Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 Bottle generously provided by Mishuggah for our Sunday mini whale tasting. Thanks for bringing out the instawhale Steve! Pours a clear dehydrated pee color with about a fingers worth of white head. Nose is pretty balanced between the saison base, the honey in the base, some oak, and some light tartness. The flavor is less on the saison character and more on sweet honey and tartness. The tartness compliments the honey nicely. Light to moderate mouthfeel, light carbonation, gentle tartness, and a mOderate finish. A good beer, not the be all end all beer that everyone has been making it out to be. Itís a pleasant drinker, especially on a muggy summer day. With that said, Iíd have a hard time pulling the trigger on trading the beers this is going for.
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Magnum poured by Adam, bottled 2014, sold in 2015. Great bright gold color, spotty lace. Aroma is just a dream, honey, grain, citrus, very mild barrel.
Can the barrel be anymore integrated?? The mouthfeel is soft and delicate just like every other of Mr. hillís brew. Wow, the wine barrel is here but really mild. The honey, citrus and grain has a juicy like texture. Light floral hints, damn... The mouthfeel is crisp and lively, nice tingle. No hype just straight flavor.
WillRunForBeer (1412) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnum shared by AdanChandler, opened at Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting v1. Bottled 5/14. Pours yellow gold with s big white head. Aroma is oak, white wine, mild HFS funk. Super soft, with white grape, lemon, HFS funk.
tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: 2015 batch from a magnum thanks to Adam. Clear golden pour, soapy & foamy white head. Aroma is absolutely lovely. Big white wine character with light tartness & tannins that remain restrained. Light honey, wet oak, apple, lemon, hint of peach, kiwi, a small touch of soft mineral water, slight kick of farmhouse on the back end. Amazing flavor. White grape, honey, tart melon, lemon rind, kiwi, some soft grains. So smooth & mellow. Finishes with peach, lime, white grape, & a little kick of oaky tannins. This is a fucken fantastic beer that has lived up far beyond the hype. Incredible.
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from magnum thanks AdamChandler for the Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting. Hazy golden color with a nice head. Aromas of honey yeast light wine and citrus with soft funk. Taste is smooth and crisp with complex flavors that blend perfectly.
ctipping (191) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Originally reviewed 10/26/2012. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1 bottle #98. Hazy with a white head. Good retention and lacing. Smells like Anna with wine. Honey and yeasty as hell. Light wine notes and a touch of acidity. Stronger wine presence in the taste. Really quite dominant. Lots of honey still, which cuts the yeastiness more than in Anna. Dry with a little brett. Gets fruitier towards the finish. A touch of grainy malts. Wonderful. Slick from the wine. Light and medium carbonation. Very nice. Low acidity, but itís there and helps to bring the honey and wine together. Yeasty bitterness. I know thereís a lot of hype with this beer, but I have to admit that this is one of the best saisons Iíve ever had. Complex, light, and never overbearing with any one flavor. Truly a great saison.
MrHangover (3211) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a hazy golden beer with a a big white head on top. Aroma is woody, barnyard, vineous touches, rather yeasty and some slight notes of peppery yeasts in there. Flavor is very funky, vineous, loads of fruity notes in there as well. Some raisins or something. A very nice, well balanced saison, certainly very nice, but not getting all the hype here.
kermis (6958) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared at LBT2. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma is vinous with good oaky barrel notes, light floral notes, honey, citrus, a soft funk, fruits and grapes. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a touch or sourness. Perfectly balanced in the palate with a minerally fruitiness, soft acidity and wonderful barrel notes complimenting an already great base beer. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, a technically perfect beer and the best saison Iíve had. A beer like this with such crazy hype, rarity and value can never really live up to it. Itís not worth what it takes to acquire, but still a beautiful beer and a great experience.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of funk, barnyard and fruits. Taste is a bit tart. Good balance. Awesome complex of aromas and flavors.
PhillyCraft (3946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Al, pours vibrant and hazy golden color with small to medium white head. Aromas of bright lemons, blood oranges, oak, vino funk, sea salt, grapefruit and tangy minerality. Medium bodied. Been wanting to try this little skank for years now. A little underwhelmed for hill standards but still a very nice beer. Probably not in my top 10 from these guys but still epic juice.
Beerman6686 (5320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured a lightly hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of light wet rocks, white wine, light must peach skins. Flavor was significantly more tart than I was expecting, nice smooth white wine and earthy minerally character, with a medicinal sweet Smarties finish. Another terrific beer from HF.