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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden sour ale captures the flavors of summer bloom in California. We began by brewing our base farmhouse ale with an added 1,000 pounds of aromatic wildflower honey. Handpicked lavender grown at Eatwell Farms in Dixon, California was then added to each oak barrel as it aged, creating this funky, floral delight. Finished with a touch of coriander, ginger, and grains of paradise, a hint of minerality provides a complex backdrop of citrus, bosc pear, and aromatic botanicals. Serve with rosemary rack of lamb, ripe Taleggio cheese, and roasted pear salad.

4x the honey of the Lavender Honey de Brettaville. -- admin note

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3.9
MacBoost (1992) - Victor, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Honestly smelled like a HF saison. Chugged good. Lightly tart, quenching, pretty good. Too bad it's so expensive. Great saison.

3.5
zoucrew102 (2320) - - JAN 21, 2018
375ml bottle, 2017 vintage. Strong lavender aroma with notes of honey, ginger, coriander, saison yeast, lemony citrus and a bit of oak. Pours clear golden colored with a thin off white head that has excellent retention and decent lacing. Starts with tart lemony citrus, lavender and honey sweetness as well as a little bit of saison yeast spiciness. Finishes smooth and dry with strong ginger, coriander and a bit of oak flavor. Different and quite drinkable.

3.6
bytemesis (9633) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is very floral, citrus notes, oak. Flavor is light plus tart, floral and citric. Light plus body.

3.8
kryon (4020) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2017
Pours cloudy yellow with low white head. Aromas of herbs, grass, hints of citrus. Taste has notes of citrus, herbs, bread, lavender

3.9
ansalon (4314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2017
Pours a hazy lustrous apricot with a moderate frothy white head. Aromas of citrus, honey, herbal notes, farmhouse notes. Taste is fruity and herbal with honey notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

4
DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle from Smith's. Pours turbid straw with white head. Nose is yeasty funk, honey, florals. Tastes yeasty, funky, with notes of oak, coriander, ginger, paradise grains, smooth finish. I can think of two dozen dishes I would love to pair this with, from nachos to shrimp scampi to creme brulee.

3.8
slowrunner77 (13418) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Not quite clear golden from the bottle, quickly dissipating head. Aroma is heavy on the lavender, with a decent amount of ginger and funk. Oaky slightly vinegary flavor, with a sweet honey kiss. Not my favorite from them, yet still pretty nice!

4.2
llkc (2884) - århus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2017
duft: frisk krydret fersken blomster kant. smag: sød frugtig honning blomster lavendel

4.1
andrewje41 (4664) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2017
375 mL bottle poured. This beer just sounds like it's going to be good. It's a little sweet, but I think it actually adds to this. Shiny golden pour. The lavender dominates the aroma, though I don't get a whole lot of floral notes on the flavor. Sweet honey, and apple like flavors. Cool, slightly dry brett finish. Not really sour at all. Its the last thing that really comes to mind for me with this beer. Well executed beer here.

3.8
tcon25 (1025) - Duvall, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2017
Bottle pour at Beer authority, thanks Andrew. Big Lavender aroma, small tart flavor. honey notes adding a little sweet flavor.


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