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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 17/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Hill Farmstead / Kissmeyer / Cambridge Nordic Saison ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, pale malt, moderate yeasty, grapes, citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, grapes, citric. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150411]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have nice citrus that leans toward lemons, herbal character, hay, some funk, I get a light acidic character, pale malts, has a little more sweetness and fruit juice than many saisons, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2949) - FINLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange in color frothy whitish head. Funky notes, some lemon and bit of peppery spicyness in aroma. Something really earthy about this one as well. Crisp though. Hay, spicy notes, lemony juicyness and bit of barnyard in taste. Lemon and bitter notes in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy light copper color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, leaves and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a solid change of pace brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (901) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 19, 2015
750mL bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow pour with a massive frothy off brilliant white heat. Aroma of citrus, barnyard, hay and grass. Light body, refreshing slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3148) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2015
Golden yellow, white crown. Musty, hint of vinegar, hay, grass, herbs. Tart, light wheatiness, musty, hay/heather, subtle spices. Medium light body, heavily carbonated. Very good, traditional Saison, but nothing ocwely unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle - Light sweet grass and citrus. Clear gold with a frothy white head. Hay and lemon with some nice light funk. Nice sweet finish that is light,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, cheers once again to our host with the upmost, 27/03/15. Hazed golden orange with a moderate off white covering. Nose is tangy citric peel, spice, earthy straw, tangerine, lemon rind. Taste comprises tangerine, lemon peel, grassy, earthy, light hop, faint spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough saison but lower order for HF.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1551) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Gylden klarmskum hvid lang Citrus malt korn gær frugt Bitter moderate sød lift @f1 Oile livlig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3956) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Bottle @ Post-Easter Procrastination, Ulfborg. Pours slightly hazy light amber with airy white head. Clear aroma of fruit and malt, with notes of hops, citrus and yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of citrus and funky touches. Citric aftertaste. Nice.

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