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Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed (with help from our great friend Jean of Tired Hands!) on the day of my grandmother’s passing (Norma), this is an inspired Biere de Mars fermented entirely in oak and inoculated with our house spontaneous culture.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Great aroma, funky, citrus gooseberry, leather. Taste is lovely too. Fruity, smooth, light funk, little sour, grapes. Mega!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (626) - ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
Pours beautiful amber, nice foam. Aroma has loads of barnyard character, nice acidity, apple cider. Taste is also very similar, sour, barnyard, brett. Very nicely done, super enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (3835) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Lovely russet amber color, almost glowing. The head quickly disappointed. Huge oak, Brett, slightly sour nose, horse blanket and wet leather. The mouth is fairly sour with lots of leather, horse blanket. The aftertaste is nice and sour that goes on and on with lots of oak and leather.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle shared by Brandon! Thank you so much! Pour is cloudy red with a small thin white head. Aroma is stunning - musty with red grape, light funk, Light wood, and Earthy. Flavor is quite salty up front with earthy and mineral notes to follow. Also notes of Wood and earth. Tastes like gose. Aroma is perfect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3380) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Amber colored body with a medium sized off-white head and spotty lacing. Assertive oak, earth, lightly sour stone fruits, some vinous notes, some semi-sweet grains. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, muddled finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5899) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Vinny at Ryan’s. Pours a deep hazy Amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is light wine, sour fruit and oak. Mouthfeel is deep and full with notes of dark fruit, oak, light mineral and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (105) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2013 vintage. Pours a copper color with a modest head. Smells earthy, sour, oak, yeast....wish I could better describe this one. Taste: assertive sourness; oak, sweet malts as well, but the tartness is dominant. Medium bodied, below average carbonation; dry, tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This poured a reddish color with a white head. Aroma was of light vinegar. Cheese, apples, and.Brett. Flavor was similar, bretty tart vineous sour brown

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (1599) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
Shared bottle with a friend 2013 version. Thanks to Keith for sending me this one. Deep cloudy Amber / red-Ish colour with a white head. Ripe green apples, vinegar, cinnamon, grapes, citrus, dust, oak, wine, some sweet long finish, honey maybe, cherry, brett, barnyard. New flavours after each sip you take. One of a kind beer. Boy what a great brewery

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2057) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared by beerman6686 at the bachelor party. Pours a cloudy pale ruby orange color. White head. Aromas of sour apple, pineapple, funk. Taste is sour. Crisp tart finish. Medium body.


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