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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5480) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
This poured a cloudy bright dark gold with a white head. Aroma.of.big stone fruit, hay, earthy wet rocks and spent grain. Flavor similar, very earthy and.miniraly, nice fruit and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (4234) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from bill and tom. Pours hazy golden orange, light head. Notes are peach, oak, candy, flinstones kids vitamins. Medium bodied. Nice and tart and butted out

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Latest batch, bottle. Pours a cloudy golden peach color with small film of white bubbles that subsides. Aroma is very vinous and fruity with a mixture of sweetness and tartness: peach, plum, apricot, fruity hops, musty cork, oak barrel, cedar, grassy and floral hops. Extremely appetizing. Taste is once again quite vinous with lots of orange and other citrus at the beginning fading to white grape, delicate stone fruit, and oak barrel tannins with some hop bitterness too. Excellent balance overall and between sweet and tart – if anything maybe just a bit too bitter. Full, juicy mouthfeel. Complex yet also quite drinkable. A tremendous wild ale and I’d drink it all the time if I could.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2408) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pretty big apricot/peach aroma, stone fruit. Yellow cloudy, slightly sweet from the wine. Medium low carb with an oily sweet finish. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5800) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of lightly sweet citrus, cotton candy, faint lemon, and orange peel. It pours a hazy burnt orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus. The finish has light-moderate lemon, orange peel, faint floral notes, and some faint oak notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4672) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Had this at the 2014 RB Pittsburgh Summer Gathering at Horny Devel’s place. Actually it was after the equinox at the beginning of fall, but DILLIGAF. Big thanks to James & Michelle for hosting such a nice spread of quality beers and for this particular beer a GIANT thanks goes out to beerman6686. Slight tart nose impressions. Yellowish beer with a slight haze. Slight fine carbonation. Earthy at first with some friendly beer attributes. Then there is a slight bitterness that grows into a pointed sharpness for a finsih.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopwine (572) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Lemon, tangerine, peppery brett, oak, nectarine, apricot skin. Moderate tannins and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
bottle shared by hoppypocket, thanks bro. pours uclear bright golden with a small creamy off-white cap offering some retention and lacing. sourish peaches and apricots - perhaps, pluots? nah, dill upfront with a very herbal and spicy bouquet, lemongrass and sweet grass, bit of powdery candies, white wine, wood, astringent bitter herbs. average carbonation, light body, bone dry, fairly bitter and astringent herbal-spicy finish. good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Hoppypocket, thanks a lot David! Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of flowers, really peppery also and carries some pretty blatant dill notes. Taste is fruity, moderately bitter and offers plums and peaches in the flavor department. Body was light to medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel juicy. Finish is quite spicy and bitter. Overall this is a nice saison, a bit short of my expectations (where do I get those?) but still really fine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (4094) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks David! Hazy golden/orange with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is super juicy with peaches, apricots, nice rustic presence, gentle tartness and subtle barrel notes. Taste is also quite juicy with peach, apricots, rustic notes, nice tartness, barrel notes and moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, but definitely not watery. Soft carbonation. Moderately dry finish. This aroma is impressive and the beer is really tasty while being super easy to drink. It’s hard to believe that the base beer is Upright Five, which was good, but certainly not great. Superb balance! Glad I still have a bottle of this, thanks to Thomas!

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