Apricot Farmhouse Ale | Upright Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in honor of Upright's First Anniversary (April 2010)

Added by djbreezy on 04-17-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.04
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In honor of their first anniversary, Upright brewed this farmhouse ale with an addition of apricot puree. The apricot contributes most to the beer's densely clouded color. Apricot flavor and smell are otherwise minimal. In fact, if you didn't know otherwise, you could easily drink a full serving and not know there was apricot here at all.

Though the absence of fruit flavor is disappointing, the beer is abundantly refreshing without it. The taste is sharp with lemon-zest, saison character and dry wheatiness. The aroma is restrained to a brief whiff of cereal though its near absence doesn't seem limiting. Drinkability could hardly be easier though the standard malt'n'hops comparative model doesn't apply.

Very refreshing. And though the apricot is timid, at least it's not saturated with perfumy extract like you'd get at Pyramid.

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Photo of djbreezy
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Upright tasting room.

appearance - pours a cloudy yellow with very little head, lacing is minimal

smell - apricot, wheat

taste - apricot, although not as pronounced as i expected, yeast, slightly tart

mouthfeel - light and clean, lingering finish, medium carbonation

drinkability - very refreshing, good spring/summer ale

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Apricot Farmhouse Ale from Upright Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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