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Late Harvest - Upright Brewing Company

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very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 39
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An ever changing small batch blend that uses a farmhouse brown ale base with any number of herbs or spices carefully chosen by our brewers to make a complex beer unlike any other. It’s barrel aged for roughly one year and every vintage is different. Cellar for two to four years, depending on vintage.

Released in 750ml bottles
Batch 1: August 2010
Batch 2: January 2011
Batch 3: October 2011
Batch 4: October 2012

This batch was "aged in second-use Big Bottom whiskey barrels and made with cubed pepper, elderberries, and grains of paradise."

Original description (2009):
"A Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with pomegranate seeds, grains of paradise and Tasmanian peppercorns. Late Harvest was brewed August 11th, 2009, and barrel-aged for over 8 months before yielding only 75 cases being cellared at the brewery until its release."
7% abv

Fall 2011 Update:
"The 2011 recipe was brewed in November with coriander, bitter orange peel, and long pepper, and has been maturing in two wine barrels, one Old Tom Gin barrel and one Whippersnapper Whiskey barrel."

Hops: magnum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, aromatic
Unmalted: black barley, rolled barley
Also: grains of paradise, pomegranate seeds, Tasmanian peppercorns
Yeast: French saison

(Beer added by: DiabolikDUB on 04-23-2010)
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seanthornton152

Oregon

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-16-2011 07:34:56 | More by seanthornton152
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AxesandAnchors

Oregon

5/5  rDev +24.4%

12-08-2013 06:02:01 | More by AxesandAnchors
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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +24.4%

11-23-2011 19:07:37 | More by beefandbean22
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +21.4%

A: 1/2" tan head that dissipated quickly over brown liquid.

S: Red wine and lactic sourness.

T: Coconut, red wine, lactic sourness, orange peel, lemon, grass and a bitter and somewhat oily and woody finish. Very complex.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of creamy carbonation. Beautiful.

O: This beer is unbelievable and under-appreciated. I can't believe it took me this long to try it.

04-13-2013 03:43:21 | More by DaftCaskBC
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

12-19-2012 19:11:49 | More by ckeegan04
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

Pours brown with the faintest tinge of mahogany in the light, fluffy off white head, good lacing on the glass all the way through. Nose is spicy with notes of black licorice, alcohol and a bitter presence. The palate is funky with dark malt, pepper, root beer a wonderful sourness that leads into a nice acidic property that you would find in red wine. Medium mouthfeel that is so very smooth, the grape notes from the barrel aging show up big time here. It feels like red wine in your mouth. Overall this was extremely drinkable and possibly my favorite of the night, incredible stuff here. If you have the opportunity to try this you really should.

01-31-2011 00:00:25 | More by peensteen
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Reino

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-30-2012 22:24:01 | More by Reino
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mantissa

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-04-2012 05:34:16 | More by mantissa
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

A: Dark husky brown , with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly but had good lacing.

S: Sour on the nose with a hint of spiciness. There is a faint malt characteristic but it is on the sour side as well.

T: Warm sour tangyness, that tingles my tongue and prickles with spicy sour fruit notes.

M: Medium body, low carbonation and a nice lingering finish that is quite dry.

D: My favorite saison, it has so much character and subtle spice notes. I love this beer.

01-17-2011 05:14:42 | More by Kakaraht
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-06-2012 01:25:48 | More by oldp0rt
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jconrick1

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-21-2013 05:59:51 | More by jconrick1
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-16-2014 14:48:24 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%

Thanks to a great trader for this generous extra. Beenitty you rock!

A. Pours a very cloudy, dark brown. Thick and rich offwhite head emerges at two and a half fingers. Holds at a half finger. Lacing is persistent and sticky. Good stuff.

S. Funk, barnyard, grains, light floral hops, mild toasted biscuit. Beautiful.

T. Crisp acidity but softened by grains and malt. A little floral hop kick on the backend. Balanced and lovely.

M. Balanced and well rounded. Crisp and lighter bodied but some heft from a solid body beneath the funk.

O. A really nice saison. Very interesting sour beer here, like a wild pilsner almost. A great beer and highly appreciated extra!

08-05-2012 18:52:47 | More by siege06nd
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

750ml, splurged and got a bottle at Volo, split with bobsy.

Pours a rich crimson hue with hints of chestnut, a finger of creamy, lightly khaki head rests on top and maintains a nice foamy lining, kicking up patchwork lace on the glass.

