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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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11-16-2011 07:35:14 | More by seanthornton152
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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ChrisPr

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer on draught at the brewery's anniversary and two bottles at home. This beer is phenomenal.

It pours a crystalline pink hue. Carbonation is low. Aroma is flowery and fruit perfume. Mouthfeel is the only part of this beer that may be lacking for some. It is a little watery, but in the same way some Fantomes can be. Personally, I think this is a good mouthfeel, and is right-on for style. Flavor is subtle and well-balanced. Light tartness and subtle multi-faceted complexity.

Great traditional traditional saison-ish base. The barrel's added complexity is phenomenal. As the Brettanomyces adds to the complexity I expect this to get close to some of the more subtle great Fantomes, such as La Gourmande and Pissenlit. In fact, this is the only beer I've ever had that coyld be compared to Fantome, though at this point is more subtle and needs a little More time in the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 16:40:10 | More by ChrisPr
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Beerzebub for hooking me up with one of the most delicious brews I've ever had. Review #420

A - Pours a hazy orange hue, with sediment and a small head.

S - Has a slighty briny and lactic nose; fruity, woody and earthy nuances are sublime.

T - Flavors of tart apricot, peach and white grape flavor jump out of this delectable sour brew. It is aboslutely phenomenal.

M - Has a very dry finish, low carbonation; pleasant.

D - I would love to have another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 21:44:47 | More by ktrillionaire
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is hazy and bright orange with a quarter inch of thick, white head. The aroma offers cherries, yeast, light funk. Smells awesome. Great flavor as well. Cherries shine through. This beer challenges my will. It's hard not to gulp this. Simply fantastic. Masterful. Would love to have more of this. Highly recommended.

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chumba526

Oregon

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer appears a full-bodied golden color with a small white head.

It smells acidic, cherry like, I get a bit of a apple smell, a dry mountain ash berry smell and a tad bit of a sweet smell as well. It almost smells as good as the bottle looks, almost.

It tastes initially very sour and acidic. The sourness becomes tamer as the taste goes on to a slightly tart cherry flavor and a nice dry wine taste. There are slight hints of oak in the beer. There is a nice wild yeasty flavor that adds some leathery flavor to the finish of the beer. There are a lot of flavors going on in this beer but it works extremely well.

The carbonation is very low, but it works well with the flavors the beer have, as the beer is very wine like in flavor.

The drinkability is really good for a sour beer. As the sourness is not overwhelming like other sour ales.

Overall an amazing beer with amazing artwork. This has many more different flavors going on then many other sour ales I have had. In result it is not the most "sour", sour ale but all the multiple flavors of the beer work very nicely with each other. Overall I am impressed with this. I bought this a while ago and had one fresh and one now and age did this beer some good.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 04:14:53 | More by chumba526
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

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
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent Saison

Appearance: Red-ping pour with good head and lacing

Smell: Touch of sour and light funk with cherries, red grapes, leather, earth

Taste: Similar to the aroma, very night light tartness with some citrus, cherries, grapes, vanilla, oak, leather and funk. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Good medium, firm body and carbonation

Drinkability: One of the top american saisons I have had, and only 5%! They need to expand production significantly.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 15:27:23 | More by craytonic
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