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Upright Sole Composition: Saison du Blodget

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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This bottling represents the first time Upright has ever barrel aged the Five. It never struck me as a great candidate for maturation in oak, but after draining the Fantasia barrels it seemed like a good fit to refill them. The aromatics on the Five, both fermentation and hop-based, have pale stone fruit nuances that I knew would work well on top of the otherwise spent peaches still in the barrels. It was a bit of a trial, and only two casks were filled. After several months, the beer started tasting just like I had hoped, so the two were blended and either kegged or bottled for this Sole Composition release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1274) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour is deep golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has a great oak presence, huge bright peach, and notes of dusty brett. Taste is even brighter, fruits are huge, tropical fruits with a good bit of peach, brett is quite clean and citrusy with notes of leather and dust. Carbonation is strong, body is very delicate and soft. Flavors are extremely juicy and bright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
A fun to drink saison, with some tartness. Not too much oak character. Good drinkability. Pepper aroma. High carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (791) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Thanks Thomas! Golden, with a nice strong tart aroma. White grapes and peach, nicely tart, some barrel evidence. Great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle shared at the 5k/7k/11k. Really enjoyed this one. Aroma of peach skin, barnyard funk, and some rubber. Pours hazy wheat colored with a nice medium head. Taste is band-aid funk, peaches, oak, and wheat. Nice peppery mouthfeel. Light, dry, and wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RumRunner101 (734) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Pours a hazy brilliant gold with white head. Aroma is funky white grapes, apricot. Tart, fruity, lively and refreshing. This is delicious. Light lingering tart and bitter notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2475) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Lightly hazy golden body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose shows apricot, citrus, funk, must, oak and peach. Flavor is flatter and less dynamic. Medium body thins out a bit in the finish, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours clear gold with white head that dissipates in short order. Aroma: bubble gum, pineapple, lemon zest, floor cleaner, and a tannic note that I assume is due to the oak; a little vinous. Taste: Lightly sweet, a little fruity funkiness, and a slightly bitter hop bite to the finish. My wife gave up after about 6 oz with complaints of it being "chemically, like floor cleaner." I’m inclined to agree that the combination of the citrus, tannin and (light) funk makes it feel surprisingly synthetic in my mouth, which is more likely due to my own associations than it is with the brew, but hey, we rate hedonistically here, right? Light body, soft carbonation, slick texture. Overall: this is surely a saison, rather than a sour -- I know the lines blur a bit, and I’m sure this is a bit wild, but nothing particularly tart or sour about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2145) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Seth. Yellow pour with a white head. Citrus fruit and lemon aromas. Lemon zest and woody highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Je pourrais passer des heures à chercher les mots qui la définiraient. Je vais m’en tenir à jus de pêche grassement bretté, étincelant de croustillance. Buvabilité transpercante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6182) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to douglas88!   Comes across as a softer Wild Ale, a little mealy, some barnish notes albeit their aren’t too bright.   Has a very slight white wine aspect.   Could stand to be drier.   Powdery sweetness.   Cabernet or oak, or both also show up.   Good, but not as dry or tart as I was hoping.   A touch yeasty on the finish, with a little mealiness.

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