mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4718-20120818] Bottle. Mild snakeskin yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white. Light lemony yeast flavour has a boozy punch. Medium body. Nice, drinkable. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "It dies in the sunlight... Like a Real vampire!" -- The Edward
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of pungent herbal hops with loads of funky notes and some rustic malt also discernable. Taste is a unique and funky mix between some herbal and floral hops with pungent notes with some rustic malt and light residual sugar notes. Brett is well dosed and hard to distinguish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer made for a very nice Christmas eve treat.
MikeJslc (640) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, hazy, white head. Bready biscuity malt, earthy horse blanket, some light prickly citric acid, dusty flavor (brett more evident in nose than flavor).
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douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a cloudy orange color with a massive white head. A big sour Brett nose. A massive Brett saison with light oranges, pepper, lemons. Very good. A full palate.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pour is extremely cloudy orange with tons of bubbly white head. Nose is lemony, notes of Saison yeast, a touch dusty and citrusy. Taste is a bit bland, some lemon, maybe faint yeast. Fairly celtzery and leathery, thin finish. Overly bretted, body is decent, high carb and drinkable, faintly dry.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks Chad for the share .. . pours a mildly hazed gold,yellow .. . lacing and head are really good .. . hay and yeast, with quite alot of hospital like notes, weird .. . .
.. . . i once had a little doggy
just like this.
His name was Pal-o-mine.
Pet him. Pal-o-mine.
P- A-L-O, mine.
Used to love to play
fetch the stick.
Till one day a cop car came by
and ran over his back legs.
He ain’t no
pal o’ mine no more.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle great find Rudy. Citrusy, lemon, bandaids, lemony tart finish. American bitterness, saisony notes, funky bandaidy finish. Very good
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fully hazed, brilliant yellow-orange pour gathers a rocky, lathery head. A quick whiff of funk quickly gives way to the brightest golden kiwi and pineapple aroma I can remember. A blanketing of tough to find herbs and spices comes next; tarragon, clove, white pepper and dandelion. Citrus and stone fruit notes flash like meteors. This is a connection of quieted hops and brilliant yeasts that just thrills the imagination with its soft layering of herbal notes and pungent, rather indescribable moments of rustic funk.
The flavor is enormous but reserved like a young Orval. First is a white pepper dusted apricot flavor, distinct and quiet. Very light resiny hop oils surrounding it, and some dry green herbs. Myriad stone fruits. Gorgeous lavender. Banana. Gravelly and brittle. The yeast doesn’t flex much yet, and so what we have is a lovely, quiet showing of hops gathered up in the dimly seen funk of the brett. It’s like a fresh farm with no animals.
Texture is light and young; punchy with light acids and hops. Gruyere rind and pineapple finish, leaving an oily, rubbery texture grabbing every corner of my mouth. This is delicious, and it doesn’t have it together yet. There’s so much hop, so much saison yeast, and when the funk arrives it will just fucking kill it. And right now, it still kind of does.
beernbourbon (1214) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Blake at an impromptu tuesday tasting, thanks man! Pour is enticing looking cloudy orange with a large white head. Aroma and flavor loaded with light dry spice and clean dry hop notes. Hints of light orange and then a wonderfully clean finish accented by hints of black pepper and a very clean hop note. This tastes a lot like de Dolle Arabier which is one of my all time favorites. It’s got a lot of character, but it’s so clean and drinkable that you could sip on E for hours.
phaleslu (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks a ton, L’Sean! Pours a cloudy gold with a two-finger white head that laces the glass. Shawn said this was the Mimosa-aged batch. Aroma of floral notes, herbs, apricot, peach, white wine oak barrel, straw, pale malts, and mellow spices. Lovely and complex. Same for the flavor- spices, dry malts, bread, grass, white wine, floral notes, oak, straw. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and an earthy, dry mouthfeel with some tartness in the back. Mercy. This beer is fantastic. Far exceeded expectations and is my favorite Hill Farmstead beer to date.