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Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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314 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%


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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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

Serving type: growler

04-16-2011 00:39:32 | More by barleywinefiend
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sdawson

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

#7 pours a thick white head atop a base of hazy orange. The scent is predominantly citrus -- I get strong lemon -- yeast, cloves, and subtler spices playing in the background. For those accustomed to Upright Brewing Company's style the dominant tastes of spice, grapefruit, and a strong hop finish may seem a bit of a departure from their typically subtler offerings. I find it a pleasant one, however, as the earthiness of the brew somehow works well with the summer appeal of Saison, making it a great alternative to the lighter summer offerings that most PDX brewers are pushing.

Serving type: growler

07-25-2010 09:33:36 | More by sdawson
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tulip

light yellow pour with a big head. smell of crisp lemons, yeast..funk. taste about the same. super refreshing and easy to drink. lemon flavor is strong. real aromatic and flavorful saison. just excellently brewed. if you like saisons youll like this... medium carbonation and mild body. upright knows saisons and this is no exception!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 18:11:23 | More by Axnjxn
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Fader

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A cloudy dull orange beer, massive head out of the bottle, very foamy.

S - A very refreshing, clean citrus smell, great hop smell balances it all out.

T - The taste lives up to the nose on this one, very clean, hoppy front, citrus flavor throughout, great pine finish.

M - Very bubbly at the start, somewhat bitter after.

O - Awesome brew, first beer I've tried by this brewery, will try them all, and this one again. Definitely a must try.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 04:43:12 | More by Fader
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, white grape, banana, orange peel, bread, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of pear, apple, banana, white grape, orange peel, bread, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apple, banana, white grape, orange peel, biscuit, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester, malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast ester flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick, smooth, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester, malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:14:17 | More by superspak
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy bright orange with about three fingers of bubbly eggshell white head.

Pear and apple fruit notes combine with grassiness to create a very pleasant nose overall. Pepper and farmhouse aromas are restrained to allow the sweeter herbal notes of the yeast take over and create an exceptionally bright aroma.

Fruit notes carry into flavor but with more complexity. A bit of funk comes in to balance the sweetness. Very clean malt flavors offer an ideal balance. Clove and banana flavors take hold. Grassy flavors are stronger and nearly bitter with a dry finish.

The body on this beer makes it ideal for midday in early spring, or in a slightly less traditional manner, in the middle of the night in the winter. Carbonation is not as tight and punchy as some Saisons but the lingering dryness brings this one home.

Overall a great beer and an unforgettable introduction to Upright Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 05:58:32 | More by TheMultiYeast
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beagle75

Iowa

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Heavy--nearly continuous--lacing remains on the glass.

S: Intensely fruity and somewhat yeast-affected. Belgian malt is detectable, but hardly stands out in the presence of white pepper and fruit that cannot decide if it's a mixed bag of temperate rosaceous fruit or stolen straight out of a pina colada. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with pear/apricot fruit and crystal malt. Yeast phenolics are mild, serving to round out the profile rather than send a chemical or hard spice signal. Acidity is mild into the middle where soft fruit left over from the beginning encounters bread that is well-established by the delicate finish. The beer sweetens on the palate over time. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a remarkable and delicious American version of Belgian strong pale ale. Similar to Goose Island's Matilda, this beer exceeds the other by really nailing the details. In the end it bears no rough edges and remains infinitely approachable.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 20:05:01 | More by beagle75
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Incredibly fresh, fruity, tangy and subtly sweet- Upright's Seven is a fruit-forward Saison that welcomes confection malt sweetness over that of spice or dryness. Resembling more of a stronger Belgian-style Pale Ale, this Saison is quite unique.

As the ale pours, a creamy orgy of bubbles, cream, ale and fruit align to give the beer a starburst of peach, gold and orange while its eventual separation of foam yields a tall and pillowy column of froth that's stubborn in its retention and blanketing in its retention. Do ales really look much better?

