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Fantasia - Upright Brewing Company

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 598
Gots: 68 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The New School:
"...in the vein of a Lambic style of wild beer though it does not use wheat and of course is not spontaneously fermented. [I]t was fermented entirely in oak barrels [that] were stuffed with fresh peaches from Baird family orchards."

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

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-16-2012)
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-04-2013 17:05:10 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of sour and tart fruit along with some funky aromas. Taste is of sour and tart tropical and peach flavors with some funk as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp moutfeel. Overall, this is a good sour but I think it tastes much better than it smells.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 03:48:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-03-2012 04:03:31 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to boralyl for getting this bottle out my way. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a nice peachy color with a foamy white head with good retention and a ring or two of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a tremendous peach presence that is just absolutely killer. Behind that is a light bit of pilsner malt along with a fairly-strong lactic presence.

The flavor hits the peach and lactic combination quite well, but lacks enough earthy and wild depth to really take it over the top. With that said, I'm still quite impressed, especially flowing into the feel, which has a nice level of acidity to make the peach flavor.

Overall, a very impressive offering from Upright. With this, I'm very excited to try some future offerings coming out of this place.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 01:59:48 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-17-2014 19:30:00 | More by nmann08
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size white head with ok retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light fruit notes with some tart notes that are easily discernible. Taste is a mix between some light apricot notes with some tart notes with a light funky finish. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation. I must admit that my expectation were quite high but this seems to lack the complexity I was anticipating.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 19:39:25 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.3%

09-03-2012 05:50:14 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed golden orange color with a white head. An amazing fruit aroma. Tons of peaches on the nose which give a nice sweetness along with the tartness of the beer. Oak, grass, and lemon provide a nice funk and sourness. The peaches are just as vibrant on the palate. Intense fruit flavor with background notes of oak, lemon, lemon peel, and grass. A hint of vanilla from the oak as the beer warms. Really outstanding stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 16:45:23 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

03-05-2012 01:14:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-13-2014 23:49:32 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-14-2014 00:26:50 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-12-2013 00:33:07 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-17-2013 06:43:01 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Matt for sharing this one!

Poured into a snifter glass, the beer is a bright golden orange with a wispy skim around the edges. Not much visible carbonation, but a nice saturated color.

Concentrated fruity peach aroma, slightly funky and acetic. Authentic fruit, fuzzy ripe peach notes.

Tart fruity flavors, upfront peach notes with a creamy feel and a light layer of funkiness intertwining with the fruit. Crisp and lactic like greek yogurt. The tartness is never overwhelming, it's well integrated and compliments the peach flavors nicely. A very solid fruited wild ale, on par or better than Upland's Peach Lambic (first batch anyway).

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 09:25:33 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-08-2013 22:07:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.1/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, David.

Hazy peach flesh colored body topped by a tall white head. The nose has quite a bit of ripe, juicy peach, but also a lot of acetone. There's a mild lacto presence, a bit of funk and oak, yogurt. Smells a bit sweet. The palate is similar; peach comes through fairly well, though it isn't as vibrant as I was expecting. Acetone really mars my enjoyment of the beer - this tastes strongly of nailpolish throughout. Sourness is mild and largely lactic with a touch of vinegar, and there's a bit of pale malt sweetness that works fairly well with the peach flavor. This is decent but it failed to meet my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 17:28:37 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-23-2013 02:01:59 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ChrisPro for sharing. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and minimal lacework. Hazed golden body.

S - Smells like peach cobbler. I'm surprised by how intense the sweet peach flavor is - there's a fairly low level of lactic sourness and funk here, which give this a sour peach candy and yogurt kind of vibe. There seems to be a good deal of residual sugar, and the malt bill reminded me a little of the Ghoulschip I had immediately prior.

T - The taste is quite similar, some nice sour and tart peach flavors among the sweet cobbler-esque malt and oaky vanilla. Somewhat candy-like, with moderate residual sweetness.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, lower carbonation, mildly juicy, with a slightly dry and tannic finish.

D - Enjoyable peach beer, but perhaps needs some time for the microbes to gobble up some of the remaining sugars. A far cry from something like Yellow Bus or Fou' Foune, as the acidity here is quite restrained. Still, I easily finished my glass and would gladly drink this again. I also appreciate the lower ABV, as too many American wilds are creeping out of the easy-drinking range.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 05:30:16 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served side by side at a recent tasting with a bunch of other stone fruit beers, a very good beer.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a wispy white head, small bubbles. No lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, yeasty, grainy, and peach-y.

Beer is medium in body, pretty sweet, nice mild funk and fruit, the lactic wins the acidity race here. the finish is a little tart in a good way, a really nice beer here. I'd have it again, it is not quite a lambic in the levels of sourness or complexity but for a stone fruit sour it is pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 19:28:54 | More by drabmuh
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-23-2013 04:46:17 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a delicious beer, not as sour as a lambic, and a little more body to it, but in that same flavor family. the pour is pale as they come, washed out straw color with a tall inch of white creamy head. the peaches aren't as prevalent in the nose as they are in the taste, but what is in the aroma is a very cool wild yeast, a heavy oak profile sweet and mellow, and a blossoming fruity element, although not specifically peach. the taste tarts out a little pucker but softens quickly into a peachy sweetness supported by pale malt and a very dry yeasty finish with a faint hint of white pepper or some other delicate spice used tastefully in moderation. the peaches are not dominant, but accentuate the beer well. fuller bodied and rounder for such a light offering, expansive, and fuzzy on the tongue almost like the outside of the peaches themselves. not very well carbonated, but it really doesn't demand that, the peaches make the feel unique and delicate, while being full enough to hold up all the flavors. i would use maybe touch more peach in nose and taste here, but the subtlety is noted and appreciated. excellent beer, the best I've had from upright by quite a margin.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 19:38:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 03/03/12 notes. Big thanks to Thorpe429/starrdogg for sharing this one; not sure whose bottle it was. This beer wasn't on my radar but I loved it. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a murky bright yellow-orange color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour peaches, tart fruity malts, sweet peaches and peach juice, light tropical fruit, light earthy notes, oak. Nose is loaded with peaches, both sweet and sour. Really fanastic nose.

t - Tastes of sour peaches, sweet peaches, swete and tart fruity malts, tropical fruits, earthy notes, floral hops. Again, very nice here. Not quite as sour as the nose and a little sweeter, but I really like it.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Super smooth and easy to drink, awesome body.

o - Overall I thought this was a fantastic beer, and probably the best thing I've had from Upright so far (and I've yet to have a bad beer form them so far). Load of sweet and sour peaches, I really hope I can get some more of this. As a side note we had a 2011 Fou Foune right after this and while it wasn't quite as funky or sour as that, it really held it's own and was certainly the second best peach beer I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 18:25:18 | More by mdfb79
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-16-2012 23:35:23 | More by Rochefort10nh
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-26-2014 20:16:08 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-30-2012 22:08:31 | More by imperialking
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Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.