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Fantasia - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 635
Gots: 82 | FT: 16
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.

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Released in 750ml bottles (96 cases) - January 2012
Released in 750ml bottles (85 cases) - January 2013
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Photo of rodkin
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mltobin
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of Fantasia, shared amongst a few friends.

Upon pouring into a small tulip glass, the appearance is bright orange with a small white head. Its` nose contains barn funk, peach, brett. Taking this back for a sip and I taste more of those peaches, tartness, it does make your mouth pucker a bit. It tastes very good, very glad that my friend brought this out. Mouthfeel is medium level, nice carbonation, finishes very crisp. Some tartness lingers afterwards. A very good sour style beer from Upright, would recommend trying to grab a bottle.

Photo of kawilliams81
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. 2012, most recent release. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy honey/orange color with a 2 finger white head. No lacing.

S- Vinegar, some funk, and sour peaches.

T- pale malts, citrus/peach, light vinegar, and funkiness.

M- Light body and medium carbonation. very easy drinking with a dry finish.

O- 5/10 sourness. Nice easy drinking sour.

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Duff27
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy peach colored body. Fluffy head on this small pour. Cap and collar. Splotchy lacing.

Sour tart lemongrass funk aroma.

Unmistakable peach flavor. Less tart than the nose alluded to.

High side of carbonation but appropriate. Medium mouthfeel.

Would be a great beer on a hot day, in relatively small doses. Smell and peach flavor takes the cake. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Photo of WillCarrera
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle generously shared at the Peg's tasting on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, white head with a bit of lacing.

S- Huge peach aroma, the fruity, juicy aromas are huge and delicious. Also has some lactic funkiness and fruity yeast.

T- Similar to the aroma, loads of fresh peaches, has a nice lactic sourness that balances the fruit, mild oak and some yeasty funk.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel with a dry, tannic finish.

O- A really tasty peach beer, the peach flavors are really awesome, while the tartness is moderate but also very nice. Definitely a beer worth seeking out.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tectactoe
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ron for bringing this one along. Fantasia pours a cloudy, golden-yellow color topped off with a foamy white head that fizzles almost like the foam on a soda as it settles down to nothing but a ring. Lots of carbonation on this one, it seems, as a swirl of the glass produces a loud fizzling noise.

The aroma is a nice mixture of lightly sweet fruits with some funk in the under-body. As far as the fruit goes, I'm picking up some green apples, lemon zest, and peach. The peach starts of small, but becomes the most prominent fruit as the beer starts to warm up just a bit. Some light funk aromas from the yeast join with a faint oak and wet wood combination. There's a bit of acidic tartness on the nose, but not much, and certainly not enough to make me believe this one will be puckering - I guess we'll see.

Fantasia has a very light tartness and sour quality to it - just enough to kind of tingle the senses, but not enough to alienate someone who's easing their way into the world of sours (something Beatification might do). It's very "smooth" on the palate and easy to vibe with, but still provides a reasonably nice sour character for the long-time sour fanatics.

The peach and green apple flavors seem to "pop" the most - especially the peach. The slight tartness turns into a lasting sweetness; ripe peaches, juicy green apples, and pears. The finish combines with a bit of funky yeast and that same wet wood and oak presence that was picked up in the aroma. Medium bodied, smooth and soft, highly carbonated with an almost dry finish.

Very tasty beer, although it may be slightly overrated. Though having this almost back to back with a Beat Batch 05 probably wasn't fair to Fantasia. Nevertheless, still a great beer and a very good one to introduce people to the world of wild ales and sours, though it's not necessarily an easy one to get, especially in the Midwest.

Photo of Doodler
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared with Bill (forgetfu) along with my Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic.for contrast. Poured a hazy golden color and had a small fluffy head. Nose is like peach yogurt with a slight amount of funk. Taste is sweeter than expected, with loads of peaches, vanilla and some woodiness, This is a nice brew with a medium finish and good carbonation. Great tart flavors...try some....it's good stuff

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cfrances33
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle thanks to Tom, poured into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Pour: Semi hazy bright orange, with a finger of head that quickly dissipates to bubbles around the edge. Some lacing.

Smell: Incredible. Huge lactic funk up from, lots of pears, lemons, citrus, and peaches. Lots of oak and a white wine presence.

Taste: Equally awesome. A really nice lactic sourness up front, that quickly gives way to bright citrus, pear, lemons, and peaches. Lots of funk. A definite oak at the finish, with some white wine, lactic tartness, and funk.

Mouthfeel: Ridiculously drinkable. Tartness is just right for me. Great smooth carbonation.

Overall: One of the best fruited wilds I've had. Better than Peche N Brett if you ask me.

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of popery
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of draheim
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a saison glass. Thanks again Bambinos for this unexpected, undeserved surprise. You rock!

Pours a slightly hazy golden color w/ a 1-finger white head that settles to a thin film. Lazy carbonation rises from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is bretty, tart and funky, a little vinous. Not picking up much specific peach on the nose but there is a vaguely fruity sweetness here.

Taste is super dry, tart but not vinegary or even especially sour. White wine and oak, again a nice fruitiness that I'd be hard-pressed to identify as peach if I didn't know what it was. It's not sweet like I'd expect from peach.

Mouthfeel is so dry, crisp and clean. So refreshing and light. Just a little prickly on the finish, but carbonation is a little less than I expected.

Overall a really unique beer, unlike any I've had. Seems to blur the line between beer, wine, and fruit juice. I would drink this regularly if I could.

Photo of markmcconv
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HopsMatt
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Paul for sharing this one at the mini Peach sour tasting.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange (probably because my pour was from closer to the bottom of the bottle), with a bubbly white head on top, about 1 finger in height. Quick reduction to a ring around the top.

S: Light peaches and apricot upfront with a touch of tartness. Plenty of funk mixed in on the aroma, light vanilla and faint oak. Not as tart as I was hoping.

T: Similar to the aroma, nice peachy flavor mixed with funk. Slightly acidic with a bit of lemon. Slightly floral as well. The oak comes through a little bit with more barnyard funk.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Quite good, but compared to PnB, just wasn't as good as I was hoping. I think a bit more sour/tartness would really do it wonders.

Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of giants24
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dbc5
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle poured into Meantime tulip.

A: A pale, clear beer with orange highlights. A moderate pour yields about a 1.5 finger, off-white head which slowly recedes but leaves a frothy covering atop the beer. Lacing all the way down the glass.

S: A good amount of lambic funk up front, followed with a definite peach presence. A nice sour tartness is perceptible as well and hints at this one being crisp and dry.

T: Peaches! Juicy and sweet. Not overwhelmingly sour or funky (for my tastes, I could use a bit more in that department). Finishes dry with a lemony sourness and leaves the tongue with lingering funkiness.

M: Effervescent and light bodied. What I would expect from a sour.

O: The peach presence in this one is the real standout and makes for a memorable drinking experience. However, I could stand for the funk and sour qualities to be a bit more pronounced. If I were to acquire another bottle of this, I would lay it down for awhile to see if time brings those out a bit more.

Photo of BrewTasting
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stxSS07
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.