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Four Play - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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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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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks metalgdog for bringing this to the tasting.
The beer pours a hazy pink-orange with no head. The nose is a touch sour with a bit of funk and fruit, but very little in the way of Pinot barrels. The taste is a semi-sweet with a bit of stone fruit and lingering tartness.This is a genuinely drinkable sour that's not overly sour with great fruit character, but is still lacking wine barrel characteristics I'd hope for. The beer drinks like a wine with great sour/tartness and carbonation, but it lacks the oakiness and dry, vinous characteristics I think a beer like Supplication does so well by comparison.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 21:32:49 | More by ThePorterSorter
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-07-2013 00:24:59 | More by AlexFields
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

01-06-2013 20:07:30 | More by sliverX
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dogfishandi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-06-2013 19:34:32 | More by dogfishandi
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metalgdog

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-06-2013 04:38:27 | More by metalgdog
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-16-2012 05:30:29 | More by teddyarrowhead
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-13-2012 07:12:22 | More by Travisnin
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

08-23-2012 20:33:09 | More by thewimperoo
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pour is grapefruit orange with thin to no white head. The nose is woody, strong fruity Brett, sour cherry, note of green apple. Taste follows suit, lots of sour cherry, oak and fruity Brett, light lacto. Body is very dry, light and a bit granular. Still very nice, very fruity and Brett, decent sourness, and nice oaky presence.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 14:16:30 | More by cpetrone84
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-01-2012 20:56:02 | More by DaveHack
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2012 20:15:59 | More by IpeeA
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

#500
Batch #2.

Appearance. Pours a nice peach-amber with a finger of white (maybe slightly pink, actually) head that fades pretty quickly to a skim.

Smell. Sour and lightly tart fruits; tart cherries, apples, peaches, and nectarines with a little strawberry and melon. A little bit woody and a little bit funky. Smells pretty awesome.

Taste. Sour light fruits and cherries, not nearly the huge fruit taste that I expected from the amazing smell, but still very nice. Some old dank wood and a little dry earthy funk. Fairly light flavours ...not watery, just lighter.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium+, lively carbonation.

Overall. Very nice beer. Happy to celebrate my incredibly important contribution to mankind in writing my 500th beer review with this sexy lady!!! ;-P

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 02:48:55 | More by Rutager
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2012 04:39:53 | More by Mebuzzard
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apricot with particulates floating...minimal head. Aroma of fruit rind and funk. Tasty tart fruit but not overwhelming. Rich and tasty of apricot, mango, lemon, lime, herbs, some bitterness, but overall really tasty. Would happily drain a big bottle, though it's not for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 23:21:18 | More by DenverLogan
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-30-2012 00:33:47 | More by CelticAleMan
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jag21

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-19-2012 04:37:48 | More by jag21
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

A: Poured an orangish color with a nice white cap and some bubbles

S: Cherries, some cream with some old wood, horseblanket and a touch of lemon?

T: The cherries are an immediate with red wine which provides some light grape blended with some oak, Earth, funk and a stinkging lacto presence with a light hay and lemon squeeze

M: Well carbonated, medium body with a unique feel from wine like silky texture, lacto and the traditional dryness of a farmhouse. All uniquely blended

O: Good

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 13:36:08 | More by barleywinefiend
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another massive thanks to Matt (bauermj) for letting me try this big want of mine. Tick! Second batch (bottle without the nudity).

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with hazy dark orange color with about a half finger of white head.

Smell – The nose, while not as impressive as Sole Composition, was quite nice with cherries, malts, slight barnyard funk, and a distinct earthiness.

Taste – Nice oak, barnyard funk, and lemon zest up front. The tart cherries come through midway in a fantastic manner. Slight vanilla, grape skin, and more sourness at the end.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

Overall – An incredible beer, and one I am happy to have tried. One of the highlights of the tasting for sure. Really wish I could get my hands on one of these but I feel this will be my one and only time trying this.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 01:14:38 | More by SpdKilz
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-20-2012 05:11:15 | More by harrymel
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piclee

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-04-2012 05:47:09 | More by piclee
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7%

03-04-2012 05:33:06 | More by mantissa
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aasher

Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-17-2012 11:56:59 | More by aasher
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-15-2012 04:18:07 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2012 00:01:41 | More by yourefragile
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 02:49:11 | More by drabmuh
Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.