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.