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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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Fifth Element was brewed December 2007 and laid down to age in oak barrels January 2008. It has light peach/fruit notes and a beautiful golden hue. High carbonation created during bottle conditioning gives it a champagne like texture on the pallet. It finishes slightly tart and cleansing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to footbalm, nyuk nyuk nyuk, for this 750ml bottle that was shared w/ elnadeau & gstoad. It was a gusher, after those festivities subsided, it was a funky beer with a touch of fruit in the background.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Thanks to Ditmier for the bottle. Shared at Dog Days of Summer Gathering. Pale yellow pour with a thin head. Sour tart fruity aroma. Taste is tart apple, barrel notes and some touches of hop bitterness. World class saison for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle shared by SuperDave Ė thanks Dave! Pours clear gold with a thin white head. The nose is sour peaches, vinegar. The taste is unripe peaches, peach pith, light funk. Lighter prickly mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyJ (4773) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle many thanks to footbalm. Pours a clear orangish gold, white head. It gushed when I popíd the cork, but no problems after. Lemon, hay, slightly sweet bread, lightly funky, tart apple, and yeast. This is really good, one of the best around, I love the sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2010
750 ml bottle; huge thanks to footbalm for the trade; pale yellow light fizzy white head; one of the more drinkable beers Iíve ever had; light and floral, zing of Brett and oak; so smooth and super attenuated; delicate mix of floral flavors, dry malt and zingy brett; oaky, tasty and smooth; wow, I need more ASAP!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
Dog Days of Summer Gathering light golden, white head. champagne yeast profile with tropical fruits, mild bitterness, some lingering funk/brett, citrus finish, dry palate with some acidic notes. The barrel use adds a nice mild wood dimension to this beer, definitely giving it a more sour aspect that I am not used to seeing in saisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5734) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Sour tart lemon nose, some funky notes, straw, a little dusty. Hazy light golden pour, light fizzy white foam ring. Tart, lemony, dusty, a little funky, a little poopy. Lingering tart notes, and some funk. Nice vibrant carbonation. Lively, light, tart and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
750, corked and baled. Thanks ben and footbalm! Pours a slightly hazy bright gold. Loose whitish head. Poopy sulfuric minerally nose. Creamy medium body with lots of lively carb. Eggs, mineral water, tangy notes on the mid palate. Peppery and spicy, complex and delicious. Long sulfuric finish. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle from footbalm. Thanks Eric! Shared at shanandoah 2010. As others have said, this beer was very dry and sour to the point that it may be better classified a "sour." extremely bretty, a good amount of oaky woodiness, some lemon zest, clementines. I remember enjoying this quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5320) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle, via douglass88. Pours a hazy gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that slowly faded to a thin film. Sweet and tart bretty nose, very funky but no real sourness. Some light floral hops and a nice oak undertone. The flavor is dry and funky as all get out, lots and lots of brett. Light and delicate flavors though, itís not overpowering in any way, very drinkable. Lots of ripe tropical fruit notes and I especially like the wood influence. Very minimal if any spicing. Mouthfeel is dry and funky with nice spritzy fine carbonation. Lingering finish. Very nice, up there with my favorites for the style, though itís generally a style I donít seek out.

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