Jeux D'eau
Upright Brewing Company

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #414
Ranked #3,554
4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head.

Smell - Strong grape. Like a sweet white wine. Maybe fruitier than that. Some light acidity.

Taste - One-dimensional grape flavor. Less winey. More just grape fruitiness. Some pale malt. Spike of intense yeastiness in the back end with some woodiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation and medium body.

Overall - Not as sour as I expected or hoped, really. I seldom say that but it would have made it a little more complex, I think.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Thanks, Brian!

An extremely clear golden orange with a thin, white head that falls off to a ring rapidly. The nose is solid. A moderate Brett note with clove, a touch of plastic, earth, dust and some overripe and rotting lemons. A moderate grape character, fresh and fragrant, is present wit floral,fruity and faint mineral notes. Jasmine, rose , some mildly buttery chardonnay and a mild lactic sourness are noticeable. Solid.

The palate opens with a moderate sourness, lemony and mildly lactic with yogurt and buttermilk present. Moderate fruity sweetness, lemony, melony, earthy and floral, are present. Mildly buttery on the finish though not in a way that evokes DMS (thankfully!). Drying on the finish with a little vanilla, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Funk is moderate with a rather Brett heavy palate with clove, earth and a shade of plastic. Very nice stuff.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.27.14

A - Pours a lightly hazed medium orange with a smaller white head that fades to the edges quickly.

S - Tart, oaky, green grapes. Nice.

T - Tart subtle grape, funky farmhouse finish.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart and funky, pretty mild, lots of grape goodness.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is clear golden color with a tight white head. Nose is huge grape and peach with notes of dusty brett. Taste isn't quite as bright, brett is a bit stronger and the peach and tangerine seem lighter. Brett has a citrusy presence with a hint of dustiness to it. Body is medium with moderate carbonation and a silky fell.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to AndrewK for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, grape, peach, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain, fruit, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but has a much better fruit presence in the smell.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy straw color with a bright white head. Not a lot on the nose. A light tartness is there but I'm not picking up much else. The taste is like a white grape skin then a fairly balanced acidity. The tartness is really at the forefront on the palate. There are hints of white grape but it certainly isn't juicy. Interesting beer to try. Easy to drink given the body, but it didn't hit a sweet spot for me as a fruited wild ale.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a batch 1 bottle into a Prairie Teku glass on Final Four Saturday. Served cold. Courtesy of Abbbp, who is ridiculously generous.

Appearance: A small head that dissipates relatively quickly. Some lacing, but fades quickly. Hazy yellow body.

Smell: Loads of oak, some chardonnay type grape too. Mild tartness, and even a hint of what is best described as sweet, spiced raisins coming through very faintly.

Taste: Lots of vinous grape flavors. Cracker, saltine style malt provides a backbone for a mildly tart beer with some funk. Really quite delicious. Definitely get a white wine style flavor here, particularly considering the notes of oak. A little bit of alcohol comes through, but not much. The crackers stick through the finish.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Moderate to low carbonation, sticks around a while, and not particularly dry.

Overall: Quite delicious. Can't say much bad about this except that I probably won't ever get a chance to taste it again. Very good stuff.

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Jeux D'eau from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 120 ratings