JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 375ml bottle pours hazy semi-clear gold with small 1 finger head. Nose is funk, barrel, tart golden apples and hay, straw. Mouthfeel is so well balanced, delicate but not thin, just the right amount of moderate carbonation. Taste is bright tart apple skin, funky, woody, hay, citrus, grape, barnyard. Finish is complex white grape, oak, earthy, barrel notes. Complex, elegant, delicious. Wonderful!
Johnsense (1246) - - MAR 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened mar 29 2016. Golden pour, 1 finger of head, small spots of lacing. Tart aroma, farmhouse, citrus, oak, white wine, lactic. Citrus dialed down on the taste, large funk note, oak, brett, underripe stone fruit. Lighter body. Very nice.
ctipping (1039) - Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/2013. Originally reviewed 4/28/2014. Pale orange. Hazy body. Nice white head. Thick collar.
Wine barrel saison is immediately prevalent in the nose. White wine. Oak. A little bit of yogurt lactic aroma. The lambic pushes through in the back. White pepper. Some hay and funk. Lemony acidic aroma.
Taste has that same lactic sourness. White wine right up front. Oak and some funky cheese flavors. Grainy malt. A little bit of sweetness in the back. Lingering oaky finish. It isn’t crisp, but it is light. Well carbonated with a pleasant sourness.
Superb. I never quite got past the lactic sourness, but nonetheless, I really loved it.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank on my birthday last year. From the backlog. Hazy peach pour with a solid frothy head. Earthen funk, blue and brie cheese, peaches, and werthers candy. Very vibrant lactic acidity. Wicked dry. Would slurp all day.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Beaming golden color with soft amber at the edges. Hazy, mostly opaque throughout the center with a dense radiance. Foamy, bubbly white head that settles quickly on top. Big time vinous aroma. Huge Pinot Grigio nose; very dry with tons of white grape, oak, soft tannins, slight barnyard must, & a sharp acidity nearing the back-end. Flavor is tart; lots of lemon, under-ripe green apple, sour grapes, loaded with a nice, dry & vinous oak profile running front to back. Mineral water, soft hay, stone fruit skin, white wine, dry oak, & a very mildly acidic finish that never gets overbearing. A touch of funky lychee lingers in the end. Great stuff as always.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From short notes...
Clear yellow straw pour with no head. Nose is white wine and bitter tannins, citrus, and nice Brett's. Still some diactyl and the distinct HF BA saison character. Lightly sour and dry end. Nice palate. Taste is the same with more Lemon and yeast. All the HF BA saisons have the same feel to me. Good drinking beer.
Benzai (12544) - 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.
DutchDrebus (5502) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Hazy yellow colour with a small white head. Smells sour, herbs, yeasty. Tastes sour, brett, fruity, yoghurt, peach or apricot. Medium body, nice crisp carbo.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is hazed yellow with a tight white ring. Nose has a good bit of barrel with a hint of buttered popcorn and strong citrus and tangerine notes. Taste is stronger citrus with lots of orange pulp and a faint barrel with a lingering citrus bitterness. Light body, flavor is short, a hint slick with assertive carbonation.
RichTheVillan (6127) - 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.
Theis (14974) - 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.