Blend Love - Upright Brewing Company
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4.34/5 rDev +1.4%
This bottle was courtesy of 22uesday in a recent trade. Thanks Sam!
Blend Love pours a lighter bodied and bright, rosy copper in color with light effervescent lacing around the glass. The nose features aromas of slightly sweet raspberry, light but tart cherry, oak, light acidity, and subtle wild yeast. The fruit becomes more prevalent in the nose as the beer comes closer to room temperature. The flavors are very clean. It's clean and racy with tart raspberry and tart cherry with a moderate amount of brett. It also has a subtle rose water esque character to it as well that leads into the slightly oaky finish. This bottle is approaching a year old but the fruit still has a nice presence. The mouthfeel is light and clean. An initial rush of flavor and carbonation swarm your palate, leaving you with a slightly dry wild yeast flavor after each sip. Overall I think that this beer is a lot of fun and a spectacular American wild. The cherry and raspberry work very well together. I wish that there were more beers like this. It's definitely one of the better barrel aged saisons out there and well worth your while.
02-27-2014 02:21:53 | More by aasher
4.28/5 rDev 0%
A: Hazy pinkish orange color. Highly carbonated. Later of light pinkish white color. Sticks around a while. Lots of little bubbles coming up sides of glass.
S: Really nice tart raspberry on the nose. Pulling the cherry too. Oak tannic quality. Dry and musty. Mild funk.
T: Punch of tart fruit up front. Raspberry and dark cherry flavors. Continues to the mid palate. Oak tannic dryness. Funk from the yeast. Not as "sour" as I was initially expecting. Dry finish. Some lingering fruit flavor.
M: Lighter side of medium. High carbonation.
10-23-2013 18:20:19 | More by inlimbo77
4.5/5 rDev +5.1%
Thanks to Michael for this bottle. Pours a gloomy burnt orange color, like a dark tequila sunrise (sunset?). Sublime aroma, perfectly lactic and milky with sweet cherries and a nice raspberry tartness. Flavor follows in kind, bursting with soft fruit, about 60/40 cherry to raspberry. Creamy lactic mouthfeel, pillowy on the palate, sourness is modest but appreciable. Basically the beer version of a nice lean Greek yogurt with perfectly ripe fruit on top. Fantastic beer.
10-23-2013 03:12:05 | More by illidurit
Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.