Soft and delicate aromas capture the quintessential Belgian scents: orange, apple, white grape, and pear reveal the common "farmhouse" scents but complementary fruits of tropical mango, pineapple and apricot suggest something more hop-derived. Counter to the fruit comes the spiciness of delicate white pepper, clove and mild cumin and leaf. Medium vinous notes seem of reisling as that first taste draws near.

Its early taste is much sweeter than the typical Saison. A candied tartness ensues as the sugary taste of candy shops align with tart fruitiness for a taste that's orangy, tangy, and lemony- surprisingly like saltwater taffy, sherbet and cream sickle. Line that up with grassy hop bitterness and flavors like lemongrass, orange blossom and tropical fruit punch results across the middle. But as the ale finishes, it balances nicely with fresh grated white pepper, clove and coriander.

Medium-light, the beer's bready sweetness retains its malt structure late into taste- this keeps the ale creamy, sweet and bready far longer than Saisons typically exhibit. But as that slow quiver of malt develops, it opens up to dry spice, vinous white wine and pungent fruit tartness. Nearing astringency, its bitter flavor results in a softly tannic texture. Aiding its dryness, its alcoholic feel is warm and lightly spicy.

I really like this beer- but much more as a Belgian Pale Ale of extraordinary strength. Its sherbet character is surprisingly charming and is totally unexpected. Despite such acclaim, the ale really misses the mark of Saison from its lack of dryness, elevated fruit and suppressed spice.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 08:07:46 | More by BEERchitect
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wethorseblanket

California

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seven fifty ml bottle.

A: Pours clear golden with a solid 1-inch white head which fades slowly to a thin cap and leaves sheet, ring and splotchy lace.

N: Floral, saison yeast, earthy, grass/hay, lemon zest, peppery spice.

T: Yeasty and earthy, green mossy grass and damp hay, some cracked pepper spices, estery.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, yeasty and lingering black pepper finish.

O: Easy drinking, refreshing, compliments food very well. Enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 03:43:28 | More by wethorseblanket
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bmwats

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a teku.

A: Golden hue. Pours a large, frothy, white head. Settles slowly, and craters unevenly. Plenty of lacing.

S: Floral and hoppy. Lavender and coriander.

T: Light hop, fermented raspberry.

M: Light body, crisp, and a little fruity. Bitter-ish finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice head, and plenty of lacing. Floral and hoppy. Crisp hope with fermented fruit. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 06:10:04 | More by bmwats
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

lovely saison, courtesy of the man who has become my supplier of out of state glory, drlovemd87, a one of a kind bloke and a hell of a BA. this is more like a tripel to me than a saison, or a combination of the two styles. elegant but rustic and hearty. its got more than just wheat malt in its hazy golden appearance. short patchy white head hangs around awhile. sweeter nose, again like a good tripel, oats or something else adds sweetness and body, that much is evident. all kinds of Belgian saison yeast too, farmy and fun, light but distinct. there is a floral element to the yeast as well, something unique really, and although it exacerbates the sweetness, it also gives this brew a decided summery vibe, something very welcomed in these cold November days. more body than most, appreciated in this context, and sweet as she goes down. carbonated only well enough to not seem lazy. I am impressed but not wowed by my first beer from upright. if I end up in Oregon I will have a lot more to explore from them!

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 07:18:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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chickenflea

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Very hazy orange-yellow with a large foamy lasting white head. (This one got away from me on the pour!.) Aroma of peach, bread, coriander, funkiness and yeast. Very strong. Taste is tart with lingering sweetness and a twist of lemon. - great! Some very mild bitterness on the finish...just enough to add a touch of dryness. Mouthfeel is a little sticky after the initial rush of carbonation...not what I expected. I have had some really good beers over the last year...Blind Pig, Anchorage offerings, and others. This one is also very good. A real pleasure and worth every penny.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 20:42:06 | More by chickenflea
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SnacksForMax

Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pouring 12 oz into a tulip, I'm struck by how pale it is. It looks like straw coming out of the bottle. In the glass, it's a bit more orange. Really nice head to it. Creamy and with funny little bubbles. Retains the head nicely throughout the drinking session.

