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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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outstanding

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 131
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Flora Rustica - An old-style saison with a big floral nose. It's pale, drinkable, dry and bitter. Made with calendula flowers and homegrown spring yarrow."

Malts: organic pale, organic caramel
Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh, liberty
Also: yarrow, calendula
Yeast: French saison

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 08-03-2009)
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Reviews by Phelps:
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Phelps

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This saison was brewed with yarrow and calendula flowers. Poured into a tulip.

Sunset-orange, with just a touch of haze. One finger of white froth doesn't do much depleting.

Sweet aroma. A base of unripe pear adorned with floral notes and a hint of pepper.

Odd. In the front, there's a nice pear sweetness and big floral hit. But the finish is so dry and weak. After the swallow, you hardly realize you even drank beer. It's like drinking air.

Thin, soft body. Nearly zero carb. Dry as a bone.

It's not doing anything for me. A drinking experience easily forgotten.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 06:16:44 | More by Phelps
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

year or so old 750ml bottle into a teku glass.

golden color with a very big saisony type head. smell of lemon and coriander. taste is quite clean and crisp. not that funky... a lot of floral elements to it. slight sugar sweetness here too. quite complex. a tad yeasty as well. finishes with a slight bitterness that works very well. body is light and refreshing. carbonation is medium.

overall true to style and just a well made saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:52:27 | More by Axnjxn
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thatoneguyfrompdx

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-17-2014 19:20:00 | More by thatoneguyfrompdx
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-05-2014 06:59:42 | More by shelby415
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-05-2014 03:38:57 | More by NWHopinator
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sukwonee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15%

07-04-2014 07:51:31 | More by sukwonee
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-29-2014 22:14:14 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-25-2014 00:13:24 | More by leftoverburrito
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-23-2014 04:50:12 | More by zestar
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jackmax

Washington

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-22-2014 00:10:24 | More by jackmax
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-15-2014 19:00:06 | More by facesnorth
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-26-2014 17:52:11 | More by jaasen64
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-04-2014 01:33:20 | More by thebigredone
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A slightly hazy golden in color with 2 full fingers of head which dissipated slowly and left some seems amount of lacing behind.
Aroma is sweet and floral.. Honey, tea leaves, flowers for sure, white pepper, Belgian spicy yeast.
Flavor is mellow and honestly very floral.. Nowhere near as sweet as it smells.. Tasting flower petals, a slight banana mellowness.. But yeah flowers. Medium body with just enough fizz to keep it interesting.
This is probably one of the best tasting saisons I have ever had. My first thought upon smelling "oh great another saison that tastes like a tripel."..... Nope! This is mellow with a dry finish and very very floral.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:12:07 | More by facundoCNB
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FranzBC

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-04-2014 02:42:28 | More by FranzBC
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

02-11-2014 00:19:11 | More by jvillefan
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joe1510

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml
$11.99
Beer Temple - Chicago

An easy pour produces a glass filling tarnished copper elixir, literally, considering yarrow has been used for centuries as a cure all. The body is murky but glowing gold at the base of the glass. A perfectly white head grew to three fingers on the pour and while it slowly settled left behind thick sheeting. The foam becomes insanely creamy as it rests.

I'm not 100% sure what either yarrow or calendula smells like on their own but together the aroma leaps from the glass. Let me start off by noting the sugar cookie maltiness, which happens to be far in the background. The flowers and yarrow dominate. Florals and perfume galore though not overpowering. Slightly medicinal. Unique to say the least. It's really like nothing I've ever smelt before but if pressed I would simply state "flowers" generically. I can't keep my nose from the glass out of sheer curiosity.

There's more balance in the flavor department where the core ingredients are more pronounced. The sugar cookie maltiness again lays down a base. A quick flash of orchard fruit runs through and I do mean quick. Big floral notes pick up mid palate from the adjuncts. A solid herbal presence and soft medicinal qualities wash through on the backend. I'm a big fan of this beer mostly because of the unique flower and herb additions.

The body sits firmly between light and moderate. The carbonation is there making this beer soft and slick but it's hardly noticeable, nicely done. If the feel of carbonation isn't noticed, and there's not a problem, I feel it's been done properly. A mild herbal bitterness lingers from, I'm assuming, the yarrow.

Flora Rustica seems, to me, like a beer that would have been brewed a couple centuries ago in the countryside. Tossing into the kettle whatever was available around the farm. There's a uniqueness that makes me recommend this beer to anyone I know. I could see this saison being polarizing but to me it's delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 01:38:38 | More by joe1510
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-hazy golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-grainy malt, lemon, floral, pepper, herbal

T-toasted bread, lemon, pepper, floral, light orange, yeasty, hint of sweetness, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-flavorful saison, unique floral notes, very enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 23:05:49 | More by MDDMD
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Initially pours a exceptionally clear golden hue with 3 fingers of off-white head. Delicate amounts of lacing remain along the sides of the glass.

S: Fresh cut leaves and grass with light floral notes of spring flowers and hints of lemon and herbs together with a background of peppery yeast. I grow yarrow flowers and they are heavily evident on the scent.

T: Upfront notes of yeasty bread followed by freshly cut grass, young flower buds, lemon zest and minerals. The yarrow flowers are noticeable. Bone dry and less sweet then I expected from the smell.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Bone dry finish.

O: This saison exceptionally captures the freshness in a medicinal herb garden. The fresh leaves, grass and buds shine and are balanced by lemon and mineral notes. Delicate and fresh with the right balance of hops to level out the herbal notes. Another amazing saison by Upright. I much prefer the Rustica without the barrel aging.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 02:57:40 | More by FondueVoodoo
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-02-2014 00:57:59 | More by cfh64
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

12-21-2013 22:55:07 | More by bootdown21
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-20-2013 13:11:37 | More by Jas45678
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-16-2013 14:41:34 | More by jhartley
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-16-2013 01:22:05 | More by Knapp85
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-16-2013 01:18:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.