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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4292) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours hazy, barely translucent apricot with a fairly thick ivory head. Aroma has a strong overtone of spur fruit, apple with a bit of pear, and a note of fresh cut wood. Flavor is fairly sour, but not make-your-face-do-aerobics sour, with a woody undertone. Texture is rather firm and fizzy. Oak what a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared. 2013. Hazy yellow. Aroma of medicinal herb, cheesy funk, straw, lemon. Taste is sweet, sour, and bitter. Light, crisp, late dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
750ml bottle shared by Dean. Poured a hazed orange body with a smaller white dense foamy head. Aroma is sweeter, honey, flowers, old grass, bread. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a bit of sourness towards the end of the initial flavor, some lemon and funk, barnyard, flowers and some lemon/lime citrus along with a hint of cactus juices. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle care of 10K Bois. It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small white head. The nose is fresh, soft, orange, lemon rind, candied citrus peel, straw and dough. The taste is crisp, orange sherbet, yuzu, lemon, light acidity, touch of peppery spice, tart edge and wood with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, tart and juicy. Yum pretty much sums it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours cloudy gold with a frothy white head. The nose has tart citrus fruits, herbs and grass, some dry pale wood. Light-medium sweet flavor with relaxed lemony tartness, citrus, some woody dryness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Cleansing finish, lightly acidic, more lemon, tangerine, rind. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big dirty citrus on the nose, musk and a bit of funky acid, musk. Medium bodied, chewy musk. Wheat, long musk into the finish. Tasty, easy drinking, nice table beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Grassy, wood, fruity, citrus, and some funkiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Wow a big surprise. Shelf turd getting a 4.2! Aroma is peaches coming out da woodwork. The classic upright tart funkiness which I love is clean and lactic with just the right amount of dusty funk to accent the fruit. No hops as the bottle suggests but it doesnt need it. Great peach sour and maybe better then Fantasia?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
bottle bought in mass, wow!!! tons of nuances, flowers, fruits, leather, grains, tart, sweet, hoppy. Everything is there!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from PepsiMart. Nose is lightly woody with moderate citrus zest. A lightly tart aroma, but not overpowering. Pour is slightly hazy gold with a small white head on top. Taste is fruity, with some apricot coming through up front. Then shows off a light sourness. Finish is a bit flat, but overall a very enjoyable palate. Only at the end does it get just a little chest thumping sour.

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