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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2016
Bomber. Thanks to KL. Sweet peach nose, light funk, both quite moderate, Clear medium straw color. Tart initial, pickled celery and peach, tangy citrus bit, small bittering mid mid and final. Thin-medium body, very light astringency. Mild and very pleasant. Sessionable, and not a funky blaster, as many HF beers are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8748) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Nose of grapefruit, funk, honey, minerals, a bit of cat piss. Nice tartness, a bit of honey, grapefruit including zest. firm carbonation, with a funky, bitter finish. Solid stuff, not taking me anywhere new, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6018) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
Poured a hazy straw with a white head. Aroma was of funk, minersls, lemon juice. Flavor similar, light vanilla, wet rocks. I want to live at hill farmstead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle shared at Kickback. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of lemon, hay, pepper, sour apple, lacto. Taste is medium sourness. Nice refreshing kick. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (557) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle at the Earth Eagle members’ party (Oct. 2015). Tasty, lively saison with a fair amount of sharp sour bite. Right in line with a lot of HF’s other 750ml saisons.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2600) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle @ RBBWG 2016. Hazy colour. Sour nose of citrus (lime) with spices and some honey. Refreshing and easy drinkable. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (7595) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
20/II/16 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG V (Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, bottled: XI/2014 (2016-212) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy pale yellow to beige beer, small irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very yeasty, floral notes, some citrus, bit dirty, urinals, floral touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty bitter, grapefruit, spicy touch, hay, bit yeasty. Aftertaste: dirty, infected, cow fodder, hay, grains, some vinegar. Big nope.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5660) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2016
Sampled at RBBWG16 . thnx for sharing everyone ! Pours unclear yellowblonde. Small white head. Smell is dry, citrussy, bit bitter. Taste is Sharp, citrussy (Lemon) bitter, dry, funk. Very overcarbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle sample @ RBBWG 2016, thanks Bjorn. Dorée, léger trouble, col crémeux blanc. Arôme au bouquet malté, grains, noble houblonné avec un petit côté brett, retrouve une fin herbacée. Palais au profil très US surtout dans l’usage de brett, pointe de saison, herbacée fini sec persistant. Retrouve la marque de qualité de HF, très bien exécutée gardant assez de caractère d’une saison avec ample profil fruité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1209) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
0.75 l bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen. Hazy, straw yellow with a frothy, white head. Slightly fruity, floral aroma of lemon peel, grapefruit and pomelo. Slightly bitter, grassy-fruity taste of lemon peel, grapefruit and pomelo, followed by a short, slightly bitter, floral and dry finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent mouthfeel. Very nice!

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