Yorker (1427) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with some sediment and a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are herbs, yeast, spices, and citrus - with a slightly dry finish.
Ernest (6487) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of candy sugar, dried mango, fusel alcohol (insecticide).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
This is only my second experience with Upright, but both this and Four have kinda the same problem that No-Li’s beers do...the aromas are very light and are barely able to escape the glass. While this is slightly more aromatic in the hop department than Four, it has a surprising fusel note in the background so I can’t really score it higher. Bit too sweet and a touch flabby/syrupy as well. Quite disappointing for such a lauded brewer.
BLADT (657) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 750ml bottle. Golden color. Thin head. Smells and tastes of melon. Creamy. Fruity. Some honey.
thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet, fruity, melon, not very acidic nor musty. Very frothy white head a top a golden body. Opaque. Taste is initially honeyed melon, but the backend is piney bitter. A general yeasy mustiness occupies everything after the initial flavor. This is a great beer, but is as much pale ale as saison.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On 06/18/2011. Somewhat cloudy orange body with a small creamy white head. Sweet spice and light fruit aroma. Sweet spice, dry bitter, and light funk flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
pushkinwow (2164) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Vibrant hazy amber with a creamy off white head. Light saison spice with some farmhouse and a pleasant mustiness, wet wool blanket, moderate carbonation and body, refreshing, slightly bitter, dry, nice crisp finish.
SlackerMads (1836) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gusher. Unclear orange with a medium sized creamy white head showing good retention and lace. Flowery hops, herbal, dusty, light esters, zest, light white bread. Light/medium body, medium carbonation, light sweet, medium bitter, thin on the palate. Long dry and bitter finish. Like Upright Four a great table beer, this one being more dry and bitter and with less acidity.
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light apricot with a central dome of fine off-white foam with a fine rim of the same. This doesn’t smell particularly hoppy, but grassy with some hints of metal and little bits of clay. Flavor is nice and sharp, a good balanced bitterness with some spicy character, nice catered yeast and a wee bit of tartness (faint lemon concentrate). Medium on full bodied with tight carb and a slick finish. Nice beer, but I feel like it could be better (fresher?).
Serving type: bottle
vyvvy (4396) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a huge beige head that’s got some staying power to it. The aroma has ripe peaches, pale malt, some minty hoppiness and a bit of pine. It has a medium body that starts smooth and then a lot of carbonation gives it a bit of a rougher feel. The taste has a juicy peach aspect to it, some light caramel malt, spiciness, funky/fruity Belgian yeast and has an overall dryness. The finish has piney, spicy and flowery hops added to the mix and they stay on the tongue for a while. Really nice saison.
rosenbergh (7642) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Hazy golden colour with an average sized foamy white head.
Fruity and yeasty aroma with mild maltiness. Good. The flavour is herbal hops, spices, bitterness and malt. The hoppiness is quite strong for a traditional Saison. Tasty this is but I’m missing the delicacy.