Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours lightly hazy gold with a frothy, white head. The nose has some light, grassy lambic character, cornflakes, general cereal, mellow funk. Great flavor. Lovely, balanced tangy funk, light sweetness, soured wheat, decent grassy bitterness. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Very clean to finish with further funk, light cereal, pale bread, balanced bitter grass, mild dryness. Well balanced, clean and very drinkable.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Øl & Brød - Hill Farmstead Dinner. Clear yellow/golden - white head.
Wheaty. Fruity. Acid. Wooden. Breadish notes. Horsey. Spicy. Light salt. Minerals. Dryness. Lovely.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Weekly share. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of tart citrus, white wine, pineapple, lime, lemon and oak. Medium body.
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle, sent Marheb (thanks a lot, Martin), pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is exquisite, with notes of white wine, oak barrels, funk, and juicy citrus notes. Flavour brings out a mix of barnyard funk from the unblended lambic, rustic farmhouse notes, and citrus. Exquisitely complex, with the lambic notes more front-and-centre than "Art". Excellent stuff.
Benzai (14074) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Koen @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Hazy, even a bit murky or milky pale yellow to orange color (must admit I poured the last of the bottle), small white head. Smell and taste sourish, orangepeel, apricot, farmhouse, lightly yeast. Hmm quite fruity and sourish. Decent body and carbonation. Quite pleasant.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong white wine barrel and oak. Thin mouthfeel with nice lemon zest, light funk and oak with lingering dry finish, very good.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Salty Cascade or Lost Abbey type of peach sour
[ Bottle ][ 375mL ][ oteyj ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> Thank you James for the share. Gusher! Low carbonation and no foam sadly, all CO2 must have gone out of solution. Nose is butterscotch, vanilla, pretty funky, salty. Aroma opens up to peach, peaches and cream, salt. Taste is spicy, salty, dusty, mild acetic, sharp peach. Salty sour finish. Gets slight pickle in the nose. Taste is a bit leathery. Nice, complex, but a work in progress. It’s a ’fail’ for Hill Farmstead, which is an A for everyone else.
czar (7711) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle gracefully shared by misterminderbinder, many thanks for this oen brah. pours hazy pale golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. winey-lambic, dust, cheese, tender and juicy pears along with some of its sweetness, floral notes, cucumber-like esters - reminiscent of elderflower lambic, soft acetic. very nice tartness - complex acidity, although mostly lactic. lively and soft carbonation, light body, tart and astringent herbal-grassy finish. delicious!
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky gold with a thin white head. Excellent aroma with plenty of citric tartness and wine character. Acetic and slightly sweet in the mouth. Good citric finish. Rather one dimensional in all honesty. Lacking balance and finesse and not quite as good as I’d expect from such a well regarded brewery. Good but far from amazing. There are much better sours easily available in the US.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy amber pour with a frothy white head, zesty lemon aroma, taste has tart citrus acidity, funk, a hint of apricot, grape, a powdery yeast, barnyard funk.