Upright Billy the Mountain

Upright Billy the Mountain

Rated 2.914 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Upright Brewing

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Old Ale

9.1% Alcohol by Volume

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Inspired by the great Prize Old Ale once brewed by Gales in England, this beer is deeply malty and full of ripe fruit, leather, wine and oak flavors. The Billy is partially barrel aged with brettanomyces yeast, lending a distinct twang and developing unique aromas over time. Bottled still and best served at about 55F to be finished at room temperature. Cellar for up to five years.

ID: 44582 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank44978
Overall Percentile11.9
Style Rank210 of 218
Style Percentile3.7
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score3.6
Average Score2.850
Weighted Score2.914
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.8 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    i like old ales and i like ba sours, but this combo just doesn't work for me. Not badper se, but it aint a good old ale OR a goodsour. Muddled fruit, leather and malt. Musty.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750 ml bottle. Pours murky brown with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

    The aroma is cocoa malts, dark fruits, and a little roasty alcohol.

    The flavor is sweet chocolate and toffee malts, figs, cola, oak and some roasty bitter alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

    Overall, reminds me a lot of Great Divide’s Hibernation, but more pricey and not quite as good. It’s a little too sweet and cola like. Was surprised to see this had some brett, didn’t pick that up at all

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 5

    Really off putting aroma to begin with and I am no stranger to sour beers. After complaining of the aroma for a few minutes it seems to dissipate and what's left is a bizarre spur coffee aroma. Also faintly black tea. Like coffee and tea mixed together. Also smells like brown toast and rye. Sour notes hvw some slight biscuit and maybe anise. Dark murky brown that is pretty un appealing. Green hop bitterness. Interesting ill give it that

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 2.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    I picked up a bottle of this at the brewery about 2 months ago and drank it last week before leaving Portland. Poured so murky brown like dirty water and with hardly any carbonation. I don't think I've ever seen a beer look like that before. Aroma is soapy and sour with some spice. Very strange body and flavor. Some dark fruit kind of slick  A little astringent and sour with a bitter aftertaste that is odd. Of the many Upright beers I've had, this was definitely he shocking one that I didn't like. I've had plenty of sour and odd beers before, yet I just couldn't figure out the mountain. It really was bad to me.

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