Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series)
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
6.57%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
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..

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +4%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
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.

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4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Cuvee Lactovasilios (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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