Flora Rustica | Upright Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Flora Rustica - An old-style saison with a big floral nose. It's pale, drinkable, dry and bitter. Made with calendula flowers and homegrown spring yarrow."

Malts: organic pale, organic caramel
Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh, liberty
Also: yarrow, calendula
Yeast: French saison

Added by msubulldog25 on 08-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,087
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
203
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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130
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22
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Photo of jzeilinger
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomesco
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this was exceptional beer, i am so glad to have upright back in the colorado market, this was only eleven or twelve bucks for a bottle too, which is insanely fair for how good this is. open fermented, and bottle conditioned, i love that, its got a ton of character, far more than i normally associate with a cultured french saison yeast, not that its wild, but it surely is rustic with its own farmhouse sort of funk to it, not brett, just old school and awesome. its got a soft haze and a pale straw color to it, a huge rising white belgian looking head, dish soap foam texture, rests atop, permanently. the aroma is awesome. on top of the yeast i get a light bready grain mix, floury and sort of starchy, simple but also sort of rustic, earthy and dry. the flowers are obvious too, sort of dried and bitter, not fresh and herbaceous, but very distinct, green tea and something else quite fragrant, bay maybe, very delicate and attractive. the flavor is like the aroma, with the flowers coming on late, with the bitterness of a health tonic, earthy and bright at the same time. there is a wonderful yeast character here that isnt bacterial or bretty but exhibits some spontaneous elements just the same, not overly robust, subtle like everything else happening here. i love the way this comes together, classic and old worldy, soft feeling in body and carbonation, and just enormously impressive overall. i love these guys, and hope to continue to see their beers around here. this is outstanding saison, the exact kind of beer i am in love with right now!

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cramerican
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy bright yellow color, slightly off-white head. Aroma is really floral, slightly spicy. Taste is clean and floral, dry and refreshing. I really like it, it's fresh, floral and tasty.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwiggi1
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of amano_h
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jorgerod99
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristinc
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an absolute phenomenal saison. The nose literally smells so floral you might as well have wild flowers stuck up your nose. The body and finish is ever so elegant with a total wild tea like after taste. YUM!

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Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is very sharp. Not tart, but acidic enough to feel a burn all the way down. Very perfumey with interesting aroma unidentifiable flowery notes. Pale golden with swirls of foam as you sip from the snifter. Watery mouthfeel.

Fruity tea flavors. A hint of something not quite as strong as chamomile. Kaffir lime comes to mind, or the pitch of a less-fragrant conifer. The bitterness which gradually emerges is surprising, and it keeps on growing in the aftertaste. This is an intriguing herbal brew but it's something less than drinkable. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash.

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Photo of draheim
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale golden straw w/ a bright white lingering head.

Aroma is bright and herbal, floral. Soft esters, Belgian yeast, pale malt.

Taste is mildly funky, grassy, earthy. Touch of spice and dried flowers. Some juicy orange citrus as it warms. Clean, crisp. Slightly bitter finish from the Old World hops.

Mouthfeel is refreshing and light, drinkable.

Overall a very nice saison.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Quafftastic
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

definitily a drinking experience. A saison with an aroma of a bouquet of flowers. taste is chamomille tea like with a slight spiceness. belgian yeast is overpowered by the added yarrow and calendula, but this is a very floral forward beer.

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Flora Rustica from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 203 ratings