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RATINGS: 223   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Split into snifters the pour produced a small white head on a nice orange yellow body which was cloudy. The first hit on my nose was slightly funky with a little oak. Followed up with some light citrus notes spice and yeast. Flavor was funky and that is what I like in a farmhouse, citrus sour and a hint of spice on the backend. Balanced out with enough malts sweetness to make it drinkable. The mouthfeel was medium to light with ample carbonation. One of my favorite Saison’s to date I enjoyed every drop and added it back to my wants. Tons of flavor and the oak age added a lot of interesting character to the brew.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (7944) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6317) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Unclear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of horseback, sour, wet dog, spice, honey, citrus and grape. A flavor of horseback, sour, citrus, grape and spice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
(Bottle) Pours hazy dark yellow. The aroma holds citrus, funk, spicy oak (coconut, vanilla and woodshop), lacto, unripe tropical fruits, light smoky phenols, wet stone, white grapes and cracker-like malt. The flavour is dry, heavily acidic and tiny bitter with notes of funk, damp basement, lacto, citrus, crackers, white bread, oak and minerals. The mouthfeel is tart, yet soft with a near medium carbonation. Acidic finish. LIght to medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2612) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you bytemesis! pours hazy golden with a frothy white head that leaves some small spotty trace on the glass while dissipating, Smell is slightly sour and tiny malty with crackers, fresh US oak, lemon juice, sour milk, shredded coconut, hay, dry soil, white grape skins, pineapple juice, butter, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, lychee, orange zest and unflavoured yoghurt.Taste is very sour and tiny funky with crackers, lemon juice, sour milk, hay, dry soil, grapefruit juice, shredded coconut, pineapple juice, dried apricots, lemon juice, buttery wood, lychee, unsweetened yoghurt, starfruit, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart, very mouthpuckering and medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, hay, dry soil, mineral water, shredded coconut, lychee, starfruit and lemon zest. Very US oak driven sharply sour pale ale. Tasty stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (199) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8030) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2177) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (1897) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2386) - 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


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