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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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ngeunit1

California

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

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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.

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

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Blend Love (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
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