justforrazors (27) - - OCT 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
4-13 Batch, reviewed live 8/14/13. Bottle had a slow gush upon opening, poured into a HF wine glass.
A- Pours a hazy orange -yellow color with a soapy white head that fills the top three inches of my glass. As it slowly fades to about a third of an inch, it leaves insane lacing on all sides of the glass. Carbonation is noticeable, and appears fairly high, though alright for style.
S- Brett straight up. It rears its head with lemon, orange peel, pepper, and some complimentary band aid phenolics.
T- Awesome tartness that you wouldnít have expected from the smell. Tons of lemon mixed with a little bit of grassy flavors, as well as some spicy notes to balance the whole thing out. Pretty much the perfect saison as far as flavors goes, but that is just one manís opinion. Decent bitterness at the end as well, it plays well with the pepper notes on the back end.
M- Prickly carbonation, medium to low body with a crisp finish that sports some decent drying, although nothing that isnít tolerable, or enjoyable for this style.
O- God- the last time I had this same batch it didnít blow me away. This time around, it is clear that the bugs have taken over and just bumped this beer up in to the top tier. The lemon adds a tartness that is very well balanced by the pepper phenols and bitter hop notes at the end of the taste. The high carbonation and drying effects make you crave another sip, and the appearance is as close to perfect for a saison as one could ask. Give me more please....
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy light straw with a big fluffy white head interspersed with chunks of air. Amazing retention and lacing.
Light lemon aromas. Wheat, a bit of yeast and some must. Maybe some coriander, but nice and light on the spices.
Lots of lemon flavor up front. Good tartness through the middle mixed with a little funk and tangy wheat. Finishes with lemon zest and an almost white wine like component. Light pepper and coriander although thankfully the spice component is toned down.
Light bodied. Carbonation is high accentuating the tartness. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel that is typical of HF beer.
Very easy drinking beer. Just the right amount of tartness to keep me wanting more, but not to overwhelm the palate. I hate most saisons, but whatever HF does with them is gold because this is another winner.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Thanks to pmoney for the share.
A: Pours a hazy yellow color with a huge dollop of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass.
S: Stone fruit and light yeasty notes with some lemony background scents. Grassy as well with a sweet malt profile.
T: Same as the nose with a tad more sweetness from the malts. Sweet bread with stone fruit and some spiced yeast. A little dry with some lemon tartness and mild dried grass.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation. Bubbly texture across the tongue with a sweet and yeasty finish.
O: Another nice saison from HF. Hits all the balances of yeast, fruit and malt.
Serving type: bottle
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24 karat pour with a vibrant ivory cap that left significant rings of lacing as it traveled down the glass. Pungent lemon zest, tart grapefruit rind, and mild pepper accompany freshly baked buttermilk biscuits in the nose. Flavor shows the same bright citrus but also has a nice earthiness, acidity, and funk to add complexity. Refreshing and flavorful. Ample carbonation to ignite the palate. Wish I could get this locally...an every day drinker for sure!
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a good eggshell white head. Smell is bread; citrus, funky tart lemon rind and a little wet hay. Taste is tart lemon citrus, mild hops, wheat bread and overall funky tart beer. Light refreshing, highly carbonated smooth saison.
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tectactoe
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, tart lemon/lime, and sweet tarts. It pours a hazy dull yellow with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has moderate floral notes, light lemon/lime peel, and some faint grassy bitterness. Itís light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Mild gush, hazy pale yellow body with a soapy, quickly receding stark white head. Aroma is fresh grass, lemon zest, mild hops, a touch of farmhouse yeasty tartness. Taste is light and refreshing, zesty lemon-lime, a hint of tartness, grassy, leafy hops, a mild blanket-like yeasty funk, finishing dryness with a fading lemon and orange tartness. Smooth, refreshing, quenching saison.
PattyBat (79) - - AUG 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught in Burlington, VT. Pours a hazy yellow with decent head. Smells of citrusy lemon and earthy grass. Strong bitterness on the tongue complemented by the citrus. Light, refreshing and crisp. My girlfriend enjoyed her sip and she doesnít even like beer. Awesome.
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 at my place with group. Pours orange. Aroma is orange lemon citrus. Taste is citrus orange barnyard, a slight tart bite. Finish is quick and funky. Mouthfeel is lighter.
RichTheVillan (4659) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via international trade; Cloudy orange pour with frothy white head, floral aroma, apple taste with honey a hint of citrus powdery yeast action, minerals, satsuma, amazing stuff, this is the best saison Iíve had amazing stuff.