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Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 48
Gots: 40 | 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:
"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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Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +23.8%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

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

dirtylou, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of hoppymcgee
5/5  rDev +23.8%

hoppymcgee, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

wattershed, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
5/5  rDev +23.8%

whartontallboy, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -1%

HuskyinPDX, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -1%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of EClayton08
5/5  rDev +23.8%

EClayton08, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev -1%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +1%

750mL bottle served in wine glasses. Pale orange, opaque with a frothy layer of creamy foam on the surface. Delicate, downward dripping lace.

Soft aroma of yeast esters, spicy saison yeast, pepper and citrus.

Fruity pear and apple, light pepper, sort of grassy. Crisp and dry, a pretty textbook saison. Some earthy hops, nothing especially rustic or funky. Medium bodied, fruit forward. Smooth and easy to drink, suited for warm weather and pairing with food, especially cheeses and charcuterie.

emerge077, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of UnknownKoger
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

Purchased from The Bruery Provisions and poured into my Bruery tulip. Smell is pretty fruity: green apples with saison spice in the background.

Pour is somewhat aggressive. Carbonation doesn't seem very high. Thin head. Color is golden and looks pretty nice. Taste is fruity at first but with some hops in the background. This is pretty interesting for a saison...certainly not like any I've had before.

Mouthfeel is decent. I'd like a little more carbonation. Overall it's pretty good. I like it enough that I'd maybe buy it again, and I'm certainly interested to check out their other saisons

UnknownKoger, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color. Pours a very thick white head which quickly fades. Lots of lacing.

Smell: hoppy, citrusy, lots of grapefruit, green apples, a hint of honey and alcohol.

Taste: Citrus, very hoppy, grapefruit, green apples, a hint of grassy barnyard character.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied, dry finish, good carbonation.

Overall: A pleasant, very drinkable beer. Not very complex, but very refreshing. It drinks much more like a 5-6% beer than an 8%.

phichifiji00, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of ffejherb
4.2/5  rDev +4%

750ml bottle shared with friends on 9/20/11.

A - Hazy, almost cloudy peach-colored liquid with a frothy, short statured head on top that produced a splash of lace around the rim of the glass.

S - Melon flesh, floral notes and a hint of grassy hops comprise the base aroma, while a mild spicy yeast character lurks in the background. Honey sweetness and a slight waft of alcohol round out the nose.

T - Citrus fruit, fresh cut grass and floral notes provide ample bitterness for the style, although there is a fair amount of honey sweetness to balance. The yeast presence is noticeable, but offers only minimal spiciness. The citrus character really opens up in the backend with a touch of sharper grassy notes and subtle barnyard and hay.

M - Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation and a hint of bristle on the tongue. Finishes with moderate bitterness and a crisp, dry bite on the palate.

D - Fine saison with a fruity, citrusy flair and nice balance of sweet, bitter and spicy attributes. Nice first impression of this brewery.

ffejherb, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of CaptainTripps
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

750ml botte poured into a Duvel tulip.
**Please note, this is my first attempt to review a Saison**

A: A nice hazy apricot-orange came out of the bottle followed by 1-1.5 fingers worth of creamy white head. Left moderate lacing on glass.

S: There is lots of things going on in this beer. Getting lots of fruitiness (pear, apple, orange, lemon) paired with some earthy spices, yeast, citrus hops and some 'funkyness'. Some alcohol is on the tail end.

T: As some other reviewers had noted, there is a dryness to the beer from the get go. I am getting a nice balance of earthy spices along with lemon zest, orange peel and some citrus hops. Some alcohol on the back end but not to bad. Semi-Funky.

M: Medium bodied with great carbonation. Very dry on the mouth.

O: A great drinking beer that was very pleasent to drink. It was my first Saison, and I was very impressed with the style. Can't wait to try more from the style and the brewery.

CaptainTripps, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of Cavery
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

Grabbed this at the provisions, figured I needed to give uprights year rounds a swirl.

