Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale yellow with a monstrous white head. Nose held citrus and lemon grass along with some cereal grains. A little less carbonation would have been nice.....
ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold pour with a fluffy head and spotty lace. Lemon, light spice and grass on the nose. Lemongrass, grassy hops, corn and dough. decent stab at a boring style.
lushawn (2654) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Notes of grass, wet graines, burnt toast, rye, and wet cat. Real nice pale lager.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 pre-Brewerís Jam tasting. Cloudy straw yellow with whitish head. Aroma is grainy with some lemon and a hint of saltine cracker. Flavor is nice and dry with some hay and leather notes. A little bit of lemon comes out from time to time. Refreshing finish. Pretty good stuff.
dimenhetfield (2355) - , Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hopscotch for supplying this bottle at a local tasting. A lager ah.. well I didnít know what to make of this one, but anything thatís got The Clash on the label has to have some balls. This one didnít disappoint. It had almost a honey lemon zest to it when I took a whiff. The color was on the lighter side, gold and yellow, but that didnít really sway me in the slightest. The pour was foamy and bubbly with a good head retention. The flavors were a bit saison-ish, which, for me, made for a good drink. Could possibly be a good session beer.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Clear, light yellow pour with a big white head. Aroma is lemon, spicy hops, grassy, and grainy. Taste is still some citrus, grain, and niceness.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright green aroma, little skunky. Light gold, sustained white head. crisp body, sharp grassy body, Finishes a touch astringent.
Fred82 (1992) - Quťbec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at friday night hotel tasting at EBF 2011.
Appearance : Paler than pale yellow.
Aroma : Citrusy and quite malty. Some yeast. Light candy-ish notes. Very citrusy.
Taste : Citrusy and herbal. Nice malt. Sharp and bitter finish with nice herbal and citrusy hops. Light tartness it seems.
Overall : Really interesting stuff. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Great herbal and citrusy hops. Nice malt too. Very tasty and very surprising.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the more subdued offerings from Upright. Delicate with quite a few blonde characteristics to it. Dare I say plain.
OldMrCrow (1518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, fresh, 48 hours after purchasing.
There was definitely a career opportunity waiting to be made in brewing saisons for an audience so bored of the USA over-the-top IPAs and such. Upright capitalized; on this coast, theyíre the leader, brewing Oregon subtly intstead of Washington bullets. For me, itís the right profile.
In the supermarket, I stumbled across this beer, turned it over and over, and couldnít figure out what it was; "Whatís my name?" it practically screams; heck, Iíd even like a clue as to the style. Though I tempted to be a cheapskate, Uprightís reputation carried the day here; one more time Pours straw-yellow with an explosive white riot of whipped eggwhite head. Peppery, lemon, definite saison tones, though relatively subtle--Iím not overpowered by funk. Iím not down with the sticky imperial-pilsner feel, but I canít deny it, this is a good beer and itís sure to land atop the premium lager category, even though I think itís a bit of cheat to push that to 6.7%.
(Alright, that was a really stupid review. Apologies to anyone who actually read it.)