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Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.54%


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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drabmuh

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Starrdog for sharing a pour of this at a recent random Thursday. Beer is amber and hazy with a wispy head, low retention, some carbonation, some lacing.

Aroma is all raspberries, a little surprising but very strong.

Beer is light in body and quite tart, it is strong and has a lot of raspberry. The finish is tart in the corners of my mouth and dry. It is good but it is not their best beer but I did enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 16:19:18 | More by drabmuh
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FosterJM

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1295th Review on BA
Bottle to Tulip
750Ml

30th Birthday Party
Thanks to GuruDel for sharing

App- A ruddy looking red/brown with only a slight amount of bubbles behind it. Looked okay in the glass but just didnt seem right.

Smell- A lot of fruit and malts on the nose of this one. A good amount of sour vinegar and earthy notes behind it. The flavors meshed well and didnt overpower eachother.

Taste- My god this was good. So many layers behind each one. The additional cherries and raspberries add a sweet tingly touch with the oak adding the vanilla and earthy notes. As some have mentioned the nose is better. I found the opposite.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium dry carbonation. A lot of the fruits and oak remain on this one.

Drink- I really enjoyed this one. Upright wasnt messing around with this one and it showed. Layered brilliantly with outstanding fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:15:31 | More by FosterJM
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of GuruDel.

Pours a murky honey brown with no head and no lacing. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with sour berry and slight vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same but is not as sour as the smell would lead you to believe. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good wild ale but I am enjoying the aroma more than the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 22:58:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle thanks to Kelton.
Enjoyed on 4.29.12.

A - Pours a medium, cider brown with a one finger light tan head, very fizzy but fades pretty quickly.

S - Funk, wild flowers, old fruit.

T - Tart cherry and raspberries. A nice subtle funk.

D - Great carbonation with a light body. Just about right.

O - Another great Upright Sour. Keep'em coming.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 04:25:21 | More by HuskyinPDX
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by bauermj. Served in a Närke tulip.

A - Minimal off-white foam settles to some wisps, big-bubbled collar, and minimal lace. Murky dark cider body, with lots of visible bubbles adhering to the glass.

S - Hefty raspberry aroma, some lactic yogurt flavors, vanilla, perhaps a touch of cherry, stone fruit malts, hint of oak. Mostly musky overripe fruits though. Quite intricate, potent, and enjoyable.

T - The taste isn't quite as strong, as it seems to be dominated by dry oak and under-ripe 'green' raspberries. There's also a mildly seltzer flavor. Significantly less fruity and sweet, with some mild tartness present.

M - Medium body, medium-low carbonation, dry and tannic from the oak and fruit. Could use a tad more spritz, but otherwise as expected.

D - It's quite easy to drink, but doesn't live up to the extremely enjoyable aroma. Enjoyable, and a beer I'd certainly drink again, but not particularly memorable among the increasingly crowded field.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 01:56:32 | More by MasterSki
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shleepy

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from 750 bottle info tulip glasses. Writing based on ~3-week-old notes.

A: Copper, opaque, virtually no head.

S: Heavy raspberry jam, some funk and sourness. Very framboise-like (the Lambic style, that is), not surprisingly.

T: Rasperries, plenty of sourness, funk. Some smooth mocha oakiness towards the end (which barrels+cherries sometimes contribute).

M: Smooth and medium bodied. Not much carbonation, but not flat.

O: Excellent stuff. 'Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:01:55 | More by shleepy
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landhoney

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was an excellent sour, nice bright raspberry aroma and flavor, that came through more in the flavor. Slight funk, but not much. Nice and sour, I imagine a lot of it coming from the raspberries. Mouthfeel was very good, not too dry and no real bitterness. Very easy drinking, and fairly complex, just a very delicious beer, pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 19:35:40 | More by landhoney
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jibbyvonjibb

California

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

traded for Beat
bottle 750mL

A: dark amber. hazy. no head.
S: raspberry jam. seed bitterness. fresh.
T: slight sweetness. no bitterness.
m: nice body from the acids. slight amount of residual sugar left. dry crisp finish
O: delicious. i may be biased becuase i love raspberries.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:55:27 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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boralyl

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a small white head that fades pretty quickly. The beer has a medium amber color with a little pink-ish hues mixed in.

S - The nose is full of raspberries and acidity. Upon further examination there are some bretty notes apparent as well. Very nice fruity/sour aroma.

M - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. It's got a pretty dry finish. I feel like it's slightly under-carbonated, but could become more so as it ages.

T - The taste if full of raspberry fruit flavor. There is some sweet malt character mid-taste followed by a nice lactic sourness with a hint of vinegar. The beer finishes with a sour bite and a small amount of lingering malt sweetness.

Yet another excellent release from Upright. The fruit flavor from the raspberries is perfect and the sourness complements it w/o it being overpowering. There is a little malt sweetness present too, which makes for an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 04:46:57 | More by boralyl
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Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.