Blend Love | Upright Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mix of barrel aged Four and Six using cherry and raspberry along with souring yeasts and bacteria. It's fruit forward in the nose with a balanced flavor bringing the malts and oak together. Named for friend and colleague Ben Love of Gigantic Brewing Company.


Released March 2012 (750ml bottles)
Second Release - March 2013

From Upright's blog:
"...essentially the Four Play but with barrel aged Six with raspberries mixed in. The inaugural release... used 25% of the Six. It's an evolution of the Four Play, giving it added layers - more malt, more alcohol, deeper color, and more fruit (but still in check with the malt profile)."

Added by boralyl on 04-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
36
For Trade:
3
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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of GuruDel.

Pours a murky honey brown with no head and no lacing. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with sour berry and slight vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same but is not as sour as the smell would lead you to believe. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good wild ale but I am enjoying the aroma more than the flavor.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a small layer of off white head. The smell is light and fruity. Raspberries dominate the smell, but once I was told there were cherries I could smell them. The taste is tart but smooth with more raspberries than cherries. This was a nice sour beer and a good use of fruit.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy reddish color ale with a light pink color head with good retention and some minimal lacing. Aroma consists of fresh tart raspberries with some oak and light acidic notes. Taste is dominated by tart raspberries notes with some oak and light tart cherries with a light vinous finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Loads of complexity in this beer while retaining a great level of drinkability with great refreshing notes.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to starrdogg for sharing this one. Served in a cervoise. Pours a nice pinkish red color with a nice white head that falls to a collar and leaves some nice lacing behind. The nose is loaded with fresh, tart raspberries and some background earth. Flavor has a nice acidity and good raspberry, though it’s not quite as lush as the nose. Light body with good carbonation and a moderate acidity through the finish. Quite nice.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Many thanks to Brian (msubulldog) for supplying me with this bottle.
I opened it for a Nov. '12 Philly 'burbs bottle share.

Poured a rose-mahogany color with a small bubbly head that retained in the form of a few stray bubbles on the liquid surface. Aroma of fruit and wildflowers, mild sensations of lacto and funk. Taste was delightful and not too tart/sour, raspberries and maraschino cherries, slight vanilla/almond sweetness, with a touch of grassy funk and earth. Crisp and clean, flavorful, medium-bodied, and just a great drinker all around. Kind of wish I had more (ISO?), because I could easily polish off a bottle (or more) of this myself. But I was glad to share it with the group, and it was a definite highlight of the session for me.

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Blend Love from Upright Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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