Reynolds314 (3236) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolute masterpiece shared with ernesto987. First thing I noticed was the bees wax dipping and the great aroma that gave off, i know its a little detail but its part of what makes Hill Farmstead Special. Pours a cloudy pale straw color with billowy mirangue head that retains and leaves behind great lacing. The aroma is just out of this world. Aroma is tart lactic acid, floral perfumes, citrus fruits, musty basement(in a good way), and a mixture of spices. Initial mouthfeel is amazing and smooth/creamy and the flavors start hitting right away. Medium sweetness and floral notes with light fruits give away to tart lactic acid and citrus elements. The finish is dry and welcoming and leads you to want to take another sip. This is the type of craft and attention to detail that you rarely find. STUNNING.
djd07 (8285) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
100th Hill Farmstead rating. Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, floral, lemon zest, mineral. Medium body, funky, white wine, lemon, light finish, prefered CD11 over this side by side.
Klimaet (1407) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1400 what up! Bottle @ Warpigs. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is full of sweet honey, vinous, lemon zest, tropical fruits, grapes, funky subtle cheesy, yeasty, sweet esters. Taste is vinous tart but also very delicate and sweet, vinous, oaky, stone fruit, citrus, lime, oaky, grapey, estery. Insanely good saison!
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/12/16] Bottle at Warpigs in Copenhagen. Cloudy yellow. Great funky and fruity aroma with barnyard, cellar, hay, earth, a vinegar note, oak, flowers, and a lemony touch. Funky flavor, floral, fruity, tart, with a vinegar hint and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Great.
_angst_ (4337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ WarPigs. Pours tiny hazy deep yellow with a small frothy white head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny fruity, floral and funky with crackers, lemon juice, pineapple, star fruit, honey, clotted cream, hay, minerals, barnyard, dry wood, grape skins and lemon zest. Taste is very tiny sweet, slightly sour, slightly floral and funky. Mouthfeel is dry, slightly tart, tiny tannic astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is slightly sour with rustic sourdough crackers, lemon and blood orange citric acidity, floral honey and complex wine barrel funk. Light, bouyant and extremely drinkable yet complex. Beautiful saison. Pity it’s so rare. Wouldn’t mind chugging this on hot days like this.
RasmusOtt (2082) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Warpigs event. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of honey, grapes, sweet white wine, funk, slight cheese, citrus, lime and slight tropical white wine as well. The taste is sour and oaky with notes of funky brett, citrus dry white wine with slight tropical notes as well. With rare and hyped beers like this - you expect unicorns to come out of the bottle. Clearly that did not happen - but I would say this was a good substitute for it anyway.
bursprak (2125) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Warpigs, Copenhagen. Cloudy golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of vanilla, funk, honey, citrus fruits, stone fruits, tannins and some subtle tartness. Excellent!
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - MAY 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle v2014 at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Unclear pale yellow color with white to off white head. Aroma is yeasty and light hoppy, floral, tart citrusy fruity, lemon, funky, light spicy, grapes, vinous, wood. Sweet and light acidic taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Desverger (6997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles Sample(Thanks)@Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - golden yellow coloured pour with a nice white head. Citrus citric aroma and taste, some honey sweetness, straw, hay, light herbal, floral and grassy hoppy, some yeasty and bretty notes, light wooden notes near the finish. Lovely.
MannyGoldberg (188) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle at Warpigs on 12th May 2016. Pours deep’ish golden yellow with a decent head retreating to a lasting ring around the inside of the glass. Aroma is light funk, citrus, oak, some vanilla. Taste is tart, oak, grassy. Body is quite full. Spritzy mouthfeel. Overall while reasonably complex felt this was a bit too in your face to be truly world class.
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Warpigs during Hill Farmstead Day 2016. Hazy yellow/golden beer with a nice head. Woody vinous aroma, citrus, hay, floral notes, lemongrass, earthy notes. Sourish grassy flavor, vinous, hay, grapes, floral notes, funky, brett, yeasty notes. Clean and beautiful.