Upright Sole Composition: Lactovasilios
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Jokingly named by Uprightís beer titler Angelo de Ieso after our pal Vasili, head brewer at Laurelwood, this brew is a one-off barrel fermented Berliner-weisse. Itís got a pleasantly funky and aromatic nose with the characteristic sharp sour flavor produced by large amounts of lactic acid bacteria. The Lactovasilios was a small batch blend that will see very limited distribution, but expect to see it at Portlandís most beer-centric spots

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours hazy pale yellow with golden hues and a big white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is hay, lemon, orange, soil, leather and hints apples and vinegar. Taste is sweet up front with big tart and bitter kick in the middle followed by a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, light body and big finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2012
GABF. Cloudy yellow pour. White head. Lactic sour aroma, some earthy grains, light lemon notes. Flavor is tart, lactic sourness, a hint of yogurt. Damn fine beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle generously shared by a kind soul at the Tampa Crew Tasting. Pours a dark hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is vinegar, prickly citrus, grain, and a nice lacto character. Flavor follows the nose: tart citrus, grain, and a bit of a chalky finish. Very nice beer, unique for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Thanks Aaron! Pours a semi-cloudy light straw color. Light cheesiness in the background with some light lactic acid. Flavor has touch of cheese along with moderately-brisk acidity and a nice backing wheat character. Very light and dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours a translucent yellow gold with no head. Aroma of funk, lacto and lemons. Taste is sour, slight funk and oaky, sour wheat also present. This might overtake tartare as the most sour Berliner that I've ever had. It's really nice, I'm so glad I got to try this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
idedek (157) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
a great aroma. citrus tartness, a yeasty breadiness and some wheat notes are all there in the nose. a light medium body with a bit of wheat and hints of citrus tartness throughout. the finish is clean and dry with great hit of tartness. really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Hazy straw-colored ale with a miniscule white head that disappears in a blink. The aroma provides oak and lots of fruity, citric acidity. Light-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is citric and quite sour. Crisp, tart, clean finish. Excellent true-to-style Berliner weisse from a brewery that Iíve quickly grown to love and respect. Bottle generously shared by landhoney! Rufus? Seth? Heís the man!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6464) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at Baileyís. Bright gold, close to pastel with a low head that quickly went to lace then disappeared. Funky acid nose more brett than Berliner. Lemon, light yogurt. Light and crisp flavor, again, more funky and bretty but nice flavor for a 3.8% beer. Lemon, yogurt, funk. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
On tap at Saravezaís IIPA Fest to cleanse the palate, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma of lightly tart light fruits and quite dry wheat. Flavour is refreshingly tart, never overbearing in tartness, quite yeast, tart and wheaty. Finishes tart, light and wheaty. Very refreshing and well-made for a style I donít normally appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (286) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Sampled on tap at Belmont Station at Puckerfest. Pours a faint yellow in color with a half a fingers worth of head. Nose is a balance of wheat and very gentle lemon. Flavor is similar to the nose, itís wheat up front and a good amount of lemon on the back. Very pleasant and easy drinking. Light mouthfeel, gentle tartness, and a moderate finish. Great example of a classic Berliner, I could drink gallons of this. Hopefully they bottle this in the future.

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