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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine- thanks again, Beau! Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small film for a head. The aroma is pretty floral overall, with notes of peaches, citrus fruits, and oak. Flavor of lemon, peach, oak, floral notes, dry grains, tart candy, and a bit of yogurt. Light-bodied, with a tart, dry, floral mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Doesn’t come across as complex as the original Fantasia, nor do the peach notes pop as much. Still very good, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Shared by b3shine. Pours a light golden with little white head. Has a fruity saison taste with limited hop taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by me with the group). Looks good; a transparent golden orange with white lacing and lively carbonation. Smells solid; spice and oak with a hint of peach from the Fantasia. Tastes like it smells, only better, and with more of a peach presence. Nice and lively on the palate. A great saison!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station, pours a clear pale blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out farmhouse notes, hops and rustic notes. Flavour brings out apricot, dry rustic farmhouse notes, and oak. Very complex, with a very dry, wild and hoppy mouthfeel. Highly drinkable stuff. Awesome.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2013 Total Score: 4.1
750mL bottle, courtesy of and split with julian (thanks man!), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is full of faded peaches, barnyard funk, and some mild acidity. Flavour brings out lightly tart white wine barrels, oak, some mild peaches, some musty grape and barnyard funk. Quite fruity, but obviously less so than Fantasia, but this one is a lot more oaky and vinous than Fantasia, and less sour and fruity. Highly drinkable. Delicious stuff.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
First whiff and I’m back at Spuyten Duvyl with Pinot D’Aunis in hand and the sun on my face. Then it’s Jeremy’s living room as SH Berliner Weisse dawns on us. This is another of those ethereal beers, a contrast of fruit lightness, minerals, and earth dryness. Special BECAUSE it exists. Thanks GT.

hazy tangerine, very bright, creamy small bubbled white head. The Fantasia Five nose: cloud of dust, meet peach and cantaloupe rind. Melon and slight hay sting the nose in the end. Flavor is incredible peach, light asian spice, stinky melon finish, heavy dust Brett with warmth. Ultra soft palate, stunning combo, supremely drinkable and refreshing. Lightly simple throughout flavor, but that’s the only complaint. A revelation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
750mL bottle #19 of 120. Thanks to cavemanlawyer. Pours full haze peach with medium white foam. Spotty white lacing. Nose is fresh mangosteen, nectarines. Bright orange fruits. Opening up, there is more fresh jackfruit and Asian market fruit. Some white wine barrel acidity comes through like Lost Abbey Cable Car. Taste is very bright and fresh, juicy mangosteen and lighty tangy nectarine and pineapple. So refreshing. Perfect delicate summer beer. Unfortunately unobtainable. Wish this came in six packs. Plus one for ridiculous beer at low alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10039) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks very much! Cloudy orange yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of dusty apricots and pears. Taste is softly sour summer fruit, applesauce, light spice, white pepper. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose and taste of fresh apricot, apricot pit, peach and peach pit, mango pit, stone fruits, Brett, oak, wild funk and yeast. Lots of fresh peach and apricot. Mouthfeel of creamed peaches and apricots with some oak and wild yeast. Amazing. Medium body. Slightly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, oak, and stone fruit. Flavor of peach, citrus, florals, brett, yeast, and herbs with a dry oak finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour citric aroma. Fruity malty sour flavor with yeasty woody hints. Has a fruity malty sour finish.


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