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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A tart, refreshing saison brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mix fermentation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1428) - Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a chunky white head into this glass - well - a product of this bottle doing a little gushing upon careful opening. The white head dissipates into something of a modest light layering - there is a sticky lacing presence, albeit feint. The nose is floral dominant (hibiscus), and it moves to a clean mineral water note as I’ve come to expect from a Hill Farmstead saison. Intertwined with the florals is a clear note of citrus spritz, as well as a touch of grain as well. It is nice, certainly - but I wasn’t overly impressed by it, frankly. The flavor profile I find is where this primarily shines for me - You can’t get that light bitter dominant tartness from the nose from the heavy citrus additions, nor that touch of butter cream intermixed into sweet slathered honey bread. This one begins and ends with lime citrus tart, and you do get a small sense of the blood orange flesh here - If not knowing it was there ahead of time, I would be hard pressed to guess, however. The floral note rounds things out beautifully but frankly has a greater effect on the nose. It finishes fairly robust, with a clean, semi dry ending. It’s spiced with light pepper, moving to feint lemon, and doughy yeast. It’s... everything I could currently want in a summer beer. Unfortunately - this is my one and only bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Gold pour with a small head. Orange and lemon. Christmas spices, herbs. Taste has some cantaloupe meat, lemons, tropical fruits brushed with herb. Lovely, zippy mouthfeel. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10183) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle... Cloudy golden pour with a mid-sized, wispy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is both funky and fruity - citrus peel and apricot. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with airy carbonation. The tart, bready flavor is flanked by a bright, tangy finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (778) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Look - Cloudy pale with a twist of lime colour. Aroma is dirty toilet water with some mild horse blanket in the mix. Taste is big lime citrus, nice tang. Very drinkable - great sessional beer. Dry finish. Overall, certainly one of the best balanced saisons i’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Justin, Kristen, Matt, Jacob, Jen, other Matt. Pours neon orange. Aroma is peach, zesty citrus, bretty. Taste is very funky tart. Delicious all day drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Bobby’s bullfrog/flora tasting. Yellow pour with white head. Light fruity yeast, floral, fruit and spice aromas. Herbal, floral spice, light citus flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend, who also brought back three of these for me so I could share with others. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of funk, pepper, lemon, florals and orange. Malty flavor with white pepper and lime accents giving way to hibiscus before a tart orange finish. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and lime, wheat, lacto and funk. Taste is tart, wheat and citrus, lots of lime, funky and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2424) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Grapefruit, berry, tropical, tangy, balanced by soft lactic touch. Light mineral touch. So delicate and amazing. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pour is a transparent pale gold with a tight white head. Nose is very clean, hints of lime and citrus with a balanced floral herbal note. Very light farmhouse funk and moderate yeast presence with a touch of peppery spice in back. Taste follows the nose, extremely refreshing especially on a hot day. A good bit of citrus and lime with a nice balance of the farmhouse yeast and a faint pepper in the back. A bit sweet and could use some more farmhouse characteristic. Body is light, carb is a touch on the lights side.

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