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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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14th is a blend of several different batches of Upright’s farmhouse style wheat beer, the Four. Here’s the scoop: 8% fresh Four 12% Four aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels 22% Four aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels with brettanomyces claussenii and lactobacillus 58% Four aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin barrels with brettanomyces claussenii and lactobacillus with apricot puree 50% of the brett/lacto aged beer is with Upright’s usual French saison yeast, the other half is primarily fermented with yeast propagated from a De Ranke bottle.  And it’s only 4.75% ABV so its a wonderfully complex dinner beer!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...light straw with a slight haze and no head. Nose...the gin is quite prevalent as well as lemon zest and a rather tamed funk. Palate...frothy to start with a sharp tang of Tang, a quick shot of lemon curd, lemongrass and underripe Niagra grapes all of which stay zesty across the palate while allowing noth the gin and the funky underlayings to periodically dart in and let you know that they too have a presence; a delightful ale!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
750ml bottle. The pour yields a clear, medium golden body that is topped with a thin, creamy, off-white ring at the head. Scattered, wet lace washes about the glass and mostly rejoins the body. The nose is absolutely breathtaking, showing a delectably light, fresh, tart wheat base with beautiful juniper berry freshness, dusty, dried pineapple, and dusty lemon. Brett C is absolutely signature here, and the dusty yeast marries the soft woodiness of the Old Tom gin wonderfully. It smells crisp, tart, refreshing, complex, and...well...just fantastic. Flavors expand upon the seemingly endless nose. The tart, milky lactobacillus lends an entirely different yeast component, yet the dusty, pineappley brett C remains an integral component. The juniper and the pale wheat dance with soft apricot and fruity lemon. It’s buggy and delicious. The palate is crisp, with a soft yet lively effervescence the cleans the tongue off, reinvigorates it, then cleans it off again. Simply outstanding. I could drink this all day long...every day...and never tire of it. Upright is proving to be capable of making world-class beers. Damn I wish I lived near this place.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose/taste of wild yeast, florals, rose hips, sour lemon, tart citrus fruits and grassy herbs. Above average acidity but not puckering. Medium body. Lots of "saison" notes with a tart sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a hazy pale gold color with a finger of white head. Good bretty notes, with mint, herbs, grass, oak, lemon, and piney gin notes. More fresh and minty in the nose, more sour in the flavor. Excellent sour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Bottle. Notes of nice peppered, lemon, pleasant lactic acid, yogurt, touch of dry grassy herbs. Real nice. Like a whole lot. Super drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by Kan. Thanks, man! Pours a murky golden yellow hue, dulled and murky with a frothy offwhite head that dies to a loose film, laces ok overall. Aromas are farmhouse driven preaching pear, lemons, and touches of yogurt. Spice, crab apples, and touches of oak, botanical and evergreen like gin. Spruce, mellow sweet bready malts, more oak, and touches of funky cobwebs, cheese. Pretty lively nose, sour fruits, gin elements, and some apricots. Initial is sweet and sour up front, lemons and crab apples, touches of apricot, yogurt. Mellow acidity moves into more lemon, touches of spice. Dries out with bretty funk, cobwebs into the backend as oak shows, yogurt, and gin like bontanicals make a firm appearance. Touches of spirit, spruce, lime. Sourness lingers, kinda gives a firm twang and enveloping the palate, brett and lactic acid. Lemons, yogurt, touches of limes, fierce acidity. Oranges, apricots. Really a lot going through as you delve through the flavors and experience. The botanicals and oak, touches of heat and juniper offer some feelings, cool into the belly. Really enjoyable. Well integrated and the gin barrel takes it to a unique level.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Unclear matt medium to dark orange to yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, wheat, herbs, ginger, fruity - apricot, soured milk notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic and bitter with a long duration, apricot, sour milk. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120322]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
pours a slightly golden hazey with off white head. The nose is lemony and spicy, lots of an herb like spice. The flavor has a fair bit of lemon up front with some strange coriander spice type deal. Overyly acidic of citrus and spice. The feel is juicy and wet, a bit syrupy and lighter on the carb side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15568) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy yeasty citrus aroma. Fruity spicy and slightly sour weak apricot woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart spicy woody apricot finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
22-MAR-2012, bottle @Papsø. Very hazy yellow with lasting off-white head. Tart and spicey saison meets sour. Taste is fresh and fruity and even more sour. Gin?...perhaps.


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