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Special Herbs (Seasonal) - Upright Brewing Company

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Special Herbs (Seasonal)Special Herbs (Seasonal)

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.31%
Wants: 69
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev -22.1%
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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Overall: really good. I can't pick out herbs but it is damn good.

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Special Herbs (Seasonal) from Upright Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.