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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) - Upright Brewing Company

Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 6.53%


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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 04:15:26 | More by HuskyinPDX
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A: Placid orange with some turbulence throughout. Bubbles congregate at the bottom.

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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.