A: Soft light filter over a neon orange sign. Bright white ivory foams with little bead bubbles. A bit of an off color in the middle that is almost green in the lightness of yellows. Good looking beer. Nice film after some solid retention, spotted lacing.

S: Smell is a reserved fruitiness with a light unripe pineapple, soft apricot, and a perky pear-apples. Not too much bread, but the yeast comes through in a fruity mix with mild florals.

T: Some mild lychee in between the pear and apples. Crisp cucumber after repeat sips. Very mild citrus spritz like a clementine or light lemon. Present bitterness and alcohol as it warms. A solid old red apple hop bitterness that meshes elegantly with the reserved fruits in the yeast. Tastes of refinement

M: Soft spoken mouth with a juicy light medium mouth feel. The alcohol gives the beer a slick viscosity that falls down the throat. Humid in the mouth from the coating alcohol, with a mellow drying. Really helps the flavors linger.

O: This was a really interesting saison in how clean the flavors are, while still maintaining a balanced yeast presence. The flavors remained consistent throughout the bottle, and the higher abv provides a coating in the mouth that constantly releasing flavor. However, I found the alcohol a bit intrusive as the beer warmed. It's a catch 22, as with it came more flavor, but I'd have a hard time finishing multiple glasses. Nonetheless, great refined flavor, and a consistent drinking experience.

Cavery, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of loren01
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

A: Pours a clear straw color, good head slight lacing down the glass
S: Smell is complex, Belgian yeast, lemon, spice and earthy scents
T: Tastes of citrus fruits and spices. Also some rye flavors in there
M: Medium bodied beer, good amount of carbonation.
O: A complex and unique Saison, I liked this one.

loren01, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of zep9865
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%

Enjoyed with aasher in a long-awaited tasting. Poured into new belgium snifter with a quarter inch of white foam that leaves minimal lacing. Color resembles that of an apricot.

S-smell is very faint with hints of fermented citrus andd earth.

T-beer has a nice tart feel when it hits the palate. I detect some orange peel as well as grapefruit. Beer has a pleasant sweetness that transitions into the alcohol that makes this 8 percent beer.

M-the alcohol in this beer keeps it from being a session beer. I do like that it packs a punch without being overly chewy.

O-great find by aasher. I'm not real familiar with saisons but will def look for more after this

zep9865, Sep 07, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

This one pours a dark, very cloudy apricot orange in color with a light one finger head. The yeast at the end of the bottle really darkened this one up. The aromas are pretty heavy on the citrus fruits. You get a lot of oranges, tangerines, and rind. The flavors are very citrusy and yeasty with a nice hop bitter finish. It's pretty sweet for a saison, kind of milky, and features a lot of tangerine. It is very, very smooth drinker and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Due to how smooth it is, this one is dangerous easy to drink. This is a nice saison, and different than most.

aasher, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of treyrab
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

A buddy and I took a nice week long trip to the PNW (Seattle, Vancouver, Portland) this summer and I snagged a few Uprights while I was out there. Upright was a huge want of mine, so I wasted little time in opening this once I arrived back home.

A: A pretty nice looking Saison. The cap popped with a nice hiss with the usual ghostly smoke rolling out. Pouring it into the chalice, a mediocre size white head appears on top of a l hazy orange. The head lasts for a while, and then recedes into the orange coloured beer.

S: Bright Belgian yeast spice (coriander, pepper, orange zest), blended with fresh grain and some alcohol. The yeast and pepper scents are really overpowering and the alcohol is a tad too high for my liking in a Saison. Almost to the edge of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale scent.

T: Starts with a blast of spice (again - pepper, coriander), orange zest, some tropical fruits (pineapple, apple), and then some alcohol again. Pretty complex, but the flavours could be blended a tad better.

