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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Five is a farmhouse pale ale that was born after enjoying a few small production European brews that use a heavy hand of hops. Ours blends several Mt. Angel grown varieties to create a deep and complex flavor with an underlying earthiness. Pale fruit aromas created during the fermentation brighten the profile and bring the beer balance.
Malts: organic pale,organic caramel
Unmalted: rolled barley
Hops: willamette, liberty, perle
Also: xanthohumol (bottles only)
5.5% abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2597) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at International Tap House in St. Louis, pours a murky amber with an off white head and lots of lacing in the glass, the aroma is soapy with a good amount of citrus hops at the same time though, flavor has a hoppy front end with a little bit of cereal and earth flavors in the finish, kind of a different mix together, not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3400) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On Draught
Pours a hazy golden with a good head and great lacing on the glass.

The aroma is leafy & earthy with some pepper, some herbal bits, and a nice yeastiness.

The flavor is earthy with a great minerallity. It’s dry and packs a nice bitter punch. It’s got lots of leafy & herbal hops along with some light peppercorn character.

Certainly the sort of Saison I dig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smallfry (107) - - DEC 13, 2014
(Tap) way too hoppy. Kind of nice but unfortunately too out of balance. Oh well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malter_Sobchak (7) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
wish there was a bottle date, as i expected a little more from this and wonder if it's just a bit too old. hops on the nose but not enough on the palate, seems a little dead. a solid saison, just not as good as i expected it to be.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4569) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of barnyard funk, hints of oxidation, grapey hops, mango and herbal hops. Flavor was very herbal, slight barnyard, rose pedals, honey with a dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
750ml bottle - It’s been awhile since I had a saison this enjoyable. From the subtle tartness, to the yeast and phenolic 1-2 punch, and the overall brightness of this beer....a damn fine beer to be enjoying on hot California afternoon. Darker than usual for a saison, it pours out a cloudy copper color with a rich, thick merengue-like head. Aroma is floral, zesty-hops, yeasty...lots of phenols and fruit. The acidic bitterness of this beer on the palate is soooo refreshing. Like the essence of fruit without the cloying sweetness. Reminds me almost of a Belgian ale combined with a saison (aren’t they almost one and the same?). Worth every penny at $10/bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1363) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2014
750 ml bottle, a bit of a slow gusher. Pours hazy golden orange with a huge growing bubbly white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet wet grains with some soapy hops.

The flavor is sweet woody grains and light fruit with green hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent saison. Very easy drinking with nice hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Seems like a pale ale base all farm housed up. Nicely done though not a standout. Crisp and lightly hoppy. A little barnyard going on, but subtle. Another that is good but too much in the 750 format. I like 5 & 6 better."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2014
75cl bottle. Enormous rocky off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some kiwi, spicy, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango, spicy, light bread. Medium body, lightly watery, light acidity, fairly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4247) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a big, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, spicy yeast, light fruits, pale and caramel malts . Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid saison but not the most interesting.


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