Seven (#7)
Upright Brewing Company

Seven (#7)Seven (#7)
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Belgian Saison
Ranked #295
Ranked #5,034
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Seven (#7)Seven (#7)
Notes: "Seven is our most aromatic beer. The brewery's saison yeast is fully expressed in the aroma with lots of fruitiness while the hops provide light spice notes. The beer has some heft mid-palette but finishes dry with a lightly lingering bitterness. Seven is satisfying on its own but pairs great with a variety of typically fragrant cuisines such as Thai or Indian."

Malts: organic pale, pilsener, organic munich
Hops: magnum, mt.rainier, hallertauer mittelfrüh, liberty
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Reviews: 131 | Ratings: 479
Photo of callmemickey
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A; Nice cloudy pale-orange body. Large fluffy white head. Good retention and nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Soft citric notes of orange and lemon. Some spice (mostly pepper) with a nice grassy complimenting tone. Yeast comes through throughout.

T: Delicate flavor transitions between the sweet citric notes and the sharper spice and grass. Light tartness. Some hay and funk as well as some nice hop bitterness.

M: Medium to light bodied. A bit thin and oily at times. Nice drying finish. Refreshing.

D: Very easy to enjoy from the pop of the cap to the final sip. A very nice, if not tame saison. The only somewhat unique notes are the pacific northwest hops that aren't really found in other american saisons (particularly the liberty and magnum hops)

Stood up very well to the thai pineapple curry chicken dish that I cooked and served it with.

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

Serving type- 750 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

A- Pours a hazy deep orange color; very nice looking beer. There is a nice one white pure white lace after the pour. The cling to the glass is also rather impressive.

S- I am picking up strong hints of herbs and spices. There are notes of lemoni and a small following of pepper. I am also getting some sweetness from the malt as well.

T- There is a mellow start to this beer, however it quickly 'spices' up with hints of the citrus and spice found in the smells. The beer finishes with a somewhat bitter hoppy finish. Overall a complex beer that takes your tongue for a ride.

I received this beer as part of a thank you package from madhombrewer. This is a very nice beer that, being on the East Coast, probably would not have heard about. I am not a huge fan of Saison's however this was a welcome change from the IPA/stout norm.

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Photo of Docer
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml purchased at Beaumont Market...

- Nice copper tone, clear at first, and then of course gradually cloudy as the bottle vanished. Nice white fluffy head, settled down nicely.

- Sweet brown sugary malt, grain... nice hop approach with this one... Liberty I believe... nice pine and citrus zest.. overall smells balanced... and fresh.

- Taste is much like the scent... nice zesty lemon and citrus zing, bready yeast and hops blend very well with this one... smooth creamy and yet slightly syrupy malt...

- Medium bodied, well carbonated... and just a touch sticky sweet.

- A balanced brew, and a slightly strong one at that. Hops were fantastic on it... little more sweet towards the bottom..

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Photo of jdense
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle procured from tasting room during pleasant Saturday afternoon visit, served in Duvel tulip with better half's Tikka Masala 2.6.10.

After having the draft version several times, I wanted to compare with its bottled counterpart. The pour resulted in a near-Duvel like head, 2 1/2 fingers of white frothy goodness, medium dissipation with some spidery lacing retained long after the pour. The body is a yellowish orange, a bit of chill haze, but didn't clear completely after warming, some visible carbonation. The nose features the house yeast and a bit of fruit. The taste is quite good, peaches, mangos, leading to a fairly dry finish. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated very tart and dry. Very drinkable for this ABV. Upon reflection, I probably like the draft version a bit better, but this is very good. My favorite Upright beer, and though a bit on the sweet side, can stand up to the best Belgian version of this difficult to get right style. Very highly recommended.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to pecorasc for splitting this beer with me. Poured into tulip glasses.

A- Pours a hazy, yellow-golden color. Produced massive amounts of frothy, white head. Some lacing as the beer was consumed.

S- Barnyard funk along with some lemon zest and black pepper. Very nice interpretation of a traditional saison.

T- Upfront the usual flavors come into play...wheat, hay, brett and yeast combine to give a farmhouse feel to the beer. Midway through some lemon zest and spices come in and lend the beer a touch of sweet acidity. Also picking up notes of lemon grass as well. Really enjoying this one.

M- Light to medium bodied. Great carbonation. Finishes a touch on the dry side.

D- This was very easy to consume. The alcohol does not come into play whatsoever.

Overall, not a big fan of saisons, but I really liked this one. There was enough sweet/sour acidity to give this a different profile than most traditional saisons. Really glad to have tried this one.

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Photo of Floydster
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had a glass of this at the brewery, poured by Alex himself, reviewed from notes on my phone, served in an old GABF flute glass, color is a a dark yellow with some orange, big one inch white creamy head that stuck close to five minutes, not much lacing though, aroma consists of yeast, mild booze, sugars, lemon, orange peel, grassy accents, green fruits, and banana, starts off with sweet malts and stays that way through the middle, finish has a hint of booze and a bit of tartiness that tastes along the lines of oranges, some sugars and candy-like flavors come out as it warms more, lots of complexity and is quite full for its so-called style, slightly sweet and warm mouthfeel, medium bodied but probably on the thicker side for a saison, although this does not really fit in to any one style, softer carbonation than the other Upright brews, could drink a few more glasses of this, a bit of alcohol in the flavor but it enhances the taste and feel of the beer rather than limiting its drinkability, very easy drinking for over eight percent, would drink again, recommended

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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
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