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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled @ FoBAB 2010. This poured bright yellow with foam sheen, funky, peppery lemon aroma. The flavors are buttery lemon pie, earthy tones of wildflowers, light tingle with soft sourness finish.

4
Bullit (4633) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2010
Bottled, halloween tasting @ cgarvieuk. Unclear light yellow, greenish colour, fluffy white head. Aroma is sour malty, barnyard, bit of vanilla, tart fruity. Flavour is sour, light malted, hint of citrus, white wine and vanilla, medium carbonation. Dry finish. Superbly balanced.

4
Fin (10536) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle at Craigs big Edinburgh tasting, this bottle courtesy of ’Craig’, thanks mate. Shared in company of Craig, Stella, Jan, Charlotte, Fritz and Loz 30.10.10 Pours cloudy lemon like that first trip to the loo in the morning sort of colour but there is a bigger head on this. Superb nose, lemony, furry, jiffy, funky. Taste is jiffy lemon sourness, very farmhouse style, good palate cleanser. A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.8
cgarvieuk (24456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2010 bottle at halloweeen tasting ... Golden yellow ...thin white head ... funky lemon nose ... tart lemon ... zezty ... brigth livelky ... little white wine .... loads of citrus...

tk 2 real zezty ... loads of white wine ... hint of acetic acid .... fresh and invigorating

4
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Thanks, Dak! Big vibrant pour, with a riotous head that’s tough to settle, and a color like the opaque gold of a Berliner. The nose is tart and citric, with mild notes of lacto and hints of pepper, rind, and even flowers. Mouthfeel is crisp and lively, which seems to suit the youthful flavors (which are never merely raw). The right touch and balance to this beer, well integrated, and it’s a really excellent hybrid of saison and wild.

3.8
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
GABF 2010, would of liked to try this in a blind tasting so as to be not lead by such large expectations. I was prepared, falsely by my own unpreparedness, that this was going to be an amazing saison. so the sour factor threw me off a bit. Cloudy yellow pour, sour lemon, lots of tartness, earthy/barnyard bretty driven funk. i would love to try again with new expectations. Still quite good

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Courtesy of douglas88. Pours clear gold with white head and some sheet lacing. The aroma is bold and assertive with apples, modest sourness, tartness, a modest spicy wood note and some apricot. The taste is punchy with fruity notes of apple, apricot, some pear and then searing tartness to midway. The tartness attains some acidity and gets dry and puckery with a tart bit of a grapefruit like quality.

4.2
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Light gold with a good sized head that wasn’t out of control like some sours. Wet sour nose with some grain or cereal. Citrusy feel to it. Almost like a hefe but soured. Very interesting.

4.6
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 sample @ GABF on 9/17/10. this was one of my favorites from GABF this year - truly an amazing beer! light golden pour with a big 1 finger white head. huge lactic sour nose with Brett notes, oak and citrus. medium body with tons of sourness throughout. dry finish with layers of oak barrels, citrus, peach and more funk. A world class beer...

4.4
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
[Bottle] generously traded to me by douglas88. I owe you for this one!!! I reaaaaaaly enjoyed this beer, and I was quite surprised, but it tasted extremely similar to a sour that I brewed that is now just a bit over a year old. The beer pours a clear golden with an effervescent white head. The aroma is lactic sourness, barnyardy funk that is very reminiscent of some nice Cantillon, light oak, and is very crisp and bright. The flavor is lightly tart, a bit funky, and lightly fruity with absolutely no sweetness and a lot of brightness. Another huge huge bonus is that it is lightly to moderately carbonated - no massive head to deal with or distracting bubbles. I enjoy this one more than Temptation as it has more brightness and funk to it. Just a simply awesome beer.


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