Late Harvest | 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): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ever changing small batch blend that uses a farmhouse brown ale base with any number of herbs or spices carefully chosen by our brewers to make a complex beer unlike any other. It’s barrel aged for roughly one year and every vintage is different. Cellar for two to four years, depending on vintage.

Released in 750ml bottles
Batch 1: August 2010
Batch 2: January 2011
Batch 3: October 2011
Batch 4: October 2012

This batch was "aged in second-use Big Bottom whiskey barrels and made with cubed pepper, elderberries, and grains of paradise."

Original description (2009):
"A Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with pomegranate seeds, grains of paradise and Tasmanian peppercorns. Late Harvest was brewed August 11th, 2009, and barrel-aged for over 8 months before yielding only 75 cases being cellared at the brewery until its release."
7% abv

Fall 2011 Update:
"The 2011 recipe was brewed in November with coriander, bitter orange peel, and long pepper, and has been maturing in two wine barrels, one Old Tom Gin barrel and one Whippersnapper Whiskey barrel."

Hops: magnum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, aromatic
Unmalted: black barley, rolled barley
Also: grains of paradise, pomegranate seeds, Tasmanian peppercorns
Yeast: French saison

Added by DiabolikDUB on 04-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,651
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
107
Liked:
89
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
10.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
25
Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -18%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 bottle pour into a tulip glass. Deep brown, slightly hazy off white pillowy head which lasts for a while. Smell is tart whiskey with hint of spice. Taste is chocolate toffee, vanilla, whiskey, with a slight tart finish, dry. Nice medium body with complex flavors. Solid but not amazing.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure of the vintage, but believe it might have been the 2012. Pours a hazy amber-brown with a light tan head. Nose is very much reminiscent of pumpkin pie - it reminds me very much of a winter warmer. Taste is also similar to a winter warmer; however, there's also a peppery quality and the grains of paradise are also discernible in the spice and malt profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an easy carbonation. Overall, I'm not really clear on how this beer can be classified as a farmhouse ale. In that regard, it falls a bit short; however, as a winter warmer, it's quite pleasing.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a tulip. 2012

pours a mahogany brown with a nice head. smell of coriander..cinnamon..a ton of spices honestly. taste is super in your face with a huge rush of tons of different spices. real hard to describe. one of the most different beers I've had. medium bodied, medium carbonation..ABV undetectable.

overall a real interesting beer that will have a lot of differing opinions on.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 750 ml bottle into tulip

Pours a murky reddish-brown with 1/2 inch white head. Smell is a little lactic with some red wine notes, I also get some sweetness and spice notes. Taste has some of the red wine and lactic flavors, some rum and fruit notes. Medium body with average carbonation. Overall a very good beer worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Late Harvest from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.2% out of 100 with 107 ratings
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