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Upright Sole Composition: Apricot Seven

Upright Sole Composition: Apricot Seven
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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The Apricot Seven is a blend of two oak barrels soured from Artisanal Wine Cellars. Both were treated identically, being filled with a batch of Seven in early January 2011 along with Oregon apricot puree and a bit of brettanomyces. After eleven months, the two were blended and have been sneaking out here and there in draft form, while this ten case release was saved until now. At this point the beer has a significant earthy and fruity quality with distinct tartness rooted in both apricot and brettanomyces fermentation byproducts. Perfectly suited for fans of funky and sour ales, this one is just fine now but can be cellared for several years for more pronounced wine-like flavor to emerge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle, thanks Sean. Cloudy amber pour with a small head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is a mix of barnyard brett and apricot with some oranges and oak too. Taste has so much barnyard that it covers up the citrus and apricot. Very dry as well. Some white grape and oak. Good but I wish the brett was toned back a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Courtesy of mibirder

Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, apricot, lemon, lemon peel, and a touch of oak. Itís a hazy dull dark orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with moderate apricot and citrus and apricot. The finish has light-moderate florals, lemon, and orange peel. Itís light bodied moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle: Bottle 26/149. Thanks, Sean. Completely opaque peach skin color with a foamy, soapy white head that quickly fades to a semi-chunky collar. Aroma of heavy Brett hay, funky musty, woody cotton & some peach-like, stone fruit acidity in the back-end. Flavor of mild peach, apricot, stone fruit, & a touch of lemon with a strong back drop of hay, cotton & Bretty barnyard funk. Drinkable sour ale with a strong brettanomyces presence. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smallfry (126) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Tap) Sour. Not too bad but Iím not sure itís balanced enough for me. Sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A - pours clear amber orange with no head. No real lacing. S - pineapple, bourbon barrel notes, funk, must and stone fruit. M - medium body, dry and sticky sweet. T - apricot and pineapple to start, bready malts and citrus zest. Some chalky talcy notes. Dried apricots dominate. O - a little too sweet for my taste. Wish I tried it fresh. 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1178) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750ml capped. Hazed orange straw, ample white head. Bright lemony apricot, straw, underlying sweetness, some lacto milkyness going on. Lemony brett, oak, white wine grape, apricot is barely present...mostly unripe in flavor, lacto tart/sweet character. Mostly lemon tart throughout, with some apricot, some milky sweetness toward the end. Nice, even though not overly complex or apricot forward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Really nice up front apricot with some underneath musty dusty hay and lightly herbal notes. Soft funky notes, a touch of barrel notes as well. Pours hazy orange, thin head and lace. Apricot up front and throughout, herbal notes underneath, a touch of bitterness, a touch funky and dry. Lingering tangy apricot. Nice carovonation. Lingering tangy funky. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
750ml bottle. Thanks to Todd for sharing. Bottle 102 of 120... pours a somewhat transparent orangey softer brown hue and topped with a thin creamy white head... Earthy brown and light barrel earthy presence. Lighter dried fruit, not much apricot... Flavors are somewhat sweet with apricot dried fruit accents. Sweeter through the middle. Medium bodied with equalizng carbonation. Not bad with a bit of earth on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
In short: A rustic, oaky, dry and apricots-fruity ale. Highly drinkable and complex. Lovely.
How: Bottle 750ml. One sent to me by julian and another one by mcberko, thanks guys. This rating for the bottle sent from julian, an ealier (first?) release, one year of age?, bottle #91 of 120.
The look: Cloudy shining peach color body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose has a bright wild yeast character, dry freshly cut oak, apricots. Taste is very clean for the style. Nice fresh fruits (obviously apricots upfront but also mangos, goseberries, peaches, and even some bananas). Dry oak. Very nice bright and clean wild yeast (pedio-ish I think). Strong rustic sensation. Very high attenuation. Low sourness sensation, this is definitely more a wild-rustic ale than a sour ale. Fun foamy and very lively mouthfeel. Not many so-called sour ale I can describe as sessionnable but this is one I could drink gallons of, I went down my 750ml bottle like it was a session Saison. I think there would be a lot more divorces if all beers were that good and if internet browsers did not have a clear history button.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, shared by a generous dude. Thanks! Pour is hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Huge peachy, apricot aroma - oak, light spice, tannin, straw, somewhat doughy, lemony, and zesty. Taste is big sour peaches, apricots, lemon zest, somewhat peppery, and fruity with a big sour finish, yet smooth and refreshing. Medium body with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty sour!

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