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Four Play - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 235
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:
Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 08-17-2009

'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
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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 59
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I wish this bottle had the nipples on it, instead it was some girl in a bra. Thanks Thorpe for the PG13 version of this beer. Seriously though, a want of mine.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice white head of small bubbles, some carbonation, some lacing, decent looking.

Aroma is awesome though. Yeast, sweetness, mild cherries, other fruits, nice breadiness. Great.

Beer is medium to light in body and complex on the palate, it is a mixture of yeast and fruits and esters. The whole thing comes together so well. Strong but sweet, tart but not too dry. I loved this beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 01/08/12 notes. Big thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing this one; thanks Mike! 2011 vintage I believe.

a - Pours a murky orange-pink color with one finger of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour fruits, tart cherries, white wine, grapes, light earthy notes. Very nice and refreshing, though not super sour.

t - Tastes of tart cherries, very sour dark fruits, raspberries, oak, wine, sour grapes, fruity malts. More tart cherries and more sourness overall than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty dry and very easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was an awesome saison. Last week we had Upright's Late Harvest and Seven and I thought this was much better than both (though they were both great beers too). Tons of sour cherries and dark fruits here, especially in the taste, and I felt like I could have drank the whole bottle. Something I'd love to get another of.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
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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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sweemzander for sharing this one. 2011 bottle.

Cloudy orange pink hue. Finger of white head. The nose is rather complex. Spices, lots of wood, pinot, flowers, mild tartness, and a sugary sweetness as well. The flavors are mildly sour, floral, bretty, woody with a pleasant fruity sweetness. A bit of mineral like flavor in the finish. Medium body with plenty of carbonation. This was a true pleasure to drink. Would love another shot at it.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Generously sent my way by Derek. Thanks! This is poured into a tulip with a light fluffy half inch head that shrinks to a rim of bubbles. The color is nice and clear pink.

The aroma is full of slightly sweet cherry and malt candy, with a touch of tartness.

The taste is dry and tart, hitting the sides of the tongue with sour cherry. Vanilla sweetness is hinted at somewhere as I keep drinking. Yum.

This is light and crisp with sharp carbonation.

This is really really good. I've had it before and hopefully I'll have it again!

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this before (thanks to oregonskibum) but Andy is sharing this bottle with me. Thanks! Poured into a tulip. This one pours a nice light pink color with a cap of white head. Looks spritzy indeed!

A little bit of a sour cherry or cranberry aroma here. Very light on the aroma; nicely tart with a little bit of sweetness in the background. A pleasant oak aroma rounds this out. Tart cherries on the pallet with an oak finish. Really light and easy flavors.

Light body with lively carbonation. Overall this one's solid. Enjoyable as heck and real easy to enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 version.

Not sure how on earth this is a Saison, but I've got to say it's a damn fine sour.

Pours out of a bottle that has boobies on it. Boobies are good and all, but I wonder how much attention this bad boy gets with a picture of trees on it.

Beautiful color like the inside of a peach near its pit. Murky as all heck, but really pleasant to look at.

Smells like a Cantillon. Dusty, musty, sour and cherry. If I were tasting this blind, I'd guess lambic all day.

Tastes like one too. It tastes like a kriek. A really nice kriek. It's mature unlike a lot of American Wilds. It's tart is balanced nicely with cherry sweetness. I could drink this all day.

Mouthfeel is downright perfect.

I wish this beer were easier to get a hold of. It is a great beer that I can drink in volume. Stupid Portland getting all the good stuff...

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Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.