jamesewelch (210) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle from brewery. Aroma is yeasty, floral, and a little sweet. Pours a hazy golden color with off white head. Tastes very tart with pepper, spice, and some funkiness. Very dry aftertaste. High carbonation. Light body with a dry finish.
RRistow12 (455) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours hazy yellow with thick rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, citrus, grass, herbs and yeast. Taste is mild sweetness with mild to moderate tartness. Flavors of lemon, grass, crackers, Belgian yeast, hay, and other citrus flavors. Lot of lemon. Definitely one of my favorite Hill Farmstead Saisons I've had.
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ctipping (286) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured into a taster. No bottle date.
Light golden body with an enormous head. The bottle was a bit of a gusher, so Iím not so surprised. Excellent lacing.
Strong yeast. Light acidity. Honey. Pale malts and some spice. Bready.
Lemon tartness right up front. Then lightly sweet bready malts. Pale malts less prominent in comparison to the bread flavors. A touch of honey. Less intense spice aspect, but still really yeasty.
Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation, despite the gushing. Good and easy drinking.
I wasnít impressed with the older versions of this beer, but it has become one of my favorites.
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Tejas/Daniel. Light sweetness, lemon, dusty, honey. This is an amazing beer.
dresden (1176) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma is saison yeast, lemon, citrus. Sweet and a bit tart, very delicious stuff, maybe my favourite HF saison. Fantastic
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Magnum shared by Adam C on 7/25/15. Donít remember the date, but I assume itís around one year, give or take a few months.
Perfect hazy sunset colored body has a perfectly well-retained white head atop.
Not-quite-sulfur "stinkiness" in the nose is delightful and quickly joined by floral notes and very light white and black pepper phenols. Not as acidic as Arthur in either aroma or flavor, though perhaps not quite the depth and power of Arthur in the aroma. No alcohol noted, nor flaw.
Playful acids are gentle and joined by just a touch of orange blossom-like honey notes. Honey is fully fermented and sits in the background, adding just a touch of stickiness, and its trademark fermentation characteristics of pepper and vanilla. Incredibly soft, gentle texture leads to very light lactic character on the end. Notes of ripe pluots and other dry stone fruits keep things incredibly bright. In the end, just a bit lighter and yet more reserved/sublime than Arthur. Perfect carbonation and mouthfeel, perfect attenuation levels.
cfrancis (2735) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light yellow with a big pillow white top. Aroma is sweet honey, floral and dry yeast. Taste is dry on the palate, slight sweetness from the honey, nice yeast that creates a bit of farmy age. Thanks to Deuce for this.
Bulk_Carrier (2787) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle dated "2015 05 14"
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt golden yellow to orange color with slim fingerís worth of foamy white head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light rings of lacing.
The smell starts off with an eloquent sweet floral setting leading into a smooth sweet honey and a light underscore of spice to balance. Light citrus also makes a light presence.
The taste was mainly sweet through the floral and the honey adding a bit of grassiness underneath. Thereís no aftertaste but a light sweet floral finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth. Light sweet floral tones hit my tongue in a refreshing manner.
Overall, what a wonderful saison that I would love to have again.
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
backlog. bottle. Citrus yellow, fluffy head. Aroma is grassy, lemony. Palate is crisp, same HF feel to every brew, that awesome citrusy character. Another winner from Shaun.
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sent by Adam. Thanks!
A: Cloudy gold with a huge white head. Just enormous.
N: Lemon rind, funk, peppercorn, straw, some husk, earth, coriander, and leaves. Thereís also no mistaking the HF yeast in this one, even if I canít always identify its complexities,
T: Tart. sweet. and a touch bitter.
M: Foamy carbonation, light body, no alcohol.
O: A pretty nice saison. Easy drinking all around with the complexity to match.
douglas88 (7352) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large white head. A big sweet fruity hay yeasty nose. The flavor is citrus, lemongrass, perfume, banana, pepper. Smooth. Good.