ClarkVV (5681) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 750mL growler filled 4/29/16 and drunk 5/4/16.
Thoroughly hazy, though not soupy, soft, peachy-gold body is topped by a white head showing strong retention.
Very dry nose yields fresh, clean water and minerality, with light fruitiness very slowly building up from the hops. Amazingly, the simcoe add no pine/cherry and just a touch of juicy grapefruit. Amarillo add woodsy and softly citric character while motueka adds its very similar character (leafy, green, lightly vegetal, soft citrus and nectarine). Crackers and whitebread in the background stay out of the way of the hops which continue to crescendo with warming and breathing, eventually ending with juicy nectarine, peach and lemon, and a light smattering of honey.
Incredibly dry (but with an ample, malty texture and tight carbonation) in the flavor with a bare cracker-like maltiness. Hops are incredibly well-controlled adding only modest bitterness and absolutely no resin. Hints of key lime and grapefruit rind are the extent, with plentiful yellow fruit and woody, leafy, vegetal (not spoiled vegetal, but a good vegetal. Like fresh, live, vibrant vegetation). Supremely delicate and phenomenally well-executed.
Catches you off guard. At first it seems a bit light (which it is) but then 10 minutes later I’m saying, "Holy shit that’s good".
Rune (11043) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap outside at WarPigs Brewpub during Hill Farmstead Day, kindly shared by KimJohansen. Solid lacework from a diminishing white head. Pale golden body, cloudy. Mild aromas of freshly cut grass, citric hints. Mid-sweet flavours of bread, grass, and apricot. Mid-dry fruity bitter end, short lived. Easy to drink(Copenhagen 12.05.2016)
Desverger (7970) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - medium hazy golden coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a mix of tropical and citrus fruits, medium pale malts, peachy with some grapefruit, satsuma and lemon fruity citrus, refreshing and highly enjoyable sipa.
Camons (10099) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Warpigs, Copenhagen. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grass, fruity hops, citrusly hops, light pine. Flavor is light bitter, malt, grassy, fruit, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and light bitter finish. 120516
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Warpigs during Hill Farmstead Day 2016. Hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy citrus and pine aroma, grassy, peach, floral notes. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, pine, caramel notes. Quite nice.
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Tap. Fast klare hell goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, grasig, blumig. Geschmack getreidig malzig, leicht hopfig, grasig.
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead. A light, refreshing blond ale that is definitely designed to be had on a hot summer day. Great aroma from the hops and a nice bitterness balance.
tiong (6378) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen. Pours yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, fresh grassy hops, floral notes, citrus and tropical notes. Taste is refreshing, hoppy and fruity with some floral and tropical notes. Finish is crisp, hoppy and juicy fruity with some tropical notes. Pretty refreshing and tasty.
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Warpigs, Copenhagen. Colour is very cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, citrus, grape, dryness, hops and malts.
martin00sr (2692) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @Warpigs. Cloudy yellow, small white head. Light aroma, some lemon and malt. Flavour has sweetish lemon with a nice bitter bite.