Apricot Seven (#7) (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jdense:
4/5 rDev -4.8%
On tap at Upright Tasting Room, 3.11.12.
Cloudy orangish gold body, a bit of chill haze, no visible carbonation under half finger white head, medium dissipation with good lacing. Fruit forward nose balanced by significant floral hops. Taste is pretty tart, yummy, the brett really changed the underlying Seven character, adding a new level of complexity to one of my favorite beers. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, good effervescence. Another interesting one-off from the fertile mind of one of America's best young brewers, Alex Ganum.
03-31-2012 17:07:00 | More by jdense
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4.45/5 rDev +6%
Review from notes.
A: Hazy peach/orange color with a small off-white head on top, great retention and tons of lacing.
S: Lots of fresh apricots, faint funk and wood. Very inviting.
T: More apricot, wheat, and a slight tart/brett flavor.
M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, rather smooth.
O: Fantastic beer, apricot flavor was very fresh and vibrant.
01-24-2013 23:08:05 | More by mdaschaf
4/5 rDev -4.8%
Appearance: Pours a milky straw color, with a thin head that settles to a film.
Smell: Apricot is vibrant, peppery, earthy; there's flesh, skin and pit. There's a lactic note, and a bit of oak, but apricot is dominant.
Palate: Some astringency from the apricot skin hits the tongue up front, and tart flesh follows. White pepper, oak, slight acetone, gentle acidity. Pretty tannic, with a medium-light body. Fruit is dominant and lingers throughout the finish. Ends on a peppery, earthy note; apricot and rye bread.
Overall: Good - better than Fantasia to me. The flavor profile is feels just slightly muddled, and there's a touch of acetone, but it's otherwise really enjoyable.
05-27-2012 03:00:11 | More by largadeer
4.58/5 rDev +9%
Bottle opened on 1.15.13
Seven aged in wine barrels with apricots
A - Pours a hazy reddish-dark orange with a fluffy cream-colored head with good retention.
S - Lots of apricots, some funk, wood and candy.
T - Tons of apricots with a wood tart finish.
D - Good carbonation with a lighter body. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
O - Tons of apricots, Amazing! The best Upright I have had yet.
Batch: Three Barrel Blend
Another silky creamy wonderful apricot beer. Pretty similar to the last batch. Blind, I wouldn't be able to tell them apart, but are fantastic.
01-23-2013 06:44:37 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.74/5 rDev -11%
Opened at 4/20 tasting.
Very bright orange-yellow (apricot??) color, pretty nice off-white head.
Decent amount of apricot in the nose, some berries or other fruit, brett and mild funk, a little sourness.
Tastes different, some sweet fruit but not a very specifically apricot character, hint of brett, light tartness but not terribly sour, finishes fruity but dry and grainy.
Mouthfeel is pretty thick, syrupy, not enough carb but no hint of booze.
05-12-2013 15:15:58 | More by AlexFields
4.03/5 rDev -4%
Can't remember who shared this one. Kan? Bottle #102/120. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind tiny specks of lace. Slightly hazy pale golden body.
S - Apricot, sweet tarts, a hint of acetone, fuzzy peach candy, a bit of vinous oak, some of the sweet and fruity base malt and yeast flavors. This one doesn't seem super 'wild' relative to other Upright offerings I've had; only a bit of tropical brett clausenii funk.
T - The taste is heavier on the malt character of Seven, with pale malts dominating, along with some fruity esters and light stone fruit. Apricot addition is more subdued, and brett and barrel only show up late, imparting light vinous tartness and acidity.
M - Medium body, with pleasant soft, lower carbonation. Dry and tannic from both fruit and wood. Alcohol is masterfully hidden; would never have guessed 8.4%.
D - Other than the light acetone note in the aroma this was a nice funky, fruity Saison. I could have stood for a bit more fruit and barrel character, but it was still eminently drinkable.
08-14-2013 04:23:29 | More by MasterSki
Apricot Seven (#7) (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.