Art (2849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís my name! Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Leaves a beautiful lacing. Aroma of slight Brett but not too crazy. Slight pineapple. Taste is dry and slightly tart. Effervescent. Delicious.
bellco33 (629) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle poured into a tulip:. Hazy straw colored with a very thick, foamy, white head. Aroma is lemon, hay, brett, and funk. Taste is a bit citrusy, pepper, and definitely a brett yeast element but itís not overpowering (which I enjoy). Medium body, a bit bitter from the brett, nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 750mL pours with a murky sort of hazy gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up sugary sweetness, spicy Saison like yeasty notes, plenty of flowery wet meadow and mild fruity esters. Smells pretty rich. The taste confirms this as it is on the sweet sluggish side for a Saison with sugary sweetness, apples and pear sweet fruity esters rimmed with a fruit skin like tartness and then yeasty spices. It picks up lots of floral and flowery notes as well as a touch of funky basement mustiness mixed tartness toward the finish. Overall too heavy and too sweet.
dEnk (4200) - 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 (5570) - 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 (405) - 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 (2353) - 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. Itís a fine bet but doesnít compare with most of hillís 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 (1551) - 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, itís 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 (3045) - 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!