jkwood04 (4443) - Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden/copper with a white head. Aroma of funky yeast, some light oak, floral hops, some pale malts, and light tart notes. Flavor the same. Average texture. A really cool beer. EDIT: November 2014 - had this year’s batch again. The fruitiness of the yeast is starting to come through more and making this even more enjoyable. Wow, this is good.
ineedbeer (1013) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2 bottle.
Aroma is very Brett forward with some pineapple and tropical fruit. Quite a bit of overripe pear with some phenolic character and a hint of graininess. Light hop aroma is surprisingly still present.
Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a big, pillowy, white head that recedes slowly leaving quite a bit of lacing.
Flavor has quite a bit of Brett character as well was a lot of pear esters and spicy phenolics. Phenolic character isn’t quite plastic but getting somewhat close to it. Slight astringency in the finish from the strong phenolic character. Light hop character still present with hints of the galaxy hops. Very dry finish with phenolics, graininess and hops. Light acidity.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with high carbonation. Very dry. Medium low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall a pretty enjoyable beer but the phenolics are overly strong and a bit unenjoyable. Surprising hop character left, but I assume this was better when fresh.
illidurit (2224) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pumpkin orange with a fluffy light tan head. Bretty fruity aroma, olive bread, juniper. Flavor is Orval plus sharper floral notes, nice dry bretty finish.
deekyn (1325) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a hazy golden orange with an off white head with egg shell white edges that blooms to several fingers. Decent lacing. S- strong fruity brett with lemon zest, lime, fresh straw bales, musty barnyard, zinc, pepper, tarragon, kalamata olives, dawn soap and some lighter pine malts. M- light resin/tacky body with a light to medium dry and acidic palate. T- earth, lemon, orange and mineral water to start. Malts. Tarragon and spruce trees underneath the entry. Mid-palate is relatively mild with lime, bandaid, more citrus notes, musty cellar, funk and wet grasses. Ending is efficient, bitter and fruity with good brett, hops, pepper and more mineral water.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share 2012. Pour is golden straw with a huge bubbling head. Aroma is of honey, citrus, and light funk. Flavor is great with notes of oranges, grapefruit, apricot, brett, and hay. Finish is dry, and well balanced.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Puzzl for this one. Massive gusher upon opening. Pours with a massive white head and the yeast is really kicked up. Some really intense dry Brett aroma and character along with a bit of bone and soft tropical fruit character. A bit of light lemon peel and a bit of soft lingering flinty character. Very, very tasty brew.
RichTheVillan (4049) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from International trade; cloudy orange pour with massive lively off white head, funky barnyard aroma, herbal tangy taste, some astringency, has a bitter back taste, light citrus.
SilverHaze (14) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeasty, spicy, clove aroma, molasses. Good complexity. Sweetish flavor, good spice, fairly dry, with a good malt complexity. Spice and yeast forward no doubt, a rather nice beer.
shigadeyo (3136) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/15/2011: Hill Farmstead Brewery E. Rustic Farmhouse Pale Ale... Aroma: Pine forest filled with ferns; undertone of decay; Jay at Dutch’s describes the smell as a "fresh bag of wheat in a stinky barn." Appearance: Cloudy golden amber color with a lofty, rocky white head with wonderful lacing, this is a beautiful-looking beer! Flavor: Wow, totally indescribable beer! Here’s what I can kind of pick out: spruce, pine, wheat, funk, alfalfa, cranberry, compost?, twigs, and more...; EXTREMELY complex; Jay, "the Brett is almost underneath the earthiness which is incredible." Palate: Medium-body, well-carbonated. Overall: Damn fine brew. I’m not sure what to say since it’s impossible to describe the true aroma and flavor... It’s a well-crafted brew and is unlike any beer I have ever tasted!
fl. oz. bottle (6.2% ALC/VOL) shared by . Thanks ! Rating #118 for this beer.
Dedollewaitor (14338) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Trade from AdamJackson. Thanks. Gusher. Pours cloudy dark orange with a white foam. Fresh fruity hops, mild brett, yeast, funk and flowers. Delicate and balanced. Smooth and dry. Just Amazing - actually its hard to describe. Waauw.. Fuck.