DandyWolfFloyd (984) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - flowers, wild yeast - funk, barnyard, and wheat.
Appearance - the body color is a hazy maize yellow. The head color is white and it is rocky and well over 2+". The head very slowly settles. Great wispy lace spirals.
Taste - there is a fine composite here. Wheat, coriander, wild yeast, and some lightly pungent hops buried tastefully below. There is also a wild floral element. Overall the impression comes off as - slightly tart, little salt, and a slight bit sour. There is some funk, a bit of barnyard. Very interesting being this is a saison.
Palate - medium body, champagne-like texture, the carbonation lively, the finish is dry and effervescent.
gunnfryd (13804) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
KRS/KōLF 020116. Golden-yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, fruit, spices, yeast. Flavour is yeast, lemon,lime, citrus, funk, fruit, spices, flowers. Very nice beer.
OldMrCrow (2305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar continues to come through with Hill Farmstead bottles. Not quite sure why he shares, but Iím more than happy to take advantage!
Light yellow pour, white fluffy head. Absolutely spectacular aroma. Fresh fields and light grapefruit -- delicious. Could almost be a 10; Iíll give it a 9. Flavor is delightful as well. Just the faintest sweet grassy elements, again gently sour but not strongly so, nice minerally and almost sulferic flavors running gently and well-balanced beneath. Superb.
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is funky sour citrucy grainy as us flavor. Very nice.
linusb (544) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Cloudy yellow with a white head that disappears fast. N: Yeast, hay, mango T: Lemon, starfruit, mango O: Nice balance of sweet and tart. Refreshing!
HonusWagner (1974) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís Anna, itís lightly tart, itís lightly sweet, itís a bit grainy, itís drinkable as hell, itís good beer as usual.
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Hazy yellow. Fruity esters, wood, wine. Dry, tart, bitterish, light astringency. Medium-bodied. Very good.
dpitinga (59) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lucky to live in northern California. In Sunnyvale, Olsonís Cherries grows Blenheim apricots that are nearly dry-farmed, as are the Crane melons grown by the Crane Melon Barn in the black soil of Santa Rosa. Over on the coast in Davenport, Swanton Berry Farm is still growing Chandler strawberries. And Andy Mariani in Morgan Hill is the only orchardist in America I know of who grows the original "un-improved" green gage (reine claude) plum. So I have serious doubts about the deliciousness of the fruit varietals that are hardy enough to grow in the chilly climes of Vermont. Not so Vermont honey. This BiŤre de Miel rightly deserves the myriad accolades it has received. Had it at the RateBeer Best Festival.
oRos (1498) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from bottle at rate beer festival 2016. Pours yellow straw. Taste is some lemon an straw barn yard. Dry with a slight sweet finish at the end.
arnold931 (1179) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light yellow with nice white head. Nose is some honey and floral. Taste is kind of dry but then sweet honey and a little funk. Great.