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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9321) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13997) - 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. It’s fresh, sour and fruity. Very little funk - but it’s there. Really light, fresh and saison. Citrus all the way. Sour all the way Flavor all the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2808) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Doug for sharing!
Aroma: sour apple, hay, lemon, dusty
Taste: sweet pilsner malts, lemon, dust, green apple, tart
This is a great funky session saison. It reminds me of Squatters Fifth Element, one of my favorite beers. It was light and easy drinking. Very good/fun to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle obtained through GT2 the Beer Pimp. Bright pale yellow color with fluffy white head and lots of bubbles - looks like Budweiser. Aroma of peppery and dusty lemon peel and fresh hay. Taste is softly sour floral and herbal white wine. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Had 2 glasses (one courtesy of Chris, thanks!) of this during Puckerfest at Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon. Pours a solid golden orange with a small, very white head. Nose is a bit sweet and I get notes of grass, evident gin/juniper, along with some sticky sour apricot and peach in the background. Taste is a long, mouth watering sour with slight fruit accompaniment and a dry finish. Reminds me a lot of Festina Peche, but with great barrel aged characteristics. Very Berliner-weiss like in taste and body. ABV is listed at 4.75% and drinks like it, although a couple glasses are easy to polish off in a hot summer day and will quickly catch up to you. Still, I could easily finish a 750 by myself and I’m hardly a big drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2012
750 ml bottle big time thanks to T! Thanks man. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium eggshell white head. The aroma is awesome; sweet funky apricots and wood, very funky and tart- this is deep like a lambic, layers of aroma. The flavor is a lively rich brew; oak, berries, wood, tannins, sour sawdust. more fruit, dry, earthy. Not any gin except maybe the berries. A wonderful soft beer with loads of character. Certainly a showcase of Brett and light Lacto and of course brewing ingenuity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Thx to doodler. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, sourness, grape, fruits. Flavour of sourness, grape, loads of brettk, fruits and some sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Sour and grapish end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
750mL thanks to writerljberg. Rating #5555 for me. Pours a sparkling clear golden with weaker white foam. The tasting group said it looked like Budweiser, which is strangely correct. Spotty lacing. Nose is out of control awesome- heavy white sage, freshly baked apple pie, an incredibly decadent, mouth watering apple pie. Taste is fresh apple cider, fresh and snappy yellow apple, fresh pineapple juice, refreshing yellow fruits and bright acid. Palate is long, salty, quite sour with intense lime juice and hints of acetic heat but kept well in check.

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