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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%
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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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20907) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - 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 íLinner, but perhaps expected a little more from these guys?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15292) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14592) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle shared by me at Alanís house. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of banana, sour wheat, lemon, funk and lactose sourness. Lighter medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (13254) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12130) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750ml bottle (thanks Josh!). Hazy yellow color with almost no head. Citrus, grains, and nice and funky. Nice tart finish. I wish I had a shelf full of these!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10836) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10557) - 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!


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