DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank the shit out of this for 3 dollars a glass at the brewery. This should probably be listed as a Sour Ale and not a Saison. Anyways. Pours dark red/amber with a puffy off white head. Wonderfully inviting aroma of soft sour cherries, very strong oak, wet wood and tannins, vanilla and funk. The barrel presence is strong, just about strong enough that if it were any more if would be overkill. Taste is pretty damn sour. Fruity and dry with a nice lactic acidity on the tail end. Upright is making some of the best beer in Portland right now. They’re supposedly bottling this so everyone should jump on it.
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just had this on tap in the Upright tasting room.... WOW. This is one of the better beers I’ve had in Portland and just might beat all of the Cascade sours (which is really saying a lot.) Sour, funky aroma.... really pronounced oakiness. Really smooth flavor with just the right amount of sourness. Straight up incredible beer..... get it while you can.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry with a pleasant light sourness. Some funky character, but not a great deal. Thoroughly quaffable.
boFNjackson (3631) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured reddish/amber with a thin, off-white head. Acidic, lactic, candied-sweet aroma. Lots of candied-sweet fruit tones, with an added tartness. The yeast notes played nicely with malts with an added oak quality before the nice tart, dry finish.