douglas88 (9797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2012
750 ml bottle big time thanks to T! Thanks man. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium eggshell white head. The aroma is awesome; sweet funky apricots and wood, very funky and tart- this is deep like a lambic, layers of aroma. The flavor is a lively rich brew; oak, berries, wood, tannins, sour sawdust. more fruit, dry, earthy. Not any gin except maybe the berries. A wonderful soft beer with loads of character. Certainly a showcase of Brett and light Lacto and of course brewing ingenuity. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2011
750 ml bottle thanks to Doug for sharing!MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Aroma: sour apple, hay, lemon, dusty
Taste: sweet pilsner malts, lemon, dust, green apple, tart
This is a great funky session saison. It reminds me of Squatters Fifth Element, one of my favorite beers. It was light and easy drinking. Very good/fun to drink.
hazy gold, frothy small bubbled white ring, small head. Nose is salty and brett heavy, high vitamin c mango, bit of dough. Flavor is eggy, more vitamin c, lightly acetic, very little dryness, malt, or earth, spice and citrus overriding everything. Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Thanks Matt for bringing this to our Halloween whale tasting at my request. Pours a cloudy peach color with a half fingers worth of effervescent white head. The others in our tasting group thought this smelled like shit, but I thought this smelled fine personally. There was definitely juniper or some indiscernable earthiness to it that I think the others didn’t enjoy. There was also some spice and citrus notes. The apricot was very soft, but was definitely present in the background. Taste follows the nose. Not as much juniper present, definitely has some sour kick to it. Light mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, pretty average/bland mouthfeel. Wasn’t all that bad, definitely interesting. Always interested in trying beers that are aged in unique barrels, so I respect Upright being adventurous with these gin barrels. arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle pour thanks to Scott! Holy laundry list of components, almost like the FSW anniversary brews. Pour was slightly hazy orange-yellow with white head, aroma brought forth notes of pepper, spice, grass, some slight fruity notes with funky lemon and orange, barnyard in there as well. Taste was a mix of fruity pear, slight orange and tart lemon, hints of funky barnyard mixing with spicy pepper, grass notes came in, overall it was nice but did come across slightly muddled.
Ratman197 (15632) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2011
750 ml bottle shared with Doodler and company poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of barnyard, mustard seed, earthiness, light spice and straw. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, citrus, barnyard, light spice and light earthiness with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky finish. cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle with Doodler and Co. Thanks everyone! Milky yellow-orange appearance with a bubbly, off-white head. Slightly funky, light brett, black pepper, tangerine citrusy aroma. Qutie tangy, tangerine, tart citrusy, spicy, light pepper flavor with a tart finish. auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
750mL Bottle. Thanks to Sean for sharing! Herbal, spicy aroma, that reminds me of lavender or sage. Very sweet and tangy. Lots of spice aroma. Interesting funk. But too much weird herbal additions. Strong spice and herb. I’m digging for gin barrel. Nice lacing. Conflicted. I like the tanginess, but I don’t love the herbs. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
A: The pour is a cloudy yellow color with a really tall white head.
S: A very funky nose. The gin really comes through strong as there is a very strong herbal/juniper character. A bit of a floral aroma as well as some cracker malts, citrus, and a light, lemony tartness.
T: Moderate tartness in the form of lemon and grapefruit. Lots of herbal gin flavor with a touch of lime and miscellaneous citrus zest. A nice funk note as well as strong, tannic oak.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.
O: The gin barrel treatment is really interesting, but Upright seems to be doing it well. marcus (10880) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours cloudy golden with a modest white head and a sour barnyard aroma There is a marvelously sour citrus flavor that sticks to the palate Very funky and nice. There is a whole lot of flavor from a low alchohol brew.