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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This farmhouse ale was brewed at Hill Farmstead with our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer (Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing) and our longtime friend Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing Co.). Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, as well as the creative spirit of its three architects.

Nordic Inspired Ale brewed with Heather Honey

Released in bottles, Summer 2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (5516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Many thanks to Rian. Smooth sourish body. Fresh, smooth and nice sour. Dry farmhouse, hay or straw. Nice sourish body, fresh straw, barn, nice smooth bitter sourish finish. Round and great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle @ Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015. Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Fruit, acidity, hops and malt. Medium body with a bitter / sour finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stbrewer (2) - - JUL 26, 2015 does not count
Slight sour and citrus aroma. The smell reminds me of a sour candy that I can’t quite place. There is no maltiness to this beer. Its dry and tart as a sour should be. No hop aroma or taste. Dry tart and pleasantly sour. A slight orange peel taste at the end. I really love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of lemony notes is pretty dominant with light flora and funky ester are also observable. Taste is also dominated by strong lemony notes with some light floral notes, light tart notes and some funky notes at the end. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting and somewhat refreshing but lemony taste is just a tad too strong in my personal opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (830) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is pleasant, saison yeast, touch of funk, citrus. Big yeasty bite in the flavor. Overall a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1108) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Hazy gold pour. Aroma slight tart. Tastes mostly of tart rhubarb. Herbs add slight complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG-15 Hazy yellow. Small, white head. Tart, sourish aroma and flavour with citrus. Citrus-zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1432) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 13, 2015
yellow, white head. Aroma is citrus and honey. Dry with small tart notes, honey throws it off a bit. Nice though but underwhelming considering the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (217) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 7/28/2014. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy pale orange. Nice white head. Some lacing. Thick collar and nice surface wisps. Sharp citrus aroma. Lemony tartness. Citrus hops. Grassy and herbal character. Yeasty aromas. Tastes yeasty and tart. Lemon zest tartness. Grassy. Almost a salty flavor in the back end. Well carbonated. Pleasantly tart. Medium body. It’s not a standout saison for Hill Farmstead and I definitely have no idea what Nordic means, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Hazy golden with white head. Sour lemon, zest, stables, tart, fruit and berries. Dry, medium sour with medium carbonation.

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