dEnk (3370) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Molen, thanks JulienHuxley! Aroma is peppery yeast, brett, fruits, lemon, some malt. Flavour is a quite dry zesty bretty fruity peppery yeast, citric bretty finish. Very refreshing!
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared by Madbeerbaron. Thick, unfiltered yellow-tan. Foamy, lacy white head. Lemony, sour, dry chardonnay tastes. Nice, subtle, refined. Pretty much nails it. Dry peppery, fruity tropical undertones. True.
Clownoisseur (83) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured slowly out of a bottle courtesy of Adam Jackson. Cheers! Aroma is of a light Brett funk, citrus, some hay. Appearance is sparkling golden, fine carbonation, almost champagne-like. Taste tart for a Saison. Full flavored. Nice medium bodied compliments the sweet barley, light hop bitterness and hints of bready yeast. Very nice balance of flavors. Finishes very crisp.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Mike! Medium hold body, white head. Nose is some pithy citrus, strawberries, yeast. Flavor is citrus, unbalanced tartness, a bit of harsh yeast. It’s a fine bet but doesn’t compare with most of hill’s other offerings.
topoisomerase (12) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer. Poured from the bottle. Beautiful orange color and a great funky Brett nose. This surprising saison hits you from the start - spice, sour, wow. Great palate and a lovely finish. A great drinker all around.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch and Bottle: unk
Pours a diaphanous gold ale with a finger of white foam that falls over a few minutes to a broken sheet of the same. spotty lace. Smells of funk, grass, hay, must, manure and hints of herbal yeast. Nice nose. Slightly bitter initially, this converges with flavors of lemon, amaretto, pear and the slightest cloves. Some dirty character to the whole thing. Decent flavor, it’s oddly crisp with the components. Mouthfeel is light with hi carb and a snappy finish.
This is a "rustic farmhouse saison". Yep, I agree with that assessment. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
PriorL (1143) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #900!. 75cl bottle.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: little peppery, fruity, nice!
TASTE: nice balanced sourness, fruity, full aftertaste, nice alcohol hint. Very good saison! Again a great Hill Farmstead beer I had the pleasure of enjoying!
sailracer (373) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow with a foamy head. Slightly sour with good carbonation and earthy tones. Saisons aren’t my favorite style, but this one was decent.
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capones Annual Black Friday event, Norristown PA, 29/11/13.
Clear golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is tarte fruit skins, citric dipped straw, burnt lemon rind, cobwebs, grass, soured grapes, light funk.
Taste comprises bitter orange, earthy, farmyard, citric dipped straw, tarte lemon rind, grape skins, dank light balsa wood tones.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finale.
Clean and refreshing saison.
Good work as usual from HF.
rbrazell (1404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Corey for sending me this! Very cloudy golden pour with a frothy white head that sits atop and nice lace. Very rustic aroma, bubblegum, hints of phenolic spice, light starchy wheat, grassy, touches if yeast and citrus. A touch sweeter and smooth body with lemon, grassiness, yeast with grains and a funky end. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Very interesting and different Saison. Great stuff.