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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of oak, herbs, florals, pineapple, and barnyard. Flavor of oak, citrus, vanilla, herbs, chardonnay and grass with a dry finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Notes of buttered popcorn, wild yeast, chardonnay, raw coconut, and agave nectar. Foamy semi sour mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
bottle, thanks to the ericanders, bright yellow pour with foam sheen, funky, peppery lemon aroma, flavors are buttery lemon pie, wildflowers, smooth bitterness, great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Rating #25 of this amazing brew. Tahnks Dasilky1 via Footbalm for this gem. Pour is hazy bright amber with a big white champagne head to strong lace. Smells fucking beautiful. Nose is lightly sweet pineapple and high citrus. Clean high yeast and green grapes. Taste is great. Period. You have to get past the perfect nose to get to the first drink, and that ain’t easy. High funky tart yeast first turns quickly to high light pineapple. White grapesand light hay. Super long sweet lingering turns finally to a sharp bitter end. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle via footbalm. Someone said something about a gose a few ratings ago and that’s the first thing that popped into my head upon putting my nose up the glass...sea salted floral powder of slightly barny funk, pineapple, rich early 40s women’s perfume, and light and dry essence of orange. Pours a straw-like yellow, slightly hazed, and full, lacey, creamy looking slightly off-white head. Flavors are joyously juicy, tannic, tart, fruity, floral...strawberries, pineapple, tropical climate air...hey, do any of you guys remember Beatrix? Do you guys remember the old school Fantome winter...with the old label, before it was entitled "hiver"? Do you? Well, guess what..they’re both back and contained in this bottle. Really. This is how all saisons should be. Hey footbalm, I need a case. Asap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Rating number 3600 with a bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy golden body and a small white head. Aroma of oak, wine, peppercorn, elderflower, chardonnay, and lightly sour. Taste is lightly sour, lemon, pepper, brett, wine, earthy, some stone fruits. Lively bubbles. Awesome, could use another bottle of this!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (877) - Notown, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
courtesy of footbalm, thanks a ton on this one! nice salty saison! yummy! this kepyt reminding me of a gose with the salty profile. the oak adds nicely, though subtly. huge citrus force headed by grapefruit and lemon. this is def a different type of saison, great stuff, hope to get more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle compliments of Eric: Pours a light hazy straw color with a nice tall white head. The nose is ripe with fruit; peach and pineapple immediately. A nice balance of sour and yeasty with a full bodied champagne style carbonation that adds to the components. Lots of cheese and barny notes as well. More of the fruit comes through in the tail. Fantastic saison!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6037) - 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
SrSilliGose (3257) - 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.

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