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RATINGS: 227   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2011 Bottle. Aroma: lemon, cut hay, some nice Brett funk, banana and peach, faint light malts, oak and a touch of vanilla, peppercorns. Appearance: pours a slightly hazy straw/light golden color, fluffy white head with average retention and lacing. Flavor: firm but controlled acidity, lots of fresh lemon, oak is subdued compared to the aroma but a nice hint of vanilla persists, peach, pineapple, and to a lesser degree some banana. Light malts and cut hay, some Brett complexity leaning more towards spice, light funk, and earth. A bit of fruity sweetness mid-taste is followed by a bone dry, crisp and refreshing finish. Palate: light-medium body, medium-high carbonation. A soft, sort of creamy texture, crisp finish. Overall: this beer is absolutely delicious, I expected it to be good, but holy crap... Expectations were exceeded, well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
750ml bottle, c&c .. . solid pop, small amount of foam creeping out of the bottle .. . mild sourness .. . hay and gritty grains .. . rather enjoyable i must say .. . . screaming without making a sound is yawning..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (1839) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
March 3, 2013 - bottle as an extra from Eric. Cloudy yellow pour with big head that lasted and spotty lacing. Aroma was sour, woody, peach, and yeast. Taste was tart, had a nice oak flavor, more citrus but some peach in there and a super clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Serving: Bottle via trade. Beware! Itís a gusher! Once the gushing stopped, it poured a hazy gold color with a large white head. The nose immediately tells you this is going to be a sour beast. Lots of funk and barnyard aromas in this one. The first taste is a punch in the mouth with a mind bending sourness that makes you pucker. The sourness doesnít let off the gas from start to finish. Nice peach, oak, and barnyard flavors to go with. Light body with softer carbonation and a super dry, tart finish. This was one of the best sours Iíve had in awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Not my fav at the rbwgjx 2013.....but clean and crisp, not really for an old girl beer rater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3074) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Nice melange of fruits and funk. Acidity burns slightly in the back of the throat, but isnít excessively harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (438) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg thanks to who ever brought. Super hazy milky yellow. Saison earthy lemon drop. Very drinkable in large amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Dallas! Pours a hazy light gold with a decent white head. Aroma of lemons, funk, spice, and yeast. Taste is lemons, funk, malt, spice, and yeast. Nice tart, dry finish. Exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Vintage 06-11 bottle, shared by badnewsbeers. Hazy, straw-yellow body, thin ring of off-white carbonation. Sour, dusty nose with a peach/apricot sweetness and hints of spice. Sour body, a tad funky and cobwebby, with peach, peach pit, lemon, and grass. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks douglas88). Looks good; a mostly transparent gold with foamy white lacing. Smells good too; semi-sweet, tart, oaky, and funky. Tastes just like it smells with a nice, wild mouthfeel. Delicious.

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