Upright The Hop and the Abstract Truth

Brewed by Upright Brewing
Portland, Oregon USA
5.1% Saison | 6 Ratings | Autumn Seasonal |
The Hop and the Abstract Truth is the brewery’s fresh hop brew for the 2013 harvest. Essentially a Belgian-style pale ale/saison hybrid, the beer uses a grist combining flavorful English malts with raw triticale from Payne Family Farms in nearby Carlton Oregon, yielding a light but complex base for the fresh goldings hops added at a rate of well over ten pounds per barrel. With a range of spicy and herbal notes, the beer covers some ground on the palate and is respectfully named after one of the greatest jazz albums of all time - The Blues and the Abstract Truth, by Oliver Nelson. 5.1%

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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