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Special Herbs (Seasonal) - Upright Brewing Company

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Special Herbs (Seasonal)Special Herbs (Seasonal)

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 6.52%
Wants: 78
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 Notes:
This version of Special Herbs is composed of Reggae Junkie Gruit aged in Old Tom Gin barrels and wine barrels that previously fermented Fantasia, a peach beer.

2014 Notes:
A unique brew incorporating wine and gin barrel aging to a farmhouse style gruit. The recipe uses lemongrass, sweet and bitter orange peels, hyssop, and Sichuan peppercorns. A bit of spelt in the grist helps maintain some body, although the Special Herbs leans in a bright and dry direction.

(Beer added by: cavemanlawyer on 08-15-2013)
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Aroma: strong hints of gueze: tart yogurt, earth, lemon.

Appearance: golden with amber highlights brilliantly clear.

Flavor: low neutral malt flavor. Lemon, dirt, mineral. No DMS, no diacetyl. Awesome. Very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: bright high co2.

Overall: really good. I can't pick out herbs but it is damn good.

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The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow-orange with no head or sediment. The nose is subtle and herbal - predominantly highlights the lemongrass, but also has notes of gin, yeast, and oak. The taste has a mild herbal quality, modest lemony tartness, and a slight bite from the peppercorns in the finish. This beer is light and refreshing with approachable herbal qualities, easy drinkability that's perfect for summer (despite its relatively complex flavor profile), and a citrusy tart, slightly bitter, and semi-dry finish. This beer has a tremendous amount of interesting flavors, but is pulled off very well and is definitely a beer I'd enjoy again in the future.

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Special Herbs (Seasonal) from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.