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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5751) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle shared by Shawn, thanks (and thanks to footbalm for trading to him):

Golden hue with a big fluffy head which left lovely lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of wheat husks, slight lemon, floral and slight barnyard vapours, hint of pale malts and even some old hops. The taste is tart and acidic upfront with a moderate funky and barnyard tone. Very earthy and flowery with a slight woody and cardboardy finish. The mouth feel is one big knock against the brew, far too carbonated which was distracting IMO but that did make it quite refreshing. This is very nice and surprising, Would gladly try this again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3135) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle from footbalm- Thanks Eric! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big foamy white head. aroma of grass, soap, a nice peach and lemon fruit note, along with some earth and dough notes. Flavor is a nice earthy lemony funk, a soft orval-like funkyiness. fair amount of carbonation. Nice beer! refreshing. would drink regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle, big thanks to Eric! Pours a clear straw gold with a really large meringue head. Awesome aroma of this really soft brett, fully matured and really well integrated. Wonderful nose, reminds me a bit of Duck Duck Gooze. Crisp, spritzy, lightly acidic in the mouth. Some lemon acidity and sourness. Not extremely funky or sour but quite dry. This is freakin’ enjoyable stuff. Oak starts to come out, maybe some really light cabernet notes. Some slight dischord between the farmhouse and brett and a slight bittering edge. Thanks so much for this, I love it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4121) - Utah, USA - APR 12, 2010
2010 750ml bottle from Squatters, 7.3% ABV
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow/golden with a nice white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving some lacing in the glass. Bubbles in the glass look like a champagne, they continue along time after the pour
Aroma: Tart fruits, brett, yeasty and barnyard
Taste: Similar to the aroma. Some sharp tart flavors at the first, then some bitterness in the finish
Very nice Saison, with some nice complexity. Very crisp and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle from footbalm, thanks Eric! Pours a lightly hazy, vibrant yellow-golden color with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly receded to a bubbly layer and left some thick sheets of lacing. Lightly tart, musty aroma with earthy hints of bretty, cobwebby yeast, hay, sharp cheese, and dry, prickly fruit (peach and apricot). Smooth, lightly tart entry with hints of peach skin transitions into a lightly bretty, earthy yeastiness with a moderate barnyard/cobweb character including a musty cheesiness offset by a tart lemon fruitiness that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a soft, lightly dry oakiness. High, tight carbonation that does a nice job of complimenting the flavors present and creating a light, lively mouth feel. Overall, this is an extremely enjoyable, well made beer that has depth that isn’t overshadowed by blatant sourness or barrel aging. Honestly, it just tastes, smells, and looks really good. Thanks again Eric!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (1794) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
Tasted from 750mL bottle at Lush CBC event. Pours golden with a thick white head that quickly dissipates. Smells like a peach bellini with stewed apricot. Flavor is somewhat sour with peach flavor really coming through and a sweetness on the back of the palate. Carbonation is medium with an oily body and a medium finish. This is a very good and unique beer that would be great with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to the Utah beer tasting. Pours out a straw topped with a nice head. Aroma was of lots of brett, light spice, and some sweetness. Taste more of the brett along with some tartness. A tasty brew not your normal Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Opaque, banana yellow pour. Cheesy, pungent aroma of sharp blue and a musty, sweet bit of pineapple; funky in a way thats really much like a sauv blanc. And a bit tropical too, and still in a white wine kind of way.

Sweet, and soft, lightly funky flavor; carefully spiced with a pleasing nectarine and peach dominant flavor. It has a sharp muscat grape tartness and a tropical, creamy sweetness that softens that nicely; it softens even more after swallowing, on a feathery, sweet texture; still a bit funky, but so velvety and warm. Seems i can taste ever white and golden fruit here or there; golden kiwis, pears, yellow apples; calm and collected, not scattered.

Smooth and acidic texture; funkiness lingers distantly in the very long finish. Extremely classy stuff. Thanks so much Eric!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
750ml bottle. thanks to Kan for sharing! pours hazed straw color with white head. nose is funky, hay, lemon. flavors of hay, funk, cheese, very dry biscuity, slightly sour. wow really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Huge thanks to Pantanap for cracking this open, and thanks to eric for "securing" the bottle. Poured pale yellow with a big white head. Aroma was nice funk, lemon and tart. Taste was funky, a nice dryness throughout and on the finish, really reminded me of a lemon drop overall. Earthy hops added to the round and full flavor. Very nice, and having been to a squatters in Utah, I was surprised to see this. Great effort.

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