deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of white wine and citrus hops with backing growing and light flora. Flavor has a lot of dry white wine and dry light fruit with a backing earthy grain.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer here. Pours a straw golden color with light head, much less billowy and creamy then many HF saisons. Aroma is very subtle and lightly vinous, spicy, and moderately funky. Taste is medicinal brett, green apples, mustyness, light citrus, and clean dry finish. Lacks a bit in the mouthfeel comparead to other HF offerings as well but still a great beer.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle courtesy of Matt for sharing... Bottle opens with a pop and gushes just a touch. The pour itself yields a semi-transparent golden yellow orange hue and topped with a creamy frothy white head... Aroma of a little yogurs and white wine notes to go along with pear and a mild Belgian yeast. A modicum of soft herbalness to go with the aforementioned. Lightly tart and very complex... Flavors are more of the same with white wine, earthy bitterness, lightly tart soft brett notes. A touch of grass surfaces late and through the finish. Just shy of medium bodied with a effervescent semi-lively level of carbonation. Pretty neat stuff.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to phingdong for getting this one to me. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Pours a crystal clear straw color. Nice and sparkling with a good white head. Nice retention and lacing.
The nose has light hay and a bit of lemon. Dry and light; very crisp. A bit of lingering citrus, earth, and farmhouse funk. Flavor is very dry with hay and a very faint acidity. Touch of white wine and oak in the background. Light lemon zest through the finish. Very bright. Supremely drinkable.
JulienHuxley (2137) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by Tom et al. Hazy yello pour, small white head. Aroma is citrusy, lemon, light rustic/farmhouse, light floral (hibiscus) notes, honey. Taste is quite citric, lemony, white wine finish. Palate is fizzy, really dry. Great stuff.
Minderbinder (1287) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear blond with low white head (hazy towards bottom of the so small bottle). Good lacing. Aroma is of bretts, citrus, barnyard, rustic, dandelion-like flowers. Taste is of bretts, citrus, malt. Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Very good. Refreshing. Nice citrus. One sip calls for another one. Some common points with white wine.
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 375 ml. Arômes complexes de vin blanc, de chêne, de brettanomyces et d’agrumes. Robe blonde et trouble, effervescence moyenne (plus faible que pour la plupart des saisons de HF) et peu de mousse. En bouche, la bière montre une belle complexité vineuse, avec plusieurs accents citronnés. Moins lactique que plusieurs saisons récentes de HF, les brettanomyces sont plutôt à l’avant-plan et contribuent des notes florales. Finale légèrement amère et vineuse. On détecte peut-être un soupçon de diacétyl en finale, provenant vraisemblablement du fût de vin blanc. Excellent !
tom10101 (1819) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (375 ml). Small gusher. Hazy yellow/golden with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, honey, white wine and floral notes. Taste is winey with a slight sourness, some honey and a good amount of citrus. Mouthfeel is moderately dry and winey. One of the most "thirst quenching" beer I’ve tasted so far. Too bad they only do "375 ml" of this one... a 2 L would be perfect a on hot summer day!
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Golden haze with a frost white head. S: white grapes, oak, brett, rather a weak smell. T: Lots of white wine characteristics, lemon zest, old wood, tartness creeps up in there, and some herbal spices, and ends with a note of blue cheese. M: crispy with medium to high carbonation. O: Very nice but not over the top.
jbeatty (846) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Mac, 03/21/2013. Opens slight gusher, but no harm no foul. Pours golden straw color, slight haze, thin white head, fine-bubbled lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, floral with bit of wheat, brett, nice oak component with subtle vinous notes. Taste is not as soft, slightly acidic and tart, lemon and orange with that tropical edge, straw malts with faint honey, oak, and dry finish. Light body, crisp. All in all quite tasty though.