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Upright Sole Composition: Cuvee Lactovasilios

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Cuvee Lactovasilios is a two cask blend made from a Berliner weisse style wort. The brew was fermented directly in several barrels, but this small batch version was done in the ones that previously held the Fantasia, our annual limbic-esque peach beer, and later a round of Five. The fruit originally in the barrel stayed the entire time, becoming a habitat for different yeasts and bacteria, some pitched by us and others coming from the orchard. The fruit also retained some of the Five, which lends this Cuvee a very slight bitterness and hint of saison character. Coupled with the mixed yeast and bacteria barrel fermentation, the finished beer even takes on some Geuze-like qualities and while ready now will certainly mature well for several years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7414) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
750, capped. Pours a hazy, slightly pulpy-looking pale greenish-gold. Loose white head that goes away. Bright lemony nose with soft peach in the background. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Pleasant mix of lemon and peach on the mid palate, not unlike a fruited lemonade. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle 57/151. Pours a clear golden orange color with a slight white head. Tart cherry, orange, pineapple notes in the nose. Light mouthfeel with very little carb. Subtle flavors, some fruit notes up front followed by florals. Ends with a lingering brett like note. A bit of a disappointment but then again I hold Upright to such a high standard that it may be a little unfair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2588) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle, big thanks to Curtis for sharing. Pours clear golden with a thin white head that completely disappears quickly. The nose is light wheat malt with a nice sour lemon note, simple but nice. The flavor is all about the lactic sourness with the same lemon and very light wheat from the nose. The body is light with average carbonation and a long sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle: 33/151. Semi-clear, golden body with a foamy, eggshell cap topping it off, quickly receding to a chunky collar. Aroma comprised of faint musty blanket, overripe peach skins, a bit of soured wheat, light oaky tannins, some moderate lactic notes & a good amount of tart stone fruits finishing things off. You get a big woody & oaky flavor right out of the gate, but itís largely mellow & not astringent or harsh at all. Lots of lactic tartness, grainy & soured wheat, mineral notes, lemon flesh, stone fruits, & a bit of barnyard, cottony must towards the finish with a lingering bit of wild bacteria sourness, dryness, & funk. Crisp, refreshing, & dry. Overall, this makes for a very unique "Berliner". Extremely crushable, easy drinking, & flavorful. Too bad my homebrews have higher bottle counts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6358) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus with a touch of fruit and must. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. There is a hint of fruit in the middle. The finish light lemon, funk, and a touch of must. Itís light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, super refreshing and drinkable. Too bad Iíll never see it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - SEP 24, 2014
On tap at the Drake Eatery, Victoria. Light amber, white head. Nose is blue cheese, tropical fruit. Flavour is that great sharp fruity hop sensation followed by dryness you get in the style. Peachy. Had it with a Taiwanese exchange student and it was the only one of the night they liked.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
Headless with a cloudy deep orange body. Nose is tart and highly metallic ; smells like light machine oil on a burnt electrical engine on a miniature race track. Watery tart fruit mixed with lemon ice tea. Interesting. On draught at the Moon Under Water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 3.7% ABV
Cloudy golden color with compact head. The aroma is creamy, biscuity, lightly sour, vaguely vinous and a bit footy; very interesting. Light and dry body; mild flavor, but with moderate lactic acid, fresh, with a light fruity note. Almost no bitterness.
Pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at PIB, pours cloudy faded yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out some toasted oak, citrus and wheat. Flavour is a tad woody, with some gin notes, citrus and wheat. Pretty dry and light on the tartness for the style. I prefer the non-BA Lactovasilius, but this is still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Sharply sour and buttery nose with a bit of ripe cheese. Taste is moderately sour, and lightly sweet with lots of lemon juice and honeysuckle. Decent.

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