Idiosynkrasie (4090) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with huge, foamy, fully lasting, superbly lacing, white head. Fruity peach aroma, hints of apricot, mirabelle, yellow stone fruit in general, cautious strawy, yeasty overtones. Taste is moderately sweet malty, fruity, apricot, peach, mirabelle etc. again, a floral honey touch, cautiously strawy, yeasty overtones; slightly sticky, super-soft palate. Clean, precise, superbly elaborated fruitiness.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Hazy golden hue with a big fluffy head, excellent lace. Moderate citrus and resiny hops notes along with a solid grain base. Good spicy yeast tone and mostly dry effervescent carbonation. Hits the spot on the warm but comfortable day.
onceblind (4516) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque-ish dark straw under a thin foamy white head. Estery nose with yeasty dough and peppery funk. The flavor is equally doughy yeasty with lots of bread and blonde chewy malts, a touch of barnyard hay and some pilsner malts. Chewy and yeasty overall but still quite good.
GarrettB (1092) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My friend up in Salem has been singing the praises of Upright Brewing’s stuff for more than a few weeks now, crowing and bragging every time she makes a visit to the brewery proper in Portland. And so when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to invest in a line of their bottles that had meandered far enough South for me to get my peasant’s hands on them. The Seven is the second of the three I’ve tried, and the first of their saison or saison-esque brews. It’s pretty to behold, with foam that plateaus up and up, creating a beautiful, marble white smooth geology, and a precariously soft precipice. In spite of a bulwark of bubbles, there is a clear, fruity and ester-laden scent of pears, raspberries, blueberries, champagne, green apples and even a light floral scent - intoxicating, and wonderful! And a sip produces a soft, low, murmuring brew that starts half-inflated and ends a wiser, shriveled and more intense version of its former self. It’s a lighter touch than the nose, with pronounced banana and soft pear notes, with a light butteriness, gentle berry touches, and a nice biscuity yeast. This is a really beautiful beer in all the senses, and really shows off Upright’s prowess with saison - no mean feat, given how little room for error there can be. But they dance on those error margins like Russian ballet dancers, with flair and gusto that belie a wonderful elegance.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, thin head, aroma is pale malt, taste is sweeter than expected, subtle tart notes, a dash if floral hops. On draught, this might be a bit young - sweet and yeasty - but you can see there’s something solid beer here.
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy yellow gold with a think, foamy, clean white head; lasting with great lacing. Aromas of citrus, pineapple, grain, bread, clove and spice. Flavor is sweet citrus, pineapple, mango, light clove and spice with subtle underlying grass, straw and grain.Medium bodied with a dry finish.
tenacubus (14) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Golden and not quite clear with voluptuous but overabundant head. Getting a bit of sweetness on the nose that comes through as molasses in the flavor. A bit maltier than normal for a saison but the usual peppery flavors and dry effervescent finish are there as well.
RobertDale (3704) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, malt, and grass. Taste is fruit, citrus, yeast, grass, and malt. Very good. Refreshing.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle obtained from the brewery on September 15, 2013.
Cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Lots of aroma. Peppery, mango, citrus and bread.
Alcohol is well masked.
Lots of spice, touch of sweetness. Pear and peach notes. Excellent drinkability.
HonkeyBra (3519) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazed orangish amber pour with a thick, rocky head. Aroma of fruity and grassy hops, lots of fruit, hay, and pilsner malt. Taste is sweet, malt and belgian yeast driven. Light, refreshing, with effervescent carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes floral and fruity. Very nice.