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Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (89) - 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 (4980) - 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 (1492) - 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
artmcd8 (1999) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dan. Poured cloudy amber with caramel cream head. Aroma funky sour apple. Light carb med bod. Tastes tart sour drying grape fruits

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (178) - - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle into a snifter. Nice color, a deep scarlet. One finger of dense sand-colored head pops away quickly, leaving behind spotty lace. The resident microflora did their work here. Balsamic vinegar, barnyard funk, cherry, flashes of toast and rose petals in the aroma. Steady tartness in the flavor. Not too big, not too small. Rocket pop sweetness, a little caramelized sugar, touch of cherry, underlying barnyard funk, pithy tartness on the sides of the tongue at the swallow, touch of oak, a hint of baked bread. Medium-light body, heartburn from the tartness, gentle carbonation tickles the tongue. Tartness builds as the end of the glass nears. Kind of a cross between Biere de mars and Flanders red. Interesting blend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6568) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2015
bottle, copper orange red pour, oaky biere de garde with red apples, caramel notes. funky yeast adds a nice dimension. Another great beer from HF

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7134) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sarro and Omgrich. Thanks for sharing it Kyle! 2012 anno, ltd# 1200. Bottle# ? De couleur acajou, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme pointe sur un léger fruité rouge avec en retrait une note mielleuse qui adouci les effluves. Léger malté cara, avec un rétro boisé légèrement suret. Palais au caractère rustique avec une once de fruité rouge (venant peut-être des levures?). Note un léger impact du miel qui offre une petite rondeur à chaque gorgée sans pour cela être trop présent. Le profil boisé donne un fini légèrement épicé qui se marie bien avec le côté sauvage des levures. Ceci étant on peu continuer de débattre sur la nomenclature cachée derrière une Farmhouse. Parle-t-on de saison de bière de garde, ici on parle de bière de mars. En l’état on reste dans une interprétation américaine du style hennuyer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. Clear amber, low head. Fruity, acidic, notes of red apples. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium acidity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Pours hazy goldenish brown with a frothy offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity, slightly malty and funky with crackers, biscuits, , caramel, grapefruit, lemon juice, moist hay, wood, barnyard, pineapple and lemon zest. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, slightly malty, slightly fruity and slightly funky with biscuits, dark bread, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, moist wood, grape skins, hay, dry soil, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. mouthfeel is soft, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour, fruity and funky with biscuits, dark bread, grapefruit, lemon juice, pineapple, hay, dry soil, barnyard, leather, kumquats and lemon zest. Nice…


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