sarro (111) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sole Comp bottle 129 of 166. Pours a golden straw with little head. Smell is apricot, light fruit, oak and some zest. Taste is sour upfront with notes of prickly fruit and light oak. High carbonation and a dry finish. Reminded me a bit of a fruited berliner weiss. One of my favorites of the sole comps.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 158 of 166. Pours clear orange with small white head. Nose/taste of fresh fruit, sprite, gin, spices, herbs, citrus zest and juniper. Ever so slight acidity. Medium body.
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden amber pour, white head. Sweet fruit, juniper berries, citrusy lemon zest, herbal spice, tartness, and leather. Very interesting beer, good!
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet fruit that is slightly tart with backing spice, gin, funk and juniper. Flavor has juniper and tartness up front with a backing funk and gin barrel note.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the other night’s Upright tasting. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a sparkling, clear yellow color with an average, fizzy white head that diminishes fairly quickly into a thin collar with some sparse lacing on the sides of the glass.
The nose brings some delicate herbs with some gin in the background. A bit of citrus there as well. The flavor has a long duration with a very light sweetness plus a small dose of tartness. Light bitterness as well. Everything seems to be coming together, yet it’s all fairly subtle.
The body is light with high carbonation, leaving to a dry finish. Through the finish comes some additional gin and herb character plus a light burst of citrus.
A very interesting and delicious beer that I was glad to try. Here’s hoping that Upright makes this one again.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light amber. Thin head. The aroma is great, with lots of herbal character and the gin shows through a lot. Very tart, with lots of spice. Woody, complex, super drinkable. Another great Upright beer.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy apricot pour, nice head. Aroma is really damn cool! I get the juniper berries, some citrus notes, even some nice herbal notes. Flavor is so nice, yeasty, spices, herbs, juniper, fruitiness. Damn this was good. Thanks Bryan!
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Beerlando at Hunahpuh day. Hazy orange. Wonderful aroma of spritzy juniper, genuine genever, lemon-lime. Ultra refreshing. A ton of fruit here, pear and tart apples. Loving this!
drewbeerme (3645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to kan. Pours blond wh head nose rye spicy earthy prune, florals, mints, ginger, juniper berry, fl earthy soured pruney, cherry pits, gin, moldy finish, okay not really my fl profile,
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle number 18/166 pour thanks to Scott for the tasting! Gin barrel aged gruit, skeptical to say the least at first. Pour was clear reddish with white head, aroma has notes of sweet fruit with orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and some nice tart fruit in there as well mixing with the fruit of the gin. Taste was all sweet and tart fruit, with balanced notes of orange, lemon, tart fruit and some slight herbal notes make this way too easy to drink.