thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours clear golden with a big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has mint, oak, white wine, grapes, apples and a flowery touch of soap. Medium carbonation, nice dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, rather bitter, citrus, oak, white pepper, white wine, leather. So incredibly balanced.
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler at a bottle share. Pours a pale gold with a white head. Aroma is spicy and fruity. Taste is on the verge of tartness with a nice bready note.
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Murky straw-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet is lemony and citrusy with a splash of white wine. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and airy carbonation. The flavor is lemony-tart and lightly spicy with a rumor of cracker malt sweetness. Finishes tangy with only a hint of bitterness. World class beer shared by the always-generous ctipping!
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a small white head. Nose is good balanced collage of fruit, sweaty wild yeast, light acidic wine barrel, stone fruit. Mouth is dry, fairly acidic, salty Brett. Funky and tart, lots of very dry mineral flavors. Pretty good, nowhere near the level of some of their other barrel aged gold saisons aka Ann and civil disobedience 5.
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the November 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Pours a light clear gold with a filmy white head. Funky fruity aroma, stone fruit, grape, strawberry. Champagne notes with grape and oak, bretty dry finish, mildly tart.
Marheb (2131) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 Le liquide ne m’attend pas pour sortir, il dicte les règles dès le départ mais sans faire de dégât. L’arôme de vin blanc sauvage envahi la pièce rapidement. En bouche c’est aussi complexe que facile à boire avec sa corpulence vineuse, son zeste d’agrume et le chatouillement des houblons herbacés qui nous propulse vers une finale sèche et surette totalement approprié. Dans l’ensemble, un niveau de buvabilité et de complexité rarement atteint dans le même liquide.
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home poured into my HF wine glass. Appearance is golden orange with a frothy white, long-lasting head and great lacing. Funk, light urine, honey, band-aid, rubber, light spice, straw, grass, biscuit, and citrus in the aroma. Nice! Taste is tart lemon peel, zest, tangy fruit peel, biscuit, bread, grass, white pepper, and clove with am lightly spicy/tart finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Funky, fruity, refreshing, and satisfying. Another great brew from Shaun. You really can’t go wrong with any beer from Hill Farmstead. Awesome!
larryLSB (436) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at November tasting. Light to golden straw colored with a medium white head. Mild nose, with a touch of fruit and funk. Taste was very crisp, a bit of sweet fruit, nice and dry, wtih a sharp, crisp aftertaste.
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.
Served along side Hill Farmstead Arthur, Flora, Civil Disobedience, and McKenzie Irma Extra.
The beer appears hazy and yellow hued with a half inch of white head and some decent lacing. The aroma is fabulous. Red wine, wild yeast, floral notes, citrus, funk. Yeah, I’m digging this. The flavor is very good, though not quite as remarkable as the aroma. Nice feel on the palate. Complex and delicious. This was my favorite of the five saisons I sampled that night. I would enjoy having this again. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011
cpetrone84 (1447) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 pour is transparent pale yellow with a tight white head. Nose is balanced Saison with light sweetness in back and some barrel overtones up front. Hints of dustiness towards the back with lemon behind. Taste is a bit more acidic, barrel is a touch stronger, lemony in back with some peppery mineral notes mid palate. Finish is crisp, high carbonation and fairly dry.