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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (362) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2011/12 Vintage bottle courtesy of Gription79. Thanks Dallas! I knew this beer was highly regarded, but the moment I popped the cork and took a whiff of the wafting funk coming out of this bottle, I knew I was in for a serious treat. Aromas of tart green apples, light peach skins, barnyard funk, musty basement, light bread, cloves, some light vanilla/oak. Very inviting!! Pours a bright yellow-gold, light bodied, sparkling carbonation...nice fluffy 2 finger white head that broke down gorgeously into some spotty lacing. Taste is very tart upfront. Almost puckering. But, I like that! We get more green apple, peach skins, big notes of lemon after it warms a bit, grass/hay/funk, some seriously delicious barrel notes on the back end too. Very woody. Has a very nice lacto tartness surrounding it. A very big beer for the style. Finishes very clean and dry. Outsanding beer! Can’t wait to drink it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #124. Bottle shared by Sledutah at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Good head retention. Aroma of barnyard, citrus, stone fruits, funk, berries. Taste is tart berries, stone fruits, mild funk and barnyard. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2939) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with bubbly white head. Aroma is funky hay and grad with a hint of fruit behind it. Taste follows, but wow, funky sourness that lasts forever. Awesome, damn good. I need to find some more from this brewery.
Earlier Rating: 3/1/2013 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a hazy golden yellow with little to no head or lacing. Aroma of lemony tart booze, crazy other citrus and sweet fruits. Taste follows, thin and bubbly. Decent, but not the best sour I tried that day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2879) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 18.01.2014, 0,75l bottle (11/12 vintage) @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Small bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry sour-ish, sorrel, raw rhubarb, lemon, citrus peel, sour green apples, oak, hay, chalk, hints of sulfur hidden far far back. Taste is nicely acidic sour, raw rhubarb, lemon, sorrel, sour green apple skin, soda powder, citrus peel, oak. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Very nice and easy drinking. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3589) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Very nice off-cloudy golden yellow. fizzy head fades fast slight fecal aroma, some golden crispy apple and head cheese golden apples and pears, porta john grape skins. Very tart, almost too sour but it’s quite nice. acetic notes hit at the back end. this reminds me more of a saison that got a nice lacto injection later in its life. I like it and wish I could craft one myself

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. This was a gift from Janie. A great little brew with lots of character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle (thanks to douglas88 for sharing)... Poured hazy, golden/light orange with a thin forming head. Actually not much going on with a head. But that’s alright. Awesome footy, cheesy, yeast funked aroma. Quite lovely actually. Sharp, full mouthfeel with some drying in the finish. Big, over-ripped fruits, stone fruits, with tart acidity and lots of that barnyard funk. Sharp, lemon citrus acidity. Extremely complex and a supper good sour beer. Loving this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2439) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of vinegar, oak and funk. Taste is vinegar, white wine, funk and oak. Tart and oaky. Very complex. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2007 Vintage

12/20/2010: Squatter’s Fifth Element... Aroma: Sight vinegar; floral; fruitiness hiding underneath. Appearance: Hazy pale yellow color; large puffy off-white head with a large amount of lacing. Flavor: Sour and almost puckering at first; vinegar; white cooking wine; yeasty middle; dry oaky finish; I suspect high alcohol, but it is well-hidden. Palate: Medium-light; smooth; nice mouthfeel. Overall: Pretty good sour.

750 mL corked and caged bottle (6.75% ABV). Rating #211 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Funky like whoa, gueze-like barnyard profile. Really sour for a farmhouse. Right up my alley.

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