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Upright Late Harvest (Batch 1)

Formerly brewed at Upright Brewing
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Late Harvest is a Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with spices. It’s tart yet balanced profile has elements of beer, wine and Italian-style bitters.
Hops: magnum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, aromatic
Unmalted: black barley, rolled barley
Also: grains of paradise, pomegranate seeds, Tasmanian peppercorns
Yeasts: French saison
7% abv

(This batch is bottled in green glass)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
750ml bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a red tinged amber with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is certainly sour, acidic, with a candied-sweet note. Flavour is certainly tart with some subdued, aged fruitiness. The yeast notes played nicely with malts with an added oak quality before the nice tart, dry finish. Decent but sours are still not my preference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
[3568-20110128] 750mL bottle. Fragrant sweet floral spice aroma has a hint of toilet cleaner. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Anise-like thyme spice continues in the flavour. Medium body. Nice zippy tang to it, good. (7-/3/7/3+/15) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2011-01-28. Lightly hazy dark brown body with a modest foamy tan head fades. 3+ Flavour is pleasantly fruity, lightly tannic, light acidity grows as it warms up, light woody dryness in the finish. 7+ Aroma is lightly woody, vinous fruity character. 7+ Smooth average palate is lightly carbonated and has a wine like mouthfeel. 3+ Enjoyable. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sample from bottle. Hazy orange pour. Dry bready malts, cherry, acidic sourness, berries, and a bit of citrus. A decent sour ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Aroma is very sour, not much else. flavor is pretty weak- slight acidity, not much body either. This beer is too subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
750ml bottle a tasting shared by me and provided by H1N1.
Appearance : Clear shiny mahogany.
Aroma : Fruity and cherry-ish. Light notes of tea. Quite sweet.
Taste : Cherry-ish with a light sourness. Light cough syrup. Not much hops.
Overall : Not a bad beer. Quite light overall. Sourness is very light. Still quite enjoyable and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de fruits sûrettes avec une pointe de canelle. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûrettes avec une pointe de pommes vertes et d’épics. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût très légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3385)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
My Bottom Line :
This dryish Sour Ale promotes cranberries and sour cherries on a bed of biscuity cereals, a whole slowly moving into diplomatic tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the shiny mahogany.
-The soft but effervescent carbonation is rather pleasant.
-Citrusy fruitiness emanates from the tartness.
-This is not one of those bold Sour Ales we’ve gotten used to. It’s a beautiful introduction to these flavors, even if it’s complexity might be lacking.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle from DA. poured a brownish golden color with tiny head. Aroma was mildly sour grapes, sweet yet spicy black pepper. Taste was very similar being mildly sour with a touch of sweetness and spices. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750ml bottle. Once again from Todd... Pours a mostly opaque reddish caramel brown with w thin and modest light off-white head... Aroma of sour apple, grapes,and plum, ripened dark fruit with a sour tint... Flavors aren’t quit as messy. Nice sour plum, mostly sour, some added spice. Perfect for fall. Carbonation is light almost a little watery and thin but fairly easy going. 7/4/8/4/15

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