Late Harvest - Upright Brewing Company
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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
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
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
3.23/5 rDev -19.7%
Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing.
Pours a hazy dark brown color with amber edges and an off-white one finger head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Vinous, earthy aroma with lots of spices and dry oak. Strong rye presence with pepper, coriander, ginger and clove. Really unique but the barrel, spice and spirit notes dominate and overpower everything else.
Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong vinous barrel presence that lingers over the spice and sweet malt notes into a slightly dry finish. Hints of ginger, pepper, clove, coriander and juniper compliment the dry oak barrel but overpower the rest of the flavor. As it warms, the malt profile becomes a bit stronger with some caramel and toffee but the barrel presence still dominates. Lots of boozy spirit flavor but not much heat. Vinous fruit notes add some complexity but the barrel is just to strong for my preference.
07-31-2012 22:10:04 | More by corby112
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Overly spiced, lots of sarsaparilla, ginseng, herbal, earthy, root-like notes. Not exactly tart, more of a weird tangy quality about it that lingers, along with the peppery spice. Can't say it's something i'd pick up again, a little too heavy handed with the spices.
Served in a mini nonic pint.
Murky dark reddish copper, thin ring of white foam, visible carb trails.
Vinous aromas of concord grape and acetic sharpness, mellow sweet grain underneath that reminded me of multigrain bread.
Tart zesty grape fruitiness, crisp with very little sweetness. Akin to a mellower version of La Folie almost, its much less acetic. Dry finish, trace breadiness. Reminiscent of Flanders style ales, this is more wild ale than straight up saison, but it seems intended as a style-bender.
01-15-2012 02:29:31 | More by emerge077
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
From 01/02/12 notes. Batch 1 bottle shared by yourefragile; thanks Michael. Samples right after Upright's Seven Saison; 750ml bottle into a tulip.
a - Pour a dark reddish amber color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of spices, wine, oak, sour fruits, grapes, yeast, and earthy notes. A little sourness to it that is great. Really love the nose.
t - Tastes or spices, dark fruits, oak, yeast, earthy notes, and fruity malts. Nice, but not nearly as sour as the nose; a bit of a step down, though I still like it a lot.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall I thought this was a very good saison; I liked it a bit better than the Seven. The nose is a bit sour which I loved, and really made it for me. Would love to have it again.
01-06-2012 18:13:06 | More by mdfb79
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
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
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
Thanks to yourefragile for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass during the 2012 Rose Bowl.
Pouts a slightly-hazy dark brown color with a nice off-white head and a little bit of lacing. The nose brings some light lactic character with a bit of cherry and stone fruits. Faint earthiness. Favor is pretty similar. Light wine character comes through a bit more here. Light body and good carbonation. Truly solid; not surprising from Upright. Big fan.
01-02-2012 23:27:23 | More by Thorpe429
3.5/5 rDev -12.9%
Thanks, Jason! 750ml bottle in Narke tulip.
A - Pours a muddled brown color, cream-colorhead head, thin ring, wisps on top.
S - Lots of herbal/medicinal notes, some slightly sweet fruity notes in there as well, some oak, and a light amount of sourness.
T - More of the same...herbal/medicinal, fruity barrel notes. I pick up more whisky then gin, but I'm not really digging the combo of both in the same beer.
M - Medium, good carbonation, earth oak finish.
O - Meh, not really impressed. I would say slightly above average and really had to force myself to finish my pour. Upright usually kills it, but not into this one. Not sure if it's the combo of barrels used or what, but I'll pass.
12-15-2011 19:05:00 | More by Sean9689
Late Harvest from Upright Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.