Four (#4) | Upright Brewing Company

Four (#4)Four (#4)
BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 335 ratings
Four (#4)Four (#4)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
uprightbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Four is truly a light yet flavorful beer. The recipe uses a good portion of wheat and incorporates a sour mash into the process to make it slightly tart and extra refreshing. It has delicate aromas and flavors that span a range of floral, grassy and herbal notes. The finish is extra dry and makes the beer a great beverage to pair with food, especially various cheeses and shellfish."

Malts and Grains: pale, wheat, and munich, rolled wheat
Hops: hallertauer mittlefruh
Yeast: french saison

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,554
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
335
Liked:
274
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
47
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-hazy to light transparent semi-burnt orange color to it. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some messy lacing sticking and then sliding here and there. The smell started off with some sweet grassy to citrus dryness. Light wheat strains in as it warms. The taste was mainly sweet with a light bitterness sticking in there. Sticky sweet citrusy aftertaste leads into a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth enough to allow sweet grassy/citrus combination sticking slightly on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison that I would have again.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Farewell, #4. Bottle from New Seasons.

A beautiful, glowing yellow with a voluminous, white head that leaves plenty of lacing as it slowly recedes. The nose is fantastic. Beautiful, bright lemon and dusty hops to go with a cracker-dry malt base, grainy wheat and a little earth. Mildly spicy with white pepper, the floral notes associated with Sichuan peppercorns. There's a pronounced floral hop character as well, mildly jasmine like and quite hoppy. The palate is crisp if a little overcarbonated, opening with flavors of crackers, cotton candy, a little honey and the gorgeous hop bouquet. Lemon, flowers, a little mint and some dusty, earthy bitterness are all present. A distinctive French saison yeast character is present, restrained and mildly spicy and a little bready. Drying, mildly bitter finish with lingering lemon and floral notes. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This saison pours a lightly cloudy
straw amber color with a HUGE head of white foam that settles to a thick
ring and layer with light lacing. Nose of phenol yeast, lightly sweet honey,
and subtle citrus notes. Flavors hit the right notes with white grape and
a nice yeast note on all sides with a touch of grapefruit and herbal spicy hops
rounding out the lightly sweet note with a touch of tartness. Nice mouth feel;
effervescent, smooth, crisp, and finishing with a light spicy note. Overall a nice
farmhouse style ale.

Cheers

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hunteraw
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tmappin
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fureousangel
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was billed as a sour. Came off as a saison. Very carbonated with hints of fruit.

Was good, just probably not the best beer for my tastes.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Massive effervescence and head over a hazy straw body.

Aroma: fruity, raspberry yeast driven aroma with some bready malt.

Flavor: Light raspberry, light grassy hop character.

Mouthfeel: Great wheat texture.

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Four (#4) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 335 ratings
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