Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 6.56%
Wants: 212
Gots: 44 | 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:
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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Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a light pink color head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma consists of fresh tart raspberries with some oak and light acidic notes. Taste is dominated by tart raspberries notes with some oak and light tart cherries with a light vinous finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Loads of complexity in this beer while retaining a great level of drinkability with great refreshing notes.

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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.

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Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.