Rose City Seven (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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Rose City Seven (Sole Composition Series)Rose City Seven (Sole Composition Series)

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
One is Rose City Seven, using rose hips, petals, and hibiscus. It's a blend from a Whipper Snapper whiskey barrel and a wine barrel, with just a bit of tartness. The other is an Old Tom barrel full of the Four with chrysanthemum flowers and some homegrown yellow rose as well. Both should be out within the next month or so.

Batch 1 was available summer 2010 draft only.

Batch 2 was released at the brewery as part of the Sole Composition series on June 10, 2010. 750ml bottles were hand numbered to 114.

Added by jdense on 07-11-2010

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of cpetrone84
3.4/5  rDev -16%

Pour is lightly hazed deep amber with a tight white head that lingers for a while. Nose is strong vinous grape, notes of floral aromas, a good bit of herbal tones, faint brett. Taste is strong grape notes, brett muddles the flavor mid palate, some citrus, notes of lime, a fair bit of bitterness in the finish. Light body, soft carb, a bit thin in the finish.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Ryan. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Hazed orange body.

S - Very floral, with mild lactic notes. Base beer is fairly strong here, imparting lotion and pear malt flavors and peppery farmhouse yeast. Oak is present too, but fairly mild; not getting much of the advertised spirits, with only a hint of gin botanicals. Lots of flowers though!

T - The taste is also quite floral, unsurprisingly. There's a hint of oaky vanilla, and light lotion and stone fruit malt sweetness. Fairly similar to the aroma, but without quite as much as depth.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and tannic texture, and no discernible alcohol. Would never have guessed this was 8%.

D - I liked this quite a bit, although I suspect mileage may vary depending on how much you like flowers. Another winner from Upright; would gladly drink this again if I managed to snag a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a slightly murky honey orange 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, tart, and funky with some woody and fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with an acidic quality on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but has a better smell than taste in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My bottle says Barrel aged with Rose and Habiscus, Numbered 119 out of 120.

Split three ways with Greg and Jake at Special Brews.

A - Pours a bright clear medium orange with a few white bubbles that quickly disapper.

S - Funk, sweet and floral roses.

T - The funk hits you first, followed by an almost overly sweet rose, and what I would guess is the habiscus. The sweetness was not as appearant as it warmed.

D - This was velvety smooth and lightly carbonated.

O - I did not like this at first, but as I sipped on it, and it warmed, I really started to enjoy it. Why are my bottles numbered differently?

Edit: This was the 2011 release of 120 bottles. See:

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Photo of drabmuh
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Thorpe, beer served in a tulip.

Yellow beer, clear with a nice white head, decent retention, some lacing, nice overall look.

Aroma is very flowery, like flowers not like hops. Nice roses and others, I don't know my flowers well. Mild citrus and other flavors perhaps corriander.

Beer is light in body and pops on the palate, the beer finishes a little dry with a nice roundness and very mild bitterness. The midpalate is dominated by flowers, and a mild grassiness. Overall a very nice beer and I'd have it again if given the opportunity.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge, huge thanks to boralyl for getting this bottle out to me. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours a nice, clear golden color with a very nice white head and a good bit of lacing on the way down.

The nose really works the rose and hibiscus. Incredible use of flower additions here. Behind that comes some light notes of perfume and earth. The flavor falls off just a touch, but is still at a very high level. Great light body and crisp finish to go along with the floral aspects of the additions. Underlying spice comes through on the back end.

Really a fantastic beer. I need to immediately try to get more of this, and then hope that another batch isn't too far off.

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Rose City Seven (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
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