Seven (#7) | Upright Brewing Company

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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

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Photo of colforbin73
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this is a nice decent drinking saison -- a lot richer than the usual, a little more sweet, and a little hotter too... i can detect the 8% here.

the pour is very lively -- it foams up big time and you need to pour very carefully or it will be all foamy head. the retention to the glass is decent... the BREW is opaque, cloudy orange, not the paler yellow i associate with saison. it looks like a double ipa.

the smell is very nuanced and subtle (i don't think i have the best nose btw) i don't get much yeast but it is there, and a good dry grassy aroma. no hops to speak of.... a tad spicey.

the taste is in the ballpark, but again, a little on the rich side. it tastes thick, like a rough boozey mash. i get some piney resins from the hops and then, again, very boozey mash flavor --- it is like a brew made from the runoff of JD.... yes, a little corn booze going on here... there are spice tones, but masked by the booze.

i would certainly try more beer from UPRIGHT, but i would probably try something different next time. when you can get a Jack d-Or or a Dupont etc.... there are just too many other good options for a saison.

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Photo of iKrystin
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of theminutemen
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip.

3.5 A: Needed two pours to get a full glass from the big head. Lightly hazed dark yellow color. Three plus fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good, but only a few whisps of lacing are left.

4.5 S: This is what I want. After 4-6, this one is impressing. The nose is huge, complex, and pleasant. Big peppery spiciness to start things off. Next is grass and hay. Some nuttiness after that. Grassy, herbal, floral, earthy, and fruity hops in that order. Lemon and orange fruitiness and maybe a touch of pineapple. Very nice.

3.5 T: The taste is good, but the flavors don't mesh as well as in the nose. Crackery malt character is fairly aggressive and dominates the taste. There's also a lot more yeastiness. After that you will find lemon, nuttiness, pear, and peach. The citrus fruits aren't as apparent. Still a solid grassy and earthy hoppiness with herbs and flowers on the periphery. Still good, just not as good as the nose.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Despite the giant head, the carbonation level is about right, but unfortunately it's not as spritzy as I'd like. Still, this is smooth and not bad here.

3.5 D: Another decent, but unimpressive beer from Upright. Good enough all around.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of cvm4
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy, almost murky orange with a huge white head.
S - Orange peel, spices & grassy.

T - Hate to say this, just nothing distinctive. Taste pretty much follows the nose.

M - A but heavier than I'm used to. High carbonation.

O - A good saison, but not great.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The last of my beers from Upright. But hopefully not the last beer I try of theirs ever. Nice citrus tones, leaning towards orange. Very mild funky (in a saison way) tones. Interesting balance and flow of flavor. This is very easy drinking. I could go on this all night. I'm glad I ended with this one. I started with the Five, was not very impressed with Four, thought Six was...okay, and I am ending on a very good impression with Seven. Very nicely done. I hope to get the chance to try more of Upright's brews in the future. This saison could stand against most others produced anywhere.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

K 'n' B Wine Cellars
San Diego, CA

Slightly hazed golden and light amber with a big, persistent off-white head that leaves ribbons of lace down the glass. A gorgeous beer.

Very powerful and quite strong aroma of tropical and citrus fruits, some berry and melon, and simple grains. It comes together very nicely, and probably the best aspect of the beer.

The flavor is similar, especially as it warms, as more tropical fruit and melon notes accentuate. There's simple grains and a low level of bitterness. The fairly high alcohol (for the style) is remarkably well hidden.

Medium bodied with high carbonation, though just a little bit syrupy.

I'll happily pick this Upright up again from off the shelf.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of charlzm
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed February 25th, 2012 at Blue Palms, Hollywood, CA.

Beer is a clear, medium to light yellow with a fine one finger foamy white head.

Aroma - powdery yeast, cinnamon, golden apple, a bit cidery.

Flavor is similar to the aroma: lots of melonoidins with the addition of a bitter finish.

Dry finish.

Supposedly brewed by a 24 year old beer savant in Seattle. Good work, whoever!

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Photo of tziggy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cmoody91
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of morimech
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a massive pillowy head that took its time settling to a thick cap. A lot of lacing is left down the glass.

Love the aroma. Grassy and peppery hops combine with fruity esters that lofts off this beer. Hints of apples and pears. A little alcohol creeps in as well.

Unfortunately the flavor is not as impressive. Solvent alcohol spoils the party. The alcohol and the hops overpower the esters and malt. Rather dry, bitter, and astrigent. Still better than the majority of American Saisons.

The body does not feel like an 8% ABV beer. Surprisingly light and lively. Not harsh at all.

A too hoppy and boozy saison. Preferred the Four a whole lot more.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gueuzegossage
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of KDawg
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a medium gold color with a very good head.

Very good aromas of spices, florals, citrus tones and some navel oranges. Good depth as well.

Medium/full bodied with a deliciously smooth feel. Balanced with very good flavors of spices, florals and navel oranges.

This was a real quality saison. On the more citrusy side as opposed to the funkier side.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a D'Achoffe tulip.

A- pours a hazy, light orange with a big 3" white head. Checker board of lacing bubbles remain on the glass.

S- lots of citrus and spices, some peppercorn, and faint funk.

T- spices and peppercorn upfront with citrus notes at middle and finish.

M- medium body, high carbonation. Slight creaminess with a bit of acidity at the finish.

O- good saison that has a little more body to it then most.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into tulip.

reviewed from notes 5/10/12.

Appearance: Pale yellow bodied beer with a massive white head. Drops to a really chunky head that lasts for a long time. Thick lacing on the glass.

Smell: Really complex nose that hard to pick apart. I do get bready/biscuity and caramel malt notes. Mild pine, grass, and herbal hop notes. Mild pepper notes.

Taste: Mild malt profile with moderate pepper notes. Mild wheat and mild hops that are not bitter. Hint of fruityness and its prodominently peaches/apricots.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation. This beer is way to easy to drink at 8%; it really drinks like its 4%. This is the most impressive attribute of this beer.

Overall: Really solid saison. I am not a big fan of Saison style beer but this one is really good and i was impressed by it.

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Photo of Duff27
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big fluffy over an inch tall white head. Orange body. Wonderful head retention and lacing.

Low hop profile compared to taste. Clean, biscuity malts.

Damn, pretty hoppy for a saison. It works here. Sour funk finish. "Peaches". Hides the 8%abv very well.

Medium creamy mouthfeel. Mellow carbonation, not biting at all.

Tasty treat here. If you have access to this and you're a farmhouse fan, picker up! Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT.

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Photo of Underdogbisco
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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