marcus (6501) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer S.F. Pours cloudy yellow with a nice white head and spicy aroma. There is a sour wheat flavor with some finishing spices. This is not a typical witbier. Yes, it has mostly the same ingredients: wheat, coriander and orange peel, but it is more fruity and tart. Upright has a way of twisting beer styles to make the brew more interesting.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid pour produces a fat, two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a pale honey / straw color that shows a richly hazed, yellow straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of earthy, slihglty grassy coriander, with touches of orange zest, dusty cracker like malt, freshly threshed pale grain (along with the dried straw like character). There is a faint touch of tartness to the finish that is perhaps accentuated by the hints of orange zest. I really like the slightly musty, expressive, sunny grain character that this beer has. As my nose adjusts to it, there also seems to be a light tartness to this brew.
This has a zippy carbonation to it that pairs nicely with a nicely tart finish; it is much more tart than I was expecting & I am quite pleasantly surprised. The tartness pairs nicely with the light orange zest flavor that is in the finish. There some straw like pale grain character here as well as a touch of pale-wheat-cracker-like grain notes. This is very light bodied and refreshing (the tartness helps with this last), but it also isn’t overly thin or watery. There is a touch of mustiness here, though not as much as in the nose, but overall the tartness coupled with the hay-like grain character makes this seem clean and refreshing. There is an earthy, somewhat herbaceous, coriander character that forms a nice supporting backbone to the more prominent flavors already mentioned.
I am quite pleased that this is a Wit with some nice tartness to it; it is definitely the way I have come to prefer my Wits. It has even got me a bit more excited about the tart Wit that I am just about ready to bottle up of my own. This is eminently quaffable and a great Wit. The more I get into this, the more I am enjoying this beer. The fact that the tartness is pretty clean, is actually quite nice; there isn’t any real funk here, which would actually overwhelm the flavors of this beer.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Straw colored beer with a white head. Wheat and yeast aroma with spice. Tart and lemony flavor with spice. Mediumb odied. Refreshing. Tartness and wheat lingers with light spice.
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. cloudy pale yellow wheat color with a fine-bubbled white head. soft, delicate wheat, coriander and fruit nose with noticeably strong crystalline/fruity esters. extremely light body with tight carbonation and medium acid provide adequate bounce. floral wheat flavors up front with mild sweetness, thinning into the finish with remnant acid buzz. good stuff.
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Upright... Poured hazy, pale golden yellow with a white head. Nice spice, orange peel and light yeast notes. Wheat malts, cloves, peppercorn, honey oats, cereal grains, Light fruits, orange/lemon, sweet tarts an crisp finish.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Market of Choice. Hazy golden pour with a very large white head and a lot of carbonation bubbles. Smells of lemon, wheat, pepper, cloves and some orangepeel. Flavor is heavy on the wheat and lemon with some light spices and orange, mouthfeel is incredibly lively, practically dancing across the tongue. Decent beer, but definitely not one of my favorites from them aside from the fun fizziness to it.
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle sent to me by bvc. Pour is a quite hazed yellow golden with a 2 inch white head. Nose initiailly is a touch of skunk, though that clears quick, along with lemon and lemongrass behind the citurs. Fresh and soft nose. Taste is really gentle wheat grain, lemon citrus, and mineral earthiness - overall really fresh and bright. Palate is medium bodied, light prickly carbonation, crisp finish that is really superbly drinkable. Thanks Brandon, nice one.
cmonster (974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wine bottle poured in a tulip. Pours clear light gold with fizz and a medium sized white head. Decent retention and lacing. Very yeasty aromatics. Missing the advertised belgian influence. Quite champagne-like. Light effervescent body, bubbly carbonation, and a tart, dry finish. Seriously, this could pass for a brut sparkling wine. Upright is Gold.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Kan. Hazed yellow pour with a white head. Citrus dirty, earthy nose with lots of hay. Citrus earthy light sweet flavors good carbonation. Citrus bright finish. Nothing too special, but a decent beer. 7/3/7/3/15
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. thanks kan! pours hazed golden white head. nose is funky grassy and grainy. flavors are sweet grainy, grassy honey florals, funky, good a tad sweet though . Fun spritzy body/feel. nice wit with good infection going on.