Leighton (10512) - 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.
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, 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.
MesandSim (7119) - 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.
mcberko (6009) - 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.
czar (4128) - 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!
jkwood04 (3789) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/amber with a white head. Aroma of sourness/funy notes, some tartness, some pale and light malts, a little citrus and light fruits, and a little wheat. Flavor the same with such a great blend of it all. Average texture. A great beer.
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Don’t shoot me cause I actually opened my bottle. these really just keep getting better. Tons of tart, funky, lambic flavors, mixed with amazing house microflora. This is amazing, I wish I had more!
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bright tangerine, glowing sun thin White Island, thinnest lacing. Muted buttery nose, lightest diacetyl amidst orange and tangerine, rindy sourness. Flavor is gone fast, diacetyl oily palate noticeable as the tangerine merges with cardboard, plants, light oak and Chardonnay. For HF, this is a mess.
PhillyCraft (3128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with and courtesy of Al, huge thanks brah. Pours hazy golden with small white head, a touch of lacing. Scent is lemons, oak, and funk. Aroma has just a bit too much of the wine barrel...it’s a buttery oak thing that I only like in smaller doses. Flavor is amazing though...lemon, wet minerals, oak, peach, sprees, and other barn candy funk. Lighter bodied. Really nice stuff from the delicate genius Seany Hill.
JulienHuxley (2939) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared by a friend. Glowing hazy gold pour, thin white head. Aroma is quite luring, nice tart lemony lambic aromas, tons of white wine, very subtle funky aromas, hay, pepper, beautiful. Taste is quite tart (lemony), über dry, citric with a mineral-like finish. Palate is light, dry and super quaffable. I’d have a bottle of this with every nice dinner please.