Lambicus Six (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sole Composition Series release - (113 bottles) - July 2011

Added by jdense on 07-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Upright.

A: Brown, tinted red with a firm creme colored head. Bubbles race through the body. Very nice.

N: Acetone, cherry, oak, vinous red wine grapes. Hints of vinegar and there's a mellow sweetness. Some black pepper and pine.

T: Moderate tartness developed over a sweet backbone. Basalmic vinegar. Tastes very much like a Flanders Red.

M: Lively carbonation. Light body, with a touch of oil. A bit gummy, actually.

O: Should really be named since it's less HORAL and more Rodenbach. That said, I really like it as a representation of the Flanders Red style, and it doesn't fail the price per oz ratio of Rodenbach Grand Cru. Nice.

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Photo of anteater
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bauermj
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Thanks to Vurt for sharing at Woodshop 7.

A: Dark amberish brown with a short-lived beige head.

S: Grape, dark cherry, plum, prune. Earth and a little leather. Lots of vinegar with some oak.

T: Lower moderate lactic sourness with a firm acetic acidity and pronounced vinegar flavor. Light leather with a strong vinous character: grape and plum. Again, strong vinegar in the flavor.

M: Medium with lower medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty good, but the focus is a little too heavy on vinegar for my taste.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour courtesy of vurt at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with some grain and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly fruity quality in the flavor. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I think the aromas are better than the flavors with this one.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again - thanks to whomever shared all these Upright beers! Served in a 3 Floyds tasting snifter.

A - Some tan foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Murky dark cider-brown body.

S - Tart appleskins and cherries, light lactic sourness, lots of oak, quite vinous, with a touch of earthy funk.

T - Again, very sour, with lots of lactic acidity and vinous oak character, as well as a slight medicinal note from the brett. Some tart cherries mixed in there as well.

M - Super dry and acidic, with pleasant carbonation and an oaky and tannic finish. Even with the acidity this is quite easy to drink. No obvious alcohol presence.

D - Really nice stuff, although it seems to have more in the way of lactic and acidic character than brett character. Sean thought it reminded him of Cuvee de Tomme, and while I don't totally agree this is decidedly more 'American' than 'Lambic'. My favorite of the Six variations we tried, and one I'd certainly have again (if it weren't so limited).

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a dark purple with a tight tan head. The nose is sweet and singular. Lots of grapes and notes of fleshy raspberries. Faint vanilla and oak. The taste is lots of raspberries and grapes, assertive Brett presence that is earthy, leathery And fairly sour in the finish. The body is light, highly carbonated and fairly dry. Fresh fruits, part fruit juice with some Brett.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I believe Inflatablechair provided this one at a recent tasting... bottle #24/113.

Pours a hazy brown... off white head is flecked with yeast.... nice retention and okay lacing.

Smells sour and mildy funky... tart fruits... cherries and red currants... only a little oak.

Flavor has quite a bit more oak... vinous character from the barrels... again cherries and maybe some red plum... very acidic... with a cherry vanilla essence... sorta wool sock brett funkiness... acidic enough that it burns the esophagus a bit.

Body is light/medium with good carbonation.


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Photo of DefenCorps
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I finally got to try my first Upright beer at the Bailey's Taproom 4th anniversary tonight.

Surprisingly dark, this beer is a deep amber with a moderate head and rather average lacing. The nose has plenty of lactic acid and fruity grapes. Not much complexity by way of Brett, I found this a little flat. Mild vinousness is present. The palate opens with a rather prominent lactic sourness, clean to a fault. In fact, the lack of any other component to the lactic sourness really makes this seem flat - there isn't any lingering flavor, no funk, no sourness - just some malt and some grape sourness. Moderate fruit character is present, along with some barrel character, though there isn't much vinous character here. Decent, fun to try, though I wouldn't go out of my way to try this.

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Photo of jdense
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Upright tasting room 7.3.2010.

One of the first batches of Upright Six, aged 13 months in Pinot Noir barrel and dosed with Brett. Light brown body with garnet highlights, no head at all, some suspended yeast visible from top of glass. The nose is really fruity, cherries, red currants, no noticeable hops, a pretty dry nose. Taste is cherries, more tart than sweet, mild funk, horse blanket, with quite a bit of oak character from the wine barrel. Mouthfeel was quite sticky up front, leading to a dry finish with above average effervescence. The brett became more noticeable as the beer warmed. I hope Alex continues down this path, though this one barrel experiment might have benefited from either more barrel aging or blending with a younger version.

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Lambicus Six (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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