Frank (3541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is cloudy orange w/ a white head of mixed bubbles and a ton of lacing. It’s got a funky, fruity nose w/ lots of lemon citrus and a touch of grassiness. This has solid tartness to it and is overall fresh and juicy tasting. It’s medium bodied w/ creamy carbonation but still crisp and drinkable. This is another good one from Hill Farmstead.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Rich’s Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Hill’s farmstead Arthur light cloudy gold earthy tart lemony aroma. Raspy mouthfeel dry finish and lovely soft lemon sour flavor. 3.7-3.8
Mr_Abner (226) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry hopped version (DHVAR01) -- Hopped with Styrian Goldings and conditioned in stainless.
Bottle. Pours a beautiful, hazy pale yellow with a large, fluffy white head. Aromas of HF yeast, citrus, lemon, some spice/light pepper. Taste is light to just shy of moderately bitter. Can taste Arthur in the background, but the bitterness is not kind to him. Some citrus, a touch tart, and an unmistakeable "earthiness" accompanying this. Light bodied, average carbonation, a slight bitterness in the finish. I definitely prefer the regular version of Arthur.
RRistow12 (478) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy gold with thick white head. Aroma is fruity with Belgian spices, grass and sour funkiness. Taste is mild to moderately sour overall with flavors of tropical fruits, Belgian yeast and Brett, grains, lemon. Pretty tasty and great for a warm day.
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jcnielsen (2738) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at LeninCat’s. Thanks Lenin! Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Hazy, straw, yeast aromas. Tart, straw, citrus, yeast, peppery flavors. Pretty tasty!
thirdeye11 (5850) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium gold, thick creamy white head, nice lacing on the glass. Nose of oats, Belgian yeast, light noble hops, clean, citrusy, orange peel, and a touch of brett. Taste of citrus peel, lemon, brett, oats, bright, zesty. Medium to high carbonation, delicious finish, bright and citrusy. So easy to drink. Don’t want it to end.
sonnycheeba (4397) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow. Aroma is lemon zest, bready malts, light toast barnyard funk, and some grassy notes. Flavor is dry and funky with light floral and grassy notes, fresh citrus, and light toast. Medium body.
ClarkVV (4445) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 2014 Magnum drunk 7/25/15.
The mark of a fine saison lies in its perfect appearance. That’s not true at all, but Dupont, Blaugies, Thiriez and Fantome all have wonderful heads with near-perfect retention. That is true for Mr. Hill’s Belgian offerings and this one is no different. Bright golden appearance with just a touch of haziness and white head atop.
Absolute crazy aroma. High acidity with light plaster, cedar and some grassiness. Very similar phenol profile to Dupont; nice and peppery, dry. Reserved but ample funkiness combined with American hop notes (light juicy fruits and stone fruits, plentiful floral notes, minor citrus). No alcohol and no flaws.
The flavor is acidic, very brightly so and carried on by a tight carbonation and malty yet not sweet texture. Lots of honey-like notes from the malt and a good dose of pepper and tart acids to keep things very dry. Vibrant and lush and all this with 9 months of age on it. I could see this being a bit too brash/powerful very fresh and probably very interesting and potentially incredible after a couple more years. Much like I’d imagine an American-hopped Dupont to be. Wonderfully drinkable with lime-like brett, honey, meyer lemon and black pepper all lingering nicely on the finish. Flavor dosent quite live up to the atoma for me, however. Theres just a bit too much tropical fruit like acidity and sourdough-like breadiness. Maybe a touch of alcohol in the flavor, as well (very similar to the light alcohol I get from Dupont’s saison).
Chalumeaux (505) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from magnum thanks AdamChandler Oct 2014 for the Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting. Golden pour with a one finger head. Aromas of grass citrus pine and yeast. Taste is amazing wild yeast grass and balanced citrus.
Whatup14 (1183) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche nuageuse laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de levure, malt pâle, houblon fruité, zeste de pamplemousse. Goût de citron, levure, malt, légère acidité, légèrement poivré, amertume moyenne. Carbonatation moyen, corps moyen, texture ample.