RateBeer
Home >

Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma

overall
100
100
style
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Thanks Leighton. Clouded orange skin red coloured pour with a lasting loose white halo. Aroma is light earthy orange peel, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is tart berry, some clean brett, apricot. Palate is crisp highish carbonation. Long lingering fresh fruit. Slightly sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2014 Bottle big thanks to Thomas. It pours hazy golden amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, doughy, woody, white wine, wood, damp leaf, orange muffin, light vinegar and mild spice. The taste is tart, woody, vinous, damp leaf, wood, must, some acidity, fruit cake, gooseberry, sponge cake and light metallic notes with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice depth, but a touch musty and acidic. Not sure how much I could drink of this, but it’s nice in small measures.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 3, 2014
750ml bottle (b3) pours semi clear hazy ruby red with a finger of head. Nose is musty dark woody fruit, a touch of copper, tree bark, vinous, old oak. Taste is dry, damp woody vinous fruit, dark cherry, red apple skin, tart, red grape, light funk. Finish is dry medium-low tartness, wet tree stump, light fruit, oak, grape, wine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3481) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange red with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong honey, oak, and funk. Medium mouthfeel with nice light honey wheat, oak, funk, sweet finish. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
75cl, Vintage 2012, new exclusive American brew, with honey, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex sour brew, floral/fruity and slightly woody/vinous, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 750ml bottle. 2013 batch. Slow gusher. Pours out eventually a slightly murky orange/brown shade. Big sticky head with chunks of lacing. Instant bretty, farmhouse aroma, with fruity apple and grape skin notes. Plenty of all that on the tongue as well. Starts off a little sweet but then turns dry and oaky. Quite a creamy feel to the palate. Nothing out of this world but certainly a wonderfully crafted rustic beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1943) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aroma of oak, funk, malt. Taste is bitter, sour, malty, oak and funk. Bitter and sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1293) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
The least sour of the lineup at the very sour wheelhouse. Malty and floral aroma. Slightly tart with a nice hit of farmhouse pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2014
Bottled. Medium dark brown, cloudy, with lace. Lactic nose, caramel, honey, lemon, earth. Tangy flavor of lemon and grapefruit, earthy, caramel, salty. Soapy body. Subtle and nice, without being as mind-blowing as other beers I have had from them.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
Bomber. Light sour fruit nose, yeast, honey, funk. Sour apples and peaches, light bittering, a bit of barrel. Medium dark straw color. Medium body with medium astringency. Subtle fruit flavors, which dissipate slowly on the tongue and palate. Seems stronger than 7%. Nice one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50