douglas88 (5934) - 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 (1372) - 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 (5813) - .....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 (5726) - 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 (1547) - 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 (1297) - 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 (6397) - 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.
maekchu (2089) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Big thanks to KyotoLefty! Manure-covered demons escaping into the ether, crushing citrus fruit and raining it down on the earth. Cloudy pale yellow. Wow! Explosions of fruit in the initial; mid palate is full of overripe and even rotten fruit; final is sharp and tart and stay on the tongue a good long whle. Medium body, with a lot of tongue scraping. Astounding stuff. Exceptionally complex, in both aroma and flavor. One guy at the table kept a quarter-glass of this for a few hours, so we could occasionally have a scent of it. Transporting and transfixing stuff.
hammerslammer (16) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
PREEEETAY, PREEEEETAY, PREEEEEETAY. ........good. what happened here was i poured the shit, smelled the shit, swirled the shit, tasted the shit, ticked the shit out of this beer. mega-tasty. shout out to rape-beer!!!!!!
Steve_0 (2602) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#600!! Big thanks to Sexy Chad for this one! Big gusher. Pour is hazy honeycomb with a huge white head and great lacing. Huge medicinal characteristics, band-aid, pepper, super earthy, pineapple, mango, dirt, cobwebs, honey, grass, and straw in the aroma. Taste is herbal, medicinal, straw, grass, urine, funky earth, spice, brett, yeast, bread, and citrus. Medium body with soft carbonation. So complex, yet all the flavors meld together beautifully. Sweet fruit, Belgian yeast, funk, and spice. Very delicious and a real treat. Well-done!