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RATINGS: 246   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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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, youre 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 its not about hunting. Its about drinking. We forget that all to often here. This little beauty is one of the most "SINK ME" beers Ive had since, well ok, since my last lambic, but my god it wants to be drunk. The flavour doesnt quite reach the heights of the sniffables but its still exceptional. Superb length to the lemony tart finish gives you pause for thought between sips... But if Im 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (4095) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Poured into a tall tulip, the appearance was a pure glazy pale orange color with a quickly dissipating fingers worth of white foamy head that left some light speckled lacing. The aroma starts with a big sour to bitter juicy orange rind. Rustic funk with a light lemongrass smell. Extra refreshing citrus juicy pulp. The favor leads with a sour juicy citrus tart rind. Some bitterness (very lightly hopped). Lemongrass seems to escape from the flavor a bit. Mostly juicy citrus sour aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Mostly closer to the medium side. That juicy contour bangs some bitterness against the sour side to really nail down the harshness well, still, that harshness on my tongue seems to want to play but ends up smoothing out as well. Overall, wow, just wow. I am perfectly enthralled with this beer. Thank you so much, Craig aka Sledeutah! You are the man!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1917) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is nice with a light grain note and a bit of acidity. Light citrus notes with a bit of pineapple, white grape and stone fruit. A medium light musty note. Pours a slightly hazy, bright yellow gold with a medium sized, moderately thick, fluffy, white head that recedes somewhat quickly to a thin film that lingers. Light lacing and small legs. Flavor is moderately acidic with a light grain note and a dry finish. Some light tropical fruit and stone fruit with moderate pineapple. Moderately strong musty note with some white wine grapes and must. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice farmhouse beer. Acidity isnt too strong with nice fruit and must notes. Nice dry finish. Great complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3576) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to sledutah fine hazy yellow pour one finger white head. Lovely nose of fruit and vinegar. Tastes of grapefruit, peach, oaky, barnyard, some vinegar. Chewy mouthfeel nice carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Hazy golden pour with a white head. Nose has some summery fruits - peach and gentle citrus. Woody funk. Flavor is moderately tart. Mild acidic bite. More lemon, peach, stone fruit. Very vibrant, buoyant profile. Strong carb. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3490) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle shared with the crew. Nice full bodied and little tart flavor. Finish is fruity and a little funky. Aroma is funky earthy. Diverse funkiness here. At this point.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2015
From sledutah in a trade. Pours a bright golden yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of citrus peel, yeast, hay, and some funk. Flavors of sour grapes, some woody notes, and some funky yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4559) - 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 14 London Grand Tasting, Moncada tasting room)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7913) - 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 (4207) - Gteborg, 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 (4138) - 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.


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