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Upright Sole Composition: Noel

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Pinot Barrel-Aged Belgian winter ale brewed with 3 kinds of Cherry juice and spices

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at Upright. Pours a reddish light brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is toffee, spices, cherry. The flavor is mellow, dusty, cherries, caramel, big spices, nutmeg. Very drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at Upright, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out various spices, rye and Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out cherry juice upfront, followed by spices and rye. The cherry juice is front and centre in this, but it tastes a bit artificial and oddly situated. It’s alright, but far from a sophisticated Upright beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller Bar, SF. Pours a brownish colour with a tanned head that fades. Nice lacing. Nose has loads of spices, rye, orange, farmhouse yeast malt and rum. Taste is more of the rum and orange - makes for a nice combo. Biscuit malts and farmhouse yeast at the backend. Spicy rye rounds off the finish. Fucking weird shit. Pretty good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft at Upright, Portland. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown, just a hair darker than Six. Aroma yeasty-sweet, some malt character. Spices more apparent as beer warms. Body medium lively, cherry juice apparent in finish, slight tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2758) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Orangey copper color, lightly cloudy. Vinuous nose, fruity with notes of raspberry vines, cassis fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2012
750ml bottle courtesy of Todd for sending this my way. Bottle numbered 121 of 191... Pours a mostly non-transparent muddled copper hue and topped with a thin frothy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a wispy film... Aroma of cherry juice, oak, and orangy citrus notes. Medium level of tartness and red wine notes... Red wine, cherries, dry oakiness in the flavor. Semi-lively and active carbonation without too big of a body. Spices seem to have faded to a certain degree although a hint of cinnamon is faintly noticeable. An off-touch of metallic on the backend that was noticeable initially, which faded, and then surfaced once again. Finish has a modicum of grain and earth late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle 33 of 191. Pours amber brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of cherry, pinot noir barrel, oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and sweet malt. Lots of cherry juice on the palate. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light spice and deep grain with a backing funk note. Flavor is full of grain and light spice with a bit of underlying funk and tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sarro (134) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
Sole Comp. bottle 147 of 191. Pours a red-tinted orange. On the nose I get grape notes, oak, and spice. Taste is vinous with soft dark fruits and a prickly fruit finish with a bit of green apple (the green apple appeared in a few sole comp. bottles unexpectedly). Dunno if I’d recommend it, but it’d be interesting to see how this one ages when the spices fade away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2012
750ml bottle, #154 of 191. The pour yields a very lightly hazy, burnt orange amber body with a small off-white head that settles quickly to a thin ring. Minimal lace spotting mostly rejoins the body below. The nose is quite odd, suggesting of Necco Wafer candy and dry powdered sugar up front, touching on fresh juniper berry, soft pinot tannins, and loads of oak. The malt base is altered by sweet-tart cherries, making it hard to decipher what lies beneath. Flavors are more cherry-forward, with plenty of mild oaky spice and softly tannic pinot skins. There is a minty juniper freshness, along with , mildly musty yeast. The palate is slightly chalky and semi-dry, with very soft carbonation and a mildly acetic finish. Definitely a different brew here. Honestly not my favorite, but interesting.

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