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Four Play - Upright Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 227
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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DefenCorps

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Upright today.

Pouring pink with a dense, pinkish white head, this looks good. Head retention is solid and there's a little lacing as well. It seems less pink than the Sole Comp version Pinot Cherry Four I had last night. The nose is awesome. Cherries are quite prominent (but not as dominant as on the PC4) with a nice blend of juice and skin tannins, but where this beer really shines is in the incorporation of Brett and funk on the nose - the earthy and mildly clove-like character, along with a mildly sulfur note that works brilliantly with the cherries. The base beers' strengths are also really well incorporated here - the dry, wheat/grain character works nicely with the funk. Excellent.

The palate opens with a bright tartness, a blend of lactic and cherry sourness, earthy, mildly yogurt-like with a really nice funk - mushrooms, earth, a little cheese. Cherry flavor and sweetness appear on the mid-palate, juicy and refreshing. A touch of lemony sourness is also present. Drying on the finish with earth, lactic sourness and cherry skins, this beer is moderately carbonated and wonderful on the palate. Warming it up really does make it incredibly better. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2014 02:43:18 | More by DefenCorps
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Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.