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RATINGS: 283   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours a light apricot with a central dome of fine off-white foam with a fine rim of the same. This doesn’t smell particularly hoppy, but grassy with some hints of metal and little bits of clay. Flavor is nice and sharp, a good balanced bitterness with some spicy character, nice catered yeast and a wee bit of tartness (faint lemon concentrate). Medium on full bodied with tight carb and a slick finish. Nice beer, but I feel like it could be better (fresher?). Serving type: bottle 09-21-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a huge beige head that’s got some staying power to it. The aroma has ripe peaches, pale malt, some minty hoppiness and a bit of pine. It has a medium body that starts smooth and then a lot of carbonation gives it a bit of a rougher feel. The taste has a juicy peach aspect to it, some light caramel malt, spiciness, funky/fruity Belgian yeast and has an overall dryness. The finish has piney, spicy and flowery hops added to the mix and they stay on the tongue for a while. Really nice saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7364) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
750 ml bottle. From bierkompass.de.
Hazy golden colour with an average sized foamy white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma with mild maltiness. Good. The flavour is herbal hops, spices, bitterness and malt. The hoppiness is quite strong for a traditional Saison. Tasty this is but I’m missing the delicacy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle, murky orange-amber hue, with a big rocky frothy white head, with a nice yeasty, fruity, herbal, flower petal nose, with some ripe apple, apple sauce, orange peel, peach esters, with a beautiful floral leafy, grassy, soapy hop, lavender note, with a kind of dusty, subtle panettone cake dough accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good yeasty, panettone doughy cake, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some herbal, lavender, wheat, pale, pilsener toasted malt, faint coriander spicy flavours, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, herbal, citrus peel, lingering leafy, citrus, hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5259) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Sampled at the brewery. Cloudy yellow, nice white head. Smells kind of piney, kind of peppery. Taste is similar - some piney hops, some peppery flavors, with some tasty sweet and tart notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Flaske, 75 cl, delt med Gisle og Sofus. Diset gylden-orange med et fint krid-hvidt skumhovede. Sæbe-næse. Krydderurter, grøntsgsboulion. Let krop. Cremet krop. Mild citrus. Peber. Ok bitter finish, som matcher den milde maltsødme

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Mostly floral notes with a good deal of citrus and bready yeast. Not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a murky burnt orange with a big off white head. Very lemony nose, strawberries and peaches, citrusy hops, earthy funkiness, some spice, and a nice grainy smell. Really fruity and hoppy, mostly floral, there’s some strong peppery notes, a great saison funk, and wet grass. Delicious and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
Orange, trüb, schöner weisser schaum, fruchtig hopfig im aroma, leicht malzig im antrunk, folgend von hopfenbittere, fruchtigkeit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Hazy, amber with a 3-finger pale khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of pungent herbs, spice, tangerines, lemon, apples, earthy hops and yeast. Taste of tangerine, pungent herbal hops, spice, light fruit and a bit of sweet maltiness at the finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a delightfully smooth and solid mouthfeel that leaves you feeling like you just enjoyed a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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