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Blend Love (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

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Blend Love (Sole Composition Series)
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 30
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

119 bottles, released September 2011.

(Beer added by: jdense on 09-11-2011)
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ehammond1


4.08/5  rDev -7.7%

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, JealousChalice!

(Aged for 1+ year)

Clear dark orange and light ruby with a small white cap. Dots of white stick.

Raspberry and cherries in the aroma, though somewhat muted by the barnyard funk and grass elements. Funky and fruity--I like!

Good amount of fruit (raspberry and dark cherry) mix with barnyard funk and moderate amounts of sour character. Some distinct lemon and oak as well.

Thin to medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Very nice.

01-24-2013 04:57:19 | More by ehammond1
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

10-17-2013 19:49:03 | More by mdaschaf
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grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -9.5%

01-27-2012 01:09:14 | More by grownfool
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -8.4%

On tap @ the Upright Brewing Company (Portland, OR) on 9/4/11. Served in a footed glass.

Pours a ruddy amber in the glass, topped with roughly a ½ finger of bright-white head (that actually takes on more of a light pink look from the liquid, depending upon which way you look at it). This throws up a rich cascade of lace that descends into thick spotty swathes that drench the sides of the glass. The aroma smells tart and fruity, with a good bit of berry flavor. Backing notes of earthy funk and some slight souring acidity get funneled up the nostrils as well.

The taste has much more of the fruit up front, which mingles with additional sweet sugars and a light earthy mustiness. There is more acidity here than there was in the nose, leading into a dry finish with some extra lingering tartness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth and creamy feel that stays gentle throughout the sip and overall helps this go down fairly easily considering the flavors and ABV.

This was a tasty sour beer and was actually pretty easy drinking as well but didn’t seem overly complex to me. The berry flavors seemed to get a bit lost amongst the funk at times, as it would have been nice to pick outs ome more of the individual characteristics. I still rather enjoyed this one however.

09-27-2011 16:57:18 | More by Kegatron
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2%

A huge thanks to Matt (bauermj) for sharing this rare tick. Bottle 63 of 119.

Appearance – Pours a hazy brown/light red color into a tulip with about a quarter finger of off white head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Barnyard funk, juicy raspberries, wet hay, some lemon, and earthy plant notes.

Taste – A nice tart raspberry flavor up front that causes one to pucker, though it is not overly acidic/sour. Light brett, straw, and leather. A rather earthy flavor comes through midway though a hint o f lemon finishes up the taste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with lower though adequate carbonation.

Overall – very glad to have tried this. We had Four Play (the second batch) right after and I do believe the consensus was that FP was a bit better than this, though this beer held its own most definitely.

03-15-2012 01:38:39 | More by SpdKilz
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-22-2011 14:49:55 | More by hoppymcgee
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

04-23-2012 01:23:00 | More by WeisGuy
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claspada

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

Shared at our most recent tasting.

Pours a light golden yellow color with a little white soapy head that leaves some nice spotty lacing.

Aromas are really fruity; raspberry, light cherry, sour funk start things off. I get a little light vinous white grape presence as well.

The tastes are equally as impressive as the nose. A balanced light pale sweet malt flavor coupled with a great deal of tart berry fruitiness. Light earthy, mustiness is there in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is really pleasant as the tart flavors linger just enough on the palate.

Overall this was my favorite sour of the many we were able to sample during this past tasting. Flavors were so crisp and clean, yet complex with tart berry fruits and nice light funk. My words are not doing this justice here, all I can say it that this is well worth seeking out and highly recommended.

11-14-2011 16:15:37 | More by claspada
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pperez38

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

01-31-2012 10:47:51 | More by pperez38
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shufon

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-19-2011 04:42:02 | More by shufon
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

Cloudy pinkish red color with pink-white head. Very fruit forward on the nose. Seems like a combination of cherries and raspberries. Lots of funky straw and earth notes, quite a bit of lemon, too. The fruit flavor is similarly intense on the palate, maybe a bit sweeter, though. Still a fair amount of lemon. Medium body and carbonation.

11-21-2011 06:47:21 | More by womencantsail
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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brystmar

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-07-2013 04:12:02 | More by sirsteve42
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HopHead84

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

7/8/2012

Thanks to Luke for the bottle. Sole Composition series. The label shown in the picture above is not the right label for this beer.

A: Ruby orange with a big white head.

S: Raspberry and cherry with a little pie crust, vanilla, and oak. Prominent fruit character. Restrained leather notes with evident tartness and lactic notes. There's a little vinegar.

T: Cherry flavor with a lactic flair. Raspberry blends with oak and vanilla. Moderately tart with a lower moderate acetic acidity. Dry tannic finish with a final fruit flourish.

M: Upper light body with high carbonation. Dry tannic mouthfeel.

Overall: A really nice Upright beer. Great fruit character.

07-10-2012 15:13:55 | More by HopHead84
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tcampbel1

Oregon

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-08-2012 20:54:16 | More by tcampbel1
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Ultraman9000

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-10-2012 17:04:23 | More by Ultraman9000
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

04-11-2012 03:46:08 | More by bauermj
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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beefandbean22

Washington

5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-23-2011 19:06:28 | More by beefandbean22
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ngeunit1

California

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%

A - Pours a slightly bright cloudy red-orange color with a finger of reddish head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is full of sour fruits with some white grapes and acidity. There is lots of tartness and funk, with some sweetness.

T - Starts off with some sour tart white grape with some other fruits and some acidity. Through the middle, the acidity mellows a bit with some more tartness and sweet fruits and cherry comes through. The finish is a mix of some oak alongside the sweet tart fruits with some nice sourness lingering.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth with lots of tartness and sourness hitting the tongue.

D - Very drinkable. Amazing sourness and blend of fruity flavors. Lots of tartness and acidic flavors.

11-09-2011 04:54:45 | More by ngeunit1
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California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Blend Love (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
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