Nose reveals tart apples, cherry, tannic "wine-y" character, bready malts, sourness.

This is just a fantastic beer, both complex and drinkable. Moderate tartness, apple cider with hints of tart pomegranate, oak, bready malts which gestures to rye bread, hints of vinegar, musty sourness - almost presents as a cousin of the Flanders family. Not much of the peppercorn. Full flavor and body, effervescent carbonation, nice drying finish. Easy to drink, would love to do so again!

Upright does some fantastic things and I am a little surprised they don't get a little more recognition here - they deserve it!

03-16-2011 13:53:46 | More by ritzkiss
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draheim

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

750mL into a Hennepin glass. Pours a clear mahogany w/ a fluffy tan head, good lacing.

Aroma is tart, spicy, a little vinous, w/ hints of molasses and possibly whiskey. Intriguing.

Taste is spicy and tart with notes of brown sugar and spice. Some sweet fruity elements too - sour cherries? Great earthy woodiness from the oak, no hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, good carbonation. Aftertaste hangs around for a while.

Overall a unique, intriguing, well-made beer. Plenty of complexity to contemplate as you slowly drain the bottle.

12-18-2012 05:02:37 | More by draheim
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is dark orange with a quarter inch of off white head. The aroma is inviting, with scents of citrus fruit, spice, white wine, grapes. Nice flavor, with prominent grape and tannic characters. White grape juice with a touch of wild yeast. Light bodied, but not thin. Nice feel. Overall, very enjoyable.

01-02-2012 23:37:55 | More by Huhzubendah
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +7%

Appearance. Pours a deep red-brown with a finger of khaki head.

Smell. Light and fruity saison yeast, some nice barrel wood and a little lactic sourness with some light sweet spice.

Taste. Spicy saison yeast and red wine tang with a good hit of barrel wood. There's a little malt, not caramel tasting but somewhere along those lines, fairly dry. Some peppery spice and maybe a little sweet spice as well, but it's very faint. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ fine but fairly soft carbonation.

Overall. I've passed this one by many times like many others. This is one of those cases where I feel dumb for doing so. Great beer that I'll be buying again.

04-11-2013 02:27:27 | More by Rutager
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

750ml bottle; split

I think this is batch #4. all batches are different and the internet is of very little help in distinguishing

appearance: pretty sweet label design - served in my great lakes chalice, muddy garnet body, foamy off-white head with a ring of lace

smell: tart yeast, barrel, vinous

taste: a barrel aged farmhouse brown - nice vinous notes (pinot?), oak barrel, tart cherry, orange peel, juniper, bread, pepper. A real nice beer for the season.

mouthfeel: light, crisp carbonation, delicate

overall: very good

11-29-2012 04:05:52 | More by dirtylou
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

750 mL bottle, Batch 1, sent by msubulldog25, shared with some friends.

Pours a dark, clear amber brown with a tan tight head that has nice retention and streaks of lacing. Earthy, vinous aroma with dark fruit, wine and grainy spice. Flavor is similar to nose, but slightly more tart and vinous. Medium full body with fine carbonation and dry finish. Wow, aging nicely, big fan of this.

01-02-2012 23:32:17 | More by yourefragile
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woosterbill

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%

750ml bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip; shared at a tasting.

A: Muddy reddish-brown body with a half in chi of coarse tan foam. Ok, but uninspiring.

S: Wow. Spicy, funky wild yeast and plenty of vinous, tannic oak. Pleasantly tart and extremely complex. Wonderful sour aroma.

T: Spicy (rosemary?) pinot noir, lightly tannic + acetic tartness, and a cleanly sour finish. Great.

M: Oddly smooth medium body with moderate, fine, late-developing carbonation. Not bad at all.

D: Intense, but balanced. The alcohol doesn't show up at all.

Notes: This is my second Upright sour/saison (the other being Four Play), and Late Harvest was equally weird, fascinating, and delicious. I'll definitely be seeking out more from this brewery. Huge thanks to Matt for bringing this bottle back from Portland and sharing it with us.

Cheers!

10-06-2010 00:48:58 | More by woosterbill
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-20-2011 02:47:02 | More by chickenm
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-28-2013 04:02:43 | More by oline73
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-17-2012 21:53:19 | More by throwerbri
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-21-2012 01:50:17 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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Shaggy9356

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 03:21:15 | More by Shaggy9356
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Late Harvest from Upright Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.