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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale fermented and aged in oak tanks with Brettanomyces, lime juice and hibiscus.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3853) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
Slightly hazy peach colour, slight white head. Aroma of hibiscus, lime, malts, lemon juice. Light sour flavour, malts, hibiscus tea. Finish brett, lime juice, light oak.
(from 66cL bottle @ joes’ bbq tasting. Thanks for sharing, Joris!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2206) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Clear pink-orange pour with a one finger, sudsy, bright white head. Aroma is bretty funk, sweet citrus, tart floral notes and a bit of sweet cereal. Essentially everything you’d expect from the commercial description, maybe a bit more sweet smelling than I expected. Flavor is sweet and tart floral notes right away, some toast, sweet, lightly nutty and cereal malt, leafy, spicy hops, sweet and sour stone fruit, light minerality and some nice tart and lightly bitter citrus. The hibiscus is present, but thankfully (pleasingly) more of a supporting role. Light body, light to moderate acidity, a feel that plays between juicy and dry and medium, blanketing carbonation. Really good stuff, great complexity and many components that could easily muscle everything else out, but just the right balance so that they play nice together and everything gets its turn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
1/30/15. 750mL bottle from Happy’s, Cedar Falls. Orange pour, nice khaki head, good lacing. Brett on the aroma, doughy, pretty floral. Better flavor, all of that with a smarties-like sourness added to the equation. A bit thin. Mrs. Owl said "what is this, sour Bud Light?"

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Corked bottle from Julien_Huxley, merci beaucoup! Golden color. Lemony floral, slightly perfumed aroma. Floral bitter citric sour flavor with bretty notes. Dry. Thinnish, but with lots of flavor and aroma. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Bouteille 75 cl de et partagée avec Steve and the crew. De couleur orangée, col fin de couleur rosâtre foncé, pas de col. Arôme est léger en grains, bouquet moyen alliant le profil prononcé de la fleur d’hibiscus et le côté acidulé du citronné. L’un et l’autre se complète sans que l’un ne prenne trop le dessus. Palais est en ligne avec l’énoncé. On retrouve un bon profil citronné et une petite note de douceur typique de l’hibiscus. Ce dernier ne tombe cependant pas dans le profil trop sucré. L’effervescence joue un peu le rôle contraire en étant un peu trop discrète. On y note un profil de grains au malt pâle sans pour cela bien cerner le brett et le côté boisé du chêne. Cependant on note une différence dans le profil Hillfarm qui est plus centré sur un aspect funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours reddish gold with small white ring. Aroma is tart cherry, lime and sweet brett. Taste is tart and sweet, nice oak dryness with significant brett

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4078) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours slightly hazy Amber with fine-bubbled eggshell head. Malt aroma has hoppy overtone, almost IPA-ish, with fruity undertone. Fruity and sour tones come out on the flavor, along with malty and subtle hoppy notes. Firm texture has some good fizz. Get down to grass roots for a nice soirée.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JAN 4, 2015
750 ml bottleis 2013 vintage, thanks Huhzubendah. Pours a hazy golden light orange with with foamy white head that clings to the glass. Aroma is an inviting combination of Brett and lime with flowery complexity. Flavor is same with Brett dominating an overall sweet ale that has a mild tropical fruit sweetness. Thin to medium body, bright carbonation, rosewater finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (193) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle into HF glass. A clear, pale amber with a slight rose hue. Aroma is dominated by peppery yeast, citrus, and lime. Taste is of lime, lightly tart, some hibiscus. Light bodied. Fizzy, but soft carbonation. (If you don’t like limes, you won’t like this beer. The lime is definitely present from the first smell to the finish. Me? I like lime.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from this fish market. Batch 1. Uncorked without much pop, but poured with a small white head that died quickly. Nose is pungent, earthy, farmy, but has an underlying foulness to it, almost like sulfur. Pours fairly clear, orange in color with a faint red hint. Taste is refreshing citrus and lemon/lime. Rather sweet with light carbonation. Very easy to drink, no sourness. Ok, but weird that the aroma would be so weird, without any coming through in the flavor.


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