Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A wild, fruity and dry orange ale with a weak mouthfeel.
How: Bottle 750ml, white waxed top, consumed when some months of age, bottle sent to me by julian, thanks a lot Julian (how long did it take you to come up with your ratebeer nickname?).
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by an off-white ring of foam.
In long: Nose is somewhat fruity and with a nice rustic & wild character, bretty, lactic, cobweb, a piece of fruits I found in my armpit, peaches, candied oranges. The mouthfeel unfortunately lacks vigour, plenty of body for its size but the sparse carbonation (to put it mildy) is the beer weak point. Taste is fruity (peaches and various dried fruits) supported by a dry grainy malt backbone that feels like yellowed sundried straws. Moderately funky and moderately sour and fortunately almost no vinegary flavor. Tart fruits along with a sour yogurt sensation. Wild yeast and oak tannins take over at the end for a very dry finish. Overall pretty good, Iím certain a more lively body would have increased my enjoyment of the flavors, not just the mouthfeel. Everytime I receive a box of beers I ask the UPS guy if he would like to watch me open the package, making friends is hard.
Ibrew2or3 (6438) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours with a slightly hazy gold body that supports a near white head. The aroma offers up tartness, lemon, lime, soft vinegar notes and then a modest degree of sweet fruitiness. The taste has a mix of lime peel and lemon rolling into spicy funky yeastiness that has a mild soft vinegar edge to it. I like the balance where it isnít straight up tart and acidic.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral, some funkiness, fruity, citrus, and some wood.
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from batch #2 opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, canít remember who I traded with for this one but thanks as the crew was happy to be able to try it! Hazy pale yellow with lots of sediment and a light head. Smooth, peachy, some barnyard, brett, agree with Luc on the epson salts and some buckwheat honey. Moderate carbonation and pleasant body, easy to drink although a little sweet, dry on the finish with a bit of chardonnay.
rejtable (1122) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy straw. Nose is peach with light sour and some barnyard, some lemon. Light body with some acidic bite.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden sour ale with a thin white head. In aroma, smooth fruity Brett laden ale with peaches, Epsom salts, very nice. In mouth, a nice peachy pulp, very smooth Epsom and lactic notes, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
White wine funky notes here and there fresh peach creamy notes. Nice and peachy. Golden orange pour no head. Some what still looking. Fuzzy fresh peach light creamy sweetness white wine barrel notes. Lightly tart nice and fruity.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a small pale head. Aroma is peach, citrus peel, candy sugar, honey, hint of brett. Medium-light body, tart in the palate with a fruity background and a slightly dry finish. Taste is peach, honey, brett, citrus peel.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at seraveza. Pleasant beer. Nice and dry. Good balance of peach and funk.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from me! Fucking peach love nugga. Absolutely amazing beer from Upright. I really am impressed. Who knew?