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RATINGS: 101   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 (40417) - 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 (22977) - 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 (22055) - , 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 (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19096) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy golden color. Vinous aroma, some peach and apricot, nice sourness. The mouthfeel is very smooth, and stronger than expected, with mild residual sweetness; peach and apricots come through, but also mild astringency.
Balanced, excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18517) - 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 (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (16053) - Dublin, 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14353) - 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.

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