Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
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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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.

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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.

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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.

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