Four Play | Upright Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
'Four' aged in La Bete Pinot Noir barrels with Oregon cherries.

Hops: hallertauer mittelfrüh
Malts: organic pale, wheat, organic munich
Unmalted: rolled wheat
Also: cherry puree
Yeasts and bacteria: French saison, brettanomyces clausennii, lactobacillus, delbrueckii

750ml bottles
First release - April 2010 [label shown]
Second release - March 2011

Added by DiabolikDUB on 08-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
193
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
231
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18
For Trade:
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4.9/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this beer on draught at the brewery's anniversary and two bottles at home. This beer is phenomenal.

It pours a crystalline pink hue. Carbonation is low. Aroma is flowery and fruit perfume. Mouthfeel is the only part of this beer that may be lacking for some. It is a little watery, but in the same way some Fantomes can be. Personally, I think this is a good mouthfeel, and is right-on for style. Flavor is subtle and well-balanced. Light tartness and subtle multi-faceted complexity.

Great traditional traditional saison-ish base. The barrel's added complexity is phenomenal. As the Brettanomyces adds to the complexity I expect this to get close to some of the more subtle great Fantomes, such as La Gourmande and Pissenlit. In fact, this is the only beer I've ever had that coyld be compared to Fantome, though at this point is more subtle and needs a little More time in the bottle.

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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Beerzebub for hooking me up with one of the most delicious brews I've ever had. Review #420

A - Pours a hazy orange hue, with sediment and a small head.

S - Has a slighty briny and lactic nose; fruity, woody and earthy nuances are sublime.

T - Flavors of tart apricot, peach and white grape flavor jump out of this delectable sour brew. It is aboslutely phenomenal.

M - Has a very dry finish, low carbonation; pleasant.

D - I would love to have another bottle.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tried on tap at the brewery. This pours a hazy tan gold. There's a great nuanced sour aroma to this, with hints of sour cherry and a light lemony kick. This was fantastic.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is hazy and bright orange with a quarter inch of thick, white head. The aroma offers cherries, yeast, light funk. Smells awesome. Great flavor as well. Cherries shine through. This beer challenges my will. It's hard not to gulp this. Simply fantastic. Masterful. Would love to have more of this. Highly recommended.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of chumba526
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer appears a full-bodied golden color with a small white head.

It smells acidic, cherry like, I get a bit of a apple smell, a dry mountain ash berry smell and a tad bit of a sweet smell as well. It almost smells as good as the bottle looks, almost.

It tastes initially very sour and acidic. The sourness becomes tamer as the taste goes on to a slightly tart cherry flavor and a nice dry wine taste. There are slight hints of oak in the beer. There is a nice wild yeasty flavor that adds some leathery flavor to the finish of the beer. There are a lot of flavors going on in this beer but it works extremely well.

The carbonation is very low, but it works well with the flavors the beer have, as the beer is very wine like in flavor.

The drinkability is really good for a sour beer. As the sourness is not overwhelming like other sour ales.

Overall an amazing beer with amazing artwork. This has many more different flavors going on then many other sour ales I have had. In result it is not the most "sour", sour ale but all the multiple flavors of the beer work very nicely with each other. Overall I am impressed with this. I bought this a while ago and had one fresh and one now and age did this beer some good.

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Four Play from Upright Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 193 ratings.
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