callmemickey (2795) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose shows apricot, citrus, funk, must, oak and peach. Flavor is flatter and less dynamic. Medium body thins out a bit in the finish, light acidity.
Prufrockstar (968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours clear gold with white head that dissipates in short order. Aroma: bubble gum, pineapple, lemon zest, floor cleaner, and a tannic note that I assume is due to the oak; a little vinous. Taste: Lightly sweet, a little fruity funkiness, and a slightly bitter hop bite to the finish. My wife gave up after about 6 oz with complaints of it being "chemically, like floor cleaner." I’m inclined to agree that the combination of the citrus, tannin and (light) funk makes it feel surprisingly synthetic in my mouth, which is more likely due to my own associations than it is with the brew, but hey, we rate hedonistically here, right? Light body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Overall: this is surely a saison, rather than a sour -- I know the lines blur a bit, and I’m sure this is a bit wild, but nothing particularly tart or sour about this one.
50belair (2269) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Yellow pour with a white head. Citrus fruit and lemon aromas. Lemon zest and woody highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
Marheb (2059) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Je pourrais passer des heures à chercher les mots qui la définiraient. Je vais m’en tenir à jus de pêche grassement bretté, étincelant de croustillance. Buvabilité transpercante. (4.9) Je me suis régalé d’une autre bouteille dans une dégustation qui avait moins cette caractéristique juteuse et un côté même aqueux. Reste qu’elle était formidable. (4.5)
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to douglas88! Comes across as a softer Wild Ale, a little mealy, some barnish notes albeit their aren’t too bright. Has a very slight white wine aspect. Could stand to be drier. Powdery sweetness. Cabernet or oak, or both also show up. Good, but not as dry or tart as I was hoping. A touch yeasty on the finish, with a little mealiness.
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from my PNW buddy Chris - thanks! Clear dark yellow in color with a nice white head. Lots of lacing. Crisp clean slightly hoppy nose. Very nice taste, a little funky, a little hoppy, just a touch tart and lots of bitterness. Maybe a touch of oak tannin in the finish as well. Very nice - I wish I had shared it, but at the same time, I’m glad I didn’t share it!
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citric and mellow. Smooth fruity, citric and crisp bretty. Fruity and dry citric into the finish.
deekyn (1192) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours clear apricot with almost no head. S - aromas of must, wet oak, dried apricots, light floral hops. M - tart and dry. Lightly hoppy and sweet. T - nice. Dried apricots, floral hops, sweet citrusy notes. Musty oak and honey. O - a nice offering from upright. Apricots really add. 4.2
Steve_0 (2676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Lemony, tangy, white wine, lacto, a hint of vanilla, doughy, orange marmalade, pineapples, and biscuit in the aroma. Taste is tangy, lightly bretty, fruit peel, orange, tea, straw, grapefruit, lacto, and honey with a very light sour finish. Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Very well balanced with just the slightest hint of tartness on the backend. Tasty stuff and definitely more of a Saison than a Sour.
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a frothy white, quick dissipating head atop a clear, highly carbonated golden body. Lemony nose, yeasty, saison and green leaf. Very lively and light, fresh and slightly oily. Good bitterness and citrus. Like most every Upright - this is pretty good.