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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 129
Gots: 19 | 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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1.36/5  rDev -66.6%

KingoftheTitans, Aug 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

chippo33, Aug 10, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -29.2%

jturchin, Monday at 12:58 AM
Photo of Phelps
2.93/5  rDev -28%
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.

Phelps, Nov 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

sjrodriguez, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of harrymel
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Presumably Vintage 2012

Nice turbid amber with a solid 2-3 fingers of fluff. Smells spicy, some dandelion, some grain, yeast, a bit of malt and floral character. flavor is funky, water, some grain, some biscuit and a little bit of bitterness. Really empty body with moderate on hi carb. Very surprised how thin this feels. It's an okay beer, but not nearly the caliber I expect from this brewery.

harrymel, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

drewone, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

thebigredone, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

acurtis, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

switzer, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to MSquared2 for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Poured a hazy pale golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, wood, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wood, earth, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I went into this one hoping that this would be a big time sour that would melt my teeth with sweetness and tartness. However, that was not the case. What I found was a very mellow wild ale that was more earthy and funky than anything. It was still fairly nice just not what I look for exactly from the style. Really glad I got the chance to try this one and I hope to get to revisit this one in the future again.

thagr81us, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

mendvicdog, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

sukwonee, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

sholland119, Jun 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

whartontallboy, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Cookeeman
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found a random bottle of this on the clearance shelf at the LRS by my house. I guess that's why I had low expectations, and thus why I was so pleasantly surprised. It poured a great hazy tangerine colour, pretty thick white head, great retention. I was apprehensive of how floral it was going to be, but the flower flavours are mild. They do assert themselves more as the beer warms, but it plays well with the NW hops and saison yeast. It's a really well-crafted saison, great champagne bubbles, nice dry finish, VERY thirst-quenching. The NW hops are also really mild, they seem to add more floral flavor and some dryness without adding much bitterness. I really had trouble rating this beer, because it was good in so many categories, but it didn't really Wow me in any of them. No flaws at all to speak of, but nothing to rave about either...

Cookeeman, Oct 30, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%

obiwan, Oct 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

blabaer, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

bluckbeyes, Aug 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

brystmar, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, bottled recently and picked up at Belmont Station. Tasted 24 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours orange-yellow, cloudy enough to be opaque. Big nearly overflowing white head, fantastic retention and gobs of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smells of eponymous flowers. Has a very oily floral aroma, like I'm inhaling the essential oils of the petals. Some earthy slightly funky notes, but primarily it's light, effervescent, and flowery in a way that most flowery beers are not.

Taste is less complex and unique than the smell. Light, slightly funky, with a flower-petal / hop bitterness that persists. Definitely different than most saisons.

Mouthfeel is fine. Lighter-bodied than most, and carbonation on the low end.

A really interesting saison, showcasing the flowers that it's infused with. Light, airy, floral, and tasty.

zeledonia, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

belgbeerdrinker, Oct 24, 2013
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Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.