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Upright Flora Rustica (Barrel Aged)

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Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Matured one year with lactobacillus.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
effervescent hazy gold, half-inch large-bubbled white head drops to spotty lacing. Really rustic nose, tons of dusty hay and dirty wheat, high acidity contrasts with slick nose and tangerine phenols from the obvious brett influence, light lime in lactic acid. Front is all lime, huge lactic presence across the slick mid alongside light peach and rind, lightly eggy brett dominance emerging late with faint dusty hay, almost no grain across the finish. Delicate carbonation tickles palate, elevates the dryer elements wonderfully. The rustic start on the nose and in the deep finish are my favorite part, balanced and subtle throughout but a mish mash.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour is dark amber, mostly clear, with a tight white head. Nose has a light vanilla oak note with a strong clean tangerine similar to that in lambic. A good hint of citrus and a touch of lime. Taste is heavily bretted, faint vanilla oakiness with a nice bright tangerine and notes of lime. Moderate carbonation and very soft delicate body with a hint of sourness. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
bottle thank you to john’s grocery and &e for courtesy. aroma of bright peach. yogurt. lemonjuice. soft peachy apricot fruit. bit of dusty cobweb character. neat. moderate- heavy watery lemonjuice. aroma quite nice. taste a bit too much lemonjuice without enough balance. quite dry. low carbonation @ this gold ale. touch too sharp with the dry dusty lemons. low carbonation gueuzelike essense. aroma a highlight. taste and palate good, but not grate on this bootle @ least. neat. fun to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Des fruits műres et des élans herbacés dans une concoction rustique et rafraîchissante imprégnée d’acide lactique.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
My Bottom Line:
White grapes and lactobacillus are found throughout this Wild Ale’s haystack, leading to classy citrus fruit lengths and much refreshment.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy pale orange.
-The flavor profile is superbly cohesive.
-The mouthfeel is lean and refined.
-The tiny bubbles contribute to this impression of refinement.
-This is not just another barrel-aged wild brew. It’s not a work in progress either.

Bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
(Bottle) Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. The aroma is fantastic with notes of wet stone/minerals, citric lacto/lime, wood, flowers, tart tropical fruits, white wine, morning rain, wheat crackers and wonderful dirty. Touch of earthy hops and raspberries/cherries. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium acidic and light bitter. Juicy, lacto-ish and mild hoppy with a perfect, discrete malt profile. The mouthfeel is juicy and soft with light to medium carbonation. Lacto-ish finish. Light to medium bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you GT2 for letting go of this gem. Pours hazy vibrant reddish golden with a frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is sour and fruity with wheat crackers, yuzu, lemon zest, unflavoured yoghurt, hay, dry soil, barnyard, pineapple, starfruit, passionfruit, white grapes, dry wood and leather. Taste is slightly sour, tiny bitter and funky with crackers, cereal, hay, grapefruit juice, lime juice, yuzu, pineapple, mango, dry soil, white pepper corns, unflavoured yoghurt, lemon zest, orange zest, passionfruit, wild strawberries, lemon grass and subtle hints of rubber. Mouthfeel is dry, soft, tart, very tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour, tiny bitter and tiny funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, lime juice, yuzu, hay, dry soil, white pepper corns, orange zest, lemon zest, unripe pineapple, unflavoured yoghurt, wild strawberries and passionfruit. Simply magical…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Slightly tart nose. Winey. A little tart but otherwise kinda flat I flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. pours a fairly clear, orange color. Funky, sweet, light barnyard, citrusy. Citrusy, sweet, barnyard, refreshing, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (603) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer. Pours golden. Aroma of sweet tarts. Taste is smooth, sweet, tart.


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