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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Marheb (1943) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Je pourrais passer des heures à chercher les mots qui la définiraient. Je vais m’en tenir à jus de pêche grassement bretté, étincelant de croustillance. Buvabilité transpercante.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrChopin (3220) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8854) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Yeah this is a fun beer. I think Paul shared this at Woodshop? Pours a yellow with a nice white head. Peaches, apricots, light spice, some yeasty notes in the nose. Flavor is dry with good doses of stone fruits, yeast and a bit of hints from the barrel. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8161) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Golden with thin white head. Aroma is super fruity. Taste is strawberry and some green apple. Somewhat funky. Undercarbonated. Real nice beer, one of my favorites from Upright.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1372) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from my PNW buddy Chris - thanks! Clear dark yellow in color with a nice white head. Lots of lacing. Crisp clean slightly hoppy nose. Very nice taste, a little funky, a little hoppy, just a touch tart and lots of bitterness. Maybe a touch of oak tannin in the finish as well. Very nice - I wish I had shared it, but at the same time, I’m glad I didn’t share it!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour is deep golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has a great oak presence, huge bright peach, and notes of dusty brett. Taste is even brighter, fruits are huge, tropical fruits with a good bit of peach, brett is quite clean and citrusy with notes of leather and dust. Carbonation is strong, body is very delicate and soft. Flavors are extremely juicy and bright.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle at SARA. Excellent beer. Tastes of peaches and fuckin perfect saison. Loved this beer.


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