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Upright Pinot Barrel aged Four with Yarrow and Rose Petal

Upright Pinot Barrel aged Four with Yarrow and Rose Petal
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Easily the beer I’m most excited about, this one is from a very nice Hungarian oak ex-Pinot Noir barrel that matured a batch of Four with homegrown yarrow and rose flowers infused into it. The finished beer is a throwback to our Flora Rustica but with a bit more body and wheat character. The nose and flavors are fresh and balanced. Between the beer’s pleasant acidity and sessionable 4.5% abv I hope that we can turn some people onto what a not so extreme beer can achieve.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Tap @ Upright... Poured hazy, vibrant pastel yellow with a thin, lacy white head. Aroma has some yeast funk, vinous soaked oak, and herbal earthy tones. Tasted of earthy spices, oak, wild yeast, rose water bitters, light fruits, stone fruits, and a good bit of lemon zest. Some tartness but faint and not very acidic or in your face with sourness. The yeast spice and funk was a highlight that added depth to this already complex beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head. A interesting nose with herbal notes, certainly some rose, a bit of funkiness. The flavor is pretty mellow, low to no sourness, fizzy, rose, clear earthy herbal notes. Grainy and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Funky aroma with a light wine aroma. Some lemon, a bit of floral scent, strangely. Very estery, overall. Lightly sour with some lemon and citrus peel. Very light oak and wine flavors. Not a huge fan of this, unfortunately. I really liked the regular Four.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Trade growler from DA. Poured a hazy reddish orange. Aroma was very interesting with some herbal and tart characteristics. Some oak and rose petals were present. At first it was very very weird but the more I drank, the more it grew on me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Pours a slightly hazey orange with a non-existant head. Much different than the typical Four. Aroma has some funk, light citrus, slightly vinous with some grapefruit. Taste is a bit oxidized, probably because the firkin was tapped a few days ago. Light rose, minimal hop, and more citrus flavor. Little to no malt sweetness. FInishes a little puckery, but smooth and creamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Draught at the brewery. Hazier than the regular four. The aroma is tart and vinous with some wood, spices and flowers. The flavor is tart with a light grainy sweetness, some flowers, and sour peaches. Light and crisp body. Nice light tartness from the barrel, and a good mix of flavors, though not completely together.


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