Seven (#7) | Upright Brewing Company

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Seven (#7)Seven (#7)
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Seven (#7)Seven (#7)

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-26-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- This pours up a good amount of head with little tiny bubbles. The foam is pure white and body is a hazy, grapefruit color. It appears that this is going to take its time to dissipate. This is one fine looking beer. Leaves a moderate amount of lacing after the first pour, even more after the second pour.

Nose- The initial aroma that I detect is spicy yeast and citrus- fairly typical for a Saison. Grapefruit, orange, and orange peel. There is some pine and grassiness. A bit of soapiness also. This is very fruity, very floral. Peaches, bananas, perfume, and champagne.

Taste- Initially, there's a lot of bitterness. Woody, grassy, and piney. There's a lot more hops on this than any other saison I've ever had. Not sure how I feel about it. The fruit and spicy yeast are there but the hops are very dominant in this one. Peach and grapefruit and orange peel. There is some pear in there as well. Honestly, the hop character is too pronounced for my tastes. It mars what could be nice, crisp easygoing spring/summer beer.

Mouthfeel- Heavier than most beers of this style and perhaps could use some more carbonation.

Drinkability- Definitely not as crisp and clean as most saisons. The 8% isn't noticeable but the hop aspect of this beer makes it more of a sipper.

Overall- It's a good beer but nothing special. I'll take a Logsdon, a Dupont, or a Fantome any day over this. For the price, I will not be purchasing this again.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge fizzy bubbly 2.5 finger head that fades at a med pace and leaves tons of pillowy lacing, quite clear amber-ish nectar orange color.

Nose dry light farmhouse aromas, light saison spices like coriander and clove, light citrus and hint orange peel like but not really those spices in it just from the yeast, pillowy fluffy Belgian golden malts, fruity esters, little pear and golden apple like fruit, all that combined with a light leafy floral and hint fruity hop character.

Taste starts with malts, biscuity toasty malts, quite toasty actually, a light Belgian golden malt character, and wheat, a toasted pilsner with light lemon grass and earthy flavors. then into hops actually, a light earthy spicy hop, chewy and floral with a little grassy flavor again. Saison flavors are in the background, light spices again like the coriander, little peppery, faint citrus, with more fruity Belgian esters, then to the farmhouse earthy flavors, almost saw dust without the woody flavor, fruity flavors bring more golden apple and pear. Bitterness is med to lighter and remains constant throughout. Finish is more dry fruity flavors, citrus, fruity esters lingering, little doughy Belgian malts and toasted wheat, plenty of mild grassy earthy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, plenty of fluffy carb, little syrupy, faint hint of warming booze that is mostly drowned out by the beer.

Overall pretty nice, the hops are stronger than a typical saison but nice as they don't overpower and go beyond their domain, nice Belgian malt flavors, toasted pilsner like malts, nice light farmhouse flavors although I would have liked the farmhouse flavors to come out a little more, and maybe a little too syrupy, booze is hidden well despite that it should have been a little high for a nice farmhouse. But an nice overall beer.

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3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle pours a clear yellow with a white cap more than a finger strong. Some spotty lace clings to the glassware. Streaming bubbles of carbonation support the cap that retains well.

The smell opens up a bit sulfuric and then blends into some of the fruited expected quakity of a saison. Most noteably is a mild essence of pear then minerals. As it warms up, almost a funky cheesy scent emerges.

The taste is herbal and rindy with hops. A bit of neutral fruity citrus almost zesty quality is present that seems to stem from a combination of yeast and hops. A little bit of carbonic aspect emerges when swirled and a flavor of dirty cantaloupe resides in the aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a visually ample amount of carbonation that comes up a bit light in the feel. Overall not bad, but lacking a but compares to the other staple upright brews. For being described as Upright's most aromatic brew, I have to disagree.

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Seven (#7) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 476 ratings