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Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 212
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A mix of barrel aged Four and Six using cherry and raspberry along with souring yeasts and bacteria. It's fruit forward in the nose with a balanced flavor bringing the malts and oak together. Named for friend and colleague Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing Company.


Released March 2012 (750ml bottles)
Second Release - March 2013

From Upright's blog:
"...essentially the Four Play but with barrel aged Six with raspberries mixed in. The inaugural release... used 25% of the Six. It's an evolution of the Four Play, giving it added layers - more malt, more alcohol, deeper color, and more fruit (but still in check with the malt profile)."

(Beer added by: boralyl on 04-01-2012)
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Reviews by boralyl:
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boralyl

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +6.8%

A - Pours a small white head that fades pretty quickly. The beer has a medium amber color with a little pink-ish hues mixed in.

S - The nose is full of raspberries and acidity. Upon further examination there are some bretty notes apparent as well. Very nice fruity/sour aroma.

M - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. It's got a pretty dry finish. I feel like it's slightly under-carbonated, but could become more so as it ages.

T - The taste if full of raspberry fruit flavor. There is some sweet malt character mid-taste followed by a nice lactic sourness with a hint of vinegar. The beer finishes with a sour bite and a small amount of lingering malt sweetness.

Yet another excellent release from Upright. The fruit flavor from the raspberries is perfect and the sourness complements it w/o it being overpowering. There is a little malt sweetness present too, which makes for an interesting beer.

04-01-2012 04:46:57 | More by boralyl
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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%

750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Murky but vibrant red/orange/slightly brown beer with a small white head.
S: Funky and acidic. TONS of raspberry, with citrusy sourness. Lots of lactic acidity.
T: BURST of raspberry. WOW, this is like a kick of raspberry to the face. Mild funkiness and lots of lactic sourness. A bit of oakiness.
M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish.
O: This is a very nice sour. I loved the raspberry flavors in this. Upright is doing some excellent stuff.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, cavemanlawyer!

Dark raspberry in color with a quickly forming, persistent, light pink head that leaves irregular spiderwebs and spots of lace down the glass. A gorgeous beer.

A very well rounded, integrated, lovely aroma: fresh raspberries, some mild hay and barnyard funk, along with some definite lactic sourness.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, and is delicately layered, intricate, and well-rounded: fresh raspberries, earth, moderate sourness, and some very mild barnyard and hay. No flavor is particularly dominant, and this is exceptionally drinkable.

A master of mouthfeel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, but velvety. The flavor melt away yet come together exceptionally well.

I was very impressed with this one.

08-12-2012 01:30:20 | More by ehammond1
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Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.