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Flora Rustica - Upright Brewing Company

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91
outstanding

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 131
Gots: 19 | 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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Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

switzer, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

smekermann, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

chickenm, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -2%

strongaf, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kevanb
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

kevanb, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of vkv822
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

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

vkv822, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

peensteen, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Adamostella, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

dirtylou, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

CoryR, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev -2%

anteater, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of DefenCorps
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

DefenCorps, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CelticAleMan, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Sammy, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

liamt07, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kopfschuss, Jun 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

oline73, May 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mendvicdog, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kenzie, Apr 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

tcampbel1, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of harrymel
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%

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.

harrymel, Mar 22, 2013
Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.