Four Play - Upright Brewing Company
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Reviews by joshuaseresse:
4.63/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle compliments of black13, thanks a ton Michael! 2011 bottling. Couldn't wait to share it with my tasting group so I decided to pop this one open with my girlfriend and roomate. Split three ways into tulips:
A - This is probably the most beautiful colored beer I've ever seen! A nice lushious peach, amber color, slightly pink. Pour produces a light eggshell white head about a half inch thick that dies into decent foam ring around the edges. Murky clouds in the middle with signs of carbonation. Really no lacing retention.
S - Smells of funk, oak, wine and sour cherries. Additionally, and to a much less extent, strawberries and raspberries, tart cranberries, light vanilla and a little bit of barnyard. Smells decently like wine.
T - Light citrus notes of lemon vest, lime, pineapple and grapefruit. Cherries abound, oak is prevelent, peach notes, a nice tart funk and various berries. The wine flavors are there but are kind of taken over by the funk.
M - Tart puckering effect, pretty good carbonation. The tartness tingles my tounge and make my back jaw clentch a bit. A little bit of sweetness from the citrus notes.
O - This is the first brew from Upright that I've had and I just love it. Everything ranks incredibly high for me and I just totally dig this beer. I'd be curious to see how it ages, but this tastes excellent right now. Thanks again Michael for sending this my way, I really appreciate it! Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2011 02:55:54 | More by joshuaseresse
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2014 23:19:37 | More by highTempo
3.88/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2014 20:12:01 | More by StJamesGate
Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.