Barrel-Aged Seven With Brett (Sole Composition Series) | 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): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged 14 months in oak barrels.

Bottle release in February 2011 ('Sole Composition' Series; sold only in the Tasting Room ~ 120 750ml bottles)
168 bottle release in Feb/March of 2012.

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
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98
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Livefast for busting this out at a recent tasting.

Sole Composition (seven) comes into the glass very faint and not too bubbly. The liquid is a hazed orangeish color with some bronze highlights. Some nice white bubbles creating a lasting cap leaving some weak lacing for a second.

Smell on this is really bright and pungent with hop musk, citrus from the vine, and some brett mustiness, plus oak from the wood. It smells great and it's large. Some faint malt sweetners that barely register.

Wow, by god this is good. The funk is large and barny with hay and grass. Bright citrus fruits with mango and ripe pineapple, orange peel. Earthy flavor in the middle leading to brett and other organisms making for a funky finish. The oak is takes it further.

I really dig how this feels going down. It reminds me of funky juice. Even with some bubbles, the carb is barely there and this just glides down with the littliest push. Very tart and juice like, smooth sailing, no interference from the alcohol.

This is a great beer, The saison is not completely faded. There is still some underlining earth and floral taste to go along with the fruit and bugs. A whole bottle is a no brainer to the head.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened at a bottle share. Poured into a snifter. Light straw color. Lots of Brett, floral notes, perfumy. Taste is excellent, straw, fruity tartness. Brett continues thru finish. Dry, pleasantly tart. This has really developed nicely in the past 18 months. Bottle 106/120. Wish I had more.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 132/168.

Poured a vibrant golden orange. Huge, fluffy white head head settles leaving a ton of lacing and a nice white layer over the beer

Smell is white wine, basement, maybe a little hay.

Taste is beautifully funky. The brett has gone to town on this beer. Wine like, tart grapes then followed by a hint of alcohol warming as it goes down.

This feels so good in the piehole. It's pretty dry and tart enough to make you salivate and jones for the next sip.

This is pretty old at this point and the brett dominates. This beer completely fits all the descriptors of 'funky', 'rustic', farmhouse', etc...It is drinking so fucking good right now. I didn't have one fresh, but this is just insane good. Thank you Upright.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/27/2011

Bottle shared by Andrew at Woodshop Classix by way of Luke, thanks!

A: Transparent gold with a big white sea foam head.

S: Peach, apple, and orange with notes of wet leather and hay. Lightly floral, with a dash of pepper. Notes of cherry, plum, lemon, and grape. Wow, this smells great.

T: Sweet grain up front melding with a light tartness. Lactic cherry, grape, and plum with lightly acidic lemon and notes of hay. Oak is pervasive but well integrated. Floral and lightly peppery.

M: Upper light in body with high carbonation.

Overall: Excellent. Probably my favorite Upright to date and one of the highlights of Woodshop. I'm glad that Ojos Dormidos (fka The Enforcer) has a bottle of this so I can try it again.

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