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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Named after a little blue butterfly found living on wild hops along the Front Range of Colorado. Delicate hint of banana and clove-like flavor, typical of a traditional saison, that flutter with a subtle spice character derived only from the hops used.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2595) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy orange with a big cream-colored head and great lacing. Clovey, musty, somewhat waxy, fruity, a touch of ester, white pepper, biscuit, banana, and honey in the aroma. Taste is fruity, banana, peppery, a touch of biscuit and straw on the backbone - pretty clean - somewhat doughy, earthy, musty, a hint of vanilla, and grass with a lightly spicy and dry finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very fruity and earthy saison, balanced nicely with spice notes and deep musty notes. I dig it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy organic honey pour with subtle white pepper, grapefruit pith, banana peel, and coriander notes. Bit of tartness on the back end. Some biscuit and yeast as well. Not bad...but not memorable either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9704) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aroma of straw, yeast, spicy hops, citrus, light clove and light banana. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, spice, yeast and light fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2615) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, fluffy, well retained white head, with slight lacing, over a mildly hazy orange gold (SRM 5) body....nose is light malts, with hints of clove, light pear, apple, tones of floral honey....taste is slightly sweet with pear, apple tones, hints of clove, finishing with a light dry pepper tingle......mouth feel light, slightly astringent, carbonation low with a clean lightly acid finish. This is a very crisp, refreshing beer that fits well within the style, but interestingly could also be a Belgian Golden Strong that went slightly awry. Top rating to taste, this rating to style. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Funky musty nose. Nice fruity taste with some clove. Stone fruit is noticeable. Really smooth drinking. Really liked this beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with coarse off-white head, Decent retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is funky, barnyard, must, and herbal, mild fruit and alcohol. Flavor is fruity, mildly tart, peach, apricot, somewhat juicy, very slight alcohol, with a mildly spicy, clove, sweet finish. Pleasant yeast tones and mildly fruity, bitter aftertaste. Flavor is pleasant, herbal, but fruitier and sweeter than I had expected. Glad the hopping is subtle. Moderate to lively carbonation, medium body, crisp, bubbly texture, and significantly dry finish. A tasty, fruity, dry, herbal saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (681) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2013
750 bottle, startes out with a nice head that quickly settles away, leaving slight lacing. Pours a cloudy pale orange. Sweet lemon orange aromas followed by some clove and spices in the background. Mildly sweet balanced by hop bitterness. A collection of a variety of fruits, pears, lemons, oranges, bananas, very tasty. Nicely cabonated with a satisfying palate. A long dry and fruity finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbeersrule (113) - USA - JUN 2, 2013
Anice example of an American brewers attempt at a classic elgian beer. Aroma was full of Belgian yeast esters. Light golden color, good head retention as expected. Subtle use of spice. Could have definently used more spices as the yeast seemed to be the dominate flavor. A very drinkable beer,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, clear orange pour with fizzy white head, aroma brought notes of spice, earth, grain, slight biscuit, honey, vanilla, touch of banana, clove, grass, pine. Taste is a mix of white fruits with pear, white grape, peach, apricot, nice grass, pine, slightly spicy, earthy tones, finishing dry, slightly sweet fruit on the end as well. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1895) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
750 mL corked bottle pours a bright, hazy golden with a fizzy white head. Fruity, banana, earthy nose with a whisp of diacetyl. Full, carbonated mouthfeel. More banana, clove, and earthy flavors with a wonderful dry, fruity finish.


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