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Borne of our abiding friendship with Belgium’s La Brasserie de Blaugies, Pierre-Alex and Kevin Carlier brewed with us here in June of 2013. The resulting beer—brewed with hops from Mons, Belgium, and 30% raw organic buckwheat; fermented in both oak barrels and stainless steel; and aged for many months in those same barrels—is among the finest farmhouse ales we’ve ever produced. Vibrant, lively and sophisticated, its bracing tartness belies its elegant wine-like profile. We were honored to have brewed with Pierre-Alex and Kevin; we are delighted to share it with you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Sour tart nose from cloudy orange pour. Odd oak character interesting to say least kind of liked it. Finishes pretty dry and acidic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mr1581 (10) - - AUG 7, 2015
What an incredible beer. Fizzy carbonation with a cloudy yellow appearance. Tart with notes of citrus and

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (274) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed on 9/8/2014. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Chunky islands of foam. White wine aroma first. Interesting grain aroma that I guess is buckwheat. Light toasty aroma. Light lemon. Tastesmostly of white wine as well. Very light acidity. Grainy with very little sweetness. Light citrus, maybe from hops, maybe from yeast. High carbonation. Medium light body. It’s good, but it’s lacking in body and sweetness to carry the wine barrel flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5812) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle @ Travlr’s Satellite 10k Shindig. Thanks, Leighton! Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is wonderfully bright. Tangerine and spring fruit salad. Lemon and salt. Delicate botanical character. Similar flavor. Some sharp mandarin orange. Aromatic tea. More citrus. Expressive on the palate. Zippy. Very accomplished. One of HF’s best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
750ml bottle I picked up at the brewery pours a hazy gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose has some funk and cheese, eggy even, lemon juice, white grapefruit, vegetal, straw and hay. Nose is solid but doesn’t sparkle. Flavor has nice lemon juice acidity, some yeast, some champagne vinegar, white grapefruit, mild buttered biscuit, vegetal, hay, extremely well balanced. A bright, acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting brought by nimbleprop, thanks! Poured a cloudy yellow with an off-white head. Aroma was light citrus notes, light tart notes in this one, some grain. Some light barn house funk notes, light lemon peel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3529) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of funk, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of funk, tart notes, floral notes, stone fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16404) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle courtesy of nimbleprop, thank you sir! A beer on my Wants List! Yessss! Cloudy pale yellow color, white head. Aroma of peppery haystacks. Taste is lightly sour summer fruit and citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4613) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
From a 50 cl bottle shared at Travlr’s sour beer tasting. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Belgian yeast nose. Flavors of tropical fruits with a tart green apple finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (7103) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle sample 5+ oz. during a local tasting. Pours a hazy bright golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor had a unique character from the buckwheat, funky, fruity, citrus, oak, wine barrel character, vinous, grass, the aroma was enticing and the flavor followed suit, lightly acidic, great mouth feel, solid beer.

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