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RATINGS: 278   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


b3shine's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a hazy orange with ample off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells yeasty, spicy, hoppy, and earthy. Tastes like it smells with a nice, dry mouthfeel. A good example of the style.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (1879) - 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 (11533) - 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 (3946) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2014
750 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear golden yellow with 2.5 fingers of fluffy off-white head. Aromas of citrus, herbs, light funk. Tastes of citrus, tropical and stone fruit, floral notes, spices, light funk, herbs. Medium body with a dry and slightly sweet finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
At upright with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours golden bronze almost no head. Aroma is mild sweet wheat hops, taste is raw barely, sticky grassy backbone. Finish is pretty long and great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Mug’s Ale House, Brooklyn tap ($8): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is slightly funky, fruity, citrus. Taste is sugary and a bit fruity. Some funk in there, but no requisite saison dryness. Maybe this is better out of the bottle because I was not too impressed by this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (481) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2014 Appearance: this beer is a very nice orange color, very cloudy, pours with a medium beige head that is very dense, the head has excellent lacing and forms a crust on top of the beer Aroma: floral, spicy, citrus, perhaps licorice, Taste: lemon, orange, egg, some grain, flowers, has a bitter finish, spice, Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, Overall: this beer feels really heavy and thick in the mouth, very minimal carbonation, has a very unique aroma and taste, interesting beer, I like it

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2014
smell of yeast and hops. mild fruit notes, bright pepper, smooth finish. well balanced saison

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Draught. Pour sa very cloudy amber color with a moderate white head on there. Nose is quite fresh and has a fair amount of citrus coming off it, with a little bit of citrus and the requisite funk to it. Taste is very sour, with some slight feet to it and a bit of funk. Actually ends up being a nice drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4066) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Slightly hazy gold under a firm foamy lacy white head. Big nose of crusted Parmesan chicken and grassy hops and Belgian hay. Smooth flavor with a subtle but present earthy funk, followed by Belgian blonde malts, a bit of grassy bitterness, and something like plastic (but not in a bad way). It’s quite good and it blends together so nicely that nothing stands out. Took me 10 minutes to write this review.


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