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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cuvee Lactovasilios is a two cask blend made from a Berliner weisse style wort. The brew was fermented directly in several barrels, but this small batch version was done in the ones that previously held the Fantasia, our annual lambic-esque peach beer, and later a round of Five. The fruit originally in the barrel stayed the entire time, becoming a habitat for different yeasts and bacteria, some pitched by us and others coming from the orchard. The fruit also retained some of the Five, which lends this Cuvee a very slight bitterness and hint of saison character. Coupled with the mixed yeast and bacteria barrel fermentation, the finished beer even takes on some Geuze-like qualities and while ready now will certainly mature well for several years.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-15-2012)
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-27-2013 05:48:25 | More by Gobzilla
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle shared with a friend poured into two snifters.

A: Pale yellow color with tiny white head. Very clear.
S: A bit funky. Some tropical fruitiness. Peaches. Sour lemons.
T: Wheat, lemons, peaches. Light sourness.
M: Light body that's easy to drink. Medium carbonation. Very nice crisp and clean finish.
O: I really enjoyed this beer I would happily drink it again if I had the chance.

02-26-2013 06:38:59 | More by standardcherry
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-06-2013 14:39:47 | More by acurtis
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dirtylou

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%

#57/176, 750ml bottle, split

Hopleaf tulip - pale straw body. Aromas of cat piss and dirty socks. Funky and derivative from the style in typical Upright fashion - peach, lemon, interesting yeast strains. Another nice sole comp - everything from Upright is worth trying

09-09-2013 01:14:38 | More by dirtylou
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #18/151. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Clear golden yellow body that doesn't support much of a head. Just a couple of chunks on one side of the collar.

Smell - Light lemon acidity. Lightly fruity. Grainy malts. More of a saison aroma than berliner.

Taste - Much more tart. Lactic sourness. Grainy malt. Lemon and other citrus. Some pale malt flavor gives it a bit of sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nicely tart. Low carbonation. Very light body.

Overall - Maybe not very exciting, but I found myself enjoying it quite a bit.

06-15-2014 22:16:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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bstyle

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-07-2014 00:05:13 | More by bstyle
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digita7693

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-04-2013 06:15:03 | More by digita7693
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-17-2013 23:08:31 | More by Thorpe429
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-25-2013 07:20:41 | More by drewone
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mantissa

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-18-2014 06:08:27 | More by mantissa
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-18-2013 22:23:23 | More by DaveHack
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Bottle opened on 2.19.13
Bottle 10/151
Thanks Seth!

A - Pours a clear light orange with a fizzy 1 and 1/2 inch white soapy head that fades fast.

S - Sour corn, nutty, sweet wheat.

T - Odd dry floral and wheat. Hard to place, but I like it.

D - Good carbonation with a ligth body. Sweet, dry finish.

O - Dry, light and very unique. Not sure how I feel about it, but I drank it all.

03-01-2013 04:15:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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oregone

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-11-2013 18:33:28 | More by oregone
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harrymel

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-22-2013 08:27:39 | More by harrymel
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-17-2013 23:48:05 | More by jzeilinger
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Romulux

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-27-2012 03:44:14 | More by Romulux
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-07-2013 00:23:49 | More by AlexFields
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-12-2013 00:52:07 | More by spycow
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Shmeal

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-13-2012 19:29:28 | More by Shmeal
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one during the Churchill's weekend festivities.

Bottle # 21/131.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some grain and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with a grainyh flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and light.

03-05-2013 02:48:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-21-2013 17:19:54 | More by bauermj
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-17-2013 23:47:24 | More by millerbuffoon
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-28-2013 18:07:46 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
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