Upright Six (#6)

Posted: November 2, 2016 in Reviews, Rye Beer, Upright Brewing Company

I love days that I have to go do ride behinds on the trucks. It means that I get to go home after I finish. The rest of my afternoon has been spent updating the blog and listening to podcasts…my little version of Virgo heaven.

uprightsix

ABV: 6.7%

Style: Rye Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Upright produces four year round ‘numbered’ beers, all of which incorporate select malts, Oregon grown hops, and a blend of two saison yeasts perfectly suited to our open fermentation vessels. They are available in both draft and bottle conditioned form. These beers are named after their starting gravity (density, or pre-fermentation sugar content) in Belgian brewing degrees. This method is a nod to the days when breweries solely distributed to their respective neighborhoods with nothing but a number on the cap to distinguish the beers – a time before the overly branded products of today. We hope that you appreciate the absence of gimmicks at Upright and enjoy the beers in the same sincere fashion that they are made.”

Random: The podcast that I’m listening to is talking about cheese and I’m having a craving for Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor.

Once I got this beer into the glass, it had a huge, four finger head that was tan. It dissipated very slowly and left lots of spiderweb lacing on the glass. The body was a dark, mahogany color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was filled with rye spice and had lots of hazelnuts. I picked up warm caramel and toffee as well. The taste had a lot of yeast but incredible rye spiciness. Next, the nuttiness that came through in the nose came through with brown bread. Coriander spice was next, but was dominated by the rye. This was definitely more of a true rye beer than a saison. It had a medium thick body and moderate carbonation with no booze coming through. It had a quick finish with rye spice. A bottle of this was $13.99 ($.64 per ounce), which is one of the reasons that I wouldn’t revisit this beer. It was alright, but not a standout.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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