Upright Late Harvest (Batch 1)

Formerly brewed at Upright Brewing
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Portland, Oregon USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Late Harvest is a Pinot Noir barrel-aged farmhouse-brown ale brewed with spices. It’s tart yet balanced profile has elements of beer, wine and Italian-style bitters.
Hops: magnum
Malts: organic pale, caramel, aromatic
Unmalted: black barley, rolled barley
Also: grains of paradise, pomegranate seeds, Tasmanian peppercorns
Yeasts: French saison
7% abv

(This batch is bottled in green glass)

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Late Harvest
Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet aroma, fruity esters, chocolate, spices
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, fruity barrel tartness, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(750ml bottle batch 1 thanks to jyoungsbcp) opaque deep orange pour with creamy tan head. Nose of tart cherry, cranberry, crisp, refreshing. Taste has a bit of metal in it, cranberry (real ones!), currant, blackberry, wine, vinous. Complex. Creamy body, light linger, but really nice.

Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at the Funky 7, in Brooklyn. Batch 1, 2010. Pours amber-brown with a small, off-white head. Vinous aroma, tart and lightly spicy. Very sour flavor, lightly sweet, some herbs and malts. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Tart finish, some sour fruits and faint earthiness. Very good, dynamic beer.

blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
My bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus at Volo. Pours a dark rusty brown with a small lasting frothy off-white head and good lacing on the glass. Aroma is sour along with some red wine, fruit, wood and light spices. Lovely flavour of sour fruit, red wine, light spices, wood and some sweetness. Medium bodied. Simply awesome.

boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Pours an amber color with a thin head to it. Has a sour smell to it sort of like an ode brune. Taste is similar to the smell. Pretty solid.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
In short: An mildly sour unsweetened cherry pie in a bottle. Fun and easy to drink beer.
How: Bottle 750ml. A few times. This rating for a 750ml bottle from the first an only batch so far, consumed approximately 7 months after it was bottled. Bottle sent to me by H1N1. Drank side-by-side with a bottle of Late Harvest Batch 2.
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention leaving good lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is both sour fruity ale and very toasted so it smells like a fresh out-of-the-oven overcooked cherry pie. Taste is just that, a nice sweet and sour cherry pie. Sweet toasted pie crust, baked cherries with a mild sourness, graham cookies, some oaky vinous notes, some tannins. The oak, bugs and tannins really hide the sweetness so the beer feels like some kind of unsweetened cherry pie. The finish is moderately dry and only mildly sour. Carbonation is very smooth. Far from an intense sour ale, this is actually very easy drink, borderline sessionnable. Straightforward but very effective, I could drink this all night long. So far the more intense Late Harvest Batch 2 is getting higher ratings but I personally preferred this fun not-so-Sour Ale. I drank a full 750ml of this Late Harvest and Late Harvest Batch 2 all by myself. All alone. I felt like I was Will Smith in I Am Legend. Except I’m white, and I’m not very smart, and I don’t have a dog and there were no zombies. Basically, I’m just very lonely.

JRock72 (597) - - JUN 5, 2011
Same bottle as pictured. Poured hazy dark brown with light tan head. Very light acetic aroma with hint of caramel. Sour taste that is kind of overpowering at first that gets better as you drink it. Very solid sour beer.

Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle at volo, this stuff was something, it poured a nice head and typical soury aroma, one of the things that was nice about this was it wasnt over the top sour it was blended really well. Very drinkable sour, really enjoyed

MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Sampled at Nashville Beer Summit 1.22.11 - Smells sour and tart. Tastes sour and tart. Good malt balance. Apple and cider like notes and qualities.

Sammy (13002) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle at Volo. Pours dark with lots of lace. Signficantly tart, even sour to the person sharing the bottle. A saison only in the broadest of terms,an one of a kind. Yeasty and peppery aroma. I found the mouthfeel smooth. Not for everyone.

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