bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Capped 750 from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Med body. Flavor is earthy/fruity like a saison. Finishes with earthy hop bitter. Just excellent. marcus (10575) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy yellow with a generous white head and a light floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a yeasty bitter finish. Stays on the palate. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Bomber, fresh, 48 hours after purchasing.
There was definitely a career opportunity waiting to be made in brewing saisons for an audience so bored of the USA over-the-top IPAs and such. Upright capitalized; on this coast, they’re the leader, brewing Oregon subtly intstead of Washington bullets. For me, it’s the right profile.
In the supermarket, I stumbled across this beer, turned it over and over, and couldn’t figure out what it was; "What’s my name?" it practically screams; heck, I’d even like a clue as to the style. Though I tempted to be a cheapskate, Upright’s reputation carried the day here; one more time Pours straw-yellow with an explosive white riot of whipped eggwhite head. Peppery, lemon, definite saison tones, though relatively subtle--I’m not overpowered by funk. I’m not down with the sticky imperial-pilsner feel, but I can’t deny it, this is a good beer and it’s sure to land atop the premium lager category, even though I think it’s a bit of cheat to push that to 6.7%.
(Alright, that was a really stupid review. Apologies to anyone who actually read it.) thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy pale yellow with a rocky huge meringue-like white head. Nose of grass, pineapple, floral, and lemon zest. Smells so good and clean! Taste of clean grain bill, lemon, very subtle earth, extremely smooth and easy to drink. Excellent lager! I’d drink it all day if it was in cans. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle... Poured golden/pale with foamy, rocky, white head. Aroma was grassy, lemon, hops, crackers. Dry, crisp, clean, a creamy lactose quality. Vegetable, hop tone. Mild alcohol tone.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. Cloudy straw yellow with whitish head. Aroma is grainy with some lemon and a hint of saltine cracker. Flavor is nice and dry with some hay and leather notes. A little bit of lemon comes out from time to time. Refreshing finish. Pretty good stuff. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy white head and hazy straw color. Aroma is lemon, light malt, yeast. Taste is slightly tart lemon, light malt, yeast-peppery. This was Saison-ish dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Thanks to Hopscotch for supplying this bottle at a local tasting. A lager ah.. well I didn’t know what to make of this one, but anything that’s got The Clash on the label has to have some balls. This one didn’t disappoint. It had almost a honey lemon zest to it when I took a whiff. The color was on the lighter side, gold and yellow, but that didn’t really sway me in the slightest. The pour was foamy and bubbly with a good head retention. The flavors were a bit saison-ish, which, for me, made for a good drink. Could possibly be a good session beer. manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
Old rate. 750 ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Poured a very light golden, slight haze, massive amounts of creamy white foam. It took ages to settle out. Aroma was almost saison like with lemony notes, some grass, but the hops rode in to give it a much more lager like quality. Tasted very dry, crisp, grassy but admirably full palate. This is a very decent premium lager and one I’d love to drink more of. Can’t quite believe the Clash gave permission for the licensing though...weren’t they totally against crass commercialism? blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear green golden pour with creamy egg white foam, yeasty dough aroma with bitter white grape and lemon flavor , highly quaffable with a nickel finish