crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
just a touch of wood/barrel character. A nice saison, some wine character with touch of citrus.
Defreni (2687) - Husum, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Gul let diset øl der bliver mere og mere uklar. Duften er brett, men det er meget tydeligt at den har ligget på rødvinsfade. Meget astringent i smagen fra rødvinsfadene, men den vinder på en. Andet glas er rigtig god. Fin fin øl.
drfabulous (4269) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 thanks to Matt. Really nice carbonated pour. Golden ale in color. Aroma of just a bit of funk and brett. Taste is lemon and dry white wine. Some oak in the taste, but not very dominant. Just a lovely saison as usual from Hill Farmstead.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, batch 2. Pours a clear amber color with a thin creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bready malts, honey, spicy hops and a wine note. The taste is tart tannic notes, intense citrus and tropical notes. Medium bodied.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of joet. Thanks, Joe! Pours a bright, hugely effervescent deep golden color; huge, textured white head with great retention an dlacing. Some light grapefruity / lemony tartness in the aroma, along with a subtle peppery note and light oakiness; soft, plush, precise, with a touch of red fruitiness. Medium body; lively, effervescent carbonation; lightly acidic lemons, a touch of tartness, and a creamy vanilla and oaky core, with a slight funky / musty quality. Absolutely delicious, and the most compelling Hill Farmstead beer I’ve had so far. Toasty, nicely dry finish with a touch of lingering oak and soft bitterness.
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lively effervescence, pillowy white head, soft rose water, mildly tannic, earthy aromas, moist hay, citric elements, well done dryness, the yeast at the bottom adds a touch of sourness as well as color and texture to the final pour. Among my favorites from Hill Farmstead. This is gorgeous.
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a small lasting creamy white head. Aroma of straw, lemon, yeast, light spice and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, yeast and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tarty lingering funky citrus finish.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 1 bottle: Pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly earthy funky nose with a touch of yeasty esters and a hint of cork. Starts with light effervescence and oxidation with some soft malty sweetness and vinous oak notes before a drier, earthy brett finish. Pretty complex, but this bottle seems slightly corked and oxidized.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Thanks also to Armin for trading for this gem! Cloudy yellow appearance with a white head. Fairly tart, musty, white wine, pear, citrusy aroma. Nice vinous, apple, somewhat tart, lemony acidic, refreshing flavor. Kick ass. (4.2)
Bottle with Jetson in Vail for Christmas. Beautiful, glowing orange appearance with a big, lasting fluffy white head. Potent dry, white wine, spicy peppery, somewhat funky, big barnyard, lemon/tangerine fruity aroma. A bit tart, lemony, musty, white grape, apple, dry, chewy straw flavor. Really a nice brew. (4.2)
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Yellow hazy beer with a white lacy big head. Citrus, fruity, hoppy, oak, spicy aroma. Earth, grapes, citrus, perfume, fruity, oak and spicy flavour.