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RATINGS: 145   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours a deep peachy orange color with a touch of haze and a fizzy white three finger foam. The nose is citrus pith, lime, floral hay and a touch of juicy orange. The palate follows the nose with amazing complexity and balance between flavors of rustic sourdough, field grass, blood orange juice, lime and a super dry finish that matches the nose exactly. I’ve drank four bottles in the last week and can’t seem to stop. This is a mixture of some of my favorite things and it all comes together beautifully ! Great carbonation level... just perfect !

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Quite possibly my new favorite saison of all time, a beer I hope to god they brew again. The lime comes through excellently in the nose and translates well into the flavors, giving the beer a clean bitterness in the midpalate which is unusual as hell. Lemon zesty, light and refreshing, just an incredibly kickass beer. I’ve changed my mind. This is THE kickass beer. 5.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ontape (298) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle, picked up at HF back in May. For me this is almost a perfect beer. For what they are going for, I don’t think you could improve on it. Looks gorgeous in the glass as HF/GRB stuff always does -- a radiant golden orange with lots of tiny bubbles. Aroma is funk and citrus, taste is tart and complex with the lime showing up nicely but not overpowering. Incredible balance throughout, delicate carbonation, long finish. A beer I don’t think I’d ever tire of.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours light amber with a foamy white head. Nose is lightly soapy with gentle florals, dusty yeast, and real gentle citrus. Taste has light mineral, super juicy lime, orange, and a light pale malt base. Light tart quenching finish. Real soft and gentle in the mouth--seriously...the carbonation is like velvet. Absolutely incredible beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markducommun (208) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Cloudy pale yellow, medium tan head. Citric, some tang in the nose. Fair amount of breadiness. Quite sour, definitely taste the blood orange. Effervescent, with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Long finish. Incredibly well balanced. Very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle shared with some heads in Philly. Pours murky golden with light to medium white head, not lasting, small amt of lace. Huge notes of lime rind, pith, orange juice, saison yeast, brett florals, tropical hibiscus, and some bitter grapefruit. This thing was so fucking good it sickened me. Took a steamer on Convivial Suarez for me but I do love me some citrus zest yo.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Hazy gold pour with a white head. Flavor is a WOW. Spritzy carb, fluffy yeast, citrus, lime, hay, funky goodness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ametras (403) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Flavors are lime, leather, orange, grass, dough, yogourt and hay with floral and earthy notes. Light tartness and lactic acidity. Light body, moderate carbonation, airy texture. Fresh and juicy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkwood04 (3947) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruits, spiciness, caramel and pale malts, and a floral finish. Flavor the same with a lot of lime and citrus plus a light tartness. Average texture. A good saison, like everything from this place. Edit: This beer is amazing. The new batch is so perfect with the lime blending so well with the tart saison base that is characteristic of this brewery. The texture is so fluffy and perfect. Shaun Hill has perfected the art of brewing. Edit #2: Oh wow, I’m drinking this again and it’s even more perfect than last time. The hazy golden color and lacy, off-white head in the Hill Farmstead tulip. The aroma of the light tartness and citrus and malts. The amazing texture and perfect carbonation. W. T. F? How does one person make so many incredible beers that are miles beyond other breweries? Edit #3: Batch that was bottled in May 2014. This beer is still insane. If you’re ever able to go up there and buy unlimited amounts, put some lime in it one time when you’re drinking it. Dang this beer is good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
750 courtesy of a PUB’R member. Pours turbid orangy dark straw with 2-finger fluffy white head. Nose is luscious juicy limey citrus, floral spices, including definite hibiscus and coriander, blood orange, and some funky yeasty wafts. Tastes floral, very citric, with a heavy blood orange, lemony, and funky floral flavor. Almost to the level of tartness of some Cantillon offerings, and the citrus never lets up. As it warms, more funky and floral notes emerge. This one is great.


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