BjørnAndersen (5) - - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. The nose is somewhat bland with barrel highlights. Real smooth with good carbonation.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fuck yes. Thanks to my buddy Jesse for hooking me up with this bad boy. My first Hill Farmstead/Grassroots beer at home in quite a while—well i actually shared this at Beer Study with some friends—but it was my bottle, which I guess is what I meant. Appearance is fantastic as always, great head and lasting sticky lace. Nose is amazing. Great melding of light hibiscus, red fruits, light lemon/lime, funky HF yeast. Flavor followed suit. Truly one of the best saisons I’ve had from HF and I’ve had quite a few. This is a special beer which I assume was made to celebrate/say goodbye to Dan Suarez, one of the longtime assistant brewers in Greensboro. Cheers Dan! Cheers Shaun! Guessing this will never be made again and I wish I could get more, but feel super privileged to have gotten a chance to try it. Fuck yes. Absolutely no flaws and one of the best beers I have ever had.
seth_lfod (316) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
#300! Mr. Suaréz ha eluded me up until now thanks to Nick and his buddy Ryan... Thanks guys! Pours a glorious red amber color with a big ole head that faded to nothing quick. Aroma is pepper, citrus, hibiscus, yeast, sea air. Taste is wonderfully refreshing. Lemon/lime, hibiscus, peppery spice, slightly tart. Very dry finish sucks the moisture out of your mouth, begging for another sip which will do the same. Vicious/delicious cycle. Carbonation lights up the old taste buds and really pulls it all together. Awesome.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Bountiful flowers and tart citrus are lifted by an aerial mouthfeel in this refreshing and oh-so-compelling Saison-like creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the orange-hued pinkish red.
-The mouthfeel is as tight as it is easygoing. This beer is in perfect shape right now.
-Effervescence is quite high, which works wonders with the fruity and floral flavor profile.
-Flavors are so intricate they are hard to identify individually. The chosen yeast, hibiscus and lemons are all in unison.<.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to onebigtymer11! Pours a cloudy pinkish/amber color with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of mild funk, lemons, herbal hops, and sour fruit. Taste is floral and funky, with lots of sour lemon pulp. Interesting saison!
dogfish120love (859) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rusty orange almost pink hued appearance with a white head. The aroma consists primarily of hibiscus, baryard and wine notes with a hint a vineager.Tart, but not sour.
deekyn (990) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours hazy golden orange with high fluffy off white head. Sticky lacing. S - aromas of musty bready yeast. Light floral and citrus notes. Some bready malts. M - fluffy carb, very very fluffy. Medium body with a clean smooth palate. Lingering lightly sweet dry end. T - nice citrusy slightly sweet ad spicy saison. Citrus (orange and lemon), crackery and bready malts, some yeastiness. O - another nice HF saison. Drier and spicier than brother. Lemony and floral. Lemon and spices. Nice. 4.2
MJGG (913) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750 ml, merci beaucoup à Dany et M-F. Arômes floraux et tropicaux, belle dose de levure rustique et notes lactiques. Robe rosée et trouble, effervescence assez active mais aucune mousse. En bouche, des accents tropicaux (certainement apportés par l’hibiscus) se mêlent aux notes citronnées et rustiques de la levure. Présence lactique assez forte, avec des notes rappelant le yogourt. Finale sèche présentant une acidité lactique d’intensité assez forte. Plutôt intéressant, mais une coche sous la plupart des saisons de HF/Grassroots.
VsXsV (1828) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden liquid with huge white head. Aroma of barnyard, lemon peel, fruity funk, bread, hibiscus and apple. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of lemons, apples, hibiscus and fruity funk. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice and dry. Awesome.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours golden with a thin foamy white head. Nose is light white pepper, stone fruit, some florals, and some light yeastiness. Taste is real quenching, light tartness, lemony citrus, and some light peppery spice and a touch of yeast. Real carbonated and fluffy, with carbonation that’s a bit biting.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear bright orange with a frothy white head, good retention and svelt lacing. bright lemons, lemon zing, very yeasty - soft brettiness, very floral and herbal, light acidity - mostly citric, but also lactic, bit of ginger, pickled ginger, very fresh rustic malts, wheat acidity. lively yet inoffensive carbonation, light body, dry herbal-grassy with a zingy lemony finish. quenching and expertly crafted.