Seven (#7) - Upright Brewing Company

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Reviews: 123
Hads: 426
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 51
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
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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 kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a D'Achoffe tulip.

A- pours a hazy, light orange with a big 3" white head. Checker board of lacing bubbles remain on the glass.

S- lots of citrus and spices, some peppercorn, and faint funk.

T- spices and peppercorn upfront with citrus notes at middle and finish.

M- medium body, high carbonation. Slight creaminess with a bit of acidity at the finish.

O- good saison that has a little more body to it then most. (450 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into tulip.

reviewed from notes 5/10/12.

Appearance: Pale yellow bodied beer with a massive white head. Drops to a really chunky head that lasts for a long time. Thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Really complex nose that hard to pick apart. I do get bready/biscuity and caramel malt notes. Mild pine, grass, and herbal hop notes. Mild pepper notes.

Taste: Mild malt profile with moderate pepper notes. Mild wheat and mild hops that are not bitter. Hint of fruityness and its prodominently peaches/apricots.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation. This beer is way to easy to drink at 8%; it really drinks like its 4%. This is the most impressive attribute of this beer.

Overall: Really solid saison. I am not a big fan of Saison style beer but this one is really good and i was impressed by it. (831 characters)

Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
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. (427 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (764 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4.05/5  rDev +1%
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. (837 characters)

Photo of Glibber
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (357 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (1,075 characters)

Photo of inlimbo77
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
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 (537 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -1%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of GeraldFunk
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (722 characters)

Photo of lurpy1
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
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. (807 characters)

Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-

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.
cheers
jd (534 characters)

Photo of waltersrj
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
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. (631 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (819 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

4.5/4/3.5/3.5/3.5 (1,214 characters)

Photo of kagent777
3.85/5  rDev -4%
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. (1,071 characters)

Photo of roodie
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a glass

A: pours a golden hue, hint of haziness, very carbonated, 3 fingers of head erupt of the top, moderate lacing left behind.

S: lemon and pear, hint of hops, bitter and resiny, citrus dominates.

T: lemon/lime and pear are the frontrunners, but the hoppy backbone is palpable, a great intermingling.

M: spicy and dry, like a white wine, citrus is the last flavor you taste before the next sip

O: a great brew, one I'd buy regularly, it's on the level of Damnation 23 and Premiere and other American Tripels for me.

Serving type: bottle (579 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 (456 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (499 characters)

Photo of UnknownKoger
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 (596 characters)

Photo of phichifiji00
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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%. (495 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,041 characters)

Photo of CaptainTripps
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (946 characters)

Photo of Cavery
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,572 characters)

Photo of loren01
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (306 characters)

Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.