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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citric and mellow. Smooth fruity, citric and crisp bretty. Fruity and dry citric into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20464) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
30th December 2014
5 Kay, 7.5 Kay, 10 Kay Tasting. Thanks to Colin, opened whilst he was still getting over Melcher Street! Very hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crisp and semi dry. Good fine carbonation. Very good fruits here - light sweet citrus orange with peach, nectarines. Light tangy white wine vibe. Light finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17672) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15322) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle split at the 5/7.5/10K tasting, from an IP trade with MJ, 30/12/14. Hazed orange with a moderate white swirl and spotting. Nose is light spice, floral notes, apricot, tangerine, hint of pine wood, rustic and earthy. Taste comprises peach, straw, grapefruit, spice, hay, mandarin, tangerine, lots of soft fleshy tropics just starting to decay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid subtle sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a hazy golden orange color with a big white head. The Fantasia character really comes through. Heavy on the peaches but still a nice oak aroma. A touch of tropical fruit, maybe some grass, and a nice lactic sourness. The lemon and peach flavors are quite pronounced and work very well. Some tropical fruits, a little melon, and good wood flavors are also present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy blalanced sweet & sour flavor with a medium to heavy sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11793) - , 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.

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