Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company
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4.09/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Opened at 4/20 tasting.
Pours a dark amber, almost reddish in color, not much of a head. Pretty average in appearance.
Smells of bright sour berry fruit, especially raspberry, some sweetness to balance the sourness, a hint of funk.
Lots of sweet fruit flavor, pretty damn sour too. Really yummy.
Pretty good mouthfeel, nice carbonation, refreshing.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2013 20:58:44 | More by AlexFields
4.04/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well, it's taken me long enough to get around to checking out Upright. Bottle from Beer Mongers. Supposedly the last one they had.
A mildly hazy reddish pink with a dense, pink-tinged white head that falls off to a wispy disk leaving no lacing, this is what you'd expect for an AWA. The nose is pleasant and refreshing. It's nice to see a brewer recognize that Brett can be quite refreshing if given equal footing to the sourness. Cherry skins, raspberries lend a fruity acidity, Brett adds funk/hay/ a faint bandaid aroma that actually *really* works, and there's a moderate lactic and yogurt-y tartness that rounds out the nose. There's also some wheat on the nose, and coupled with the hay, this really does smell rustic
The palate opens with plenty of fresh, juicy fruit, tart and sweet with the raspberries a little more prominent than the cherries, with their acidity blending well with the cherry sweetness. The fruit does whelm the Brett character some, especially the grass/ hay aspects, but the mild clove/bandaid character does lend a mild bitterness on the finish. Wheaty, lactic and yogurt-like sourness are present on the mid-palate. Clean, drying, and lactic on the finish with cherry sweetness and creme fraiche, this beer is medium-light in body, medium-high in carbonation (arguably a little too much, but not enough for me to ding the score) and pleasant on the palate. No tannins are present/noticeable. An enjoyable fruited AWA.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 06:33:48 | More by DefenCorps
Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.