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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TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de fruits sûrettes avec une pointe de canelle. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerises sûrettes avec une pointe de pommes vertes et d’épics. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût très légèrement sûrette. (Rating #3385)

MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
My Bottom Line :
This dryish Sour Ale promotes cranberries and sour cherries on a bed of biscuity cereals, a whole slowly moving into diplomatic tartness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the shiny mahogany.
-The soft but effervescent carbonation is rather pleasant.
-Citrusy fruitiness emanates from the tartness.
-This is not one of those bold Sour Ales we’ve gotten used to. It’s a beautiful introduction to these flavors, even if it’s complexity might be lacking.


JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle from DA. poured a brownish golden color with tiny head. Aroma was mildly sour grapes, sweet yet spicy black pepper. Taste was very similar being mildly sour with a touch of sweetness and spices. Very good stuff.

pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750ml bottle. Once again from Todd... Pours a mostly opaque reddish caramel brown with w thin and modest light off-white head... Aroma of sour apple, grapes,and plum, ripened dark fruit with a sour tint... Flavors aren’t quit as messy. Nice sour plum, mostly sour, some added spice. Perfect for fall. Carbonation is light almost a little watery and thin but fairly easy going. 7/4/8/4/15

phaleslu (10893) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by pantanap- thanks again, Kan! Pours a cloudy plum-amber color with a small, resilient beige head. Notes of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), cranberry, plum, leaves, brown sugar, apples, nuts, and doughy malts. Light-medium bodied, with a tart mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Dry. Pretty interesting beer, I liked it a lot.

drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
bottle shared by kan! poured murky orange-red with small white head. an interesting aroma of citrus, plums. sage, and earthy pitty fruit while the flavor has more tea charactericts of chamamile, sage, mint, with simble malty brown sugar undertones.

SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2010
bottle shared by kan. thanks a ton, always happy to try more upright brews. spicy lactic dough and cranberries. dry. sourdough bread with cranberries in it. no, maybe more of a yogurt with walnuts, cranberries, and spices. neat beer. liked

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
The nose is sour and spicy and full of sweet grapes and yet underneath it all is a very nice hoppy ale aroma despite the strong wine and lambic character. It seems to bring the best from all three areas. Clear copper brown body is topped by a decent off white head that recedes to a fine bubbled and lasting cover with some lacing. Flavour offers plenty of sweet and tart fruits - raspberries, cherries and blueberries especially with some boozy barrel-aged aftertaste. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in August 2010.

mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
750mL bottle, pours cloudy orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet and sour berries, other fruits and yeast. Flavour of sour berries, some sweet fruits

3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
750ml bottle. browned bronze body, small off-white head. spice cabinet nose presents pumpkin and nutmeg (most likely coming from the saison yeast playing with the barley) with the woody/herbal/earthy quality of the grains of paradise present at medium strength (it’s certainly one of the few grains of paradise beers I enjoy right off the bat). medium- body, slight wateriness, but medium- to medium acidity adds a quenching character that saves it (I can see now that these upright bottles may not be fully developed at the time of release, and found that 6-9 months seems to be the sweet spot, esp. for the gose). medium dry finish, light woody spiced finish, mild to medium- peppercorn character (wouldn’t have guessed but I’m pretty suggestible). pinot character is non-existent, only the oak is noticeable. suffers from poor body structure/slow bottle conditioning, but should be there in a few more months.

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