icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden amber with short lasting white head
Aroma: Apple juice, slight sourness/vinegar
Taste: Starts a bit sweet, then transitions into a nice light apple flavor
Palate: Light body, sour tinge at the finish
Overall: Very light for a tripel, and the apple brandy comes out nicely. Alcohol is hidden except for a slight warming sensation.
UDBeernut (1673) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle chilled by the wife after cellar shopping. Pours golden with a white foam head that reduces to a small ring. Nose of green apples. Taste begins with some light cracker and flowers, green apple on the finish. Alchohol becomes noticable as it warms.
JohnnyJ (4315) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky yellow amber pour. Sweet, apple, boozy, and oak. A bit musty. Meh.
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, from Van Loans. Nothing telling me the batch #. Good aroma, sweet, apple,orange, light oak, light yeasty funk. Clean orangy gold color, good head that faded quickly , spotty lace. Sweet flavor. medium body, slick creamy mouthfeel, dry sweet finish. Pretty tasty. big on apple and brandy barrel. darn easy drinking for 10%. Very well done
czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle share at hill farmstead’s pre-3rd anniversary. pours cloudy yellow without a head. sweet apples, mainly red ones, yeasty and light bretts, honeyed malts, some subtle floral and spicy notes, soft oaky notes - aged-cider-like. maybe batch 1 but hops are subdued and it unfortunately feels like an old and cheap apple pie. average to soft carbonation, medium body - sticky and sweet. meh.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky golden with no head and no lacing. Aroma of apple, spices, sweet aromas. Taste is malty, yeasty, some calvados-like apples, sweet. Medium body and low carb. I was really happy when i saw this bottle open and had good expectation, and they fell off....
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly hazy burnt orange slight gusher with a head that fades fast. Has an oaky sewage nose. Very dry earthy taste. Apples are present and so is this boozy alcohol burn at the finish. Abv feels more than it is. Very bland boring finish
SudsMcDuff (5812) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle .. . pours a deep gold .. medium foam level .. . some sweet apple, and light hay .. . light sticky mouth .. . . this beer had promise, but like my girlfriend, that promise gave me herpes ..
tom10101 (2716) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Batch 1 I think. Small gusher. Thanks to the guy who shared it at Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary bottle share. Hazy/murky (gushing certainly didn’t helped the appearance) yellow with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, cider-like apple, spices and alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel, malt, spices, apples, alcohol and wood. Some sour notes. Medium body. Low carbonation. Decent beer, but I think it was over the hill. Quite complex though.
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 year old bottle shared by some nyc beer brahs. Pours murky gold, light head, booze, fruits, spice, barrel, apples sweet malts and some other shit. not bad. Medium mouth.