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Late Harvest - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 38
Gots: 26 | 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:
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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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-29-2013 03:17:15 | More by drewone
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

06-28-2013 13:47:51 | More by mendvicdog
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml poured into a tulip. I guess this is the most recent version listed (2012 made with elderberries.) It pours a ruby brown mahogany color with a thick khaki head. A full wall of patchy lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is fresh and juicy with an unidentifiable fruity character. Some hops are noted with an herbal element overtop a chocolate malt scent. It is a bit tangy smelling towards the back.

The taste is like chocolate covered fruit. Some tangy alcohol upfront blends into a mild peppery quality. A sweetness like caramel or toffee fades into the aftertaste. Overall it is a unique combination of flavors but isnt bad. The tangy element was a bit of an outlier in the profile.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. An ok beer by Upright standards. I would not pass on trying this again but at the same time, I think other Upright offerings are more deserving of your money.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 17:42:26 | More by stakem
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-01-2013 05:40:14 | More by spycow
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-21-2013 17:20:36 | More by bauermj
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jconrick1

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 02:27:27 | More by Rutager
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2013 22:12:59 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-16-2013 22:07:31 | More by acurtis
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-13-2013 17:13:15 | More by alysmith4
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-11-2013 15:54:37 | More by dctriman
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC for the bottle share. Not sure of batch. From notes.

A nice light tan brown, kind of a mix of dark chestnut and mahogany body. Head unfortunately disappeared before I could see what color it was. Otherwise straightforward and appealing.

Bouquet is a nice light tannic sour quality. Hints of light brown toasty bread hide in the back with a spicy yeasty character, and brown ale like nutty malts. Pleasant aroma and balanced and somewhat distinct.

Good tannic nutty mid palate on first sip, with a nice mighty funk. Caramel really washes over the mid palate nicely particularly on the finish. A nice medium carbonation that supports the flavors nicely. Feel isn't particularly impressive, but it's perfectly fine and not distracting from the palate.

Overall this was quite a unique saison and it is one that I will remember.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:42:18 | More by smakawhat
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

03-04-2013 17:17:37 | More by t0rin0
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-03-2013 22:49:43 | More by mdaschaf
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-11-2013 06:59:09 | More by twelveinches
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-13-2013 21:06:29 | More by iKrystin
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.26.12
I am assuming this is Batch 4

A - Pours a light brown with an explosive tan head, pretty active but fades rather quickly.

S - Lots of barrel tones, wood, spices - dark.

T - Dark spices, earthy barrel notes, woody.

D - Great carbonation with a light body.

O - Dark, spices, barrel. Good but seems a bit like all the others.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 06:30:00 | More by HuskyinPDX
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-07-2013 01:00:28 | More by AlexFields
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JonBarley

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-02-2013 02:09:31 | More by JonBarley
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ehammond1


4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

Murky dark brown and dark ruby with a small cap of brown bubbles atop. Leaves the glass spotted with stick.

There's some definite lactic sour character, which surprised me, in the aroma, along with dark cherries, earth, lots of sharp oak notes, and a very mild wet hay character. Complex, and slightly sweet.

The flavor follows the aroma, with more lactic sour character than I was anticipating, some tart cherry notes, mild earth funk, brine, olives, and sharp, somewhat tangy yeast. Unique, complex, and overall enjoyable.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Unique, interesting, and evolving. I'm glad I shared this a few ways as I don't think I could drink a ton of this, but overall I liked it very much.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:12:45 | More by ehammond1
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California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-24-2012 05:15:38 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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