ClarkVV (5657) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2016 Draught at 3rd Annual Sour Fest, 3/26/16.
Very light, straw-blonde beer with good clarity (very minimal haze) and a large white head with moderate retention.
Soft brett in the nose is nonetheless quite prominent, adding lemon oil, limeskin, very light band-aid and soft funk. Cereal grains keep things "dry" and add complexity without being overbearing (much better than any specialty malts would be). Perfume, plaster, light fruitiness and no alcohol or flaw.
In the mouth it’s full of lovely brett character. All of the good stuff and none of the bad. No grassiness, heavy perfume or heavy breadiness. No astringency and tons of keylime, band aid and gentle funk. Grainy, yet amply malted-texture provides dryness and crispness. Light floral/herbal suggestions on the end with lingering band-aid and various other brett acids.
PhillyCraft (5585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Fofa, worst beer of fest for us. It was a glue Bomb with astringency. Told my buddy to get a pour for a laugh, he came back tried a sip then tossed the contents of the entire glass on the grass and cursed me for the rest of the event. Terrible liquid for anyone to consume.
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût au brouepub. Couleur jaune paille trouble, mousse blanche tenace laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de brett, floral, agrumes léger. Goût de brett, malt, amertume moyenne-faible, épicé du seigle en fin de bouche. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A dry, moderately rustic rye beer with nice wheaty and spicy notes
How: Tap at Hill Farmstead Farmhouse Saison Festival 2012
The look: Cloudy pale golden body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose has a moderate rye presence, rustic yeast notes with a nice wild almost-bretty twist, a witbier-like spiciness and light floral hops presence. Taste is again moderately rye (this is not a rye-bomb), the rustic yeast develops an almost-bretty nice wild twist, spiciness, toastiness, very good attenuation, floral hops. Dry, well balanced, easy to drink, a good beer. The last beer I rated at the memorable Hill Farmstead Farmhouse Saison Festival, and the hardest part about a good beer festival is coming back home totally burnt out with the alcohol trying to escape from your pores and you have to resist licking your skin.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Hill Farmstead Fall Festival of Ales) opaque medium gold, fine offwhite bubbles. Nose of rye, lightly tart, light melon. Taste of light rye, spicy, fresh grain, refreshing but dry, nice palate cleanser. Leaves a hint of brett at the end.
Travlr (21166) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Clear yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of straw. Taste is dusty cobwebs. Or maybe rhubarbs, I can’t read my handwriting!
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at hill farmstead fest of farmhouse ales. notes of rustic, earthy grains. melon, tropical fruits, grass farmhouse grass and wet hay. nice little beer here.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Hill Farmstead Saison Fest. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft sweet musk, spicy rye. Toast, medium bodied, spicy rye. Very dry, soft sweet musk, rye and toast. Sweet musk, tasty.
Ernesto987 (5539) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on draft at the hill farmstead festival, big rye spiciness here but without a great saison yeast flavor support. Kind of foggy and murky. Not great.