ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Black Friday tasting. Very light hay and lemon. Slightly sour. Phenolic banana comes in late.
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’ve had a few bottles of this before, guess it’s time to throw a rating in. Although I have both fresh and 1 year old bottles, I’m choosing to rate the old bottle to see how it has evolved. Pours a hazed light straw color with a massive head (Brett propelled?) aromas are of citrus, hay and funk. Taste is dry and slightly bitter. Pronounced barnyard funk. Obviously has at least Brett in it, possibly lacto as well. Flavors of tart sunshine, musty funky cobwebs, light cheese. Floral hops for a distraction. Finish is bone dry, with a lasting funk. World class, as always.
yourilevesque (187) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière jaune paille de type saison sauvage sûre. La tête blanche comme neige coiffe cette belle bière d’un magnifique col rafraîchissant et éclatant de blancheur. Au nez, je perçois du citron, une acidité ferme et de la levure saison sauvage à profusion. En bouche, le tout est très sec, pétillant et sûrette. Les saveurs de citron sont présentes et à celles-ci s’ajoutent le côté sauvagin de l’étable. De la sueur. Cette saison sauvage est très bien faite mais trop unidirectionnelle à mon goût. Aurait mérité plus de complexité.
Note: cette bière faisait l’accompagnement d’une salade Fattouche maison. L’ensemble était parfaitement harmonieux. Je la recommande avec un plat de ce type: acide, frais et légèrement épicé.
krumbum (607) - truckee, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lovely soft funk with a light stone fruit. Pearlescent yellow with light foamy head. Amazing smooth light crisp slight funk so delicious. Amazing beer.
pepsican (1488) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow with thin white head. Thank you srsili btw! Mushroom earthiness, lemons, limes, rindy really. Mildly tart. Grapefruit. Esters kicked off all over. This lifts, not even a style I enjoy anymore.
aleigator (371) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many thanks to Ron for providing the bottle!
Pours a hazy sun-yellow color, with a big, froth head.
Has aromas of wet grass, hay, citrus green apple peel and a lovely, slightly fruity, acidity. Bretts blend well into the rustic characteristics of the nose, providing an enjoyable freshness. The nose reminds me more of a Berliner Weisse, than a classic Saison, while being a bit richer and more pronounced on the nose.
Has a lively, very refreshing carbonation. While the beer is still relatively low in alcohol, its got a decent body to it.
Begins with soft wheat, wet hay and acidic lime, inviting sour bretts to the palate. Has a truly refreshing beginning, almost mirroring the nose, balanced by bready, slightly biscuity malts. Taste is still without a doubt providing a very pleasant freshness, with the right amount of lactic citrus fruit among funky yeast and wheat. Ends with biscuity malts among citrus bonbons, revealing a good amount of sourness.
A real treat, my first Hill Farmstead brew, a fuller bodied Berliner Weisse - or a truly refreshing, sessionable saison. Either way, the beer provides a crisp, citraic freshness, well edged into a distinct wheat foundation leading to a very well composed brew, I would love to drink frequently during warm summer days.
Gandalf39 (129) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Une saison parfaite : arôme sauvage et citronné, acidité maitrisée. La bouche est d’une pureté inouïe! Des notes de froment. Extremely drinkable!
douglas88 (6836) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Adam. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. A light fruity spicy nose. The flavor is big oak, big coriander, floral hops. Gentle and well made. Big lemons. Smooth. Very easy.
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy yellow. Lots of white foam. Aroma is lemon zest, floral, grassy. Delicate but powerful and satisfying. Taste is not excessively dry, as I thought it might be. There is a slight sweetness here. Not quite as good as I was hoping it might be but displays HF’s usual class and balance.
cards04 (2113) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you so much b3shine for this generous gift. I am forever in your debt. This beer just screams simplicity, elegance, and sophistication. Pours a nice lemon yellow with crazy mountains of pillow soft white head. Aromas are sweet Belgian yeast and juicy pineapple. A beautiful sour edge to this.. Funk, white wine, Belgian candy, such a good saison.
bytemesis (4133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden butterscotch, large puffy white head, slow to dissipate and leaving lots of clingy lacing. Light aroma overall, with citrus, fresh cut grass, floral and slightly funky notes. Flavor is lightly tart, citric, lots of field of flowers flavors, a bit of white pepper, nice and fruity with a very light funkiness that comes on later. Medium body. Surprisingly not as soft and smooth as I normally expect from HF on the mouthfeel, but otherwise exceptional.