The smells I get are subtle. Apricot, bread and maybe a touch of citrus. Funky. The bottle talks of grassy notes and I agree that they're there, but it's not as prominent as I expected.
The taste is surprising. The bread and funk really hits you hard. There's a bit of "smoke" to it (although I do not believe that it is actually smoked), which I didn't expect from a saison like this. The Farmhouse Ale labeling seems more appropriate now that I'm getting into it. The maltiness is complex yet pleasant. I almost want more of the apricot/citrus smells that I got at first.

The mouthfeel is a little thin. It definitely builds on the back of the tongue as you drink, but it feels like it looks when pouring; surprisingly pale.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 05:11:12 | More by SnacksForMax
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot, with a huge, rocky head; great retention and a cloudy sky full of lacing

Smell: Apricot and a hint of floral peach; wheat bread; tangerine and star fruit

Taste: The fruits jump out at first, with an interesting blend of the stone fruit elements (apricot and peach) and the citrusy (navel orange and star fruit); bitter and herbal flavors arrive, in the middle and build, after the swallow, bringing a peppery character; after wondering about the malt, the wheat bread joins the fruit in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; slight burn in the gullet

Overall: Not your typical Saison, this beer is like a fruit salad of flavor; very interesting and unique - I am a fan

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 21:22:15 | More by brentk56
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:29:18 | More by biboergosum
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a huge creamy head to about 3 or 4 fingers. Very active carbonation present while drinking. Golden color which shades on the darker side and has a cloudy body.

Smell: A potent yeast front with accents of straw, butter, dough, peppercorns, lime, and light tropical fruits. The heavy creamy yeast carries though to the body and is the dominating aroma. The spiced flavor really blend in well with everything going on here as well.

Taste: The front is a very sweet easy going lemon citrus feeling. The body is a very bold yeast and pilsner malt feeling. A really stop kick in this beer, sets itself apart from other Saisons. The back end of this beer is a earthy, straw, and lemon grass flavor. The finish is slightly sweet which a fair amount of dryness.

Mouthfeel: For the pop that this beer brings the mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall: A unique saison. At 8% abv this beer brings it but also has a ton of complexity and flavor. A strong and bold brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 18:23:24 | More by KFBR392
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a very nice hazy and dark golden color with some slight orange hues. There is nice 1 inch dense white head that forms. Retention is pretty amazing.

Aroma of spices and some nice earthy grass notes. Some nice sweet malt notes are present with some nice slight pear juice notes and some apple. Very mild funk notes present.

Flavor follows the nose. Nice sweet fruit juice notes. There are notes of apple and pear and some slight honey notes. Nice earthy notes with the grain mixed in with some nice slight yeasty phenols. There is some slight boozy sweetness to the brew with some heat as well but it is masked well. There is some slight hop notes in the middle of the brew that bring some slight citrus notes. Very nice brew. Mouthfeel is pillowy and well carbonated.

This is a good American Saison. Not as funky as others I've had but has some nice peppery spice notes mixed in with the fruity notes and the phenols.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 22:35:30 | More by JoEBoBpr
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babaracas

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with billowing cream colored head, slowly settles to a thin layer, leaving a thick sheet of lace on the glass. Smell: apricot, grassy, pepper and sweet orange citrus notes. Taste: soft grassiness, citrus peel, pear and date, pale malt - lots, peppery and mild citric finish. Semi-drying.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:48:12 | More by babaracas
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazy amber color with a bubbly white head. Nose has a light yeasty spice, cream, with a fair bit of sweetness and banana. Taste is slightly less sweet, medium body and fairly well carbonated. Cream is there, a touch of spice and more balanced sweetness. Finish is crisp with more spice.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 15:45:20 | More by cpetrone84
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

FIrst time having this and was quite impressed.

A- Yellow Orange Sunset with a solid 2 fingers of head that hung on forever.

S- CItrus, Malt, hops

T- Orange, Hops, dusty farmhouse yeast.

