cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour is clear yellow, bubbles flowing throughout, pure white head. Nose has fair bit of Saison, light pepper, hints of citrus and maybe a faint touch of barrel. Taste is similar, Saison yeast and light pepper, a bit sweeter, citric and lemon with a bit of malt showing. Still rather dry and highly carbonated. Not as bright as Ann, a bit less deep and a touch sweet in the finish but still extremely drinkable with gentle barrel integration.
JAXSON (481) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hay pour, eggshell white head. Nose is bright citrus rind, dry white wine barrel, slight eggy sulfuric note. Mouth is saison yeast, light biscuit, less barrel than expressed in the nose. Lemon rind, Belgoan yeast, grass, black pepper. Barrel influence is minimal, more of a pleasant Dupont like saison than something you would really ponder over. Nice.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Again thanks to our Hill Farmstead pusher - Leighton - for another rare HF beer. Hazy gold beer with big off white head. Light milky nose. Light airy palate with minerally carbonation. Super mild citrus, mild brett. Airy finish. Itís all a bit ephemeral and reminds me of some of the early HF Saisons that were nothing special.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt.
Served along side Hill Farmstead Art, Arthur, Flora, and McKenzie Irma Extra.
The beer is hazy and yellowish orange in color with a thick white head that leaves some nice lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings some wine, brett, oak, funk. Good flavor, with brett and oak notes. Well balanced and tasty. Medium bodied and smooth. Really nice mouthfeel. Overall, a solid beer. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. Cheers to Leighton for bringing this. The pourís deep gold with a massive white head. The nose is light attic dust, some cork, wood and mild summer fruit salad. Plenty of tangerine and peach. Mild brett funk. The taste is light yeast, brett. Orange and tangerine fruit salad. Dusty, earthy flavors. The bodyís light and zippy, the carbonation active on the palate. Overall, a very nice saison. This was a bit of a comedown after trying Ann, but what wouldnít be?
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Another contribution from LKS. Pours hazy, shiney gold, effervescent, with a lively, white foam head. Great funk in the nose with suggestions of fruits (citrus, lime) and socks. Light to medium sweet flavor with some dough, bread, big brett funk, mellow bitter grass, wet blanket. Light to medium bodied with high, lively carbonation. Bit more sweetness to finish, with rich white bread, cleansing dryness, socks, dough, very modest grass. Quite wonderfully balanced and delicious.
Scopey (3252) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours hazy light orange, with a thick white head. The nose is spice, freshly baked farmhouse bread, brett, earth, citrus fruit (particularly tangerine) and some subtle tartness. The taste is smooth, spice, peppery, tangy citrus, zesty orange, tangerine, dough, light tartness, earth, faint astringency, bitterness and brett, with a long, dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Well balanced and flavoursome. Delicious.
jbeatty (506) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10/16/2012. Light golden orange pour, fluffy creamy head dies down slowly, thick soapy lacing left behind, sparkling carbonation. Aroma is a cloud of soft yeast and brett, tangerine, light lemon wheat, mild herbal hops, barnyard funk. Taste still great but a bit less complex- orange, tropical fruits, little spiciness with herbal hops, brett and light funk. Dry, sparkling palate. Definitely one of the best saisons that has crossed my path so far.
mcberko (4065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rating #3000. 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy yellow with a voluminous white head. Aroma is very rustic, with loads of yeast, a bit of barnyard and lots of brett. Flavour is very complex with loads of the brett character now fully revealing itself, some regular yeasty notes, and moderate funk. All the qualities that a saison should have, in my book. Super drinkable, with perfect lively carbonation. One of the best and most complex saisons Iíve had. Beautiful.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy light yellow with a big foamy white head. The aroma brings very light funk and sweet fruity malty notes. The flavors brings white grapes and it is juicy at first, but then a dry pleasant ending comes in a classy manner as the brewer would brew with such a special beer.