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Barrel-Aged Seven With Brett (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

Barrel-Aged Seven With Brett (Sole Composition Series)Barrel-Aged Seven With Brett (Sole Composition Series)

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged 14 months in oak barrels.

Bottle release in February 2011 ('Sole Composition' Series; sold only in the Tasting Room ~ 120 750ml bottles)
168 bottle release in Feb/March of 2012.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 02-24-2011)
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Livefast for busting this out at a recent tasting.

Sole Composition (seven) comes into the glass very faint and not too bubbly. The liquid is a hazed orangeish color with some bronze highlights. Some nice white bubbles creating a lasting cap leaving some weak lacing for a second.

Smell on this is really bright and pungent with hop musk, citrus from the vine, and some brett mustiness, plus oak from the wood. It smells great and it's large. Some faint malt sweetners that barely register.

Wow, by god this is good. The funk is large and barny with hay and grass. Bright citrus fruits with mango and ripe pineapple, orange peel. Earthy flavor in the middle leading to brett and other organisms making for a funky finish. The oak is takes it further.

I really dig how this feels going down. It reminds me of funky juice. Even with some bubbles, the carb is barely there and this just glides down with the littliest push. Very tart and juice like, smooth sailing, no interference from the alcohol.

This is a great beer, The saison is not completely faded. There is still some underlining earth and floral taste to go along with the fruit and bugs. A whole bottle is a no brainer to the head.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 20:23:27 | More by BARFLYB
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4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened at a bottle share. Poured into a snifter. Light straw color. Lots of Brett, floral notes, perfumy. Taste is excellent, straw, fruity tartness. Brett continues thru finish. Dry, pleasantly tart. This has really developed nicely in the past 18 months. Bottle 106/120. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 00:13:45 | More by oregonskibum
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4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 132/168.

Poured a vibrant golden orange. Huge, fluffy white head head settles leaving a ton of lacing and a nice white layer over the beer

Smell is white wine, basement, maybe a little hay.

Taste is beautifully funky. The brett has gone to town on this beer. Wine like, tart grapes then followed by a hint of alcohol warming as it goes down.

This feels so good in the piehole. It's pretty dry and tart enough to make you salivate and jones for the next sip.

This is pretty old at this point and the brett dominates. This beer completely fits all the descriptors of 'funky', 'rustic', farmhouse', etc...It is drinking so fucking good right now. I didn't have one fresh, but this is just insane good. Thank you Upright.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 23:40:42 | More by DaveHack
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


Bottle shared by Andrew at Woodshop Classix by way of Luke, thanks!

A: Transparent gold with a big white sea foam head.

S: Peach, apple, and orange with notes of wet leather and hay. Lightly floral, with a dash of pepper. Notes of cherry, plum, lemon, and grape. Wow, this smells great.

T: Sweet grain up front melding with a light tartness. Lactic cherry, grape, and plum with lightly acidic lemon and notes of hay. Oak is pervasive but well integrated. Floral and lightly peppery.

M: Upper light in body with high carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. Probably my favorite Upright to date and one of the highlights of Woodshop. I'm glad that Ojos Dormidos (fka The Enforcer) has a bottle of this so I can try it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 05:33:48 | More by HopHead84
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4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Bottle #106 of 168. Thanks to Jason for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Some nice white froth.

(S)- A nice earthy barrel character. A touch of funk with clay, lemon, and subtle spice.

(T)- A really nice combo of bright peach/apricot and lemon fruits with a subtle funky but mildly sour brett character. Finishes nice and dry with an ever so subtle spicy oak.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Really nice fruits combined with subtle barrel notes and yeast.

(D)- Overall, just a fun and joyful saison. Super easy to enjoy and vibrant/refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 17:19:17 | More by sweemzander
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Luke for this bottle.

A: The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a rather tall white head.

S: A really intense fruit aroma to this beer which is just fantastic. Lots of apples, peaches, and pears with some white grape notes to it as well. Mild oak and tartness with just a little bit of lemon peel and sweet bread.

T: More big fruit character on the palate. The peach flavor is really outstanding with a bit of grape, apple, pear, and lemon zest. A touch of grass and damp oak, a light malt sweetness, and some subtle tartness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: An absolutely awesome beer. Great complexity and flavor. Very much enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 23:35:28 | More by womencantsail
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to starrdogg for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a nice, clear golden color with a good white head. Some spotty lacing on the way down.

