Showing posts with label Upright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Upright. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gose (Upright)

This is one of those old, resurrected style of beers. Similar to the alt and the witbier. There is a very good write up about this style in Imbibe magazine. It is an unfiltered, slightly sour wheat beer that has added spices, one of them is salt.

Gose (Upright) =7/10
Ratebeer  3.5 93rd percentile
Beer Advocate 90/100

There is a lot going on in this little glass. The yeasty nose is apparent along with complimentary tart lemon and vague spiciness. Big carbonation is the name of the game here. As you might expect, there is ample tartness with lemons, other citrus, wheat, spices and a mouthpuckering sourness. I think the salt comes across in the cider-like dry finish that leaves hints of sour grapefruit. Well done!

Taste +_4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content 0 5.2%
Value +1
Appearance +1

There is no beer to compare to this one!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Upright Brewing Seven

I can never resist a saison. My only wish was for a larger bottle.

Upright Brewing Seven = 6/10

Ratebeer 3.58 95th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

This is what I need; a big nose of lemon, citrus and spicy grass. Every gulp gives lemon tartness, dry oranges, spicy coriander and fabulous effervescence. Don't forget the tart yeast and wheat. Sadly the ending was dry, clean but slightly yeasty. Upright brewing I love you! Your saison is a tad below Dupont but above Brooklyn Local 1.

Taste +4
Aftertaste 0
Alcohol Content +1 8%
Value +1
Appearance +1 (nice label)

Saison Du Buff
Farmhand Ale
Saison Dupont