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Upright Flora Rustica (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Matured one year with lactobacillus.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4276) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
Soft and hazy light apricot blonde pour with a wispy head. Very nice nose, minty with notes of lime, flowers, spice, brett and anise. Minty flavor with a dry and spicy quality with a light note of acetaldehyde. Very light body with a dry quality.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Golden, white fine foam, ecucalyptus, light medium body, tannin, light Astringency, fruit flavors. Not a lot of aroma andits at 56 f

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6780) - 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 (3889) - 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 (5030) - 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 (2423) - 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 (1356) - 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 (2079) - 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 (1163) - 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 (1145) - 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.


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