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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2014
750 ml bottle, Deep brown color, massive over carbonation, had to be poured real slow. Nose shows fruity Belgian yeast with rye bread and earthy malts.

After the carbonation there is no problems and the flavor is rather nice. Rye malts, earthy tones of dried leaves and subtle Belgian yeast. Light body with a dry texture.

Overall this is nicely crafted and falls just short of being spectacular. The over carbonation gave me a ton of bad burps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (570) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Lots and lots of slightly tanned foam, dark muddy brown almost quad like. Aroma lemon, mild hops, and dusty grains. Taste starts off slight sweet, gets a little yeasty and lemon like towards the middle finishes semi bitter with a lemon, herb/grains like aftertaste that lingers on the back of your tongue. Really nice stuff, a bit richer than most of the saisons i’ve had but really nice nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2599) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown in color, sort of a flat brown. Huge pile of fluffy tan head that takes a lengthy time to subside. Nose is spicy and lightly floral. Rye is evident, also in the taste. Slightly fruity and sweet before turning dry, husky, and earthy. Light florals linger. Good use of rye and the saison yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with off white head. Caramel, spicy, yeasty, malty aromas. Malty, caramel, dark fruit flavors. A bit cardboardy. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2605) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft. Pours a medium, we’ll retained light beige head with attractive lacing, over a clear brown (SRM 23) body.....nose is rye, cocoa, chocolate, mild hop spice....taste is rye, cocoa, chocolate, mild hop spice and bitterness on the finish......mouth feel light of medium, slight alcohol warmth, clean acid finish. This is a pleasant, quite complex beer that is nicely balanced. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (869) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Upright a few weeks ago - from notes. How have I never had this? Dark, red-brown pour with minimal head. Aroma: caramel; stone fruits (think: Belgian strong meets Scotch ale). Some ash. Taste: moderately sweet, but surprisingly persistent ashy, bitter finish. After returning to this later on, more vegetal, leafy, herbal notes make an appearance in the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (728) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
750ml bottle pours a copper color with a bit of head. Full malt flavor and some mild hoppiness and some fruity yeast flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Toasted malt, cherry, chocolate, and pear. It pours a deep brownish amber with a huge 3 cm creamy head. Pear, wood, vanilla, and whisky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1743) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Thx Erwin for sharing. APPEARANCE: dark blond beer, huge stable off white head. NOSE: grains, hoppy, citra. TASTE: malts, little dry, hoppy. Very decent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (1016) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
April 28th, 2012 - Upright’s Brewing Six is a beer that I purchased on a lark, and those tend to be very risky business indeed. Whole Foods has a tendency to groom their beer shelves in a way where a strategic part or a a prominent plateau can pull the shopper’s eye to a privileged beer. How Whole Foods impairs my judgment, I cannot say. I suspect the delicious pizza-by-the-slice is drugged. Whatever the business method chosen, I grabbed a bottle of Upright Brewing’s Six knowing nothing about the brewery, its location, or even what the Six stood for. Supposedly it’s the sixth in a series of venerable beers, but for all I know, it could be the number of bottles they executed to sell. That certainly can’t be true, however, because this is an excellent beer and a tasty companion to a weekend evening. It pours cloudy and chalky, producing a blooming aroma that is intense with rye, rye bread, and a bitter bite that keeps my nose at a safe distance. This doesn’t mean I’m retreating from the beer, but I’m admiring it from afar, like that creepy guy on the back of the bus who seems to be taking in his environment with a little too much intensity. A cornucopia of grains defines the flavor. This is an unwelcome place for sugars. The Six instead focuses on blending malts and the rolled rye to deliver a liquid meal: molasses and bread, pumpernickel too, and a yeasty touch that reminds me of the lighter grains of flavor that always seem to appear in saisons. And harkening back to joyous rides in carts around pumpkin patches or circuses, there is the intense grassiness of golden, bundled hay, all in a delicious drinkable form.


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