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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pinot Barrel Four was our second batch. We took the recipe for the Four and sent the beer into some oak barrels graciously donated by La Bete winery of McMinnville, topping them up with a small amount of Oregon cherry puree along with lactobacillus and brettanomyces claussenii to encourage more acidity and aromatic complexity in the finished beer. Half of the batch was blended and kegged and can be found at a few specialty bars while the remaining half is still maturing in the barrels and will likely be bottled at some point towards the end of 2009.

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4.3
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
(’10)-750 bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours an offwhite head with trailing lace and hazy orange/red color. Aroma is tart/vinuous, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit-cherry, medium malt, acidic.

4.3
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a light copper color with a bit of a reddish hue. Good white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has a beautiful cherry presence with a bit of light funk in the background. The flavor has great cherry with a subtle funk plus a bit of hay. Light earth and a bit of acidity. Light body with fairly-high carbonation. Slight pucker to the finish. Utterly delicious.

4.3
Dunt (321) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Botlle provided by Matt, sampled side by side with Blend Love. Poured into my Jackie O’s snifter. Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Nose reminds me of another beer, but cant figure out what it is....Isabelle? That wouldn’t make sense though as the pinot is pretty evident. Some stone fruit, apricot, and funk. More acidic than the Blend Love, but I like it. Some funk and cheesiness and a lot of citrus fruit, really dig the balance. It’s nice and sour but isn’t incredibly in your face. The palate is lightly spritzy, with a long finish and light mouthfeel. My favorite Upright to date, would like to grab a bottle of it.

4.3
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Bottle, batch 2. Clear light pink pour with a white head. Funk and wood nose. Light cherry notes with a flutter of oak and vinous notes. Smooth, clean, and refreshing. Very nice.... Original rating 4.0 (bottle, batch 2). The re-rate is draft at the brewery.

4.3
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours bright pink grapefruit/blood orange color with a white head. Aroma of wine and fruit. Taste is tart with loads of fruit. Dry finish. Really good.

4.3
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is peach golden. Aroma and taste are rich brett, acetone, malt, fruits and hops. Nice!

4.3
hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at upright. Such a phenomenal house sour. Cherry acidity, sharp, mild funk and moderate lacto.

4.2
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) opaque ruddy orange-yellow with oily bubbles on top. Nose of tart cherries, light salt, wet wood, and capers. Taste of tart cherries, wet wood, mouthpuckering citrus, capers, soft carbonation on the mouthfeel but very appropriate. Long fruity/lightly sour duration. An excellent refreshing summer sour. Fantastic.

4.2
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 On tap at the brewery. Pour is hazy orange-pink with a small head that quickly dissipated. Fresh tart cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, pie crust, graham cracker, lemony, cherry pie aroma. Taste is bright cherry, lacto, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, pie crust, citruses, and flowers with a big sour finish and great spice notes. Medium body with high carbonation. Great cherry pie sour.

4.2
slowrunner77 (12844) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Excellent wild ale from upright. Big winey and cherry aroma upon pouring. Moderate level of funk and sour in the flavor especially. Seamlessly blended, and delicious."


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