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Upright Late Harvest (Batch 1)

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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Pours a cloudy plum-amber color with a small, resilient beige head. Notes of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), cranberry, plum, leaves, brown sugar, apples, nuts, and doughy malts. Light-medium bodied, with a tart mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Dry. Pretty interesting beer, I liked it a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
bottle shared by kan! poured murky orange-red with small white head. an interesting aroma of citrus, plums. sage, and earthy pitty fruit while the flavor has more tea charactericts of chamamile, sage, mint, with simble malty brown sugar undertones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
bottle shared by kan. thanks a ton, always happy to try more upright brews. spicy lactic dough and cranberries. dry. sourdough bread with cranberries in it. no, maybe more of a yogurt with walnuts, cranberries, and spices. neat beer. liked

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
The nose is sour and spicy and full of sweet grapes and yet underneath it all is a very nice hoppy ale aroma despite the strong wine and lambic character. It seems to bring the best from all three areas. Clear copper brown body is topped by a decent off white head that recedes to a fine bubbled and lasting cover with some lacing. Flavour offers plenty of sweet and tart fruits - raspberries, cherries and blueberries especially with some boozy barrel-aged aftertaste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in August 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
750mL bottle, pours cloudy orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet and sour berries, other fruits and yeast. Flavour of sour berries, some sweet fruits

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
750ml bottle. browned bronze body, small off-white head. spice cabinet nose presents pumpkin and nutmeg (most likely coming from the saison yeast playing with the barley) with the woody/herbal/earthy quality of the grains of paradise present at medium strength (it’s certainly one of the few grains of paradise beers I enjoy right off the bat). medium- body, slight wateriness, but medium- to medium acidity adds a quenching character that saves it (I can see now that these upright bottles may not be fully developed at the time of release, and found that 6-9 months seems to be the sweet spot, esp. for the gose). medium dry finish, light woody spiced finish, mild to medium- peppercorn character (wouldn’t have guessed but I’m pretty suggestible). pinot character is non-existent, only the oak is noticeable. suffers from poor body structure/slow bottle conditioning, but should be there in a few more months.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
in Bottle purchased from UpRight Tap room. Nice version of a sour beer. More mild than UpRight’s Monk and Mingus and a better brew too. Easily comparable to the Belgian beers out there. Hold its own and then some.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Sweet spicy nose of cedar and rose petal. juicy wet body, more cedar in the body, orange juice and growing alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Interesting musty barrely notes, touch tart and oaky, fruity berry notes, spices are evident as well. Pours murky brown with a foam ring around the edges. Flavor is tart and sour up front, followed by some spices, fruity notes as well as some dusty yeast in the finish and lingering sice/tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2010
750. Capped. Thanks clint. Pours a cloudy dark brown with scattered tan head. Lactic strawberry and moss nose. Creamy medium body with some lively carb. Caramel, balsamic, and strawberry mid palate. Long strawberry finish. Delicious.


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