Upright Sole Composition: Lactovasilios
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Jokingly named by Upright’s beer titler Angelo de Ieso after our pal Vasili, head brewer at Laurelwood, this brew is a one-off barrel fermented Berliner-weisse. It’s 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 Portland’s most beer-centric spots

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (301) - 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, it’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4996) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle shared at RBSG. The beer is a hazy yellow with a white head of fizzy foam. The aroma has funk, straw, and juicy fruits. Medium tartness with some doughy sweetness coming through as well. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at the RBSG Lobby Share. Pours a clear gold with small white head that diminshes to nothing. The aroma is funk, oak, yeast. Thin, tart, lemon, wheat, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6561) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Hazy yellow gold. Tart lemons. Lacto. Nice maltiness. The funk is nice. Interesting bug effects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12128) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2016
750ml bottle @rbsg-pbrgh after GT hotel bottle share. disappearing offwhite ring-hazy pale yellow. A-soft tart fruit. T-acetic/tart fruit, lt malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle, hotel beer at RBSG Pittsburgh 2016. Cloudy pale yellow color, big fluffy white head with good retention. Aroma of funky citrus. Taste is dry tart lemon. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Funky dirty peel and funk. Cloudy yellow gold. Nice tart notes and a dry finish. Still good after all these years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3856) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with thin ring of off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of nice funky brett and lacto blend, almost wood aged sour going on. Taste is sour and vanilla notes up front, funky middle, clean tart finish. Wow, maybe the best berliner I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16475) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX, 11/11/14. Lightly hazed golden orange with no head. Nose is tarte citric rinds, lemon dipped straw, light fart, touch musty, peach. Taste comprises light florals, musty wood, tangerine, tarte peach. Medium bodied, fine carbonaton, funky rinse in the close. Decent enough ’Linner, but perhaps expected a little more from these guys?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
On tap at The Alibi Room, hazy honey gold hue, with a tiny small white head. Nice funky wild lactobacillus yeast, milky nose, with a light sour green apple, lemon, sour wheat malt mash, bread dough accent, and a faint vanilla oak barrel, subtle lactic plain yogurt, light lemon juice note in the aroma follows through on a light-bodied palate with a great lactic funky lactobacillus yeasty, milky, faint vanilla oak barrel, lemon juice, pale, wheat malty character, with a mild sour green apple, grapefruit, rhubarb, bread sourdough, grapefruit yogurt, light sourish plain yogurt flavour, leading towards a milky lactobacillus yeast sourness, mild fruity acidic lemon juice, green apple sharp sourness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft at Green Dragon. Pours a clear pale gold with a loose white head. Funky wet straw nose also showing some light lemon and some damp sourdough bread. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sourdough and wet straw mid palate with tiny bits of lemon. Very refreshing; tons of flavor for 3.8.

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