Upright Brewing Company

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Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #60
Ranked #641
4.38 | pDev: 8.45%
Dec 31, 2021
Jan 16, 2012
Notes: 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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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

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
4.39 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
4.41 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
4.15 by Pstone530 from California on Apr 30, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by nodnaut

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
4.5 by mwvman from Indiana on Nov 05, 2019
4.11 by vfgccp from New York on May 25, 2019
4.35 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Apr 11, 2019
4.5 by Noles9585 from Washington on Mar 16, 2019
4.5 by Jjcameron from Washington on Feb 27, 2019
4.37 by Ajlvt from Washington on Feb 23, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

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
4.25 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on Jul 26, 2018
3.79 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2018
4.1 by rab53 from Washington on May 30, 2018
4.28 by WesMantooth from Ohio on Apr 15, 2018
4.3 by SomethingClever from Ohio on Apr 14, 2018
4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Jan 24, 2018
4.44 by Ryannotbryan from Texas on Jan 01, 2018
4.06 by 22Blue from Kansas on Sep 01, 2017
4.55 by gehille from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2017
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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

#8000: Fantasia pours out as a hazy orange colored beer with a fizzy white head that fades rather quickly. The smell of the beer is very nice, lots of tart ripe funky peaches on the nose, very enticing aroma. The taste is getting better as it warms, the flavors seemed a little off at first but now they're opening up into a juicy sour peach. The mouthfeel is very easy going, thinner with a subtle carbonation. No lingering sweetness in the finish. Overall it's a fine beer no real complaints, happy to have saved it for this moment.

Jul 02, 2017
4.45 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2017
4.49 by South2NW from Oregon on Mar 20, 2017
4.51 by ctt8410 from Oregon on Jan 31, 2017
4.56 by victory4me from Pennsylvania on Jan 12, 2017
4.75 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Nov 11, 2016
4.68 by shoegueuze from California on Sep 24, 2016
4.71 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Jul 19, 2016
3.84 by TboneRN from Minnesota on Jul 16, 2016
4.49 by Hopheadhiker from New York on Jul 05, 2016
4.34 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Jun 21, 2016
4.05 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC) on Jun 20, 2016
5 by Jamison85 from Indiana on Jun 10, 2016
4.32 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington on Jun 07, 2016
3.98 by billab914 from Virginia on May 30, 2016
4.41 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on May 27, 2016
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4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

This is an amazing beverage. Everything is perfectly balanced. Just the right amount of sour and peach in the aroma and flavor, balanced by a light feel with no harshness anywhere. Very little oak, zero head, low carbonation...all the focus is on the smell and taste. This is a must try. Cheers!

Apr 25, 2016
4.37 by 30helens from Missouri on Apr 12, 2016
Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 520 ratings