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Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 210
Gots: 43 | 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:
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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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-09-2013 15:04:46 | More by Beerontwowheels
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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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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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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-21-2013 19:43:10 | More by imperialking
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-17-2013 01:21:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-14-2013 22:26:01 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-07-2013 02:47:40 | More by BillHilly
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-27-2013 18:30:10 | More by mobius387
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-15-2013 19:49:02 | More by Sean9689
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DaBubs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-14-2013 21:19:25 | More by DaBubs
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-13-2013 23:23:51 | More by MordorMongo
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-12-2013 00:34:06 | More by spycow
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-10-2013 05:14:11 | More by starrdogg
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-09-2013 13:19:57 | More by trxxpaxxs
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks metalgdog for sharing
The beer pours a hazy copper with no head. The nose is slightly tart and sour, with a touch of fruit, but the fruity aroma is not as distinct as in four play. The taste is semi-sweet with tart sourness and a huge punch of distinct raspberries in the aftertaste. it's light-medium bodied sour with an excellent, lingering, fruity and tart aftertaste. The beer is damn tasty and deserves to  consumed now before the raspberries fade!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:41:54 | More by ThePorterSorter
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-06-2013 04:37:13 | More by metalgdog
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-16-2012 05:28:51 | More by teddyarrowhead
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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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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep peachy-amber with some haze and a thin white head.

Smell. Floral, sour berries, cherries , and even some peaches with a bunch of nice woody funk. Yum.

Taste. Sour fruits, mainly red berries, cherry, and vinegar. Some dank funk and old wood. Quite dry.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low fine carbonation.

Overall. Not as tasty as I had hoped. I liked Four Play much better, but still a fine sour.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 02:29:55 | More by Rutager
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Lukafer

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-19-2012 21:28:10 | More by GreatBloomer
Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.