Monday, December 03, 2012

Fifth Element is Back

For the second time in 2012 Utah's beer lovers have been gifted another release of Squatters Fifth Element, one of the best wild ales made in the world. If your familiar with it I guess there's no need for you to read on. If you've never tried it your in  for quite a treat. Fifth Element's base beer is a Saison, it's then blended and aged in oak barrels inoculated with Brettanomyces, a yeast that imparts a sour/tart - funkiness the result is a brilliant tasting sour ale.

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. 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. Fifth Element is done in small batches, only 900 bottles on average. Get some before Kent buys them all.

On Sale today today at Squatters. Please call before making the trip.

Cheers!

5 comments:

kent said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to get me some.

And realistically what are the chances of me buying them all...I'm sure folks at the brewery have tasted one or two. :D

edmanster said...

I will be picking up a couple more to hoard :)

Anonymous said...

how much a bottle?

Squatters Pubs said...

Our Fifth Element will be available this afternoon. It is $12.95 a bottle out of our Bottle Shop.

kent said...

I love it. More tart than last years, which is what I really like.

Well done folks.