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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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91
outstanding

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 130
Gots: 16 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-16-2013 01:18:00 | More by millerbuffoon
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-29-2013 15:33:25 | More by dkw0063
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-25-2013 06:56:30 | More by RuckusDu
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-20-2013 01:33:25 | More by IrishColonial
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2013 01:32:26 | More by siege06nd
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-14-2013 01:47:14 | More by KeKeKumba
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-28-2013 18:08:24 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-23-2013 02:44:16 | More by Boozecamel
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-22-2013 23:21:15 | More by drgonzo2k2
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-15-2013 05:26:10 | More by bstyle
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zhanson88

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks go out to Rbald42 for sending this bottle to me.

Appearance: Pours out a hazy, warm honey color with about 1.5" of eggshell white head. High levels of carbonation are present in this saison. The head has excellent retention, and very nice lacing as well. Very solid looking beer.

Smell: A bit yeasty, white pepper, spicy florals, a bit of bitter fruit... also detect German hop presence as well. Very harmonious. Nothing truly sticks out above anything else. Smells good, and very complex for a 5.1% ABV brew.

Taste: Malt backbone consists of biscuit dryness. Yeast character and a bit of lush green fruit follows. Tail end is spicy florals and noble hops.

Mouthfeel/Overall: A touch over light bodied with a perfect amount of fine carbonation. Exceptionally smooth drinking. Dry finish. Overall, this is a very enjoyable saison from Upright. Very complex for its size, and very drinkable as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:20:49 | More by zhanson88
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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

09-14-2013 03:59:09 | More by smekermann
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-07-2013 03:17:43 | More by chickenm
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-06-2013 06:05:26 | More by strongaf
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kevanb

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden, copper color, hues of straw and orange with a big, white, soapy head, loosely packed bubbles that has fantastic retention and leaves a nice amount of spotted lace behind. The aroma is heavy on the herb garden, very floral with some yeast qualities behind it and a bit of sweet pale grain at the back end. The flavors are right in line, lots of calendula and yarrow, really brings out the herby and floral character. The yeasty funk is there, very subtly so, nice pale grain that is sweet, but very nicely integrated. The body is nice, carbonation is on the lower end, yet still lively, coats the mouth well, the finish is a touch creamy, yet a bit dry, a little confusing.

Verdict: A nice saison that really highlights the adjuncts. The herby and floral qualities are really front and center, and executed nicely. While it doesn't showcase the yeast and grain as much, they are certainly nice subtle touches. It's not a beer I could drink lots of, but sharing this 750ml bottle was fairly easy. A nice beer from Upright.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 01:32:04 | More by kevanb
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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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vkv822

Oregon

4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml : tulip

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thick, foamy white head with nice retention and lacing.

Really inviting nose, floral and saison yeast notes blend wonderfully.

More floral and lightly spicy, earthy notes in the taste, along with some sweet, lemony fruit notes towards the finish.

Medium-light body with mild foamy carbonation.

A very well done saison, the calendula and yarrow add some really nice floral character

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 06:51:37 | More by vkv822
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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dirtylou

Washington

4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, split, hopleaf tulip

Scooped this @ the brewery on my last visit. Glowing pale-orange body, nice frothy white head. Calendula flowers add a nice bit of spice and floral punch. Upright delivers a solid saison base as expected - lightly bitter, dry finish. A definite winner - wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 22:27:47 | More by dirtylou
Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.