Fantasia | Upright Brewing Company

FantasiaFantasia
BA SCORE
4.39/5
500 Ratings
FantasiaFantasia
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
uprightbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

More on the process: http://uprightbrewingblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/fantasia-blend-love.html

Released in 750ml bottles (96 cases) - January 2012
Released in 750ml bottles (85 cases) - January 2013

Added by msubulldog25 on 01-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#362
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
500
pDev:
8.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
627
Gots:
77
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 88
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of sour and tart fruit along with some funky aromas. Taste is of sour and tart tropical and peach flavors with some funk as well. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp moutfeel. Overall, this is a good sour but I think it tastes much better than it smells.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is a delicious beer, not as sour as a lambic, and a little more body to it, but in that same flavor family. the pour is pale as they come, washed out straw color with a tall inch of white creamy head. the peaches aren't as prevalent in the nose as they are in the taste, but what is in the aroma is a very cool wild yeast, a heavy oak profile sweet and mellow, and a blossoming fruity element, although not specifically peach. the taste tarts out a little pucker but softens quickly into a peachy sweetness supported by pale malt and a very dry yeasty finish with a faint hint of white pepper or some other delicate spice used tastefully in moderation. the peaches are not dominant, but accentuate the beer well. fuller bodied and rounder for such a light offering, expansive, and fuzzy on the tongue almost like the outside of the peaches themselves. not very well carbonated, but it really doesn't demand that, the peaches make the feel unique and delicate, while being full enough to hold up all the flavors. i would use maybe touch more peach in nose and taste here, but the subtlety is noted and appreciated. excellent beer, the best I've had from upright by quite a margin.

edit: not sure if the second bottle i has was aged to perfection or a different release, but its way way more impressive than the first, and the first was breathtaking. bumping up a whole bunch of scores on this one to reflect its magic. there are no other beers like this in the market, so so so so so so good!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Matt for sharing this one!

Poured into a snifter glass, the beer is a bright golden orange with a wispy skim around the edges. Not much visible carbonation, but a nice saturated color.

Concentrated fruity peach aroma, slightly funky and acetic. Authentic fruit, fuzzy ripe peach notes.

Tart fruity flavors, upfront peach notes with a creamy feel and a light layer of funkiness intertwining with the fruit. Crisp and lactic like greek yogurt. The tartness is never overwhelming, it's well integrated and compliments the peach flavors nicely. A very solid fruited wild ale, on par or better than Upland's Peach Lambic (first batch anyway).

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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a cloudy orangey color ale with a medium size white head with ok retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light fruit notes with some tart notes that are easily discernible. Taste is a mix between some light apricot notes with some tart notes with a light funky finish. Body is somewhat full with good carbonation. I must admit that my expectation were quite high but this seems to lack the complexity I was anticipating.

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3.11/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks, David.

Hazy peach flesh colored body topped by a tall white head. The nose has quite a bit of ripe, juicy peach, but also a lot of acetone. There's a mild lacto presence, a bit of funk and oak, yogurt. Smells a bit sweet. The palate is similar; peach comes through fairly well, though it isn't as vibrant as I was expecting. Acetone really mars my enjoyment of the beer - this tastes strongly of nailpolish throughout. Sourness is mild and largely lactic with a touch of vinegar, and there's a bit of pale malt sweetness that works fairly well with the peach flavor. This is decent but it failed to meet my expectations.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mothman
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to kbutler1 for sharing!

Pours a white head that fades to nothing. Color is a hazed bright peach orange.

Aroma: sour and mouth watering. Lots of fresh peach flavors. Has an acidity to it reminding me of lost abbey. Lemon citrus. Oak and tannins. Very fruity and sour.

Taste: peaches with some creaminess. Very sour and tart. Lots of acidic and lemon citrus. Oaky with a little spice. Fruity. Mouth puckering. A little vinegar flavors.

Mouthfeel: tart and refreshing. Light bodies with a fine amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, this was a really tasty beer. Very drinkable. Very enjoyable. I could drink a lot of this.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to rudzud for acquiring this and splitting it. Batch 3 we think.

Pours a decent fluffy fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at Med pace, light lacing notes, very clear honey yellow orange color.

Nose brings tons of peach, fresh peach and candy peach thing, as well as a bit of apricot, blended with nice Brett funk, cheesy like Brett almost horsehair funk.

Taste brings more peach galore, big fresh juicy peach and fresh apricot, little skin, juicy fresh peach juice and fresh, etc. Light funk, little Brett funk and acidity, musty funky cheese thing. Finish is meh, weird bitterness and cheesy mushroomy earthy funk. Finish lingers with rind and earthy funk, lots of peach skin and apricot lingering.

Mouth is med bod, other carb, juicy.

Overall nice, but not phenomenal, good peach and juicy fruit, bitter notes, interesting but ok earthy mushroom cheesy funk, eh.

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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a nice peachy color with a foamy white head with good retention and a ring or two of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a tremendous peach presence that is just absolutely killer. Behind that is a light bit of pilsner malt along with a fairly-strong lactic presence.

The flavor hits the peach and lactic combination quite well, but lacks enough earthy and wild depth to really take it over the top. With that said, I'm still quite impressed, especially flowing into the feel, which has a nice level of acidity to make the peach flavor.

Overall, a very impressive offering from Upright. With this, I'm very excited to try some future offerings coming out of this place.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fantasia from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 500 ratings
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