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Upright Sole Composition: Old Tom Blend


Brewed by Upright Brewing
Portland, Oregon USA
Style: Saison | Ratings: 8 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 5.25%
Old Tom Blend is composed of fresh Four with a gin barrel fermented saison from the Fall of 2011 that spent over a year in cask. The gin barrel charachter is defined by light oak notes and mixed botanicals leaning on juniper, pine and citrus which also impart a slightly slick moutfeel from their oils. The young Four livens the beer with herbal hop flavors and a different type of bright acidity. The blend comes across quite balanced between the flavors, maintaing a dry finish that stays smooth as opposed to agressive. If you can imagine a vermouth based on sparkling wine, it would probably be simialr to this. Enjoy now or cellar one additional year.

62 bottles 5.25% abv

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caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

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resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

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dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

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alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
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