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Upright Flora Rustica (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Matured one year with lactobacillus.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle - Funky grape, acidity and some apricot notes. Hazy gold orange with a rich white head. Up front tartness, some cheesy fund and apricot. Nice, light, tart and little of the aromatics or herbal notes from the original.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared. Hazy gold pour with thick, lacy, creamy white head. Aroma is really nice, lots of lacto, peachy aroma, white wine, really fruity. Taste is tart, nice acidity, not acetic, fruity acidity, light grainy notes, good bitterness. Palate is med bodied with soft carbonation. Very easy drinking, delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudy orange with large frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus and funk. Medium mouth with nice citrus, funk, tart, really enjoyed this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks to Doug. Tart, lemon, dusty, hay, slight spicy note, hint of vanilla on the back end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1319) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear pale pour, nice frothy egg white head. Bubbles stick around as a film. Aroma is hugely botanical - is this gin barrel aged? Lemon zest, medicinal, pickle juice, pears. Taste: softer medicinal than the nose; not sour, but light tartness in the finish. Packs a lot of flavor/body for a 5.5% beer, but sill makes me think of a throat lozenge. Finishes reasonable dry. Palate: medium+ body, average carbonation, surprisingly smooth creamy texture. Overall: reminiscent of special herbs (but not as good).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2051) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Prufrock -- thanks!

Orange pour, modest head. Strongly herbal aroma dominates everything else going on the beer. Slightly sweet, a bit of lacto tartness, big flavor for 5.5%. Is this aged in gin barrels? It reminds me of Special Herbs, it has some juniper elements, and I certainly don’t get any bourbon or cognac or rum. Could be wine barrels I guess. Interesting beer but neither is it quaffable nor does it come together for me into something special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle pours hazy orange with medium head. Aroma is earthy with some zesty orange. Taste is light dusty spice with a dry and light tart finish, light throat tingling.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle, 11/30/2014. Huge gusher. Pours cloudy orange color, hazy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine needles, floral notes, hay and lactic funk. Taste is juicy citrus, tangerine with chartreuse-like herba; notes, some bitterness blending with mild funk, wood. Light, bright body. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle via the great GT2 – first beer of Thanksgiving Day. Pours a restrained peach color with very small head of large white bubbles that fades to a gorgeous patina of large-bubbled lacing. Awesome look. Aroma is insanely good: juicy nectarine, peach, plum, mango, and white wine hit first, along with lambic-like bugs and hoppy/oaky earthiness reminiscent of mustier Cantillon bottles, then the whole thing opens up into subtle gin botanicals, spice, and lemon peel, with a faint tartness, like lemon juice and crushed berries. Taste is juicy while remaining crisp, with unripe sour peach and oaky Chablis mingling with doughy and crackery grains, fading into subtle pineapple, raspberry seed, lavender, and oak tannins. Vinous, lightly oily finish. Crazy mixture of complexity and drinkability, with perhaps a bit too much oakiness being the only drawback. Blows many Hill Farmstead saisons out of the water.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a bright orange with a white head. Aroma was of lots of earth, wet rocks, fruity and earthy hops, oranges, wheat. Flavor similar, good bit of white wine, citrusy fruit, grass, wet rocks, minerally, light funk. Well integrated.


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