RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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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AndySnow (7783) - Huddinge, 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.

madmitch76 (24980) - , 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!

Benzai (15794) - 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.

harrisoni (18809) - 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 .

Theydon_Bois (19718) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

Scopey (14977) - 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.

Enjoyit (3809) - 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.

Marsiblursi (3076) - 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.

_angst_ (4802) - 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!

Clownoisseur (485) - 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!

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