Five (#5)
Upright Brewing Company

Five (#5)Five (#5)
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #961
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,946
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.8%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
335
From:
Upright Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  27
Gots
  47
SCORE
87
Very Good
Five (#5)Five (#5)
Notes: "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)
Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 335 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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KCM from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Jun 24, 2012
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Monkeyknife from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle a cloudy apricot color with three fingers of rocky off-white head.

Faint aroma of tangerine, melon, lemon zest. and stone fruits with a light maltiness.

The tasted matched the aroma. A bit washed out with tangerine, melon, lemon zest, stone fruits, and saltine cracker, and an earthy yeast note.

Medium bodied and dry with a fairly sharp carbonation.

A decent Saison from Upright. Though I wouldn't go out of my way to have again.

Feb 05, 2014
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. The script on the label refers to the romanticism of breweries supplying only their own local neighborhood. All fine and good, as I crack this offering many, many miles to the north of the Rose Quarter in central Portland, Oregon.

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, chunky, and yet finely creamy marshmallow fluff head, which leaves a few random swaths of bloated cloud lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of semi-sweet fruity hops - pear, apple, and some sort of foreign analogue of domestic oranges - grainy, somewhat wheaty malt, a softly edgy yeastiness, hints of clove and black pepper, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is more drupe fruit front and foremost, with a extra twinge of Christmas orange, gritty, bready pale and wheat malts, rather ethereal, muddled mixed pepper and coriander spice, a subdued earthy yeastiness, and additional leafy, floral hops.

The carbonation is present, to be sure, but hardly noticeable at times, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and generally quite smooth, free of any sort of typical outside interference. It finishes off-dry, the stone fruit still active and engaged, while the yeast and hops seem a little too preoccupied with leaving work early for the long weekend rush.

A decent enough saison, what with the fruity guest stars, but the overall effect seems a wee bit lacking, if we're to compare this to the more stripped down 'Four'. Still good, don't get me wrong, but I'm already wistful for my first brush with this brewery, where they had me, not quite at hello, but certainly soon thereafter.

Sep 01, 2013
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flagmantho from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium-gold hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. Head poured four creamy fingers of pretty but inconvenient foam. Enticing!

Smell: a light funk with a malty sweetness and a really nice grassy character. It has a real vernal feel to it; I'm a fan.

Taste: mildly funky but with a nice sweetness and a little bit of a chalky taste. There's also a decent bitterness at the end. I rather like it; it's somewhere between a saison and a tripel -- good stuff!

Mouthfeel: surprisingly, not all of this beer's carbonation went into creating that mammoth head! There's still plenty left in the body to yield a delightfully creamy mouthfeel. Kudos!

Overall: I'm digging on this beer. I'll have no trouble quaffing the whole 750.

Jul 01, 2014
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inlimbo77 from Delaware

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml, 2013
HF stem

A: Very pretty bright light yellow orange. Big fluffy bright white head, sticking around a while. 3 fingers. Lacing. High carbonation.

S: Getting a good amount of hops in the nose. Some melon. Some pine. Some white grape. Strangely like IPA.

T: Getting that hop bitterness up front. Right in tip of tongue. Mild. I guess I'm getting those stone fruits. Hard for me to place. Finish is fairly dry. Not as barnyard and funky as I was expecting from a saison.

M: Medium bodied.

Feb 05, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

five is easily my favorite of the numbered series, not the most unique of them, simply a funky saison with a great hop profile. but it is so well made it takes the cake for me. hazy orange blonde in color with a tall inch of lasting white foam, nice presentation in a wine glass. the nose is very hop driven over the yeast, with C varietals such as citra and cascade bouncing around. orange melon and lemon cream in the flavor, especially the finish, but more herbal bitterness in smell. the yeast is great too, a lot like the other numbered beers, some fruity esters, peach and apricot, and a soapy feel that gives body where it may be lacking otherwise. it all comes together beautifully, i love the hops here, minimal bitterness but maxed out flavor, summery for sure, and just dripping quality. some upright has been hit or miss, but this is splendid, something i would drink daily if it were available. the best of the series.

Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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Five (#5) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 335 ratings