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Fatali Four - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 42
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.5%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
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 -3.4%

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

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2013 01:36:27 | More by HarmonMW
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Bubba83

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-27-2013 07:32:59 | More by Bubba83
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light yellow, misty like a bright morning sunrise, or whatever. Very, very light in color but still pretty cloudy.

Whoa, smells like wine, dry brett, sourness, chilis only if you really look for them--not what I was expecting. More complexity that is hard to describe...smells great.

Opens pretty sour, some farmhouse yeast, grape vinous character, then quickly fades into a dry chili tartness...I don't think I've ever had a chili sour before and I love this! Body is pretty light and dry with sour/funk complexity and spice layered on top and very well integrated. Damn tasty. God had me in mind when he invented this one, just what the doctors ordered, insert some more cliches.

Good milky mouthfeel, light fine carbonation, pretty drinkable light feel.

This is an excellent and well balanced beer both as a sour saison and a chili beer, I've never had a light chili beer with this kind of complexity and subtlety. Delicious.

9.0/10

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 02:58:16 | More by AlexFields
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Lare453

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-22-2013 01:05:48 | More by Lare453
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Rconn006

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-23-2013 16:21:55 | More by Rconn006
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2013 05:55:25 | More by twelveinches
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-04-2013 17:09:55 | More by t0rin0
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml pours a clear copper color. Some rising bubbles maintain a froth atop that is white in color. Some patchy lace sticks all over the glassware an a light swirl effortlessly revives the cap.

The aroma has a hint of vinegar and tart lemony fruit that is mildly funky almost with a wild character that is sonewhat tropical. The vinegar is almost briney like pickled hot peppers but in an unexpected an enjoyable way.

The taste also includes vinegar with fruity lemon and caramel to toffee grainy sweetness. There is a contrasting soicy earthen pepper quality mid palate that lasts into the aftertaste. It is very warming with the spice of the peppers across the back. This is a well blended brew that is not overdone with the spicing.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is light and easy drinking with a very unique and enjoyable arrangement of flavoring. You get the expected character of a saison that is somewhat wild with lemony lacto notes and then the pepper inclusion is a total twist with the perfect amount of heat. Upright really does it for me yet again. Color me impressed.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 15:34:40 | More by stakem
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popery

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-18-2013 00:30:25 | More by popery
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draheim

Washington

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL into a saison glass. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a clean white 1-finger head. Carbonation is less vigorous than most Upright saisons I've had.

Aroma is a blend of bright juicy citrus and typical grassy saison funk. Smells fresh and alive.

Taste leads off with a powerful lemony quality, vaguely grainy pale malt. Extremely clean and light. Lots of peppery spice on the finish, almost has a chile pepper heat (now that I check out some other reviews, apparently it actually is a chile pepper heat - good to know I can trust my palate). Heat coats the tongue and throat, at just the right level. Highly acidic.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, refreshing, drinkable. Finishes dry.

Overall another interesting, tasty saison from Upright. Along with Logsdon they pretty much have the domestic saison market cornered.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:04:27 | More by draheim
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-15-2013 08:37:59 | More by strongaf
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Libbey for this bottle...

A: Pours a light bright cloudy yellow with only a touch of pure white head. The foam settles extremely quickly, leaving a thin ring of tiny bubbles along the edges of the glass. There is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is nose is sweet and sour, mixed with a certain "tang" that reminds me of lemon-lime gatorade. I get a bit of saltiness in there as well. It says this beer is made with peppers, but I don't really get that from the nose. It's a mix of a bunch of scents.

T: I am met with a light bit of citrus and funk right up front. As it moves to the middle I get a bit more lemon, some "tang", and then... Boom! Peppers! The finish is hot. It's not a burn your moth off sort of hot, but it's a slow lingering burn.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts out wet and thin, is a bit watery in the middle, and move off the palate quickly. But the peppers linger for quite a bit.

O: This beer is decent. I think this bottle is a bit flat, to be honest. There just isn't much carbonation to make the flavors of the saison really pop. The heat on the back end it really enjoyable, and a bit unexpected, even though I knew it was brewed with peppers. I would love to try this again someday. I'm a real sucker for pepper beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 20:40:00 | More by trxxpaxxs
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aasher

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 release, picked up at the Fantasia release by a friend less than two weeks ago.

Fatali Four pours a light bodied, mildly cloudy and bright yellow gold in color with a two finger bright white head. It's surprising how light in color it is. The nose is bright and citrusy with a good amount of lemon with a touch of citrusy sweet followed by a moderate amount of pepper. For a pepper beer, the nose is overly complex. The flavors are all saison up front. It's light and really citrusy with a good amount of lemon and a night, almost Berliner Weiss esque tartness. The beer then goes into the pepper, leaving your mouth with a light tingle from the heat for the next five minutes. It then leaves your mouth watering. God I love this. It drinks light and crisp and the tartness is perfect. This is by far the best pepper beer I've had, and I've searched them out. This beer is definitely worth a try. It's some of Upright's finest work.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 02:11:18 | More by aasher
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Gobzilla

California

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and a very thin bubbly head that left very minimal wisps of lacing sticking to the glass. Citrusy and tart character were noticeable on the first whiff with a little malty sweetness, some yeasty notes and slight chile notes coming through. Very nice tart spicey flavors upfront on the palate but the chile spice is well balanced and not over done. I did get a little grain, mild bretty funk and citrusy accents. The brew was medium to light in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a mild funky, citrusy, slightly spicey tart and subtle dry finish. Very well done beer and enjoyed it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 00:43:18 | More by Gobzilla
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-17-2013 03:06:48 | More by nmann08
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-12-2013 00:35:10 | More by spycow
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dirtylou

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split

Well, this was quite exceptional. A light cloudy straw-orange body with a healthy white froth - very light and refreshing. Tartness perfectly in balance with a kick of heat from the chiles - funky and yeasty, lots of lemon and earthy must, dry finish. Lined this up with a spicy dish for dinner - will be going out to find more of this ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 19:10:02 | More by dirtylou
Fatali Four from Upright Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.