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Fatali Four | Upright Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Chile Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of barrel aged Four that has fresh homegrown fatali chiles added for a couple months before bottling. It also incorporates light use of brettanomyces yeasts providing a contrasting earthy backdrop for the bright chile flavors. Cellar for up to three years.

Added by jdense on 11-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,943
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
133
pDev:
8.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
16
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - hmmmm, chili pepper heat AND bad ol' Brett, that's a new one for me.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy bone-white head, and lots of rising effervescence that just keeps on adding to a spoon-necessitating experience. Eventually there is some random limestone arch lace left around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of sassy stone fruit (apricot and nectarine), blended domestic citrus rind, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser cereal wheatiness, indistinct earthy chili pepper spice, a mildly funky yeastiness, and some tame vanilla-forward oaken barrel notes. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and bready pale malt, sharp blood orange, white grapefruit, and lemon/lime citrus zest, equal to the task musky stone fruit, a still subtle but you know it's there chili heat, thankfully understated musty and earthy Brett funk, and more weak white wine-like barrel woodiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back after its opening frothy-assed gambit, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, I suppose, that is if your cognitive dissonance meter is working as it should be in cases like this. It finishes off-dry, the malt and big fruity essences having a minor slap fight with the lingering chili spiciness.

Overall, this is one pleasantly rendered chili beer, the multi-vectored fruitiness going a long way in balancing out the heat, while the other sundry players look on in amazement. Surprisingly easy to drink, given everything that is going on (and once the pour settles the hell down). Worth checking out, if you like this sort of thing.

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Photo of festizio
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Intlpostman
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kristinc
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of peensteen
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale blonde colour, ring of white head, no lace. Smell is fruity, oak and a white wine, lemony and a touch of acidity, chilli pepper is ever present but certainly shows restraint. Taste is acidic and tart with a chilli heat at first followed by a bit of a puckering sourness, dry oak and white wine, lemony with some heat in the aftertaste. Medium high carbonation, medium body dry. This was quite enjoyable, despite my reservations this certainly exceeded my personal expectations, never too much heat, certainly worth trying.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toothirsty
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 01001111
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold, minimal lacing with sharp clarity, austere.

Aroma is killer. Oak in spades, light dried fruit, no hint of the chile onslaught ahead.

Taste is unique and very nice. Bright fruitiness with a building moderate chile heat on the back end. Peachy and peppery. Like a nice mango chile salsa but barrel aged. Feel is fairly light bodied, though the heat makes you slow down a bit.

Overall this is a very unique chile beer, one that I'd seek out to try again for sure.

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Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little buttery. Wouldn't mind more heat.

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tom10101
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle (750 ml). Shared by mathieuc, thanks! Hazy yellow with a low white head and some lacing. Aroma is yeasty with mint notes, lemony and light spicy notes. Taste is lemony and yeasty at first with light fruity notes, but when the peppers are in there and take all over the place. Light body. Good carbonation. Hot mouthfeel, too hot for my liking in fact. I strongly prefer the regular version of the Four.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of anteater
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Fatali Four from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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