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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


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Late Harvest is a Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with spices. Its 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Just had this on tap in the Upright tasting room.... WOW. This is one of the better beers Ive 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2010
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. Theyre supposedly bottling this so everyone should jump on it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2010
This is one of the better sours Ive had, nice soured funky aroma, great taste. There is a lot going on and its hard to keep track and place it all, I actually gave up and just enjoyed it. The most sour of the upright sours Ive had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7608) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle at volo, this stuff was something, it poured a nice head and typical soury aroma, one of the things that was nice about this was it wasnt over the top sour it was blended really well. Very drinkable sour, really enjoyed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - JUN 5, 2011
Same bottle as pictured. Poured hazy dark brown with light tan head. Very light acetic aroma with hint of caramel. Sour taste that is kind of overpowering at first that gets better as you drink it. Very solid sour beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle shared at my house. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of peppercorns, caramel, vinous pinot noir notes, orange peel and oak. Well balanced vinegary tartness that compliments and doesnt overpower. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
August 27, 2011 - bottle shared by blankboy at Volo - thanks, Paul!!! Very dark brownish red with a solid creamy beige lasting head. Love that aroma - red wine, light dry oak, lemon, spice, floral - terrific. Taste - I think I found the sour funk - lemon and lemon drop up front, sweet turned sour and wild, some alcohol, all those element swirl around and make me drool - my gut may regret it later, but so, so good. Solid body, just light acidity, airy, yielding a dry oaky finish, with tannin bitterness in the aftertaste - yeah man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Dry with a pleasant light sourness. Some funky character, but not a great deal. Thoroughly quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus at Volo. Pours a dark rusty brown with a small lasting frothy off-white head and good lacing on the glass. Aroma is sour along with some red wine, fruit, wood and light spices. Lovely flavour of sour fruit, red wine, light spices, wood and some sweetness. Medium bodied. Simply awesome.

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