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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1675) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to sledutah for SS, pours a cloudy golden/yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sweet funky yeast, tropical fruits, hay, with a nice musk. Taste is tart fruit and yeast, with a light sourness. A little lighter than I like but it’s actually hitting the spot on this humid night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4155) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy pale yellow with a decent sized white head. Aroma is of grain, yeast, funk and hay. Taste is of lemon, butter, light funk and earth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750ml bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is a brett, lacto, musty oak, light citrus hop and fruity. Flavor is tart lemon, sour, light malt and very well hidden alcohol. Light body with a dry finish. Really nice beer, good blend of yeast and bugs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Funky, wood, citrus, some fruitiness, earthy, barnyard, and lighter spices. This was one solid sour and out of the 20 or so beers of the night, was definitely in the top 3 if not then #1 spot ... very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle shared by Irishboy (who got it from Odeed). Pours light gold with tiny bubbles and very little head. Aroma is sour, yeasty, citrus. Flavor is light pitted fruit, citrus, earthy, tart/sour. Not exactly bretty, but sour. It’s extremely delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle pour shared by Dan. Hazy hay color with no head. Smells like a high end gueze, tart and funky, really nice. Flavor is tart but not sour, musty tart white grapes. Medium high carbonation. This beer shocked me, absolutely amazing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5169) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Finally brought myself to open this one. This poured a hazy dark yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was light barnyard funk, fruits, some sand, earthy notes, and light spice. Flavor was even more impressed than the aroma, light funk/cheese, sour lemons, grass, bright peaches, and yeast spice in the finish. A really unique and impressive beer from this company.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (4163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle from international trade; hazy orange pour with white head, funky aroma, sour taste with lively citrus, a bit of coconut not in your face sour but really glorious farmhouse funk.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5706) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2013
0.75l bottle from my Secret Santa. Hazy golden color with small white head. Yeasty, bready aroma with notes of lemon, funk, earthy notes. Tart taste, with yeast, lemon, barnyard, hints oranges, maybe mango, wood. Long crisp, dry, tart finish. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Thanks to Douglas88 for this beautiful bottle from Utah. Pours a hazy lemon yellow with a finger of loose white foam that fell off to a thin ring. Left some soapy lace as it drank. This beer is radiant in the glass. Nose is uplifting and brawny with brett, yeasty funk, buttery oak and lively with tart citrus. Grapefruit and lemon entice the nose with the promise of all that sour while a touch of floral and bread underneath dazzles and tempts you into the glass. Taste is lively, spirited, smooth, but tart. Very tart. Malt opens up mid palate a little grainy, a little grassy to enhance the buttery oak smoothness. Spice grants a little pepper and becomes more prominent as it drinks. Drinks light and engages you with each sip as the hops leave their touch of hay and bitter on the finish. This was my first sour and I can say that it’s robust like ale, drinks like very dry white wine, has a softness to the body that is pure delight against the sour and is far more complex than I expected. This was a luscious and reviving farmhouse ale and I was lucky to have had the opportunity to try it.


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