The nose brings forward some nice Brett character along with a bit of oak. Light cherry and other fruit in the background, with the additional of some spice. Flavor has a really nice Brett presence. There's a good earthy dryness along with cherry and light stone fruits. Some floral notes and a bit of light pepper. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall, another fantastic brew from Upright. Excellence is what I expect, and almost always get. Can't wait to visit this place.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 20:24:28 | More by Thorpe429
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Starr, served in a tulip.

Beer is yellow and clear with a white head, nice lacing, low retention though and moderate carbnation, looks nice.

Aroma is Brett (probably b) and woody with a mild tart earthiness.

Beer is spicy but I didn't notice the spice in the aroma at first, now I can smell it, the brett comes through nicely and the finish is strong and wet. Mildly bitter, oaky on the back end, a fine saison and I'd have it again in the future if possible.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 18:07:09 | More by drabmuh
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4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 7.16.13
Two Brett Strain
Two Cask Blend
Bottle 44 of 114

A - Pours a cloudy medium orange with a fluffy off-white, soapy head with great retention.

S - Lots of Brett, funky citrus and oak. Very good.

T - Funky Brett, wood, subtle spice, a touch of sweet malt. Excellent.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light body.

O - Hard for me to describe, but a wonderful Brett beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 02:44:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to oregonskibum for sending this one one. You're feeding my Upright habit! Served alongside Rose City Seven.

Beer pours a cloudy orange with a light white head. Smell is heavy on the brett with some spices and light citrus in there as well. Flavor is quite nice, the brett blends excellently with the base beer bringing out some great light citrus fruit flavors as well as some more typical grassy saison flavor with some brett funk hanging in the back. Mouthfeel is quite nice as well, light-medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, another fantastic beer from Upright. I preferred the Rose City Seven to this one, but only by a small margin. Keep these coming!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 15:24:35 | More by starrdogg
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy orangish color with good carbonation leaving some white bubbles and cap

S:Big and fruity with some funk, hey and wood with a dash of pepper

T: If I could picture a French orchard with a farmhouse in the middle this nwould be it. Apples, pears, hay, barnyard funk, a bit of must and a nice booze sting on the back. Notes of pepper and a light hillside floral notes are evident but very tame.

M: Loads of flavor with a medium body and good carbonation.

O: Fantastic. But at nearly 9% I'm not sure how much work the farmhands would get through if consuming this beer. It nearly misses the style with excess booze.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 13:46:54 | More by barleywinefiend
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


hill farmstead stemware - bright orange body, some healthy white foam - nice aromas of brett, oak barrel, vinous notes. Flavor profile highlights peach, apricot skin, wine barrel, lots of brett, straw, spice, lemon. A nice beer - happy to have another - wont knock your socks off, but well crafted

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:00:45 | More by dirtylou
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of kscaldef.

Pours a night dark golden yellow color with crazy huge white soapy head leaving ridiculously sticky lacing as it slowly slowly recedes. I love sticky looking lacing, it just screams that a good beer is coming; I don't why that is, anyway...

Aromas begin with a ton of sweet and sours smells; I get a lot of citrus rind here. In the background there is some mustiness and some light woody oak. Spot on for a Brett Saison in my book.

The tastes are surprisingly not too sour or tart as I expected with such a big aroma. There definitely is citrus flavors abound here with some more funky grassiness and mustiness. Solid earthiness and oak in the finish.

The mouthfeel is my only detractor on this beer. It drinks a little heavier than most Brett beers and as crazy as the initial carbonation looked, it doesn't show up in the mouthfeel for some reason.

Overall this was really nice and well balanced. My favorite sour of the night for sure (Dissident, Askew, Brute and Oude Tart were sampled as well). I have been meaning to try something from Upright and I am glad I finally did. This was solid enough that I will definitely try more in the future if possible.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 11:10:20 | More by claspada
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2.68/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by barkingelectron at his sour tasting.

Pours clear gold with a soft pillow of white foam.

Aroma features peach, apple, some citrus with hay a heavy floral scent and pepper.

Grainy up front taste. A little bid of lactic acid although not very sour at all. Some lemon and hay. Oak slightly overpowers some of the more delicate flavors and it finishes floral and pepper a combination I don't really care for.

Low to medium in mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

Not a big fan of the flavor profile and some of the flavors did not mix together very well. Hardly any tartness here and more of the peppery normal saison flavors dominate. My least favorite of the Upright brews I've had so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 20:04:11 | More by jmarsh123
Barrel-Aged Seven With Brett (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.