Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge, huge thanks to Evan for this one. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Slow gusher as I pop the cap. Nothing big, but have a glass at the ready. Pour yields a deep peach-colored brew with a nice two-finger white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing as it goes down. Thin cap throughout.
The initial nose provides a good dose of honeydew alongside tropical fruit. Mild funk and white-wine character in the background. Touch of citrus rind and very light straw.
Flavor is incredible. Absolutely fantastic. Notes of melon and white wine overlay a very light acidity. Just a touch of oak in the background as well as some mild underlying Brett.
Body is light with a mild underlying bitterness. Acidity is quite light and is more along the lines of a mild citrus character rather than straight lactic acid. There’s a touch of creaminess in the background. Perhaps not creamy, but just a bit of wheat character.
Overall, on the level with the best Hill Farmstead beers. Phenomenal, to say the least. Can we officially name Hill Farmstead the best brewery in the world?
suprchunk (2895) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2016 Amber pour. Big off white head. Little lacing. Huge orange juice aroma. Huge juice taste
vtafro (6057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #6000. Bottle(batch 2). Hazy brown pour with tan head. Floral, fruity hop aromas, light wine, oak and tart tones. Lime, citrus, floral, wine and funky Flavors.
Desverger (7027) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from 1.5L Magnum (with mahoosive thanks to the ever generous Malmö Crew)@Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - pours murky orange with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is massively fruity with big hitting peachy, orange, lemon notes, wood, sour and funky, tart fruity finish.
Ataraxia (457) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear copper-gold color, frothy off-white head. Apples, grapes, citrus, and lemons on the nose. Light funkiness and very mild tartness reminiscent of a white wine. Lively, crisp, and light bodied. Moderately dry finish.
knickskicks (1101) - - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rusty pour. Nose is minty, musty, stale hops. Taste is citrus, wine barrel, aged hops, tart juicy finish.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled @ Hopishop #3. 2015 10 10. Wowza this one was expensive. Dark orange with no head. Nose is massive white wine funk, raw funk, massive white wine, indeed hugely juicy with some kiwi, citrus, as with the other HF brett, beers, brett, bacteria etc. are massive & almost chewy here, same goes for the taste. Taste is indeed massively juicy rustic white wine, wet burlap sack, wild grape, massive brett, white grape, funk, wine is massive & delicious on this one, low lemon, juicy green apple. Thick chewy brett body & massive wine. This one already carries quite a bit of age but I do feel like it would improve even further & clean out a bit. Still this is indeed massively juicy & with vibrant & rich wine tastes. I touch less dominant HF brett would improve this one a bit for me but already very nice & aptly named.
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from thepatrickman-thanks for a huge longtime want! Pours a deep bright orange. Nose is bright orange citrus and some dank, slightly catty hops, along with some wine barrel, and sweaty and tropical brett character. Mouthfeel is plush with solid malt back with flavors following the nose. Slightly chewy and drying finish.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis.
No head. Hazy light amber pour. Tart aftertaste
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RateBeer Best 2016. Pour is hazy golden with a medium white head. Notes of grapefruit, light citrus, zest, sour grapes, and a bit of sulfur. Finish has more brett and sour mash.
BiiruBierBeer (917) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells like a general sour. Taste is super nice and smooth lactic and citric sour. Medium body, low carbonation, and no foam.