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Five (#5) - Upright Brewing Company

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87
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%


Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Five is a farmhouse pale ale that was born after enjoying a few small production European brews that use a heavy hand of hops. Ours blends several Mt. Angel grown varieties to create a deep and complex flavor with an underlying earthiness. Pale fruit aromas created during the fermentation brighten the profile and bring the beer balance."

Malts: organic pale,organic caramel
Unmalted: rolled barley
Hops: willamette, liberty, perle
Also: xanthohumol (bottles only)

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-07-2009)
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gkunkle

Oregon

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip glass. Beer poured a true amber color with a aggressive off-white head. Though it was exaggerated by the shape my glass, it stood about 2 inches tall. I had to let the beer settle before I added more then drank. Some raining carbonation is visible in the body. Smell is of yeast-funk, apple, lemon. In the taste I detect less of the lemon citrus than I expected, I get some grassiness. There is a slightly off grassiness and malt flavor as it crests my tongue. Mouthfeel has assertive carbonation, which lifts the medium body giving it a lighter feel. This is a good beer, but my favorite of the style or brewery, I'll stick with four and seven from upright.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 22:48:33 | More by gkunkle
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Five (#5) from Upright Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.