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RATINGS: 276   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


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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (255) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Cloudy dark yellow with crazy foam. I had to scoop some hot to get beer in the glass. Aroma is yeasty with some fruit. Taste is grassy fruit, yeast and some citrus. Big carbonation. Great beer!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3748) - 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 (995) - 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 (908) - 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 (3255) - 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 (443) - 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 (649) - 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 (3452) - 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 (3933) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, golden pour, very nice looking, tons of white frothy head and lots of lacing from it, which is typical for all of that I have tried from this series. Aroma, light lemon, light lime, somewhat like 7 up, grass, herbs, very interesting. Taste, subtle citrus notes, some light hoppiness, crisp dry finish, nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Of the four beers available from Upright Brewing Co. down here in San Diego, the five is the last one I’ve had the pleasure to try. These are a stellar line of beers. And while I remember the Six to be a little humdrum - both times I had it - the Four and especially the Seven were excellent, and really turned my beer lust and attention to Upright’s efforts. And so I have high hopes for the Five, which to all appearances is just as beautiful and epically sculpted as the Seven. Is a lovely amber, with a small, morphing plug of thick foam sealing the beer off from the atmosphere of the room. A light, floral and lightly herbal scent comes off the top of the beer once the head recedes far enough down the glass to release vapors - verbena, oregano, lavender, figs and a spoonful of strawberry jam. This is what Downtown Abbey must smell like, which a richness and elegance that money itself can’t buy. It requires class, too. High class. The flavor reflects the aroma, but with a deeper edge of lemon and verbena in the beginning with a natural, jellied or crystallized fruit flavor in the beginning, and a sudden transition a couple seconds later to a lighter, dandelion flavor, but only the sweet parts, not the bitter bits. This is the taste of Spring, in some unnaturally beautiful, iconic landscape that I can’t describe. Maybe a River Cottage style setting? Its like the flavors of an afternoon of a hammock hooked between two trees next to a quiet brook, or the kinds of flavors Brian Jacques’ worked so assiduously to capture in his Redwall books. Whichever tortured analogy you choose, this is a fantastic beer with a long aftertaste that leaves me reeling, picking apart the flavors, and putting them back together again to experience and re-experience each sip.


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