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Fatali Four - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.71%
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:
A blend of barrel aged Four that has fresh homegrown fatali chiles added for a couple months before bottling. It also incorporates light use of brettanomyces yeasts providing a contrasting earthy backdrop for the bright chile flavors. Cellar for up to three years.

(Beer added by: jdense on 11-15-2009)
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Photo of Gobzilla
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

Gobzilla, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

nmann08, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

dirtylou, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Romulux
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Romulux, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of SourinQns
4/5  rDev -3.6%

SourinQns, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev -3.6%

oldp0rt, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.48/5  rDev +8%

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a fluffy near-white head with big bubbles that fade slowly.

S - Some spicy heat, but also a welcoming sweetness. Very unique.

T - Again, nice farmhouse mix of flora, fruit, spices, yeast and some heat in the back of the throat.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium body and a nice touch of heat.

O - Whey did I wait so long on this one? Unique and great.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Travisnin
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Travisnin, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

corby112, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

denimdemon, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

ccrida, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of lescavesmorgan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

lescavesmorgan, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -3.6%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of jdense
3.9/5  rDev -6%

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.

jdense, May 30, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

mdillon86, May 20, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

chickenm, May 20, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

sweemzander, May 19, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

cpetrone84, May 03, 2012
Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

sideshowe, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of flowbee
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

flowbee, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of leschkie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

leschkie, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

drabmuh, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

thewimperoo, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4/5  rDev -3.6%

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 26, 2012
Fatali Four from Upright Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.