Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)
39 Ratings
Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)

Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuvee Lactovasilios is a two cask blend made from a Berliner weisse style wort. The brew was fermented directly in several barrels, but this small batch version was done in the ones that previously held the Fantasia, our annual lambic-esque peach beer, and later a round of Five. The fruit originally in the barrel stayed the entire time, becoming a habitat for different yeasts and bacteria, some pitched by us and others coming from the orchard. The fruit also retained some of the Five, which lends this Cuvee a very slight bitterness and hint of saison character. Coupled with the mixed yeast and bacteria barrel fermentation, the finished beer even takes on some Geuze-like qualities and while ready now will certainly mature well for several years.

Added by MasterSki on 10-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kristinc
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of markgugs
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cosmicevan
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

nice berliner saison combo. soft gokden sour, east drinking, worth the taste. very smooth. would have again..

109 characters

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of mrebeka
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mantissa
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #18/151. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Clear golden yellow body that doesn't support much of a head. Just a couple of chunks on one side of the collar.

Smell - Light lemon acidity. Lightly fruity. Grainy malts. More of a saison aroma than berliner.

Taste - Much more tart. Lactic sourness. Grainy malt. Lemon and other citrus. Some pale malt flavor gives it a bit of sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nicely tart. Low carbonation. Very light body.

Overall - Maybe not very exciting, but I found myself enjoying it quite a bit.

 582 characters

Photo of bstyle
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dirtylou
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

#57/176, 750ml bottle, split

Hopleaf tulip - pale straw body. Aromas of cat piss and dirty socks. Funky and derivative from the style in typical Upright fashion - peach, lemon, interesting yeast strains. Another nice sole comp - everything from Upright is worth trying

 269 characters

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mjohnson17
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of oregone
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Retail1LO
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by GT.

The beer is golden hued with almost no head. The aroma offers some funk, tart fruit, citrus, a touch of wheat. The flavor is decent. Earthy with a touch of lemon. A hint of sweetness with a smooth and easy finish. Light and refreshing. Overall, this was pretty good.

 288 characters

Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle. Number 75 of 151.

A: Placid orange with some turbulence throughout. Bubbles congregate at the bottom.

N: Solid oak, lactic acid, lemon zest, grapefruit juice, some brown sugar, pine bark, lavender. An appreciable nose with a lot of bright quality. White wine grape.

T: Bright sourness with a poised malt base. Some slight salt from the wood. I get a lot of the lemony citrus. There is a bit of sulfuric acid.

M: Light body with a zesty carbonation. Eminently drinkable.

O: more good stuff from Upright. Wish it didn't have the slight burn, but definitely not a let down.

 589 characters

Photo of harrymel
4.25/5  rDev +6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 39 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.