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Special Herbs (Seasonal) - Upright Brewing Company

Special Herbs (Seasonal)Special Herbs (Seasonal)

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 6.05%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: cavemanlawyer on 08-15-2013)
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

09-18-2013 21:19:52 | More by JefferyYoung
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New Mexico

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a teku glass. awesome label!

pours a dark golden color with a nice head. smell is damn amazing. tons of herbs..mint..funk...some sweetness. just so much going on. the taste is somehow better and even a bit different. starts out a tad tart but then after that is a mixture of funk with a tad gin like characteristic to it. ends with fruity notes that i just love. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall an exquisite beer that i feel lucky to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:40:12 | More by Axnjxn
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Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Washington

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shout out to Alan for sharing.

Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.  

Musty, earthy aroma with funky bugs and dry, earthy oak along with autumnal spice. juniper and gin barrel character faintly coming in.  Brett and oak presence is strong with a decent amount of earthiness and musty funk.  The gin barrel really stands out but I'm not getting much peach or red wine character.

On the lighter end of medium body with dry puckering funk and a very prominent brett presence countered by spicy ginger, sweet juniper and earthy barrel notes.  Lots of dry oak and damp, earthy funk dominating the flavor.  Again, I'm picking up spices and wild yeast but not much peach or wine character.  Very dry but has decent flavor especially from the wild yeast, light fruit and gin.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 03:31:34 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from a couple months back. 750ml bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clouded yellow color with a white cap that retains well leaving some patchy lace on the glass.

The aroma is lemony lactic with some wheat grain underneath. A mild spiced aspect but the brew's smell is enough to start me salivating with a wild, almost tropical feel to it.

The taste is tart and lemony lactic with a bitey almost acidity component that never goes over the top too much. A little bit of a garden herbal aspect is lightly grassy.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking, I could kill a bottle of this pretty regularly if I had easy access to it.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 15:26:21 | More by stakem
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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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New Jersey

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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear yellow with a small white head. A little leggy and a thin collar.

Smell - Wow it's bizarre but incredible. Spices. Bright acidity. Some maltiness. Weird herbal and spicy character.

Taste - Follows the smell. Herbal. Sharp tang. Slightly sweet pale malt. Oak. I'm not a gin drinker, so I don't know what's coming from the base beer and from the barrel.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Slightly sweet. Low sourness.

Overall - I don't know what to say about this except that it's awesome and I don't know why.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 00:01:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-07-2013 04:10:09 | More by Kopfschuss
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Special Herbs (Seasonal) from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.