Upright Sole Composition: Lactovasilios
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12743) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9256) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… 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 I’ve quickly grown to love and respect. Bottle generously shared by landhoney! Rufus? Seth? He’s the man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9226) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9018) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8627) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle shared by me at Alan’s house. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Nose and taste of banana, sour wheat, lemon, funk and lactose sourness. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6726) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
On tap at Saraveza’s 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 don’t normally appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6581) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at Bailey’s. 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle shared in Great Taste Ticket Line 2013 (Madison, WI). Thanks, Nate! Pours a hazy straw pour, good mellow glow, straw grain, some yellow. Frothy whitish head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas offer some nice apple, sour lemons and bretty funk. Yogurty sourness, funk, and straw. Gentle oak, yogurt, funk and bigger sour fruit, crab apple and lemon. Initial is lighter end of the fold, nice sour lemon kick, some orange, lactic elements. Front end if firmly sour, trailing into a mellow dry grainy middle. Yogurty, some funk, straw. Crab apples, mellow yeast, firm funk. Oak and bigger lactic sour twang. Some cheesecloth and funky elements into that backend, lots of cheese, funk, and twangy sour finish. Really impressive front end, fruity and rich with good sourness, gets really cheesy for me as we finish up. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4501) - 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.

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