Upright Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
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3.87 | pDev: 18.35%
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Notes: Sideline Saison is a crisp, well cellared brew combining hop rooted earthiness with unique brettanomyces flavors.

Open fermented and bottle conditioned.
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Reviews by Sheppard:
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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden. I can smell the radiant lemon zest and white wine on the nose as I pour the beer into a glass. It's soft lemon and blood orange, with a touch of acidity, but not enough to the pHoint where I'd call it sour. It's soft and delightfully drinkable. This is a terrific introduction to Upright.

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4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Upright

Brilliant nose, lemony with kaffir line leaves, a touch of oak and funk, earth, Brett, mildly grainy with a unique wheat note, a touch spicy- is that the triticale? A touch of mineral white wine and green grape is also present. The palate opens bright, tart with a mineral white wine note, a blend of the Upright house saison and funk notes- a touch of clove, a touch of earth, a mild fruit note. Clearly open fermented with the softness and a slight estery flavor that comes with it. Lemon,
and earth. Drying finish with a blend of clove and lemon. Brilliant.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveHack
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 750ml into Bell's Hopslam Tulip. No bottling or freshness date to be found.

L: Cloudy yellow, two finger white head has moderate retention.

S: Funky, earthy, woody, resinous pine or cedar, some white wine.

T: Very funky, to the point where I dislike this. Too much white wine flavor for me and too funky. Some earthy wood and piney flavors.

F: Medium body, Belgian carbonation, semi-dry.

O: Gross to me.

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Sideline from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 5 ratings