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Fantasia - Upright Brewing Company

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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 638
Gots: 82 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-16-2012

A barrel fermented beer using fresh peaches from Baird Family Orchards. The Fantasia is firmly tart and hugely aromatic with a character not unlike Belgian fruit lambics. Minimum one year on oak before an extended bottle conditioning prior to release.

More on the process:  http://uprightbrewingblog.blogspot ... -love.html 

Released in 750ml bottles (96 cases) - January 2012
Released in 750ml bottles (85 cases) - January 2013
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Photo of John_M
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On at 16 tons taphouse last night. To no great surprise, there was quite the turn out to sample this beer.

Pour into a teku glass, the beer has the color of peach fruit, with very good head retention and adequate lacing. The nose would make any cantillon fan grin. There is considerable barnyard funk, peaches, vanilla and noticeable sour. The flavor profile is more of the same, though for me, the sour component was almost too much (as I'm not a big sour guy). The fruit component is very bright and forward in this beer. Mouthfeel was fairly light, but with great flavor and intensity. Considering the abv., it's impressive how much flavor this beer delivers. Alcohol is all but unnoticeable in this impressive beer.

Even someone who doesn't enjoy sours (like me) can enjoy this beer. It's a bit more tart than Peche n brett, but brightness of the fruit in this beer is very, very impressive. I can understand why this beer is so popular.

Photo of gkoz
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rhong187
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N_Schleret
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of saxclar123
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InspectorBob
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malefactor
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jvrdz24
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McNazz
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage.

Looks like peach purée.
Smells like peach purée.
Tastes likes peach purée.
Feels like peach purée.
Overall impression is that this is alcoholic peach purée.

In the same category of awesomeness as Fou, West Ashley and Peche n Brett. Worthy of the hype and glad I got to finally try it.

Photo of IrishColonial
3.73/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good peach flavor but a bit undercarbed and somewhat vinegary. OK but was expecting more.

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4.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.