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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery with our friend Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Brewing. This is a blond ale crafted with chamomile, lemongrass and citrus. 6.5% abv


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
From notes at last week’s tasting. Aroma has a light grain note with medium light oak tannins. Moderate chamomile and light lemongrass that becomes stronger as it warms. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head that recedes quickly to the edge where it lingers. Flavor has a light sweetness. Moderately string chamomile with medium light lemongrass notes and light oak. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice saison with more lemon grass character as it warms. Nice light grain notes. Fairly clean yeast profile.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
bottle, awesome stuff, blondish pour, citrusy, lemongrass, herbal/spice, chamomile, lavender, light cherry notes, really nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
On tap at Three Penny. Hazed light amber body with white head. A pleasant lemongrass and tea blonde, light spice throughout and a dry hoppy finish with a touch of citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Enjoyed this one at the Three Penny Taproom. Have had other beers that Hill and Kissmeyer have collaborated on... and this one is another good example of what happens when two great brewers work together... really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
In short: A no-style refreshing blonde ale with a fun lemongrass-floral character. Good beer.
How: Tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury VT.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is lemongrass, a bit fruity, a bit floral, . In mouth the beer has a nice juicy texture with a lot of soft bubbles. Taste is very refreshing. Juicy fresh lemongrass, blood orange, grapefruit juice, crackers, mild notes of chamomile. Finish is juicy and with a refreshing bitterness of low-medium intensity. Chamomile is well integrated and doesn’t turn the beer into a gimmick beer. Certainly not an aromatic hop bomb like I’ve come to expect from HF/Grassroots but this is a fun refreshing not-too-gimmicky blonde ale with a personality of its own. And I swear, if another local beer pub waiter calls me a worthless drunk I’m gonna ask him to step outside with me so we can discuss other things we agree on.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Une larme de miel, des notes de citronnelle et une sensation de saison en bouche. Bon sans être mémorable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2013 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe de citronnelle. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de coriandre et de citronnelle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #5110)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Keg at Three Penny Taproom - Montpelier, VT. Pours. Loudy gold with a moderate, frothy white head. The aroma holds lightly doughy pale malsts, touches of hay and yeast, and the chamomile definitely comes through. Light to medium sweet flavor with bready malts, mandarin orane, lemon merengue, faint citrua rind bitterness, more chamomile tea. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly sweet to finish with more bready malts, whippy merengue, chamomile, semi-ripe citrus fruits. Very tasty and quite novel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1628) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Hazed, creamy looking blonde. Pristine, sparkly lemongrass aroma with familiar wheat-like characteristics everywhere around it.

Bananas, dough, honey and lemon comprise a simple, sweet flavor that is smartly balanced by bits of coriander, and tea leaves, and fragrant lemongrass.

The palate lacks a certain brittleness or rustic crunch, instead offering an unyielding, mildly sticky sweetness in the finish. The purity of its lemongrass essence certainly overwhelms this issue; it is ultimately a lovely, well-made refreshing blonde ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, lemongrass, orange, and yeast. Taste of citrus, lemongrass, spices, yeast, toast, and a dry finish. Spices were there, but subtle, really nice.


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