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Upright Sole Composition: Yusef Lateef

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Upright Brewing’s Yusef Lateef is a liquid tribute to the legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, still performing over five decades into his career. The brown brew is a four cask blend of various lots with a pinch of elderflower and lavender, yielding a beer showing delicate balance. Beer for the thinker. 6%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
amber pour, off white head. Flavors are all over the place! Lavendar, honey, caramel, oak, wine notes, spices, herbs. Wow this is crazy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
750ml bottle. 57 of 62. Thanks to Todd again of course... Pours like an oud bruin. Semi-transparent almond brown hue and topped with a pale fluffy beige head... Aroma of gin and florals. Nutty cherry aspects come into play with more of the gin floral presence taking precedence. Bit of nuttiness... Sour sweet earthy cherry base and gin a cents altogether. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Another scent addition to the series.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle 54 of 62. Pours amber with off white head. Nose and taste of rosemary, sage, lavender, gin, orange cream, oak, florals, herbs, brown sugar, light toffee and light citrus fruits. Medium body. Finishes herbal/sage/florals.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammerslammer (15) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2013
just rating the dregs.... not sure about the aroma of dusty cocoa dusted cherries and cheese cloth lushawn. get your head out of your ass. nice hint of balsamic though, black tea, saddlebags, squoze of lemon. hint of sweet and sour sauce. booooooooooyah. hey to rape beer. like you and this beer quite a bit!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilligoose (3117) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
bottle! aroma of dusty cocoa dusted cherries, leathery cowhide, cheese cloth, hint of balsamic. earthy lavender, watered down brown sugar, dry toasted caramel. good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sulfur nose with some chemical cleaner notes and lots of herbal and floral notes. Cleans up a lot as out breathes. Lightly sweet toffee, tart cherry, light cola and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7863) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750mL thanks to Brainlair. Pours full haze muddy maroon. Slow gusher. Effervescent head. Yellowish with yeast cinnamon powder from yeast sediment. Wispy lacing. Nose is chamomile, green tea, lavender, dried orange peel, very herbal, maple. Taste is tart, lemon juice, minerally, some currant/cranberry. Palate is salty, minerally, spicy. Very nice. I like it. Had mixed reviews at our tasting. I love this style of beer like Cuvée des Fleurs and Stillwater Cellar Door. Very sour lemony palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT. Red tinted orange brown pour with a tan head. Lots of lemongrass and clove on the nose. Tastes almost like a hard spiced lemonade. Maybe a little bit of tea and tons of floral notes. Lightly tart with a dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Brown with a white head. Smelled like a pimple. Lovely flavour, mix of spice and lavender with a lekker malty spine. Good mix of bitterness in the finish. Once you get past the awful smell, this isn’t a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. Sweaty, fishy aromas with slices of freshly cut beef -- a butcher’s smock after a long day. Cloudy, muddy light brown color. Sourish bitter initial; mid palate has some spices, cinnamon; finish is tart and finally bitter. Thin-medium body. Intriguing stuff -- unlike any Belgian Dark beer I’ve ever had. Truly special.


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