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Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin

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Borne of our abiding friendship with Belgium’s La Brasserie de Blaugies, Pierre-Alex and Kevin Carlier brewed with us here in June of 2013. The resulting beer—brewed with hops from Mons, Belgium, and 30% raw organic buckwheat; fermented in both oak barrels and stainless steel; and aged for many months in those same barrels—is among the finest farmhouse ales we’ve ever produced. Vibrant, lively and sophisticated, its bracing tartness belies its elegant wine-like profile. We were honored to have brewed with Pierre-Alex and Kevin; we are delighted to share it with you.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (6719) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle sample 5+ oz. during a local tasting. Pours a hazy bright golden color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor had a unique character from the buckwheat, funky, fruity, citrus, oak, wine barrel character, vinous, grass, the aroma was enticing and the flavor followed suit, lightly acidic, great mouth feel, solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2015
Big thanks to 50belair for getting me back in the top 50 club. Really nice hay color with lots of white foam. Cloudy, but clearer than most HF beers. The aroma is quite nice, citrus, light acid, a little malt. Classic HF so far. The taste sets this apart and shows the pronounced Blaugies influence. The first sip is tart acidity but the finish is lots of hay, reminding me a traditional Belgian saison. I am more partial to the straight HF saison vs Belgian but this is still a very balanced and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerman6686 (5165) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
This poured a hazy bright golden.color with an eggshell head, looked like lemon morangue. Aroma was of Brett, lemon acidity minerals, stone fruit. Flavor is literally the most perfect saison possible, light acidity, grainy, minerally wet rocks, dusty, Brett, fruity. Incredibly drinkable too. I want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3498) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Hazy pale yellow body, medium to large white head, spotty lacing. Bright citrus, slightly underipe stonefruits, wheat, tannic oak, and some minerality. Medium bodied with super gentle carbonation, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from AdamJackson. Thanks! A: Orange in color with a foamy white head, and lacing. N: Oak, acid, lemon and grapefruit rind, green apple, wheat, peppercorn, hints of a cherry and strawberry, as well as peach. T: Nicely tart, a touch of malt though not sweet, perse. M: Light body, prickly carbonation, hidden alcohol. O: A very powerful sour that doesn’t quite hit all the high points of a bottle like Beatification for me. It’s quite good, but it doesn’t have the deep complexity I would prefer. Glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A complex nose of oak, vanilla, funky lemons. The flavor is big lemon, oak, buckwheat, round earthy flavor with robust sour. Very good. Like a lambic in many ways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Art (2127) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Opened during the bachelor party. Pours a beautiful cloudy yellow orange with a white head. Aromas of wet rocks, must, Brett funk, yeast, lemon. Taste is pillowy soft with a slight tartness at the finish. An amazingly drinkable beer. Medium body and light carb. Wow I love this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to artmcd8. Poured cloudy yellow clean white head. Aroma funky farm hay sour. Light carb med bod. Taste dry tart sour minerals.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden-straw color. Pillowy head that recedes quickly to a cap before breaking into spotty lacing. Aromas of cobweb, oak, lemongrass, fresh cut flowers, Brett, light wheat, musty grape. Taste was incredibly balanced. Touches of funk, dry oak, cobweb, a peak tartness with lemon, musty grape and a dry vinious note. Finishes without any astringency or acidity. Very soft in the finish despite a hefty venture into Funkytown! Very well done Saison...and certainly one of the better I have had from HF.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2551) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle, huge thanks to WillRunForBeer. Cloudy yellowish orange pour with a small fizzy head that collects to a ring. Musty aroma of leather, juicy lemon, horse blanket, black pepper, flowers and oak. Tastes awesome. Juicy, slightly sour lemons, vinegar, yogurt, light barnyard, light tropical fruit, and straw. Incredible balance with the sweet, sour, tart and funk. Each sip brings something different. Now that it’s warmed I get peaches, wheat, strong oak, and white grapes. Possibly the best saison I’ve had. HF now occupies more than half of my top 10 saisons.

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