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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 131
Gots: 18 | 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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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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harrymel

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 08:23:00 | More by harrymel
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

09-02-2013 12:08:18 | More by acurtis
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

12-05-2012 09:14:13 | More by drewone
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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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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

09-14-2013 22:05:11 | More by switzer
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 20:05:45 | More by thagr81us
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15%

05-16-2013 13:04:18 | More by mendvicdog
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sukwonee

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-25-2014 00:13:24 | More by leftoverburrito
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-08-2012 18:06:09 | More by sholland119
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15%

11-19-2011 02:03:56 | More by whartontallboy
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15%

08-14-2013 01:17:06 | More by tom10101
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Cookeeman

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:42:05 | More by Cookeeman
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

08-14-2012 05:52:27 | More by bluckbeyes
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brystmar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-31-2012 18:13:44 | More by brystmar
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 22:53:24 | More by zeledonia
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-24-2013 06:57:15 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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FranzBC

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-04-2014 02:42:28 | More by FranzBC
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-24-2013 15:42:33 | More by CoryR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-26-2014 00:16:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-01-2013 21:29:28 | More by djrn2
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-04-2013 17:14:55 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, herbs, yeast, and some floral notes. Taste is much the same with a mild spice and herb bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 21:45:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.