Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden with nice fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma of brett, grassy notes, citrus, flowers, tropical fruitiness. Taste is bretty, grassy and citrussy hops, a bit of tropical fruits too, flowers, lactic, some sout notes. Low body and lively carb. ‹ber-drinkable and very refreshing. Awesome.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a nonic pint. Pours hazy hay with a thick pillow of white head. Aroma is pineapple, spice, yeast, plenty of brett. Taste is brett, pineapple, a bit of butter, sugar. No real oak character. Wish I had saved this to split with somebody because I donít much feel like drinking the rest myself.
DiarmaidBHK (3131) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at angels trumpet. Shared by really nice guy at the bar. Pours golden with a thin white head. Definitely some hop funk on the nose along with some sourness. Probably a bit more sourness on the tongue that hops. Finishes clean. An interesting take on an old classic.
vtafro (2331) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with white head. Sweet and Brett aromas with some normal hop tones. Flavor is nice, but not as good as the hill farmstead line up.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by JRedmond. Pours cloudy yellow with fluffy white head. Nose and taste of lemongrass, white pepper, yeast, lemon cake and spicy malt. Medium body.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of juicy citrus, Brett, fresh cut meadow, complex, peppercorns. Taste of peppercorn, juicy stone fruit, dry, farmy, really nice.
stevencon (391) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Milky straw pour with white heat. Very hazy. Smells like a creamcicle with leafy lemons. Taste is tart lemons with dry Brett finish. Good finish enjoyable all the way through.
changeup45 (1700) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Saison by Anchorage Brewing and Hill Farmstead? Sign me up! A golden color pours out of the bottle with a big fluffy head that holds firm on top. A nice looking brew. The first whiff reveals some summer floral notes. Thatís quickly joined by: light clove, chamomile, straw, brett, white grape, oak, and funky cheese. The aroma is nice but a little odd. In the mouth this is lightly tart, crisp, and dry. Flavors of lemon and orange citrus mixes with oak, bretty yeast, a light crackery malt, a bit of grass, and soft herbal undertones. Very well put together with great depth, but I expected nothing less from two of my favorite brewers. A bone dry and lightly bitter finish concludes this nicely. Clean, tasty, and refreshing stuff.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold, almost straw-colored, with frothy white head, leaving behind irregular lacing. Juicy citrus, light funk, bright nose. Some bubblegum. Big fruity nose. Taste: A lot less intense than the nose. Some earth, some citrus, a shade salty, a fair bit of mineral. Lightly toasted grains poke their head in. Extremely dry, sharp, lightly tart finish (described by another person tasting this as "unripe gooseberries" -- a taste I canít personally identify, but maybe that description will resonate with others who read this review). Slight bitterness. Overall: Quite dry. The nose is huge and juicy, the taste is much more restrained in its intensity. It becomes a little harsh as it warms. Iíve had this three times so far, and each time different aspects present themselves. I look forward to seeing how it changes.
dfearnley (732) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to flute
Brett, bubblegum, hay, horse blanket, and lemongrass. Cloudy amber with a thick white head. Light lemon, a little bitterness, and yeast. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and creamy.