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Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3372) - 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 (5358) - 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 (752) - 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 (1893) - 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 (1235) - 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 (6188) - 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 (1986) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1810) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to willrunforbeer. Pours a beautiful red with small white head. Nose is very funky with some barnyard. Rustic. Taste is quite puckering initially. Slightly drying and thin. This is the most liberal example of the style but it is still quite nice. A touch sweet to be a saison and a touch too funky for a typical BdG. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Another share from Homer. Pours a ruby red, white head, pretty beer. Aroma is a bit sour, tart, oak, yummy. Taste is tart up front, the jaws clenched a bit. Mouthfeel is light, def mouth puckering, but not overpowering. Later sips relax the jaw clenching. Tasty beer for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Danish tasting session
Gushing bottle; pours a muddy dark amber color with large frothy head. Sour and a bit fruity aroma, with hints of vinegar and hazelnuts. Good body strength; it has a moderate and pleasant residual sweetness, a good yeast character, controlled citrusy acidity, lingering fruitiness, medium to low bitterness.
Could be better if more controlled and cleaner, but it’s clearly a good beer.


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