ZShelt (6) - Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfection in a glass. No one does this except for Shaun. Such a nice beer.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Archetypal cloudy golden pour with an enormous rocky white head. Fruity, juicy orange, mandarine, floral hops are the first aroma trait I notice, but the rustic, earthy, spicy usual Blaugies yeast is not far behind and potentially ahead. The house character is all there, the liberal, borderline exagerated carbonation uplifting the acidity and refreshment as well. The hops focus probably fortunately on floral and citrusy aromatics rather than resinous, rough bitterness. There is still a good chunk of bitterness to the finish, but it is not to an exuberant IPA level. A good fusion offering with authentic rustic character and not overstated American hops.
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Tom and Bill, pours hazy murky straw gold with huge fluffy white head, lasting and lots of lace. Aromas and flavor of tropical amarillo, white pepper, belgian yeast/spice, coriander, and citrus fruits. So sessionable and juicy. Shit.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hopduvel. Cloudy golden yellow color, huge fluffy white head with nice retention and spiderweb lacing. Aroma of dusty grains, meadows, nectarine, qumquat. Taste is grass, scallions, earthy herbs, spice. Very nice.
adnielsen (7579) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks Luke! Bright golden orange appearance with a white head. Spicy, sweet yeasty, bright hoppy, fairly funky, barnyard, slightly basement/cobweb aroma. Zesty, spicy, peppery, a bit tart, lemon zesty, moderately dry flavor. Really fucking tasty.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on tap at Zythos) Cloudy yellow with a big and lasting white head. The aroma has citrus, and complex herb and spice. Dry and refreshing citrus and spice flavour with a very hoppy finish. Classic Belgian saison identity with American hops, not an American saison.
JulienHuxley (2141) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, not sharing. Clear gold pour with archetypical rocky, clingy white foam. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, vanilla, lemon, floral hops. Flavor is hoppy, citrusy, subdued malt notes with earthy undertones, very orangey. Palate is light, sparkling and bone dry. Delicious little saison.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Thanks to briandot for the initial taste and sflpunk for bringing a bottle down! Beautiful clear golden pour with a vivacious white head with fine bubbles. Nose holds beautiful bready dough, elegant citrus hop character, lemon zest, grass, bits of spice. The flavor has wonderful bits of apricot, floral nuance, grassy bite, smooth and complex. Beautifully attenuated, dry finish. Very tasty.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is pale hazy yellow with a tight billowy white head. Nose has a great yeast presence, strong and funky, dry hop presence, light lemon. Taste follows suit, huge farmhouse note, not too funky but the yeast is bright and delicious. Lemon is light, solid hop presence and a touch grassy. Crisp clean dry finish with perfect carb. So drinkable and balanced.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2,500 seems as good a time as any to crack this one.
Pours a pale yellow color with a big rocky white head & nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is really something, spicy & herbaceous with lots of fruit forward hops. Lightly funky, with plenty of clove character... plus some rye bread & some wet limestone. Really very pungent & very inviting.
The flavor is most defiantly focused around those melony, peachy, fruit forward hops, but itís no IPA by a long shot.... Itís not even an IPA/Saison hybrid... this one is Saison through and through. Very dry, with nice spicy and light banana notes. It plays the game of fruity on dry very very well. Some bready yeastiness and some spot on minerally character are really well presented here. The bitterness level is great, not overbearing in any way, but spot on for a hop forward Saison.
I donít know much of Hill Farmstead, I very much enjoy the beers Iíve had from them... but Iíve had plenty of Blaugies and from what I know I think this is a nice Marriage of the two breweries.
I had this a few weeks ago and was pretty excited about it, but this seems better than I remembered it.