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Fantasia - Upright Brewing Company

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383 Ratings
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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 626
Gots: 78 | FT: 14
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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.

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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.

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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.

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A - Pours a clear, bright orange with a small light tan, fizzy head that fades to the edges quickly.

S - Strong peaches. Very nice. Some nice tartness follows as well.

T - Tart peaches, slight funk and wood. So delicious and addicting.

D - Low carbonation with a light body.

O - Very nice peach flavors with a legite mild funk. So tasty!

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Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.