RichTheVillan (3929) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy amber pour with a frothy beige head, big Citra and funk aroma, taste has citrus, juicy passion, lime, sour, great tart citrus beer.
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden blonde with a small white head. Nose brings out notes of soap, farmhouse notes, floral notes, and citrus. Flavour brings out lots of citrus, soapy floral notes, and light oak. Doesn’t linger very long on the palate. Not the most complex of the series, but certainly quite dynamic and lovely.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful hops and a light backing acidity. Absolutely exceptional beer, could drink this for days.
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Pours hazy pale yellowish golden with a frothy white head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and funky with crackers, white grapes, star fruit, pineapple, hay, dry soil, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, unripe pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour, fruity and funky with crackers, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, star fruit, hay, dry soil, barnyard, kumquats and lemon zest. Elegant funky grapefruit and passion fruit bomb. Very nice!
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to angst. Pours cloudy amber with a small head. Aroma is bretty fruity funky pinapples. Flavor is astringent dry fruity funky, damn so goood.
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Øl & Brød - Hill Farmstead Dinner. Cloudy yellow/golden - white head. Herbal. Fruity. Spicy. Wheaty acid notes. Light. Wooden notes. Grapes. Light metallic notes. Very mild.
ansalon (1711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hill Farmstead Beer Maker’s Dinner at Øl & Brød October 11th. Pours a hazy peach with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, honey, peach and orange. Taste is orange, peach, funk, honey and citrus. Mouthfeel is dry and crisp with medium carbonation.
Ktwse (2321) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy peach with low white head. Aroma of funk, grass, light farmhouse yeast, peach and orange. Taste is medium fruit tart with mellow sour, slightly funky finish. Light and crisp body with soft carbonation.
JulienHuxley (3805) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Luk. Hazy gold pour with nice frothy white head. Aroma is slightly winey, nice and bright juicy aromas, very citrusy, nice hoppiness, lemongrass. Tastes amazing, ever so slight tartness with a great juicy fruity character. Palate is med-light bodied with thin carbonation. The awesomeness HF has gotten us used to.
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dirty blonde, hazed fully, with a clinging skin of white. A familiar nose of pineapple, gruyere rind, animal fur and gravel; one could mistake this for less confronting lambic varietal. Tropical fruit acids and champagne vinegar serve to blurry these boundaries. The depths are deep, with acidic soil and earth, dirty lemon rinds, watermelon rind, and cheesy bacterial spreading out.
Blood orange tartness is the first flavor I find, with all the farmish, funky and acidic stuff layering in quickly like water finds the cracks. Minerals and herbs are everywhere in this funky haze and trying to locate and name them is like looking at the stars. The sometimes herbal-green and often rocky-gray of their disposition is a powerful contrast against the long acidity and punchy fruit flavor that is the basic canvas. As is often the case, I wonder how much the well water content influences the flavor.
Texturally, this is surprisingly watery, which amplifies the overt acidity a bit. Carbonation is distant. Lingering phenolic action in adhesive tape and fruit skin rubber, and some cheese rind. While this is eminently satisfying to the senses from front to back, the palate issues are difficult to explain. It feels slightly worn out, though it is less than five months old. This is probably a misperception on my part, and more time couldn’t hurt.