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Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 210
Gots: 42 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-24-2014 05:29:12 | More by montrealbcr89
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

07-11-2013 23:08:30 | More by kscaldef
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to starrdogg for sharing this one. Served in a cervoise. Pours a nice pinkish red color with a nice white head that falls to a collar and leaves some nice lacing behind. The nose is loaded with fresh, tart raspberries and some background earth. Flavor has a nice acidity and good raspberry, though it’s not quite as lush as the nose. Light body with good carbonation and a moderate acidity through the finish. Quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 16:04:45 | More by Thorpe429
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750mL purchased from Bottles last year. Split 2 years. This is the 3 year anniversary (since this is the blend of cherry and raspberry unlike the Sole Comp.)

A: Murky clay-brown. Lacing ends up with a ring of Saturn torn out of the middle. Not pretty by a long shot, but it'll do.

N: Stinging raspberries, acetone, vinegar, cherry, and oak. Oak is composed of a general woodiness. Not a penetrating smell by any mans. Floral elements abound as dust an attic mustiness.

T: Quite sour. Cherries are in concert with the raspberries - neither dominate. Lemon juice concentrate, tannic oakiness, some soapiness, and a lot of horse blanket and attic dust. Clementine oranges that were soaked in vinegar.

M: Surprisingly light and somewhat watery.

O: An enjoyable beer, but it's not a stand out in an crowded field. I miss the original's burst of fruit, so this might get unfairly downgraded because of that aspect. A balanced beer and not one to disappoint, but it's not their best. (Though, I don't find most of Upright's sours to be top tier.)

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 03:55:23 | More by writerLJBerg
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

pour is mostly transparent amber with a white head. Nose is nice, barrel and vanilla, strong berry, dusty Brett and a hint of leather. Taste is less barrel, more raspberry and cherry, light dusty note. Lighter body with a moderate carbonation, slightly sour dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 15:59:21 | More by cpetrone84
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bccocx

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-08-2014 19:28:24 | More by bccocx
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-17-2013 06:22:11 | More by largadeer
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-10-2013 17:06:51 | More by mendvicdog
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-13-2013 02:54:54 | More by Anonymous1
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

04-21-2013 01:11:40 | More by slimntubbs
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brianmandell

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

06-23-2014 02:09:59 | More by brianmandell
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

09-28-2013 07:01:19 | More by chippo33
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Quackus

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

02-21-2014 20:38:18 | More by Quackus
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle thanks to Stormking47 for the share. The brew appears a clear burnt copper color with a tan finger atop. A webby finger-like pattern of lace sticks to the glass.

The aromatics are sweet and seedy smelling with a natural raspberry essence. A soft touch of earth comes across that blends the lines between what I think might be hops and the natural scent of raspberry.

The flavor is tart from a combination of bacteria and also an unripe sort of raspberry character. Like the nose, this comes off very natural feeling with that previously mentioned seedy aspect. A bit of lemony tartness is also present with a mild note of plastic into the aftertaste.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Fairly easy drinking with what I feel are some minor flaws but the natural character of this keeps it interesting. Not the best wild ale from this brewery but pretty respectable and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 20:30:57 | More by stakem
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-26-2013 02:36:40 | More by GRG1313
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.8%

06-13-2013 20:15:19 | More by Eighty
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a small layer of off white head. The smell is light and fruity. Raspberries dominate the smell, but once I was told there were cherries I could smell them. The taste is tart but smooth with more raspberries than cherries. This was a nice sour beer and a good use of fruit.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 05:57:07 | More by oline73
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throwerbri

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-17-2012 21:51:58 | More by throwerbri
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Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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AgentZero

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-06-2012 20:35:47 | More by AgentZero
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-08-2014 00:21:04 | More by WillCarrera
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California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-20-2014 13:35:17 | More by Warlocks-Passage
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California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-17-2014 06:26:19 | More by drewone
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Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.