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Upright Sole Composition: Lactovasilios
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (295) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3063) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
On tap. Pours a yellow tawny color with very little head. Aromas of sour fruit, wheat, and peach. Flavors of nectarine/apricot, mango, and citrus all with a very light malt/wheat backdrop. Tart. Nicely carbonated. Berliner-Weisse - I don’t know but very nice and refreshing. Absolutely great for the ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 On tap at alibi. Hazy straw yellow. Aroma is brilliant sour citrus, underripe apricot. Taste is sweet and tart. Crispy, and yet leaves a good dry coating in the mouth tissues.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (810) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Cloudy pour with white head. Aroma is tart with wheat and saw dust. Flavour is light, crisp and relatively dry with a mild tartness throughout. Really digging the Berliner Weisse.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A pale orange clouded concoction with a skiff of pale head. Sour citrus nose. A drunken palate could easily mistake this for a citrus cooler, but the subtle sour note is the difference. A great summer beer, and perfect for a mild September eve. 3.6.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (950) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
On tap at Belmont. A: Semi-cloudy orange with a lazy white head. No lacing. N: Grain, biscuit, green apple, and butterscotch. Lemon zest and grapefruit rind. T: Lightly tart; mild sweetness. M: A touch oily. Body is closer to the medium range than light. Not really close to the style. O: This feels underdone, as if the lacto didn’t have time to fully ingest the malt and subsequently lighten this one up. Doesn’t live up to their usual standards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s for the Sour Beer Summit. Light rosé color. Aroma is light fruity yeast funk. Taste is apple, lactic sour, and funky yeast. Refreshing finish and a lot of flavor in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Cloudy tan, tart lacto character, some sweet malts, touch of tartness, not a lot of complexity , yeasty, but at least a little refreshing.


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