arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Brandon! Hazy golden with fluffy white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, caramel, white grape, pear and peach notes, some yeasty notes with a hint of earth, pepper and more spice, nice. Taste is nice as well with spicy yeast, pepper phenols, so-me hints of fruit, biscuit, bread, earth, the peach and pear notes come through again with slight funky notes, finishing fairly dry and refreshing. Another good one from them.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bready malts, spice, tropical fruits. The taste is tropical fruits, bread, caramel. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL courtesy of Mike, A saison at this big bad BA BW tasting of sorts, and this one rocked.. the farmhouse takes a back seat to me here with the well carbonated lemon pepper beer.. really quite awesome.
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all, huge thanks to MaxxDaddy for this bottle - you are far too generous, Max - hazy gold pour, with a frothy, lasting lace - aroma is a wonderful mix of lemon zest, pineapple, sage, wildflower, basil - medium soft carbonation in the mouth - flavor is drier than expected - the honey is present in the finish, but the approach is a little tart, followed by earthy bitterness, moderate funkiness - light flinty mineral notes - finish has some lavender and other dry herbal notes - I love this beer.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of notalush. Brandon, you are neato. Milky yellow golden appearance with a white head. Super floral, light honey, somewhat spicy, herbal, somewhat citrusy aroma. Quite tangy, rich bretty, orange citrusy, somewhat herbal, rich estery flavor. Quite nice Saison.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from joeybones3. Thanks, man. I got a very small taste of this at the last Hunahpu release (thanks to whoever that was) so I knew it would be good but man is this beer special. It pours a golden color with a big lasting fluffy white head that leaves some substantial lacing. A wonderful array of scents invade the aroma consisting of citrus peel, grass, leafy hops, spring flowers, soft herbal notes, and raw honey. Wow. The flavors are so incredibly well integrated. There’s a crackery-honey sweetness to this but it’s super dry in teh finish with a touch of fresh citrus bitterness. Straw, grass, and herbal notes mix in well with plenty of rustic farmhouse character. What an amazing beer. One of the best I’ve had.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought in to Chuck’s by a customer. Pours light and hazy like pulpy lemonade with minimal head. Smell is funky honey, lightly tart. Sweet, tart, barnyard all rolled in to one. Really good, glad to have tried it.
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy Mike. Thanks! Pour is cloudy straw gold, small fizzy white head, good retention/lace. Aroma is tart, fruity esters, citrus, pineapple. Taste is bone dry, lemon, pepper, cracker malts, citrus hops. Palate is dry, high carbonation, bitter finish. Good
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks Nate). Looks good; light-orange with ample head and carbonation. Smells pretty good too; honey and yeast. Tastes good; a very nice saison. Nice on the palate too. This is a great example of the style!
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Batch 2. Poured into a tulip.
Pours a chilled golden lemon color with a frothy white head. Thick clumps of lacing and never ending retention. Smells like a slightly sweet, funky barnyard. Dominated by pepper, clove, and lemongrass and backed up by a surprising punch of candy like honey. Medium bodied, soft and delicate on the palate, but doesn’t finish as crisp or dry as expected for the style. Flavor is very similar to the other non-BA HF saisons and has a traditional earthy, musty and funky finish. Strong grass, biscuit malt and earthy flavors complement a surprisingly noticeable amount of honey. Another solid saison from HF, with a subtle, enjoyable twist.