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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Six is a dark rye beer with layered flavors including chocolate, caramel, pepper, wood, cherry and tropical fruit. It starts semi-dry and smooth and finishes fully dry and tart with a small bite from the hops. The overall balance of the Six makes it easy to pair with richly prepared meats along with many harder cheeses.
Malts: organic pale, caramel, rye, black
Unmalted: rolled rye
Hops: magnum, tettnanger
6.7% abv


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle… Pours cloudy with a mahogany hue and a huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention. The bouquet furnishes notes of spicy grain, caramel and both black and white pepper. Medium-bodied and mildly astringent with airy carbonation. The flavor delivers spicy grains, moderate acidity and light caramel sweetness. Tangy, spicy, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7406) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Tap at Monk’s Kettle, SF. It pours cloudy dark brown, with a massive cream head. The nose is farmyard, orange citrus fruit, salted caramel, pine and rye bread. The taste is rye bread, farmyard, orange citrus, dark fruit (raisin, currant, cherry and plum), hay, caramel and a touch of chocolate, with a long dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. An interesting brew indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximum12 (24) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Thanks to my personal mule, lurpy1, for bringing this treat back from Sacramento. I’m almost to the bottom of my stash. When are you going back? 750 ML bottle shared with my wife. Pours dark red with a ruby glint around the edges & persistent head, even with a gentle hand. Smell is wild: rye, spices, passing hops, even a shot of alcohol. Faint fruit, too. Lovely. Upright Six is a beer you could assign random descriptors & probably be right. The spices & the yeast vie for attention when the brew hits the tongue; an almost saisonesque undercurrent merges with an understated rye spiciness. Peppery. Fruit is almost a tart blackberry or underripe blueberry; odd. Slight must right at the end. Grainy, too. Aggressively carbonated. Weirdly appealing & disappears like there’s a hole in the side of the glass. Huge complexity on this one that doesn’t quite mesh together; oddly less than the sum of its parts. Lots of goodness in here, though. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pours a deep, dark, reddish brown, with a lingering mid-size head. Powerful aroma -- slightly tart cherry cordials over caramel and bitter chocolate, with some roasted grains and a bit of wood. Really nice on the nose. Flavor is a bit weak at first. Starts with the same notes you find in the aroma, then shows a burst of pine-resin hops, then fades into toasted grains. It has a thick mouthfeel, but it finishes bone dry and fairly bitter. This would be a great complement to food -- I’m thinking a marinated flank steak or tri-tip. As it is, though, I wish the flavor had as much punch as the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1830) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft. Pours a mostly clear deep amber. Smell is fig, other ripe fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet from the caramel with a spiceiness and more ripe fruit. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
750mL bottle, no date from Best Damn Beer Shop, $10.99. Clear auburn brown with a one finger beige head, fading to a thick ring and sparse film before long. Tangy fruity red wine grape/cherry up front in the nose with some peppery yeast and rye, some roast and chocolate notes in the backend, but still pretty apparent. Tinge of caramel is in there as well, but only as it warmed. Flavor follows suit--quite fruity with plenty of rye and a fair amount of complementing chocolate malt and roast. Sweetness is quite restrained--sourness peaked at a 2 1/2, finish is dry. Bitterness peaked at a 3, earthy. Low carbonation with a medium body. Doesn’t have the typical white pepper and fruit notes of a more traditional saison, but very tasty nonetheless--I liked it quite a bit more as I worked my way through the bottle. Rate #100!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
Dark brown with a lasting off white head. The aroma has some spicy, toasty caramel, fruity yeast esters with some stone fruit, and earthy chocolate. There is some mild chocolate in the flavor as well as spice and fruity yeast. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
RBAG - Bottle, again thanks to Cydd. Pours murky tawny/green with a pinkish flash to it. 1-finger off-white head, soft lacing. Nose is tart with smoky rye, tart rhubarb, cassis; Flavours of tart rye, funky bleu cheese, some rhubarby fruit. Kinda tastes like a hibiscus Saison, what with the rhubarb and everything. Not sure I’m a huge fan of this, just kinda seems all over the place to me...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
RBAG. From green 750ml. Dark brown and hazy. Good frothy tan cap. Nose caramelly, sweetish, bit of chocolate. Tart up front in the mouth, chocolate malts, caramel. Light bitterness and some yeasty aftertastes ans some sourness. Tingly carbonation. Medium body. Nice mix of sweet and sour elements.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (915) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Muted aromas of malt, rye, blackp epper. Woody hop-tingle in the mouth, roast malt, distant molasses--served up dry. good balance of carbonation and weight. Very well done, crisp, clean, subdued but still interesting hints,


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