Overall, this was pretty solid. I prefer my Saisons to be a little lighter, and this was more of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale in my mind.

treyrab, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of craytonic
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Appearance: Gold-peach pour with an enormous head, took up 90% of the glass

Smell: Sweet and floral with bits of wheat

Taste: Sweet and floral, perhaps some honeysuckle with a touch of wheat, some golden fruit (peach, pear)? Doesn't blow me away but not bad either. Touch of orange juice, very faint.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation

Overall: Enjoyable, not the top but not to be turned down either.

craytonic, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of cbarrett4
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Enjoyed from tap at Upright Brewing's cellar.

Overall the best aromatic beer I've had from these guys (other than the sole composition brews). Pours a slightly hazy golden/orange hue with moderate head and fine lace.

Aromas are numerous with emphasis on the saison funk, yeast, and spice (coriander and peppercorn mostly), lots of tree fruit backs this up (more along the lines of apple and fig). The palate follows up nicely but slightly less complex than the nose suggests. There is a true saison style funkiness with some tree fruit, the spice takes a back seat.

On the palate the alcohol does make itself known, but with a snap, not a thunderclap. Medium bodied, good texture, medium long finish with nice grip. Decently balanced other than a bit too much alcohol.

Overall a great beer and a style of which I am rather fond.

cbarrett4, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of dgilks
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

Clear, dark golden colour with a creamy white head. Good head retention.

Big, slightly tart aroma with notes of clove and pepper. Light pear and apple. Well balanced yeast character here.

A smoothly malty saison with some good tartness and a nice dose of bitterness. Everything here is nicely integrated and the moderate fruitiness rounds it out. Great.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Truly one of the best saisons I've had. Solid flavour, body and balance.

dgilks, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.08/5  rDev +1%

Sampled June 2011
A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head; the carbonation seems on the low side for a Saison. The beer is a pale amber, dark straw color that shows a hazed, orange tinged, full gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells quite floral, definitely hoppy, sort of citrus backed, but almost peach like in some ways. There is a slightly nutty, pale grain character that leans towards cracker and bread like character (without being quite distinctly one way or the other). Other aromatic notes of Meyer Lemon, slightly musty going lactic threshed grain, tart pear, star fruit like notes and at times cider notes; the cider notes seem to be contributed both by the malt and the yeast character. At times the nose has an almost savory character to it, I think some of this is accentuated by the soft tartness, and it makes for an appetizing aroma.

Fairly dry tasting as it first hits my tongue, it does pick up a malt fullness to it as it rolls across the palate though; it doesn’t really become sweet, but sort of has the sweetness of the fresh part of a crusty loaf of bread called the crumb (all the chewy inside part of the bread that is not the crust). My second sip has me noticing a lot more of the fruitiness and light tartness that is here; the fruit character accentuates some soft sweetness and reminds me of aromatic apple varietals, some pear notes and something more that isn’t quite melon or star-fruit. The long finish has a cracker like grain character, or perhaps better, it reminds me of chewing on a pale malt grain. There is a Meyer Lemon like citrus character here, as well as a herbal hop character that provides some “green” to the flavor; the hops also contribute a firm, but not really biting bitterness that serves as an anchoring note to this beer without intruding much. The herbal and bitter hop notes also linger on in the finish, really helping to fully dry out the finish of this beer. While this beer has some body to it, it is still dangerously quaffable; it is almost as if it has more viscousness to it than body, somehow. This has the spiciness from the yeast that contributes the characteristic peppery notes, a definite woody mustiness, along with the fruitiness a touch of ginger like character as well as a definite floral spiciness. There is a touch of alcohol presence to the finish, along with some phenolic spiciness and perhaps a hint of something else that adds some sharpness to the finish that I can’t quite put my finger on; all of these are fermentation derived flavors though. At times a touch of plastic / smoky character comes through, it is fairly subtle, but my wife seems to notice it a bit more than I do.

I really like the aroma of this beer in the end, it is quite appetizing with its big, but integrated aromatic notes. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to aromatics, but is still more than decent; the flavor seems to be a touch discordant in the finish at times. While this wouldn’t necessarily make it a better beer, I would love to see a super hoppy version of this beer that had way to many American hops loaded into it.

Gueuzedude, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%

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
Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.