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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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An Amber Saison brewed on the Summer Solstice. Our great friends Peter (Flying Couch) and Christian (Beer Here) joined us from Denmark in celebrating the solstice and brewing this summer saison.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle... Murky amber pour with a large, frothy, white head that never fully dissolves. The bouquet is bursting-at-the-seams with fresh, juicy peaches and pears. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is quite tart, but has some spicy farmhouse yeast characteristics that I canít entirely sink my teeth into. Finishes tart, raspy and bone dry. The firm acidity saves this one for me. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
[5281-20130427] 750mL bottle. Light apple fruit toasted grains aroma. Clear, bright amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Sour grassy malt flavour. Medium body is fairly sour at first. Tasty. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(@ Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2014
750ml bottle (bottled 7/13) pours semi-clear amber brown with 2 finger head. Nose is tart subtle bready grain, orange, yeast, apricot, light funk. Tastw is smooth tart sourdough bread, rustic grain, apple skin, light spice, saison yeast. Finish is mild tart, subtle lacto, rustic mild spice and grain. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (701) - - FEB 3, 2014
Amber/brown pour, tiny head. Big funky aroma, Horseblanket, Brett, Citrus fruit. Barnyard funk with citrus rinds, grain, white grape, apple, leathery. light body with prickly carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
A tasty drinkable blend of fresh smelling funk, some brett and moderate sourness, hops. Carbonation still right there. Big lace. Closer to a Berliner Weiss than a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle from Lukaduke. Thanks! Dusty hay; nice barnyard funky aroma, with muscat grapes, peach, and straw. The pour is an amber, almost brown color with a smallish head. Prickly and light in the mouth, perhaps even watery. The flavor showcases grapes, tart citrus rind, funky straw, and a leather-like character in the finish. Refreshing but this leaves me wanting a little more. For Hill Farmstead, this is just decent. Of course, that makes it a good beer on most other scales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2581) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! Pours amber with a thin off white head. Nose is funky and tart, lightly fruity and a bit of plastic and leather in a good way. Taste is SweetTarts, funky citrus rind, and a lightly puckering tartness. Light carbonation with a gentle medium body. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; cloudy amber pour with am off white head, tart citrus aroma with a hint of funk, pepper taste, citrus, tangerine and funk.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle, thanks Kan. Pours amber with big foamy white head. Huge Brett aroma, funky, barnyard, musty. Flavors are just about all Brett dominated, some earthy and toasty malt notes but this is clearly a Brett beer, not a lot of complexity to it but itís very dry. Watery feel. Brettís just chewing through everything here. Still not getting the point of amber or dark saisons.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled one time. Not a very inviting beer. Ruddy, gnarly dirty clay look with a thick quilt of loose light tan foam. Smells like co2, soil, grass and a hint of metal. Maybe some manure. Flavor is light a really tasty lacto innoculated saison with some hints of grain and apple. The beer is crispy and light with an enigmatic staying power to the finish. Iím surprised and delighted by this one. Serving type: bottle 10-07-2012

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
Hazy amber golden colour, white head. Quite funky aroma, saison yeast, brett, light citrus, light paint, hint of hay. Light sour flavour, citrus, leather, light wheat and horse blanket. Finish leather, citrus and funk. Nice, a bit funky for a saison, but nice nonetheless.
(from 75cL bottle shared @ ZZT VIIIb, Oirschot 2013. From trade with mathieuc, thanks!!)


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