NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice complex hoppy beer -- in no way an IPA or an over the top beer. Instead, itís beautifully balanced and beguiling. Tingles on the tongue with subtle spice and bitterness.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. deep amber with a white head. fresh honey, bready malts, earth, and spices on the nose. nice on the palate, honey and florals are very prominent in this one, light spicy finish as well.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured goldish with a white head. aroma was citrus, excellence, and peach. flavor was citrus, lemon, and orange. body was light with high carbonation.
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus (Royal Oak) in Saanich, B.C. for $11.99. Pours a very frothy white head atop a yellow, amber, sediment-filled body. Nose of farmhouse yeast. Interesting flavour - the yeast shows through yet the malted-base and orangy-hops. A pretty good and unique offering but not something Iíll look to drop over $10 on again.
OldMrCrow (1999) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 Bottle, 4/25/10
Cloudy banana-yellow pour, huge white head of cumulus clouds. This one reminds me more of a hopped-up Avril than anything else I can put my finger on. Minerally, strong hop oils, a bit of rustic character but not heavily funky, not overspiced, thank goodness. Very drinkable at 5.5%. The compents are really all there to make this exactly the sort of beer I go crazy over; this time liked it but I didnít get blown off my feet. Iíll try another bottle when Iím coming in with a big thirst. For now, the overall doesnít match the sum of the parts. 8/3/8/4/15=3.8
On revisit -- thirsty after a session at kite hill -- the one comes up in my estimation. Lemon zest atop minerality, on the sour end for a saison, rather modest funk, assertive hop presence. Today the whole lives up to the sum of the parts and Iíd put this one at about 4.0. Iíll split the difference.
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) opaque orange pour with excellent lacing and a huge carbonated head. Nose of candi sugar, Belgian yeast and celery/greens. Taste is citrus, spicy, with a light body.
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by Arbitrator at a tasting. Slightly hazy golden color with a white head that never totally fades. Aroma is malt, barnyard, and light fruits. Subtle but nice. Flavor is solid - pale malt and yeast, not sweet at all, with green apple and a little funk. Some herbal qualities. Medium-light bodied and very dry on the palate. Lively carbonation. Good stuff overall. Drinkable.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml champagne style bottle from 16th St. Liquors in West Vancouver. Pours a murky amber with pillowy head that laces nicely in the glass. Aroma is slightly bready with yeast, subtle hops and hint of farmhouse funk. Certainly delivers a lot of taste for the alcohol content. Slightly banana like notes mix well with hop tang and spicy, pepper notes. Some citrus evident as well. Finish is mildly smoky with good hop bitterness lingering on the tongue. The best of Uprightís beers Iíve had so far.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. This was sampled alongside Upright 4, 6 and 7.
The beer pours a murky orange color with a large white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast with some orange citrus notes. The flavor starts off with heavy orange citrus then you get some Belgian funk before ending with grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mcberko (7474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 16th St. Liquor Store, pours a hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast, with some malty sweetness. Flavour is similar, with some coriander and hops on the finish. Very complex and creamy mouthful. Great one.