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Jaune Quatre (Sole Composition Series) - Gin Barrel Aged | Upright Brewing Company

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Jaune Quatre (Sole Composition Series) - Gin Barrel AgedJaune Quatre (Sole Composition Series) - Gin Barrel Aged

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single cask batch of Four aged 3 months in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels with dry chrysanthemum flowers as well as homegrown yellow rose petals.

(65) 750ml bottles released in May 2011.

Added by vkv822 on 05-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 20
Reviews by drabmuh:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Photo of hopsbreath
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle bought at the tasting room for $15. Split the 750ml with my wife TulipSnifter in our pair of Duvel tulips. Bottle #30/65.

A: Slightly murky passion fruit with minimal lacing. After the three finger snow white head recedes, a wispy cap with a thick glass ring remain throughout my time with it. 4/5

S: A good dose of dirty citrus hits immediately. The spice of the base Four really comes through well. A splash of funkiness differs from the cleaner aroma of the Four though. Nothing hides here. A very pungent and strong aroma. 4/5

T: Four is a semi-sour saison itself. Tossed in a barrel for a few months, its lower pH citrus comes to play even more. The wood is definitely a supporting actor and contributes a damp muskiness. The flowers? Maybe not identifiable as a brewing ingredient, but the springtime freshness of the whole bouquet is appreciated. A lot of flavor for such a "small beer". 4/5

M: Sip, swallow, palate dry, repeat. A light, crisp drink that pairs best with the warming season. 4.5/5

O: Not sure if the $15 price tag is justified, but it's a damn good beer none the less. Another winning sour from the best barrel aged wild beer maker in town. 4/5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to boralyl for sending this out my way. Served in a tumbler. Clear golden-peach color. The nose is slightly gin-like with some floral and earthy nights. The flavor is a bit spicy with floral notes. Touch of pepper. Very light and crisp. Good brew.

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Photo of vkv822
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour at the tasting room.

Pours a slight hazy golden yellow with a fair white head.

The aroma is of peppery, lemony saison yeast, with quite a bit of floral notes. A bit of a funky finish as well.

The taste is a bit more balanced out then the nose, but follows the same profile of peppery, lemony yeast, along with nice floral notes and a tart dry finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with good medium carbonation.

I am glad I had the opportunity to try this beer, quite refreshing and tart. Despite the low ABV I could see this aging quite gracefully for about a year or so.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Bobby.

A: This one pours a fairly clear golden color with a tall white head.

S: Smells a lot like gin. Tons of juniper berries with a strong overall herbal aroma. There is a touch of green apple skins, lemon peel, some pepper, and pale malts which give just a very light sweetness.

T: As with the aroma, there is a very strong gin character. Plenty or herbal and floral notes with a touch of oak. A bit of a lemon and lime thing going on with a subtle tartness. Not much malt flavor/sweetness to it.

M: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation.

O: You definitely have to enjoy the juniper type character that this beer has, but if you do, this is a winner.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Bottle shared at Woodshop Classix by Bobby, thanks! Bottle # 9/65.

A: Hazy orange with a frothy fleeting head.

S: Pronounced floral notes, redolent of rose, with strong gin characteristics. Juniper blends with orange, apple, and peach. Malt is grainy, and there's a light pepper note.

T: The flavor is also very floral with a light herbal quality. Gin manifests itself in the form of juniper. Fruit notes are vibrant, reminiscent of orange, lemon, peach, and grapefruit. The finish has a light pepper-like spiciness.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: An interesting beer that also happens to be pretty good, though not highly drinkable. Definitely worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Shmeal
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of leftoverburrito
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bauermj
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of AndrewK
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #41/65. Thanks to Matt for sharing this one. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, leaving a few splotches of lace behind. Hazed golden orange body.

S - Tons of gin presence, with botanical notes of juniper, herbs, and berries. There's a touch of lemony lactic sourness, and only hints of the base Saison.

T - The taste has a bit more of the base Saison, with grain, farmhouse yeast, and a bit of stone fruit malt. There's also more funk here mixing with the light lactic acidity and botanical gin flavors.

M - Fairly light in body, with nice spritz, and a very dry and tannic texture. No alcohol presence, although one wouldn't expect any at only 4.5%.

D - A really excellent beer and another successful gin barrel example. I don't even really like gin and I thought this worked really well. I would happily drink this again, and I'm glad they're making this one semi-regularly.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Jaune Quatre (Sole Composition Series) - Gin Barrel Aged from Upright Brewing Company
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