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Flora - Upright Brewing Company

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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 08-02-2013)
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. I understand that this barrel aged Flora Rustica with lactobacillus, but the bottle just says Flora, so I'm reviewing it under this listing.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Small white head and a thin collar.

Smell - Huge red wine nose. Oak. Acidic. Musty and even a little grapey. A little malt and some funk.

Taste - Not quite tart, but getting tingly. More balanced red wine with saison flavors. Lots of oak. Malt and some citrus flavors. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Crisp with a faint hint of tartness. Medium bodied.

Overall - Superb. Great wine barrel character. Great saison.

Serving type: bottle

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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml, Summer 2013
Hill Farmstead stem

A: Hazy bright yellow orange. Half finger bright white head. Loose bubbled head. Sticky lacing.

S: Barnyard funk. Oak. Lemon zest. Spice. Wheat. Grass. More citrus fruit.

T: Up front a little tart funkiness. Then it bleeds into a nice barnyard wheat body. Roundness from the oak aging. Dry. Delicious light lemon zest and light citrus. Bright dryness.

M: Light medium in body.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 16:54:40 | More by inlimbo77
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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a golden yellow with a light airy fizzy head. murky but not dirty.

heavy on the white wine on the nose. fresh bright oak and slight peppery spice.

fairly complex, a blend of spice, funk, and white wine. oak is balanced very well to add some depth. dry finish with spice and funk emerging.

light with some bite. very dry.

this is awesome, reminds me a lot of temptation. this is obviously fresh too, curious what age would do to this.

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3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Belmont Station. This is the (excellent) Flora Rustica aged in wine barrels for 1 year with lactobacillus.

The first pour is clear, orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing. The nose has plenty of the floral character. Rose water, chamomile and jasmine are present, along with a juicy. fruity, vinous character. The sourness is reserved, a clean, sour-cream like note. There is a yogurty frothiness and mildly calcium-like chalk character present. Quite excellent.

The palate opens tart, zippy and vinous, with an almost rose (wine)-like fruitiness, along with an earthy and mushroomy character. Floral notes dominate the mid-palate, with rose water, hibiscus and chamomile tea. The sourness that's moderate up front, has moderate yogurty character, but there are also some phenols, probably from the saison base (clove?) that really bring to mind Brett. Drying on the finish with a little bit of oak and a blend of clove, tannins and floral notes, this is pretty good. Light in body (a little too thin, IMO) and with creamy carbonation, this beer is great, but lacks the magic that's the regular Flora Rustica. Still, this is highly recommended.

In the glass, the bottle does evolve. The vinous notes grow, the floral notes die off, and the base saison yeast notes do gain prominence. The vinous notes are a little distracting at times.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 06:30:52 | More by DefenCorps
Flora from Upright Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.