Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.33/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
01-04-2014 02:57:40 | More by FondueVoodoo
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
09-15-2013 02:20:49 | More by zhanson88
4.14/5 rDev +1%
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.
09-03-2013 01:32:04 | More by kevanb
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
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
09-02-2013 06:51:37 | More by vkv822
Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.