Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company
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4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
Thanks to americanbrew for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice with a ton of lemon and coriander notes, which are mixed in nicely with some grains of paradise. The flavor has a bit of wheat and biscuit malt, as well as the fruit from the aroma. I get the grains of paradise and lemons, as well as a hint of cherry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-07-2012 03:04:50 | More by Mora2000
4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
Surely this is one of the finest looking saisons I've had. A dense, thick, creamy head. Honey golden color. And speckled belgian lace all throughout the glass. What an interesting aroma! Very herbal / floral. Grassy, with hints of lemon. Like no saison I've ever smelled before. The flavor is complex, a mixture of tradition and inovation. Typical saison esters can be found with some hop charecter, but so to can huge earthy flavors like grass, hay, and herbs. Also pretty bitter from what I assume is the yarrow. Great dry saison, squeeky clean. All in all this is one unique beer and worthy of the high rating it has. I could drink a good deal of this.
04-16-2012 22:48:43 | More by pmlondrigan
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev +2%
750 mL bottle shared by Thorpe. Thanks!
Hazy yellow-orange color with a nice frothy white head. Nice retention and streaks of lacing. Floral aroma, light lemon and lime, with some dry tea. Yeasty, earthy body with a strong lemon and floral flavor mid palate and a dry lemon zest finish. Florals are not as strong in the finish and actually turns a little sweet with a hint of honey. Medium thick, full body with high carbonation. I enjoy the flavor and aroma but they seem a little at odds with each other.
03-15-2012 21:11:49 | More by yourefragile
4.18/5 rDev +2%
Thanks Thorpe. Beer served in a snifter. Beer is yellow, hazy, nice white head, small and tiny bubbles, lots of lacing, decent retention, nice look to it.
Aroma is sweet, floral, tea-like bitterness, mild honey sense to it.
Beer is nice and light, almost creamy in the mouth, the carbonation plays nicely, accenting the honey and the malt with a mildly bitter / dry finish. I enjoyed it and would have it again.
01-12-2012 02:23:34 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
The beer is orange with a thick white head. Lasting retention and plenty of lacing sticks to the walls of the tulip glass. The aroma offers herbal, floral, and tea notes. Tea and honey flavors, with a pleasant yeast character. Light and easy to drink. Complex and well balanced. Honey sweetness is balanced by tea and herbal notes, slightly dry. Overall, very enjoyable. An outstanding saison.
01-01-2012 19:48:20 | More by Huhzubendah
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
Bottle from batch 2. Pours a light honey gold with a very large, rocky head. Nose is zesty, citric, meadow, Belgian yeast. Mouth is oddly earthy upfront and on the finish. Some sour lemon flavors, but really earth, grass, flowers. Finish is bitter with a sweep of saison yeast. Not really "floral" in the typical sweet, pretty way, but rather the weird, funky way, earthy and insect-y. Quite a dry flavor profile. Nice, interesting brew.
11-29-2011 02:16:33 | More by JAXSON
4/5 rDev -2.4%
Bright orange in color with a tall off-white head. A nice floral note to it, maybe some fruit notes of apple and pear. Some grass and yeast, plenty of biscuit malts, maybe white pepper. A more bready flavor than I imagined. Doughy biscuits with lots of cracker. Still heavy on the apple, yeast, and white pepper. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
11-21-2011 06:50:33 | More by womencantsail
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Bottle courtesy of Jason. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.
A - A finger of foam quickly settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and no lacework. Hazy pale golden body.
S - Smells of aloe, eucalyptus, and a faint note of menthol cough drops. There's an odd lotion flavor that reminds me of the cardamom-rose cupcakes from Native Foods. Very floral, and quite unusual.
T - Taste is less floral, with some of the pale malt sweetness shining through. Not much bitterness or spice, which is nice for a beer made with herbs and flowers. There's a bit of citrus flavor too. Not as complex as the aroma, but I think it's easier to drink as a result. I appreciate the amount of flavor for the lower ABV.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation that gives this some nice spritz and liveliness. Dry finish with some tannic character to it.
D - The initial aroma is a quite a shock, as it's so unique and unconventional. It took me a while to warm up to this but ultimately it was pretty enjoyable. I don't think I could drink this often, but I would enjoy having it again at some point.
11-19-2011 18:58:27 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
Golden yellow, semi opaque. A huge fluffy white head just sticks itself to the glass.
Floral bomb nose. Like winds blowing off a meadow in the spring. Yeasty saison quality. Smells sweet too.
Slight vegetal (broccoli) flavor. Never had yarrow root so I'm guessing that's where it's coming from. Bright lemony malt. Flower aspect reminds me of dandelions. Saison esters, pepperiness. Crisp bone dry finish. Very interesting and rustic flavor profile in a saison.
10-17-2011 18:56:54 | More by BearsOnAcid
4.43/5 rDev +8%
Sampled the other day at the Grain and Gristle.
The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The nose is complex and intriguing in this beer, as I get ginger, light lavender, white pepper, light clove and some honey. There's also something of a sour component on the nose, something that was even more evident on the palate (lemon and quince come to mind). While the flavor profile generally replicated the nose, I was surprised (pleasantly) by the amount of bitterness I got on the finish. There is light sweet malt in this beer as well, but it's very nicely countered by the bitterness and sour component. I get an element of yeast and wheatiness as well, and I have to say I'm really quite impressed by the amount of flavor I'm getting from this 5% abv. beer. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the beer is well carbonnated. This beer would be an excellent accompaniment to a lot of different foods. Alcohol is perfectly integrated into the flavor profile in this beer, and drinkability is quite high.
Delicious stuff. Were I to try this blind, I'm not at all sure I would guess this is a domestic saison style beer.
10-03-2011 14:40:53 | More by John_M
Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.