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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some slim white head. Nose has some nice, pithy citrus, white grapefruit, fair amount of perfume, some lime, mildly vegetal, some yogurt too. Flavor is limey, lemony, yogurt, some herbs, some grapefruit, some orange, tart and lactic. Full bodied, finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1440) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 This beer was made from the blood and tears of Jesus himself. Cloudy yellow pour. Aromas of God. Taste is godlike. Flavors of Jesus sweat and tears. Mind = Blown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2806) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Thanks to mendvicdog for the share. The beer is hazy and straw yellow with a small white head. The aroma brings lemon, hay, funk, straw, yeast, sunshine. Lovely flavor. Tart with prominent citrus character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really tasty. Another winner from Shaun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (423) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a bubbly light gold with minimal head. Strong flavors of the lime and sour blood orange up front that mellows as you swallow. A very different beer. Not bad in small doses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bouteille 05-2014. Je n’ai absolument pas été impressionné par cette bière à la lime et aux oranges sanguines. Un liquide jaune trouble à la manière d’une blanche. Les bulles par contre sont très fines. Un nez d’orange de Séville et d’épices. Rien de plus rien de moins. Un goût de bille gâche la bouche. Une sorte de jus d’orange du matin d’un lendemain de brosse. Mince en bouche et aucune longueur. Simple. Totalement surévalué.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (567) - - AUG 8, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by Pat, thanks! Pours a clear bright hazy golden straw yellow with lasting white head that fades to moderate lacing. Aroma is saison yeast, hay, citrus with lime and blood orange and hibiscus. Flavor is same with bright lime intensity over the saison complexity. Bright carbonation, medium bodied, lime zest finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1413) - 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 (5368) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (9953) - 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 (682) - 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.

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