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Upright Sole Composition: Apricot Seven
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
hazy peach body, oily wisps. Nose immediately of diacetyl.. but it partially blows off! Underneath is bretty foot, stronger peach, light grass and grain. Flavor is good, soft peach, lightly bitter Chardonnay and grass, woody accents. Soft carbonation fizzles wonderfully. Nice, if not as complex as other offerings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Nice fruity nose, lots of sweet citrus, light floral notes and funky cheese. Lightly sweet and tart, light citrus, a touch of honey, dusty treat. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Slightly hazy orange yellow pour. Musty light apricot aroma. Some oak tangerine and wine notes. Flavor is dry and oaky. Light apricot flavor. Bready buttered popcorn notes. Light tartness with a bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Tap @ Grain and Gristle... Poured hazy, golden orange with a white head. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Nice floral tones, perfume-y apricot with dried yeast, wood, funk, and tartness. LIke a more complex Cascade Apricot Ale. I could drink this stuff all day. Refined, refreshing, a very enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6258) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at the Grain & Gristle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of loads of funk, apricots, sour fruits and oak barrels – very complex. Flavour is quite funky and wild, with loads of sour, funky apricots, a little barnyard character and more funky apricots. There is a light acidity with moderate oaky sourness . The oak barrels and apricot are executed to perfection. Excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. Pours a hazy golden color, funk and apricots dominant in nose. Little head, slight lacing. Barrels are just barely there, medium body, finish is overly sweet, albeit short. Not a bad beer, just below Upright’s usual standards.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
bottle 55 of 120. pours a murky orange amber hue with a tiny quickly fading soap bubble head. potent aroma of fresh dusted apricots intermingled with a pleasant red wine barrel. some sweaty brett funk. touch of overripened pear. hint of apple cider. alcohol quite well hidden. easy drinkin. light apricot laden sourness. tasty. good. like it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Clear orange pour with a thin white head. Nose of malt, funky sourness and apricot. Malty and sour flavor up front with apricots and a slightly sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
750mL at Woodshop 7. Pours a low haze peach juice with large head formation. Nose is sweet peach, honey, sugar, sea salt, mild fresh brine and nectar fruit skins. Taste is bitter peach skin, peach juice, lemon pulp, and big peach cobbler dessert. Palate is clean, dry, fruity. Soft. Another winner from Upright.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3157) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with thin head and lacing. Aromas and taste of vanilla, peach guts, oak, wild yeasts, sourdough, dried apricot. Nice dry tartness for this medium bodied sour ale. Delicious.


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