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Fatali Four - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.45%
Wants: 42
Gots: 16 | 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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Travisnin

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

09-14-2012 07:03:37 | More by Travisnin
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing.

Pours a dark golden orange color with yellowish-orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with hints of funky farmhouse yeast along with grass, straw, light fruit and hot peppers.  Hits of apple, pear, bready yeast and zesty chilies. Peppers become more prominent as it warns but the nose is still complex with light fruit, earthy  funky and bready yeast.

Medium bodied but fuller than expected with a really nice balance of zesty spice, hot peppers, farmhouse yeast and light fruit.  Apple, pear and banana with hay, straw and a nice pepper presence that's not overly hot.  Really well balanced with the peppers nicely integrated.  Surprisingly drinkable considering the heat.  A lot of pepper/chili beers are gimick-y and insanely hot but this beer was complex, well balanced and very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:47:20 | More by corby112
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2012 18:33:21 | More by denimdemon
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ccrida

Oregon

4.88/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gold with a fluffy white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is sweet and heat, fruity esters.

Taste is fantastic. Awesome base saison with an emphasis on the yeast, but nicely integrated hop presence. The pepper finish is killer, just enough to notice behind the firm lacto pucker.

Mouthfeel is light and dry.

Drinkability is through the roof, this is a fantastic saison. The pepper note really adds some interesting depth without overwhelming the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 18:38:52 | More by ccrida
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lescavesmorgan

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-06-2012 21:01:40 | More by lescavesmorgan
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-04-2012 09:41:57 | More by klipper
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jdense

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle of latest batch shared with Tyler Brown at Barley Brown's 5.28.11, side-by-side tasting with Hot Blonde.

Half finger slightly off-white head on top of slightly haze medium gold body, no visible carbonation. Big dose of funk in the nose totally subsumed any chile aromatics, threw some lemon-like esters, floral hops pushed into the background. Taste mirrors the nose, brett inspired funk, more sour than tart, though I was surprised how little chile was present, got minimal warming, certainly paled in heat and chile aroma comparison with the Hot Blonde. Mouthfeel medium, decent effervescence, pretty dry finish. The PDX homies told me this was more sour than previous batches, and I'm alright with that, though wish more chile heat had shown through.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 13:38:51 | More by jdense
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-20-2012 21:28:19 | More by mdillon86
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-20-2012 01:57:54 | More by chickenm
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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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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

pour is light yellowish orange with a tight white head. The nose is very interesting and has a nice light spice to it. Minty and sweet bright apricot with a sweet doughy aspect and light vanilla. The taste is similar, spicey, interestingly sweet and doughy. The peppery spice is more assertive with the fruit favors still bright, a touch acetic and rather sour. The body is well carbonated, light and airy.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 15:32:49 | More by cpetrone84
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-30-2012 12:48:59 | More by sideshowe
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flowbee

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-09-2012 01:45:08 | More by flowbee
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leschkie

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-08-2012 03:21:19 | More by leschkie
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe! A chili beer / saison, I'll try and and I ended up liking it, served in a snifter.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head of small bubbles, some lacing, some carboantion, low retention, looks good.

Aroma is yeasty and sweet with this mild spice.

Beer is light in body, late spiciness, decent not overpowering. There is this mild floral sense and this nice vegetalness that finishes a little dry. I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 16:40:01 | More by drabmuh
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-27-2012 19:05:28 | More by thewimperoo
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-26-2012 02:34:23 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks, Jason! Bottle into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a mirky golden yellow, small white head, thin collar.

S - Light oak, funky musty notes, medium level of sour/tart noes, hay, and a hint of peppers. The peppers aren't too evident, just ever so slight.

T - This is where the peppers hit you. The sour/tart notes are really nice and the spicy notes from the peppers really hit you on the back end. Notes of citrus, hay, funk, peppers, oak. It's not overly hot, so I'm albe to enjoy a nice pour. The finish is light tartness followed by a peppery punch in the throat.

M - Light body, good carbonation, dry spicy finish.

O - Upright really uses the peppers in a good way with this beer. With so many spiced beer disasters, it's nice to see this one turn out for the good. I would definitely have this one again...really unique and quite good.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 15:22:13 | More by Sean9689
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Phelps

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by ejyoung, this is a wheat ale aged in oak with chile peppers. Poured into a tulip.

Pale, cloudy apricot in color. The head is thin and ephemeral, fading from light white to nothingness within just a few seconds.

The wheat is obvious in the aroma, as are the chiles. Behind those I get light bits of pear, white pepper and crackers. Fairly sweet overall.

A little funkier in the flavor, playing off the wheat. Swishing the beer around the tongue delivers a soft chile heat, which is interesting with the fruity pear and wheat flavors.

Medium-light body, effervescent and very fizzy. The chile heat is enticing, but never gets out of control. Crisp.

I never thought to add chiles to a beer as light as this Belgian-style thing, but it works. A nice blend of crisp fruit, funk and heat. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 04:42:11 | More by Phelps
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big-time thanks to Thorpe for sharing this long-time want. Served alongside regular Four.

Beer pours a clear golden-orange with a thin white head. Interestingly, it's noticeably darker than the regular Four. The aroma doesn't really prepare you for what's to come, it smells more like a typical Upright saison with a hint of spice/pepper in there. The flavor, however, is a whole different story. I typically think of chile beers as a bit of a gimmick, but this beer is the first of its kind I've had that really did a fantastic job of incorporating the peppers into the flavor of the beer without having it overwhelm it. The light, slightly spicy, more typical-saison Four's flavors just meld perfectly with the spicy peppers, and you get a nice, mildly spicy kick at the end. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, I was shocked by how much I enjoyed this beer. Kudos to Upright for trying something bold and succeeding so thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 15:55:24 | More by starrdogg
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to boralyl for getting this bottle out my way. Love me some Upright. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a nice clear golden color with a good white head and some spotty lacing as the head recedes. Thin collar throughout.

The nose has some really nice floral characteristics plus a dose of pepper in the background. Light earthiness as well. The flavor isn't quite as integrated, but is still very nice and the slight pepper heat to the finish really helps round things out. There's a bit of a fruitiness to it as well. Really nice.

Body is light and effervescent. Good heat through the finish. Another excellent saison offering from Upright. Why am I not surprised?

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 13:04:52 | More by Thorpe429
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-09-2012 17:47:40 | More by GRG1313
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Darkness snifter 2-7-12

A: Pours a glowing hazy yellow with a fizzy white head that lingers around the edge of the glass for a bit

S: Classic upright house yeast phenols, some cumin, chili powder and what I like most is the raw/uncooked chili aroma.

T: Classic saison characteristics, more chilis, phenols, and a bit of heat. Dry and acidic as well.

M: A very dry beer but the prickly carbonation and acidic quality make it a great quaff.

O: As my chest warms and my lips begin to burn I am finishing my beer. Not something I could have all the time or lots of, but I really enjoyed it for what it was. Nice work Upright!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 04:16:29 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Shmeal

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2012 20:54:48 | More by Shmeal
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-23-2012 03:03:32 | More by Kopfschuss
Fatali Four from Upright Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.