Six (#6) | Upright Brewing Company

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Six (#6)Six (#6)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Six is a dark rye beer with layered flavors including chocolate, caramel, pepper, wood, cherry and tropical fruit. It starts semi-dry and smooth and finishes fully dry and tart with a small bite from the hops. The overall balance of the Six makes it easy to pair with richly prepared meats along with many harder cheeses."

Malts: organic pale, caramel, rye, black
Unmalted: rolled rye
Hops: magnum, tettnanger

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
347
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
46
For Trade:
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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a deep, dark, red brown (roodbruin? roodbruin!) /oaky/mahogany color, with a frothy beige 3 finger head, nice lacing
S: smells of raisins and chocolate immediately, with notes of cherry and plum, with pruney notes and subtle rich coffee qualities. there is a definite note of pomegranate juice on the nose. PS: Also some roasted malt and an oaty character.
T: wow the chocolate and raisin are strong here, they emerge immediately, deep and rich, dominating the first impression, subsequently, there is a good (though certainly not overstated) tartness, that serves as a pleasant undercurrent to the dominating flavors. there is a maltiness too that comes through after, the initial fruitiness has come through.
M: intensely dry, just like I like it. Well. Attenuated.
O: I wish that this had more alcohol in it, because I would be hesitant to sit on anything under like 8% that's not a wild ale. that being said, this is interesting (in a good way!) though to me, I could stand to see more diversity in the ester profile, I get plum, raisin, and the thickness of pomegranate juice, but that with the chocolate notes makes it a tad overpowering, which, I think; can cause some finer notes to be missed. That being said I love saisons, and hope (someday, somehow) to start a brewery of my own with saisons being the entire base of the year round lineup, so I love seeing different (more traditional) things done with the style. I don't know when I would recommend drinking this honestly, there's not really a particularly good time, maybe when you fancy a porter, I don't know, but it is a well executed beer that is certainly worth a try, if only for the sake of education. Prost and a votre sante!

PS: don't really get rye here, but that being said, I am (personally) most accustomed to taking in rye in lighter colored beers and less in dark ones so that might be why. Honestly, I also can't finish a 750 of this, it would be better in 330's

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Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This nice little brew is a first for me from this brewery----here she goes!
From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This nice rye saison pours a deep
muddied brown tinged mahogany with a nice head of off white to tan foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool, and subtle lacing. Nose of
spicy rye, cocoa, subtle stone fruit notes of cherry, earthy yeast, and subtle
hops. Flavors exceed the nose with a WOW factor for the style---cocoa and
light cherry mingle nicely with light yeast notes. Dark malts with lightly spicy
rye tingle with mild herbal hops on the rear making for a fantastically balanced
ale. Nice mouth feel, smooth, moderately dry on the finish, and lightly carbonated.
Balanced, balance, balance.....perfect for this style and a mighty fine find.

Cheers

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Photo of safaricook
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler from the brewery.

A clear very dark brown with reddish highlights and a thin, beige head that recedes to a ring. The nose is decent, This is among the grainier saisons I've had, with rye, caraway seed, dark wheat and some unsweetened cocoa as well. There's a noticeable hop character, bitter, rather leafy and moderately minty. The palate opens dry and grainy with a blend of rye, bitter hops and some cocoa. An increasing amount of sweetness is perceived on the mid-palate, with some caramel noticeable. Drying on the finish with a lingering leafy hop bitterness, mind grainy tannins and some cocoa. The blend of darker malt flavors and super dry finish don't entirely work for me, but this beer is solid nonetheless

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Joseph James pint glass
From: Naked City Pizza in Paradise (Las Vegas,), Nev.
Price: $7
Purchased: March 25, 2016
Consumed: March 25, 2016
Misc.: Got the last bit of a keg; NOTE: Lost all my notes for this one, going with what I remember and wrote on Untappd

Heard good things about this place, but nothing really intrigued me on the tap list when I got there. Pizza was really good. Originally looked at the draft list, but the bartender told me that the drafts were all kicked. Then went with an Evil Twin Saison, which apparently was out as well. The lady told me that there might be a little bit left of this beer (probably because I ordered a Saison the first time) and she was right. I might have received one of the last two or three cups. NOTE: Read #6 Saison on the board, but this appears to have been a #6 Rye Beer according to Beer Advocate.

Poured an amber, clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head when I got it. Good amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good amount of retention on the way down. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled red apple, plum, dark fruits, light burnt toffee and earthy grass. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was just as good, mainly getting red apple, plum, purple grape and light toffee. Some wintry notes - faint molasses and some rye spiciness - coming in as well. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Really wish I would not have deleted my notes, as I enjoyed this one. Would have it again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)

4.00 | 90 | A-

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjwellman
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer hits the glass is a murky, brown color with just a touch of red around the edges. A huge, frothy, and long-lasting head of a light brown hue forms and hangs around for a long while. The head leaves a good amount of lacing as the beer is drank. When I take a sniff of this beer, the first scent that greets the nostrils is a bit of caramel malt sweetness. That caramel malt is quickly joined by some funky brett and yeasty scents. There is just a touch of tartness, but it is mostly a slightly metallic tartness. The lingering scent is funk with just a touch of chocolate.

This beer hits the tongue is a wash of caramel and brown malts that are semi-sweet, but get balanced quickly by a light, grainy funk that kicks in next. The taste is not quite as funky as the scent was with the yeast profile, but still has a touch of must and rye malt flavor. The end of the drink is a lightly spicy rye flavor that lingers only a little bit on the tongue and combines nicely with the dominant caramel malt flavors. The beer drinks very easily and feels a lot like an English brown ale. The carbonation is relatively low and the body is moderately thick. The thickness reminds me a lot of skim milk in that it isn't quite thick, but still isn't thin.

Overall, this is a quality take on a style that few breweries try to do. The rye malt gives some spice and the caramel malts add a darkness to the flavor that is nice. This is just a really quality brew overall.

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Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Six (#6) from Upright Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 347 ratings.
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