nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got the unique opportunity to try batch 1 and batch 2 side by side. Batch one is a lightly hazy gold with a very frothy, creamy, white head. Nose is grassy, herbal, floral, white pepper, dandelion greens. Flavor is sweet, tart, herbal, grassy, white pepper. Medium bodied, lightly astringent finish. Batch 2 looks the same. Softer head. Nose is less herbal, a little sweeter. Heavier carb, more sugar, more tropical fruit. Some white grape. I liked batch 2 a bit more.
arminjewell (7045) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at Scott’s saison tasting, pour out of 750 mL bottle batch 2. Hazy orange with white head pour, aroma brought notes of wine, grape, biscuit, some lemon/lactic, hints of funky basement, touch of spicy peppers as well. Taste is a mix of oak, vanilla, some nice white wine and grape, hints of lemon, biscuit, lactic acid notes with a funky grass note, touch of honey. Dry finish, slightly sweet.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from dtmets84. The pour is a golden color with a thick lasting white head. Very nice. The aroma shows off a lot of the wine character for sure. A woody note joins in, along with damp funk, herbal notes, citrus fruit consisting of peaches and mango. This is tart and clean going down; definitely a good palate cleanser and rather dry. A little lighter in the body than expected. Quite thirst quenching and refreshing. The flavors are tart citrus fruit, some light grass, white grape, and oak. Call me crazy, but I like the base (Arthur) a little better. And I like Anna better than that one. Still, this is a very fine brew.
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 (2712) - 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 (4345) - 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 (9618) - 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 (2263) - 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 (10462) - 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.