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, it’s beautifully balanced and beguiling. Tingles on the tongue with subtle spice and bitterness.
jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Very foamy. Grainy, yeasty, pear, citrus, earthy aromas. Spicy, yeasty, grainy, husk flavors. Very tasty saison.
Ontape (129) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Always enjoy this one. My favorite of the Upright "number series". Slightly underwhelming aroma but solid otherwise. Almost a bit nutty in a weird way. (Maybe that’s just me.) Hops are there but the yeast seems especially expressive. Solid hoppy saison for the money, I’ve definitely picked this one up a few times.
One weird note. There’s something in here reminiscent of apple cider vinegar. It’s subtle, but once you taste it... it is there.
dfearnley (726) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Fruity esters, pepper, a little barnyard and leaves and finally light yeast.
Pours an opaque amber with a huge 4 cm creamy white head that soon reduces to 1 cm with lots of lacing. Taste is a touch of lemon, spruce, pine, a little wood, hay, and grass.
Yorker (955) - 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 (6010) - 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 (60) - 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 (620) - 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 (1805) - 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 (1130) - 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.