Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -16.6%
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.
12-15-2012 16:04:45 | More by Thorpe429
3.63/5 rDev -15.4%
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.)
02-22-2013 03:55:23 | More by writerLJBerg
3.65/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
07-12-2013 15:59:21 | More by cpetrone84
3.83/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
02-22-2013 20:30:57 | More by stakem
4/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
03-10-2013 05:57:07 | More by oline73
Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.