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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Flora Rustica is a Northwest-style saison that use yarrow and calendula flowers along with a handful of our favorite Oregon grown hops to produce a strongly aromatic beer. Itís very sparking and dry and makes an excellent aperitif as well as an interesting companion for certain foods like herbaceous and bitter salads or strong and fatty fish like mackerel.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
98 percentile atm and I still consider this under-rated. Pours hazy light amber, small but lasting head. Aroma is floral, lemon, mild citrus, brett. Flavour is tangerine-like, effervescent, earth, peach. Finish is a bit of lemon and straw. First beer with flowers Iíve liked, if it were cheaper it would become my regular go-to summer beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a brightly hazed golden hue with a white head that lasted through. Tree bark, lemon lime zest, and an earthy floral aroma. First thing I noticed in flavor was the juicy hops and the dry finish. The complex flavors changed throughout the bottle. What a fantastic Saison.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Thanks to Skyview! Lovely piles of white head over a hazy orange body. Subtle citrus aroma with delicate floral hints. And the yeasty funk of a good saison. Juicy orange flavor, tangerines too. A little peppary.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattbrews (6) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
750ml Bottle. Upon opening, the beer couldnít wait to get out of the bottle. It was a good thing I was paying attention, because it was coming out whether or not I was going to pour it. It poured a nice orange color with a big fluffy head. The aroma was spicy, floral, and yeasty. A great bitter flavor that is full of spicy yeast. Very dry, which I enjoy a lot. A great beer that would go great on a hot day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5662) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle. Almost clear medium gold color with lingering rocky white foam. Earthy dry brett, lemongrass, spicy herbal citrusy aromas. Frothy light mouthfeel. Intense floral, herbal tea flavors with citrusy lemon lime, dusty pale malts. Crisp, dry, spicy hop finish. Excellent fucking beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
750ml bottle. The pour yields a hazy, glowing, golden-amber tinted body with a tall, billowing mass of rocky, off-white froth. Excellently retained, the foam takes forever to settle, leaving thick, cloud-like clumps of lacing all over the glass. In short, itís truly a thing of beauty. The nose is like a breath of fresh air, enticingly soft, delicately spiced, and expertly crafted. Clean, almost creamy cereal grain malt provides a subtle backdrop for notes of lemongrass and softly peppery wildflowers. Thereís just a wisp of citrus rind there for acidity, while dry, doughy, slightly minty yeast keeps things sharp enough to make the mouth water. Flavors donít disappoint, proving equally prodigious in construction. An initial lemony crispness provides the dry acidity needed to cut through the richest of foods, followed up closely by soothing, lightly sweet notes of graham cracker, cracked wheat, and ultra-fresh cereal grain. With the finish comes the dry, zesty wildflower spice, as well as that somewhat minty yeast character that is becoming an Upright calling card. The palate is initially creamy yet appropriately light, with a soft but lively carbonation and a dry, tingly endpoint. This is a stunning beer. Fans of FantŰme Pissenlit will, I dare say, find this to be a marked improvement over that classic brew. Drop dead gorgeous stuff that I only wish were more readily available.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
callmemickey (2574) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Orange-apricot body with a massive white head. The body is a bit cloudy and the head is thick and fluffy with superb retention. Sheet like lacing down the glass from start to finish. S: Rich floral/herbal notes up front. Fresh grass, tea like notes from the flowers, a bit of funk, and a nice green apple tartness in the back end. Truly impressive. T: Iíll be honest, the first sip was a disappointment. I think I spent so much time sniffing the beer my tastebuds werenít quite ready for what was to come. With each progressive sip layers of flavor emerged. Grass, earl grey tea, flowers, some spice, horse blanket, green apples, honey, lemon. M: Smooth, light bodied. Perhaps a touch thin for the flavor profile. Good carbonation. Clean, refreshing finish. Nice low ABV saison. O: This is a fíing impressive beer. When it comes to floral saisons it manages to outclass the incredible Southampton Cuvee de Fleurs... I have a bottle of Four and Seven in the fridge... if they come anywhere near this I will have to consider moving to Portland.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
750, capped. Thanks, for the legwork, Scrizzz! Before I say anything else, let me please say that I canít even think the name of this beer in a normal tone of voice. Even in my head, it sounds like Sting singing "Driven to Tears." Now that song will be stuck in my head for four days. Thank you, Upright. Pours a clear medium gold with tons of rising carb, a big eggy head that sticks around for a bit, and tons of sheeting sedimentary lace. Dandelions, grass, and flowers on the nose, just spectacular. A little bit of tangy herbal hop as well. Beautifully conceived and executed aromatics. Creamy medium body with plenty of lively carb. Caramel, edible flowers, hay, grass, and a little bit of dark sugar on the mid palate. Lingering caramel and floral finish. Lovely stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Really good unique beer. Eminently drinkable, great with food as promised , just a delightful change of pace - get some.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2010
750 ml bottle - Iím pretty sure there has only been one batch, but the times Iíve I had (3 now) this have been quite varied; I know Upright is a relatively new and small place, so thatís kind of expected; in January we cracked one open with Ken @ Amsterdam Cafe in Anchorage and we were all pretty blown away; poured a perfect glowing yellow with eggy white head lingering; big time wild flowers, apricots, pecans, lemons and yeasty goodness; very fresh, fruity, dry and clean; honey, sweet yarrow and crisp, sweet finish; at the time, one of the great beers Iíve ever had; four months later Iím not nearly blown away so maybe itís just the aging? this time I get more of a cat pee and light ice tea that covers the nose and flavors; nothing bad, just more staleness and less fruity explosion as before; dried yarrow, stale lemon and some peppery spice; stale herbal quality to it; crisp, dry and light mouthfeel; easily my fav from Upright and eager to drink again to see about the bottle variability


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