Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fifth Element Returns

Oh happy days! One of my favorite beers is finally making it's return next week. Squatters' Fifth Element is making it's return to the brewpub, after a near 20 month hiatus.

Fifth Element is a Belgian style Saison ale. These are traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. These are fairly complex ales. They tend to be semi-dry with many only having touch of sweetness. Jenny's falls into this category.

Pours a cloudy apricot/straw color with a fizzy white head that reduced to a thin froth. The nose has a bit a of barnyard funkiness to it, with hints of lemon. The tastes starts with light citrus notes then transitions into tart green apples and peach. Next comes a dry oakiness that compliments the tartness well. The finish is a combination a champagne like dryness and bitter florals. Light and dry but highly drinkable. It's 6.75% ABV is well hidden.

If you missed out on this one last time around, don't F this one up. This is a really great beer. 1100 bottles will be available in 750 ml bottles on April 5th. Price will most like be in the $15 neighborhood.

Cheers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I can appreciate these limited edition releases, I am finding the prices outweighing the product.

15 bucks for 25 ounces of a Saison? Maybe it is the home brewer in me, but after I paid 14 for a bottle of Squatters Hells keep I felt a bit ripped off.