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RATINGS: 240   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, - AUG 23, 2012
A Mes rate. Bottle shared in very good company at the Craft. Massive thanks to SledUtah. Greg, youíre 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 itís not about hunting. Itís about drinking. We forget that all to often here. This little beauty is one of the most "SINK ME" beers Iíve had since, well ok, since my last lambic, but my god it wants to be drunk. The flavour doesnít quite reach the heights of the sniffables but itís still exceptional. Superb length to the lemony tart finish gives you pause for thought between sips... But if Iím 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3878) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Radiant yellow colour, white head. Sour aroma, citrus, lemon zest, light white wine. Sour flavour, citrus, lemon juice, brett. Dry. Sour finish, brett.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBESG í14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Orange pour with a small khaki head, good lacing. Sour aroma, citrus, vanilla and oak, lactic, a touch of acetic. Good flavor, nicely sour, light citrus and light stone fruits, vanilla, oak. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4156) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: RBESG 2014 in London, Grand Tasting. Hazy yellowish beer, almost no head. Barnyard leatther floral grassy sourish citrus and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit citrus sourish leather grassy barnyard fruity flavour. Really a lovely sourish beer :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2955) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle share. Very active bottle, kept foaming. All else was right on target for the style, light, flowery, hints of yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. An excellent sour, lots of citrus, oak, vinegar, peach, and funk. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is funk, cheese, citrus. Medium mouth with tart lemon, oak, light dryness, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8699) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tasted during RBWG15 Grand Tasting. 22oz bottle. Hazy golden orange color. Minimal ring of white head. Moderate sour taste, light to moderate sweet, some vinegar. Some grassy, mild citrusy hop, mostly vinegar, though. Bigger body. Light slick. Kinda vinegary, but solid, enjoyable decent sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2408) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Peach golden color lightly cloudy, light white foam, aromas of peach blalanced acidity, light clove, bits of alcohol, lactic sour, earthy, lemon, soft lightly sour finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured into a tulip, 11/12 vintage. 3.5 A: First pour was a nearly clear light orange color. Every pour since then has been progressively more cloudy as is expected in a bottle conditioned brew. One and a half fingers of foamy white head that doesnít last very long, but does leave a decent amount of lacing. 3.75 S: Tart and funky nose. A lot of dusty, old wood with dry-rotten sweat socks. An almost acetic tartness. Just hints of wildflower herbalness. Hay and a small nondescript light fruitiness. 4.0 T: Taste is like the nose, but amplified five fold. Lots of dusty old woodiness, basement funk, and old crispy sweatsocks. Hay, light grassiness and herbal wildflower, hints of light fruits and honey. Acetic tartness. Very tasty. 3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a pleasant spritziness to it. Super smooth. 4.0 D: Quite a tasty brew. I canít identify any faults. Give it a try. DavoleBomb, May 28, 2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5829) - 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.


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