M- Heavy but fitting

O- Overall, I really liked this. Was a bit sweeter than the typical saison, but the body held it together and the orange and sweetness played nicely off the hops and yeast. Would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 17:42:42 | More by taylor714914
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden wheat and clear, streams of active carbonation percolate up lending their hand to the bone white head. Micro-bubbles veneer the top and cling to the glass forming delicate lacy patterns.

S: Refreshing and approachable offering smells of lemon, minerals, yeasts with bretta and just a hint of fresh cut grass. Spicy notes as well - pepper and possibly cloves, and bright scent of under ripe peaches.

T: Funky yeast and malts of sweet biscuits with lemon rinds and fresh yellow fruits. Taste moves through to minerals and a dry champagne with a hint of white pepper and cloves.

M: Creamy and frothy carbonation fill the mouth with a dry, crisp and clean brew. While the experience is crisp, the mouth feel is viscous enough to hold on the palette after the last sip.

O: A clean and refreshing saison that is very balanced and complex, both in scent and taste. Well worth seeking out and enjoying with a summer meal.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:37:03 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a full two finger head that bears good retention time before descending to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a perfectly rounded large bump of surface foam. Fluffy cobwebs of lacing stick to the glass.

S- Very fruity aroma brings about notes of mango, papaya and pineapple. Very floral and borderline soapy. Hint of pepper in the back.

T- Flavor is also very fruit-forward but also features some tangy spice. Very drinkable for the ABV. Slightly tart with notes of tangerine, orange and more mango. Turns out to be quite complex as the yeast and spice alternate with the fruit upon each sip.

M- Tight from the medium-high carbonation and sharp from the spice. The body's on the lighter side and is moist.

O- Although I don't favor the more fruit-forward saisons, if I were to choose one to drink, it would definitely be this. Never had anything by Upright before and this has made a great first impression on me. Looking forward to possibly trying more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 22:58:48 | More by Immortale25
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a translucent amber (not too hazy but not transparent) and leaves several fingers of extremely fluffy white head.

Smell: Citrus, belgian yeast, perhaps some peach and pear in there as well. Interesting aroma, not necessarily mouth-watering but not unappealing.

Taste: Starts with citrus and moves on to a bread-like dough taste along with some lemon and coriander. Finishes nicely with some fruity notes.

Mouth-feel: Medium to high carbonation with a medium body to it. Very smooth.

Overall: A very nice sipping saison. The flavors aren't overwhelming but they compliment each other nicely. Citrusy and doughy with little funk. I was pleased with this saison, and it was very smooth for its relaively high-for-style ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 23:14:34 | More by Resuin
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 20:25:59 | More by rhoadsrage
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- This pours up a good amount of head with little tiny bubbles. The foam is pure white and body is a hazy, grapefruit color. It appears that this is going to take its time to dissipate. This is one fine looking beer. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing after the first pour, even more after the second pour.

Nose- The initial aroma that I detect is spicy yeast and citrus- fairly typical for a Saison. Grapefruit, orange, and orange peel. There is some pine and grassiness. A bit of soapiness also. This is very fruity, very floral. Peaches, bananas, perfume, and champagne.

Taste- Initially, there's a lot of bitterness. Woody, grassy, and piney. There's a lot more hops on this than any other saison I've ever had. Not sure how I feel about it. The fruit and spicy yeast are there but the hops are very dominant in this one. Peach and grapefruit and orange peel. There is some pear in there as well. Honestly, the hop character is too pronounced for my tastes. It mars what could be nice, crisp easygoing spring/summer beer.

Mouthfeel- Heavier than most beers of this style and perhaps could use some more carbonation.

Drinkability- Definitely not as crisp and clean as most saisons. The 8% isn't noticeable but the hop aspect of this beer makes it more of a sipper.

Overall- It's a good beer but nothing special. I'll take a Logsdon, a Dupont, or a Fantome any day over this. For the price, I will not be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 22:58:16 | More by artoolemomo
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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.