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RATINGS: 231   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, - AUG 23, 2012
A Mes rate. Bottle shared in very good company at the Craft. Massive thanks to SledUtah. Greg, you’re a star!
Truely epic nose. Full on sour saison character. Just a superb blend of lemon tartness, the right amount of barn and utterly brilliant Belgian yeast and just a lick of candy. Want it? Ohhhhh yes you do. Dig deeper and the snout develops with some peach and really deep leather. You need to hunt though. Sadly, this is one of those beer experiences where it’s not about hunting. It’s about drinking. We forget that all to often here. This little beauty is one of the most "SINK ME" beers I’ve had since, well ok, since my last lambic, but my god it wants to be drunk. The flavour doesn’t quite reach the heights of the sniffables but it’s still exceptional. Superb length to the lemony tart finish gives you pause for thought between sips... But if I’m honest, those thoughts are full of DRINK MORE. This is a beer that is easy to love. Sour but saison. Superb. Greg, I owe you one. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Thanks to Sledutah. Aroma is musty, tart sour lacto, funky horsey brett. Clouded / yellow straw coloured pour with a lasting white head. Flavour is puckering tart, sharp lacto, granny smith. Really nice funky horse and baby diaper. Palate is dry and puckering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3514) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch, minimal head and lacing. Aroma is funky tart lemon, oak. Flavor is very tart, lemony, funky, oak. Light body. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
(bottle) hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of popcorn and citric acid, with a hint of roasted grain, some coconut, yeast and earth. flavour is quite tart, with lots of lemons, some vanilla, more coconut, a light caramel sweetness and a hint of alcohol in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting at Moncada. Cloudy yellow beer, almost no head. Barnyard aroma, leather, perfume, floral, grass, sourish, vinous, grapefruit, some citrus. Grapefruit flavor, floral, leather, hay, grassy, sourish, hay, perfume, barnyard notes, apricot, vinegar. Rather sour, really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBSG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, tart, citrus, grapefruit.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, grapefruit, citrus, fruit, tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, crisp and dry. Nice lemon here, sweet and tangy on good balance. Crisp dry finish. Great lemon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Cloudy yellow color, small off-white head. Aroma is sour, acidic, lemon and very appealing. Taste is sour, lightly acidic, sour green apples, sour fruits. Superb beer, absolutely lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. Hazy pale gold lasting white head. Sour aggressive lemon. Sour but aggressive in a good way. Rather decent. Verges on the vinegar. Good lemon .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big thanks to Paulo for this beast, 28/06/14. Hazed golden yellow with moderate off white spotting. Nose carries a bitter citric rinse, mandarin, tangy apricot, brett pangs, woody must, funk, pineapple tinged straw. Taste comprises tarte apricot, bretty pangs, shades of horse blanket, dank wood and must, mandarin, subtle acidity. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, subtle acidic rinse in the close. Super solid sour, great balance, quenching the parts that outher sours don’t always reach in the ’Sarf’ London summer sun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7430) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared at Manny G’s. It pours cloudy golden-orange with minimal head. The nose is earthy, barnyard, creamy, peach, apricot, hay, mild florals and some cream cheese. The taste is crisp, tart, good mouth-pucker,peach, apricot, mild acidity, wood, sherbet and minerals with a dry finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, tart and refreshing.

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