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Fatali Four - Upright Brewing Company

Fatali FourFatali Four

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.45%


Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Upright Four as a base, with added fatali(i) peppers.

(Beer added by: jdense on 11-15-2009)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to Jason for the bottle!

(A)- Pours an orange hue. Some white froth and lace.

(S)- A subtle grassy lemon wheat background with a spicy front with some oak and chiles.

(T)- Similar to the smell. Much more chile in the finish, but it fits. Definitely spicy in a pepper heat sort of way.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. The chile hits you right on the finish.

(D)- An interesting twist on the style with the hefty spicy chiles. You cannot see much from the barrel aging aspect, but the chiles sure throw their weight around. I will be the first to say I really do not care for really spicy chile-type of beers, but this one is more up my alley than most I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 17:35:29 | More by sweemzander
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KriegerNco

Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

holy sour chili beer! the perplexity of this beer starts with aroma and ends about 5 minutes after you finish your last drink. the appearance is a golden hue with minimum white head. the head settles out to a weird flocculation partially due to the bret n chili. the aroma is mostly brett and strong super citrus. the taste is a whole new ballgame. its initially like a traditional wheat/saison hybrid (session-able/ coriander/ peach) then it its touches on the side palette with bret and spunk. it hits the back of the throat with huge chili flavor. the worst. the worst part about this beer is when it gets room temp... its better with more enticing flavor. this is one i look forward to having this around during the summer time to grill with.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 04:59:35 | More by KriegerNco
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2014 04:52:42 | More by akang
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

04-10-2014 03:40:38 | More by CoolEthan
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-09-2014 07:03:34 | More by SocalKicks
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FranzBC

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-04-2014 02:41:58 | More by FranzBC
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-31-2014 19:03:50 | More by JefferyYoung
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SteveTheDog

California

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was definitely a big fan of this beer. It poured very crisp, clean and clear and the aroma eminating out of the tulip glass was a blast of citrus goodness that made my mouth start watering. The taste was right in line with the citrus but slowly evolved with heat and the mouthfeel was so effervescent and finished clean with the lingering slight burn of the peppers. Loved it, finished it before I knew it, want another one.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 23:44:22 | More by SteveTheDog
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-13-2014 21:35:53 | More by kamikazeokami
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-16-2014 01:16:52 | More by BillRoth
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the most unique beers ever. a low alcohol sour beer, blonde in color with a splotchy white head, with african chili peppers as hot as habanero. the nose on this is just amazing, bright citrus notes after the intense tartness and lactic sourness back off. mouth watering fruits, pears and peaches, and very little clue of the peppers at all. the flavor starts like a neat blonde sour, maybe sour mashed, acidic but not caustic, soft in feel and very light on the grain front. next comes a strong wave of citrus fruit, followed immediately by an slowly escalating heat that warms the throat and tongue after the swallow but never gets too hot. its a brilliant showcase of this peppers flavors without detracting from the beer with a stomach wrenching heat. finish is long and warm without being too much at all. i can hold the beer in my mouth and taste it for 30 seconds if i want to, but the peppery heat doesn't come on until i swallow it. very light body on this, and plenty of sour. my first chili sour beer i think, and its a major success. some of the best upright beer I've had for sure, and something that demands food pairings of the most interesting sort. so cool.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 01:11:18 | More by StonedTrippin
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-07-2014 04:53:10 | More by MarkyMOD
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lmperialChad

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was my first beer from Upright Brewing (Portland, OR). I drank this beer during Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Broncos' championship hopes were being crushed. However, this Fatali Four was a bright spot in an otherwise forgettable Super Bowl experience. The beer poured a hazy golden color with a medium white head. The smell had notes of lemon, wheat, and Brett funk. The taste was quite exceptional. The flavor reminded me of a fresh squeezed summer honey lemonade with big floral notes, Brett funk, and cayenne peppers on the finish. I say "summer honey" because this beer had huge floral notes throughout, which are associated with honey harvested in the summertime. I was amazed by the complex balance of the lemon tartness, the floral honey sweetness, and the spicy kick of cayenne-like pepper on the finish. I thought the flavors really played beautifully with each other. This may have been my favorite chile beer of all-time, as I really liked how the Fatali peppers played a complimentary role to add another element of flavor dimension rather than having the entire beer be dominated by chile heat. I was really impressed with Upright and am looking forward to trying more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 19:39:53 | More by lmperialChad
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-03-2014 05:46:07 | More by Kurmaraja
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-19-2014 14:44:15 | More by liamt07
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you%2C Brian. My Upright spree continues. %0A%0AGushing%2C this beer is a mildly hazy yellow with a thin%2C dense%2C white head with decent retention and minimal lacing. The nose is awesome. Fresh%2C juicy%2C lemony hops with brightening citrus%2C a moderate botanical note ( juniper%2C spruce) Along with a moderate funk and a touch of sulfur. The peppers add a delicate heat to the nose. Really%2C though%2C this smells like what you'd expect barrel aged four to be - refreshing%2C fruity%2C bright. %0A%0AThe palate is a whole different beast. The spicy%2C tingly heat Is immediately apparent%2C coating my lips and palate in a pleasant%2C citrusy warmth. Rather botanical on the palate with a blend of citrus%2C juniper and a wonderful hop character%2C this is great. The mid palate brings out some acidity and funk%2C a blend of lactic and lemon acids%2C and a general earthy funk. Light in body and moderately carbonated%2C this beer finishes with a slow-burning warmth%2C along with lemon juice and a little honey. Excellent stuff%2C easily the best chili beer I've had. Can't wait to see what age does to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 05:28:36 | More by DefenCorps
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

11-23-2013 21:59:54 | More by DaveHack
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

11-23-2013 21:59:10 | More by djrn2
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-04-2013 07:36:19 | More by DimensionX
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-02-2013 04:14:56 | More by YobroitsJoe
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, herb, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with sour and chile flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower good of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice chile presence that works well with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 14:59:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2013 06:28:35 | More by drewone
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judkinst

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2013 01:22:10 | More by judkinst
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bird22

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-24-2013 01:49:21 | More by bird22
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-18-2013 01:36:27 | More by HarmonMW
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Fatali Four from Upright Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.