit sulfuric and then blends into some of the fruited expected quakity of a saison. Most noteably is a mild essence of pear then minerals. As it warms up, almost a funky cheesy scent emerges.

The taste is herbal and rindy with hops. A bit of neutral fruity citrus almost zesty quality is present that seems to stem from a combination of yeast and hops. A little bit of carbonic aspect emerges when swirled and a flavor of dirty cantaloupe resides in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a visually ample amount of carbonation that comes up a bit light in the feel. Overall not bad, but lacking a but compares to the other staple upright brews. For being described as Upright's most aromatic brew, I have to disagree.

stakem, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Steve_Oldrati, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

theminutemen, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mdillon86, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

mendvicdog, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ucsbmullet, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

IrishColonial, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

kbrown, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Phelps
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Find the closest teddy bear, cut it open and bunch its fluffy guts together -- that's what Seven's head looks like. A beautiful, dense crust of eggshell-white foam caps the beer for what seems like hours. Below, the liquid is burnt orange and mostly clear.

Strange nose. Highly aromatic, I get hints of pumpkin spice, bread crust, honey, musty cereal, anise. Red apples mix with the other mulling spices to give this an almost cidery quality.

Impressive malt character. Packed with toasted bread from bready start to quenching, bitter burnt finish. In between, I get red apple again, biscuits, toasted wheat, earthy hop contribution. Pepper, sawdust, a good amount of toasted wheat. Dry as a crusty loaf of bread. Musty.

Not a hint of the eight percent alcohol. Carbonation is quite high, assaulting the to gue with bubble daggers to the point that it's painful. Medium-light body, fluffy in the mouth. A bit of fizz as it moves.

Not exactly the flavors I'm looking for in a Saison. Worth a try, though.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

ali1987, Aug 07, 2013
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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.