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RATINGS: 252   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle: Poured hazy hay color ale with a super large pure white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of light tart and vinous notes is quite refreshing. Taste is also dominated by lime notes with some tart and vinous notes also perceptible. Body is full enough with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with great drinkability even though I usually prefer my saison with flavours focusing on rustic malt and yeasty notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (374) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a vibrant golden straw color, frothy white head, nice retention...nice lacing as it breaks down and fine carbonation racing up the glass. Gorgeous beer. Aromas of tart key lime pie, hay, light barnyard, musty white grapes, orange zest and light spice. Taste is nicely balanced with light citrus tartness upfront coupled with a light sweet malted backbone. Very soft and delicate. Bits of hay, barnyard and spice make their way through a moderately dry middle ground, before getting more bits of fruit in the tail end. Nice lime busting through the finish. Really gives this one some body and bite. Flavor all throughout...not a dull moment here!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luk_ (238) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, lime and grass. Taste has a nice citric sourness and a light citrus zest bitterness. Lime really shines in this one. Light bodied and med-lively carbonation. Highly drinkable and refreshing. I’ve had some bottles that were too sour but it wasn’t the case of the last batch. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1072) - LUXEMBOURG - JAN 3, 2015
Light honey-straw colour, frothy white head and good lacings. Some horse-blanket, barnyard and tart citrus fruit aromas develop. Effervescent, light bodied building a solid citrussy-orangey acidity with a good hop bitterness in the end. Well lasting; juicy, bit dry finish and lightly astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle via and shared with oakbluff. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are a blend of floral lime, pink peppercorn and a bit of orange. Very juicy in the mouth with some fantastic orange and lime flavor. A bit of white pepper makes its way in there to with a herbal edge on the back end. Sour and acidic, but not funky. Very thirst quenching.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1677) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Beautiful hazed apricot appearance. Blood orange, lime, papaya fruitiness in the aroma framed in the limestone and misty grass funk of HF’s house character. Heavily calcified. Tempered, tart flavor with much of the fruitiness of the nose contained somewhat; rather, pithy zests pair with crackling, rustic spice and field grass character for a whimsical, classic effect. The acid level is pleasant, buoying the lingering fruit qualities while also carrying the overall flavor toward a more detailed overall impression than is often found in an additive-focused example like this. The palate is fulsome but of course not heavy; juicy up front and semi-dry in the middle. Pulsing acidity and cheese rind in the extensive finish. Not a world-beater here, but another worthy addition to the lexicon of excellence coming from this little corner of the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3582) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Magnum on Christmas Day. Hazy gold with white froth. Nose is green banana, lime, light orange and grass. Creamy medium body with a sparkle. Taste is green melon, lime, dough, herbs, citrus zest and sour berries. Beautifully crisp and clean with fruity citrus hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle, dated May 2014. Pours cloudy straw with fluffy white head. Aroma is really nice: moderate funk and musty oak with savory preserved lemon, grapefruit peel, lime juice, grain, peach, faint honey, mild spice. Taste is sour preserved plum and grapefruit soda with lime juice, salt, mild cracker, faint hop bitterness, citrus pith and unripe fruit bitterness. Light and buoyant palate but still somewhat full. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (221) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. A beautiful hazy straw color. Aroma is spicy yeast, light citrus. Tart, some lime. Light, a bit fizzy, finishes dry. Excellent. Wish I had more....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1974) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
750 bottle from April 2013. Slightly tart lemon and lime. Touch of peppery saison but very light. More of the sourness on the nose and finish. Very gentile and palatable. Good stuff.

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