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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 Uprightís farmhouse style wheat beer, the Four. Hereís 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 Uprightís usual French saison yeast, the other half is primarily fermented with yeast propagated from a De Ranke bottle. †And itís only 4.75% ABV so its a wonderfully complex dinner beer!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
hazy gold, frothy small bubbled white ring, small head. Nose is salty and brett heavy, high vitamin c mango, bit of dough. Flavor is eggy, more vitamin c, lightly acetic, very little dryness, malt, or earth, spice and citrus overriding everything.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Thanks Matt for bringing this to our Halloween whale tasting at my request. Pours a cloudy peach color with a half fingers worth of effervescent white head. The others in our tasting group thought this smelled like shit, but I thought this smelled fine personally. There was definitely juniper or some indiscernable earthiness to it that I think the others didnít enjoy. There was also some spice and citrus notes. The apricot was very soft, but was definitely present in the background. Taste follows the nose. Not as much juniper present, definitely has some sour kick to it. Light mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, pretty average/bland mouthfeel. Wasnít all that bad, definitely interesting. Always interested in trying beers that are aged in unique barrels, so I respect Upright being adventurous with these gin barrels.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6095) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle pour thanks to Scott! Holy laundry list of components, almost like the FSW anniversary brews. Pour was slightly hazy orange-yellow with white head, aroma brought forth notes of pepper, spice, grass, some slight fruity notes with funky lemon and orange, barnyard in there as well. Taste was a mix of fruity pear, slight orange and tart lemon, hints of funky barnyard mixing with spicy pepper, grass notes came in, overall it was nice but did come across slightly muddled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9536) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of barnyard, mustard seed, earthiness, light spice and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, barnyard, light spice and light earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Milky yellow-orange appearance with a bubbly, off-white head. Slightly funky, light brett, black pepper, tangerine citrusy aroma. Qutie tangy, tangerine, tart citrusy, spicy, light pepper flavor with a tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 27, 2011
750mL Bottle. Thanks to Sean for sharing! Herbal, spicy aroma, that reminds me of lavender or sage. Very sweet and tangy. Lots of spice aroma. Interesting funk. But too much weird herbal additions. Strong spice and herb. Iím digging for gin barrel. Nice lacing. Conflicted. I like the tanginess, but I donít love the herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy yellow color with a really tall white head. S: A very funky nose. The gin really comes through strong as there is a very strong herbal/juniper character. A bit of a floral aroma as well as some cracker malts, citrus, and a light, lemony tartness. T: Moderate tartness in the form of lemon and grapefruit. Lots of herbal gin flavor with a touch of lime and miscellaneous citrus zest. A nice funk note as well as strong, tannic oak. M: Light to medium in body with a medium to high carbonation. O: The gin barrel treatment is really interesting, but Upright seems to be doing it well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours cloudy golden with a modest white head and a sour barnyard aroma There is a marvelously sour citrus flavor that sticks to the palate Very funky and nice. There is a whole lot of flavor from a low alchohol brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy dirty gold with a white head. Aroma of lmildly sour citrus fruit. Med minus body. Itís fresh, sour and fruity. Very little funk - but itís there. Really light, fresh and saison. Citrus all the way. Sour all the way Flavor all the way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2011
A hazy gold with a stable, uniform white head. A light herbal tang fills that lemony sour nose. Tart and mouthwatering. The apricot is light and the wood thick and dry. It has more than itís fair share of delicate vanilla running through it. Plenty of etherial herbs and spices offer tingles of intrigue. Deep though drinkable. Iíll definitely stock up with some for the cellar.


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