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Four Play - Upright Brewing Company

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95
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 228
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
'Four' aged in La Bete Pinot Noir barrels with Oregon cherries.

Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh
Malts: organic pale, wheat, organic munich
Unmalted: rolled wheat
Also: cherry puree
Yeasts and bacteria: French saison, brettanomyces clausennii, lactobacillus, delbrueckii

750ml bottles
First release - April 2010 [label shown]
Second release - March 2011

(Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 08-17-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

guajolote, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

atpca, Aug 26, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

draft at upright. hazy off red color. smell of lacto, brett and a good amount of funky cherries. taste is slightly sour and blended perfectly. finish lasts and leaves you craving more. awesome

Axnjxn, Aug 17, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%

jbaker67, Aug 14, 2014
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wildlife, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

sukwonee, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

bumchilly25, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Port_Seat, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

leftoverburrito, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

zestar, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

jackmax, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

ShaneTheWalrus, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

JothHu, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

DCLAguy11, Jun 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

KVNBGRY, Jun 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

funkyaudio, May 19, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -17.4%

Got this one on tap at the brewery. No boobies for me.

The pour that I got left basically no head. What is there is very clear white and pearly. The appearance is striking for sure but I'm not necessarily crazy about it. It looks like rose champagne, or maybe even pink soda. The carbonation is also pretty high.

First impressions are that this is very crisp, thin bodied, and sparking. I'm getting almost no smell off of it. The flavor is just slightly sweet only at first, then turns very dry. It's fruity but with almost no finish at all. It just sort of evaporates. There is definitely strawberry in there but almost no malt or hops to me. I'm getting no real alcohol presence.

This is a novelty for sure. It's a bit hard for me to believe that it is a beer at all. It's certainly not bad but… well… I like beer, and I kind of want my beer to taste like beer, at least a little bit. I'll give this one big points for creativity and exploration but overall it's not my favorite from Upright. It does show that these folks are able to stretch the box a bit.

highTempo, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13%

stript, May 10, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -10%

Pink-tinged amber-tan with floaties and no head.
Faint sweet-acid nose – not much here.
Candy sugar, a bit of white vinegar, some lemon rind, hints of stone fruit and a slightly cheesy finish. Barrel, if you think to look.
Crisp, fizzy, light.

2010 version

Understated, which can be another way of saying muted. Not getting the interplay of all those yeasts. Also might have aged too long; the cherries are all but gone. Accessible, for all that, and mellow, refreshing, and balanced.

But this doesn’t amaze as a beer, or validate the fuss over Upright.

StJamesGate, May 05, 2014
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Gobzilla, May 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

fsck, May 04, 2014
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Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.