Upright Brewing Company

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Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #54
Ranked #632
4.38 | pDev: 8.45%
Jan 02, 2023
Jan 16, 2012
A barrel fermented beer using fresh peaches from Baird Family Orchards. The Fantasia is firmly tart and hugely aromatic with a character not unlike Belgian fruit lambics. Minimum one year on oak before an extended bottle conditioning prior to release.

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Released in 750ml bottles (96 cases) - January 2012
Released in 750ml bottles (85 cases) - January 2013
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Rated: 4.29 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by Benish from Utah

Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Releases a gold to bright dandelion coloration with pumpkin-y inroads, while radiances manipulate the orange hues for a shade of Red Eft. Caps a white to ivory snow film that keeps to the inch unwell, putting latticework in a baseline deficit. Still, an arrival that’s brightly apt, given the wild strain and bacterial impacts on averse foam, and a translucent build-up on classed clarity

S: Oak sets the precedent with peach wood personas that acidify a densely fragrant kick-off. The embodiment behind peach encapsulates the flesh to a mild sweetness, and the pit to an almond bitterness. Forward movements contain a forestry biome to confer pine cones, as fall leaves settle near acorn drops. Meanwhile, lactobacillus and brettanomyces do the groundwork, for centering wild funk perimeters on orchard centers. On that account, stable gear testifies to old stirrups and sweaty breastplates, while fresh hay decays. Rusticity becomes prevalent to yeast-derived spices, as esters softly loiter with an acute minerality. The next step, vanilla oak tannins with a subroutine dryness on sunned fruit, while airing Morocco leather

T: The length of life is still sharp on lactic acid, given the intense disposition behind citrusy esters. With age in mind, peach blends a bit more to isoamyl acetates in banana peels and peardrop tartlets. The decanters relaxation to sweltering drafts brings a touch of sweet barley malt to the table, offering elements to lemon meringue and Peach Cobbler, while brett bugs moonlight the comely infrastructure. Accordingly, an ethyl-phenol clinch on Alpaca halters and rusted backhoes, from old Bunker Silos. Intervals then cultivate and attribute ethyl-acetates to dead-vertical rose gardens with slight growths to Armillaria mellea, as caterpillars topple dill plants. Sequentially, an oxidative state for slinging nutty Cowhide with aged Camembert, while baking white peach with (slightly) bitter Torrontés drifts

M: A mouthfeel that’s lightly effervescent with an alert brightness to the pure peach improver. The proceedings are lactic in landscape, where acidity takes hold at an arbitrated level to not overplay vitriolic pricks. Moreover, an elderly element to the open air transfers that aid in the negotiations, of the souring landscape, and opt for attenuated oak cultures. In great measure, a close-grained frame with stormed minerality to peach embattlements, where the vintage picks up more dry funk in the echoing deferments

O: There’s a light characteristic to barley malt, which is finely sweet at the midriffs; nonetheless, adds a complimentary measure throughout. Chiefly, on aged hops with earthy, spicy mannerisms to bacterial byproducts. The additive has a bit of elderly fade, but astutely sill present with acidic boosts. Even so, a submissiveness to the tart onsets, given an inactive carafe with progressed intervals that touch on smoked haystacks, while a crisp dryness formulates a spicy – complex – coda
Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had this at the Firestone Walker Fest Pre Party 2017.

Hits that most common golden color. 1/2" white head. Good nose full of oak and peaches. Simple and elegant.

Taste is a firm fleshy peach but without acidity or gripping sourness. The amount of oak that comes into the taste buds seems like the perfect amount. Good light airy body to it, refreshing, carbonation right where you want it to keep it this lively but so full of wood and peach. Its a lot like a sour peche n brett. But it seems like there are additional citrus notes on it, less than the peach. Nice they made this light enough alcohol wise that you can drink it anywhere without the help of anyone, but its so good you'll wanna share it with your tight group.

There are really two drawbacks here, and they're basically the ones that are frequent in craft beer: Too difficult to find, too expensive once you do. There's not a lot of peach sours out there, so sometimes you gotta take the plunge.
Jul 27, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Pstone530 from California

Apr 30, 2020
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Rated by nodnaut

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
The nose on this is a pleasure, the whole glass through. As the glass warms a tad, the peach tones are beautiful.
Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by mwvman from Indiana

Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by vfgccp from New York

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Noles9585 from Washington

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Jjcameron from Washington

Feb 27, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by Ajlvt from Washington

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375ml at 6%. Likely from 2018

A: Pale gold, translucent with no head
S: White wine, sour peach, oak, grape, apricot, some earthy funk, musty
T: Balanced sour, peach, oak, white grape, funky wild yeast, nice sweetness to balance
M: Light body with light carbonation
O: In line with some Allagash wild ales
Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jul 26, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Jun 04, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by rab53 from Washington

May 30, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by WesMantooth from Ohio

Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by SomethingClever from Ohio

Apr 14, 2018
Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 522 ratings