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Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 49
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-26-2009

"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
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Ratings: 403 | Reviews: 122
Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fluffy over an inch tall white head. Orange body. Wonderful head retention and lacing.

Low hop profile compared to taste. Clean, biscuity malts.

Damn, pretty hoppy for a saison. It works here. Sour funk finish. "Peaches". Hides the 8%abv very well.

Medium creamy mouthfeel. Mellow carbonation, not biting at all.

Tasty treat here. If you have access to this and you're a farmhouse fan, picker up! Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT.

Photo of Underdogbisco
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Florida9
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I'm a sucker for a good head and this one has an absolutely amazing one: a big, fluffy, stable meringue of off-white colored head towers out of the glass while sitting upon a very cloudy oxidized yellow colored beer. Some very nice lacing.

S: Rather aromatic with a full fruit salad of aroma. Light sweetness with orange, lemon, some banana, a lot of spice, and some fairly aggressive alcohol.

T: Again, a mild sweetness with lots of fruit and spice. Juicy orange, some tropical fruits, black pepper, and yeasty spice. There is a bit of alcohol on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium with higher carbonation, a mild alcoholic heat and a mild bitterness.

O: Overall, an enjoyable, rather complex saison. Paired surprisingly well with miso ramen.

Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of avaldivia
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DovaliHops
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden color with a large white head that eventually diminishes. Very nice lacing. Scent is very grassy with some earthy notes. A lot of spice and a little citrus with some melon. Honeydew and cantaloupe with some lemon and orange zest. Not much funk or farmhouse aroma...which I really look forward to in a saison. Taste is immediately a bit tart with some lemon and orange flavors. Then I get some crystal malt flavors with some bread-like yeast and a bunch of spiciness. A good amount of pepper. A pretty big hop profile on this one too...with just a bit of buttery popcorn flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, crisp, and refreshing...ABV well-hidden. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a VERY tasty beer. I just like more funk in my saisons. I guess I've been spoiled by all the Fantome I've had lately.

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Glibber
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise, side by side with the Boulevard 7 (both Saison Styles). This one was darker than most Saison beers, and a yeast and fruit aroma. The beer also had a nice hoppiness and fruit taste that you might find in an amber. The Seven was very enjoyable and the 8% was well hidden- could easily have drinken this one all night.

Photo of calmond72
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to VegasBeerMan for this bottle...

A: Pours out a nice light honey color. Orange is the dominate shade, but bits of yellow and even a few reds seem to blend into the look. There is about 2 fingers of bone white foam that takes a bit to settle.

S: The nose is decent. It has notes of banana, spice, yeast, and a touch of sweet fruit. There is a juiciness to to this beer that makes me want to take a sip immediately.

T: Nice. My first impressions is floral, tropical fruits (pineapple), grass, spice, and banana yeastyness. It's hard to pick out a dominate flavor, because I can pull each one out individually if I try. It's like all the tastes meld into a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. There is a touch of alcohol, but I'm ok with that.

M: Light bodied beer. Although it's an 8% beer, it still feels light on the palate. The flavors swirl nicely and nothing lingers for too long.

O: This is a really solid saison. It's super refreshing. This is the type of beer that I'd want to sip sitting by the pool, kicking back on a nice summer day. I'm a fan.

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LaPlaya
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml with no dating information. Poured this into my DFH Signature glass.

A: Cloudy orangey yellow color. Tons of marshmallow like head. It's an off white color. Bottle conditioned to the hilt. Obviously nice lacing.

S: Grassy hop aromas. Saison yeasty notes. Some breadiness.

T: Initial impressions, it tastes like a funky wheat beer. You get the spicy hops on the tip of the tongue. Coriander and mold orange peel. In the mid-mouth, it mellows into some dry Saison yeasty flavors. Which leads into the dry finish.

M: Medium bodied

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky honey gold with a tan head that settle to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of fruits, yeast, spices, and grain. Taste is the same with a slightly tart fruit flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good saison with a nice fruity aroma and flavor.

Photo of GeraldFunk
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass from 9.4 ounce bottle.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with nice frothy two finger head. Head dissipates rather quickly with very little lacing.

S - Zesty, citrus, apricot, yeasty bread and spices. Good smelling beer but not as aromatic as I was expecting.

T - Here is where the beer shines. Oranges, apricots and sweet tropical fruit hit first followed by honeyed yeast with a dry bready finish with lingering spices. Yum.

M - Light to medium bodied. This beer has great balance and drinkability. Medium long finish of spices makes you want to keep sipping.

O - This being my first encounter with Upright Brewing I must say I'm impressed. Very pleasing beer and I would definetely recommend it.

Photo of mantissa
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of lurpy1
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.