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Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 49
Gots: 44 | 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:
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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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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.

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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.

Photo of pperez38
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of grownfool
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4


750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy moderately deep orange, towering dense head recedes slow leaving clinging clumps.

Delicious aroma. Orange, floral notes, lots of spices and confectioner's sweets underlying it all. Delicate.

Unexpected touch of tart. Citrus, tiny orange peel, apricot and pineapple, an excellent yeast all atop a pleasant wheaty background. Spices show as the aftertaste begins, nice crisp dryness intros the evolving, slow fading pleasant aftertaste. Light to medium bodied mouthfeel. Nice complexity.

Photo of waltersrj
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Bottle.

Pours: Cloudy, orange/yellow with a thicker yet bubbly white head. The head went away pretty quickly for a saison and the body looks thicker than most i've tried.

Nose: Grassy, floral hops with a hint of spice, slight citrus (pineapple and orange), toast, and honey.

Taste: Pretty close to the nose. The floral hops are prevalent, as is the honey. The orange and pineapple come out near the end with a slight bready, toasty touch.

Mouthfeel: Thicker for a saison style than i've had but not terribly heavy.

Overall: I think this is pretty good and I enjoy most everything that Upright has produced. I'd buy again.

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/02/12 notes. Shared with a few friends; 750ml bottle into a tulip. Tried it before Upright's Late Harvest.

a - Pours a hazy, medium yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of floral hops, fruity malts, light spice, yeast, oranges, and light citrus hops. Very floral in the nose, but I like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of floral hops, honey, sweet fruity malts, citrus hops, oranges, yeast, and light spices. Sweeter than the nose and more citrus; a tiny step up from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for 8% ABV.

o - Overall a very nice saison, though I preferred the Late Harvest and its sour nose. This one has a very nice mixture of floral hops and sweet fruits, which I liked a lot. Would love to have it again.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woo Hooo!!! Upright is available in Boise! Damn, I did not see this one coming. Picked this bottle up tonight at Bier Thirty in Bown for a very reasonable $11ish... Sipping this one out of my small CC snifter while doing some work with Brenda....

Very nice meringue like head.... pillowy white foam... the brew is hazed pale orange.... great retention and lacing that forms thick sheets.

The nose seems pretty sweet... thick and chock full of pale malts that combine with orange zest and plenty of fruity esters... apricot and orange marmalade....

The flavor is heavy for a saison for sure... but certainly cool for a PNW interpretation... estery fruits and some lesser spicy phenols combine with grassy hops.... yeasty tartness shows on the finish but is hammered by the malt and fruitiness... a bit of white peppercorn... maybe some background clove... coriander???

seems dry throughout on the palate, but a pretty decent body rebounds back .. honey and red apples with warmth ..

I am really liking this one for what it is, but don't pretend that it is going to make waves with the continental interpretations. Still too sweet, but it shows a great backbone of all the expected flavors.


Photo of kagent777
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from a colleague at work. Poured into several goblets and a small snifter and shared with friends. One thing I noticed was that the furhter down I poured the more head and yeast opaquness that I saw in the glass.

Appearance: Ranged from almost clear to completely opaque, a nice golden tan with a white head on the later pours. No lacing.

Smell: The smell also seemed to change from the early to the late, being more potent. A bit of a stuffy nose, but I get yeast with some spiciness from the hops. No clove notes like some other saisons I have tried.

Taste: The taste is a slight bit tart. The yeast plays a big role with the malts second. The malts provide a nice toasty note, but the yeast is the front runner here. A little fruity but mostly tart. Different than other saisons that I have tried.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a solid body with a low amount of carbonation. The flavors coat the mouth nicely.

Overall: I served this one to severla friends, who were not sure it was beer at first. I can say that I like it, but cannot reccomend for newbs.

Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sholland119
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.