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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

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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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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djrn2

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%

08-12-2013 13:53:38 | More by peensteen
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Adamostella

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-12-2013 06:19:47 | More by Adamostella
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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
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-21-2013 22:13:01 | More by anteater
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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

Bottle from the brewery. At $8, it's a great price for a saison, domestic or otherwise.

A moderately hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and dense lacing, this is a gorgeous saison. The nose is very nicely balanced with the base saison consisting of pils malt, a soft,earthy hoppiness and a beautiful floral character. I can't say I'm wholly familiar with yarrow, but the calendula flowers are delicate, jasmine-like and pair really well with the hop character. A moderate honey aroma is present, along with some doughy malt character. Excellent.

The palate opens soft, earthy, lemony and floral, with the hops and adjuncts forming an enjoyable botanical continuum. Doughy, honey and mild cotton candy-like malt flavors provide a nice base, along with the straw notes that really work with the hops and flowers. The floral notes are a blend of rose and jasminein nature along with the fruity, mildly hibiscus notes that calendula can impart. Fragrant and flavorful, this is delightful. Moderately spicy as well (white pepper, a touch of fennel), this beer is drying on the finish with lingering spice, floral and honey notes. Carbonation is medium-high, and really does suit the flavor profile. Most excellent, one of the more enjoyable beer I've had recently.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 04:16:35 | More by DefenCorps
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2013 03:17:48 | More by CelticAleMan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-21-2013 23:59:47 | More by Sammy
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2013 17:01:53 | More by liamt07
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-12-2013 03:40:03 | More by Kopfschuss
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-16-2013 23:25:23 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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

Utah

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-22-2013 06:46:51 | More by Kenzie
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tcampbel1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-31-2013 05:57:33 | More by tcampbel1
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead glass. No bottle date.

Appearance - Very hazy orange body. Big billowing head. Settles to a layer of foam and sticks to the inside of the glass.

Smell - Sweet and floral. Slight earthy aroma. Almost like brett. Yeasty.

Taste - Much more floral. Just a touch of sweetness then moves into an earthy bitterness. Again almost like brett. Bitterness dominates the finish but it's never intense.

Mouthfeel - Feels heavier than 5.1%, never quite crisp. Still easy to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The flower flavor is really nice. Earthiness makes a nice counterpoint. Tough to tell if it's brett or the yarrow, whatever that is.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:37:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-04-2013 17:14:55 | More by t0rin0
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sideshowe for sharing!

Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Very floral aroma with funky saison yeast, earthy hops and light fruit.  Musty straw, grass and flower petal along with some honey, farmhouse yeast, apricot apple and pear.  

On the fuller end of medium bodied with delicate carbonation and an excellent balance of floral, citrus and farmhouse notes.  Floral with subtle peppery spice and dry farmhouse funk.  Grass and straw notes along with earthy hops and strong citrus. Orange peel and grapefruit juice with flowers, spice, bread and dry, funky yeast.  Really well balanced, refreshing and very easy to drink. I enjoyed this beer very much.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 02:06:09 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazed amber color with a rich white frothy cap. Some patchy lace clings to the glass.

The aromatics are lemony with a hint of floral quality that is a bit earthy with hops thrown in the mix. A caramel candy sweet maltiness is the last thing noted across the back.

The flavor is herbal with some hoppy bitterness. Some rindy earthen elements are present that are minorly lemony into the aftertaste with a touch of floral quality.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is very easy drinking with a pleasant subtle unique character that adds to an overall solid example of the saison style. I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 20:06:51 | More by stakem
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-15-2013 13:33:47 | More by claytong
Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.