djd07 (5039) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown thanks to Chad. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium frothy off white head that lasts awhile. The aroma is bandaids and wet blanket. Medium mouthfeel with a dry malt and spice with light tartness in the finish. Complex and very good Belgian.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a beautifil hazy orange with an eruption of head.
Nose was hoppy with a touch of brett
Flavor was bitter, too bitter for my liking.. flavor sorta fell flat for me. Either this didnt age well or the brettvwas overpowered by bitterness
ClubGonzo (4498) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with MtGoat. Pours a slightly hazy light orange body with a massive, bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh citric grassy tones up front, with candi sugar-like Belgian yeast esters, rich floral peachy hop tones and some dry brett touches and cellar must in the back. Very, very elegant - this one smells better than Orval! :-) Taste is dry white grape peel notes, peaches, grapefruit, grassy resinous notes and hints of honey melon and yeasty sweetness in the back. Dry finish with hints of horseblanket and citrus. Full body, sparkling carbonation. Excellent stuff; Hill Farmstead does it again! :-)
Minderbinder (2320) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2014 Bottle 750ml.
Pours sligthly hazy blond with high white head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of hops, malt, citrus, fruits, bretts. Taste is of hops, malt, very bitter. Bretts, fruits, leather. Palate: Ligth-medium body. Overall: Fruity, and nice bretts in there. [April 2014 Batch: Pours hazy orange with low white head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of bretts, apricots, barnyard, citrus, nice yeast action, tropical fruits. Taste is of bretts, citrus, grapefruit, barnyard, slight acidity, some bitterness, funk. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Very nice stuff. Nice grapefruit, pretty refreshing. Nice water. Increasing score (previous: 8/4/8/4/15)]
Gription79 (2425) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Dusty, Brett saison, fruity, citrusy, horse blanket. This is what I love about saisons. Very good.
reggiedunlop (3402) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a huge, foamy white head...bottle was a slow gusher. Aroma has notes of pair and herbal bitterness...very lightly medicinal like a faint iodine. Flavor is very rindy and herbal with some bretty notes and funk...still some pear here...definitely funky...mildly medicinal but not to its detriment. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is bretty/rindy/herbal.
tom10101 (3577) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by czar, thanks Martin! Hazy yellow with a frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is really interesting with brettanomyces, loads of fruits, citrus and slight spices. Taste is about the same with a slight bitter/pineapple sticky finish. Mouthfeel is dry. Carbonation is prickly. Very good Belgian Ale. If it was not of the sticky bitter finish, it would be a great beer.
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with friends. murky pale yellow with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. green, citrus, soft brettiness, spices, hint of acidity, leafiness. prickly carbonation, light body, abrupt (read not necessarily enjoyable) herbal-grassy finish. overall: a very good offering from HF, again.
Lukaduke (2520) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dave ! Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with tons of sticky gaseous foam that rises with little agitation. On the nose its complex and inviting... nice lemony tartness mingles with citrus, barnyard funk and some nice vinous fruit. The palate is as yummy as the nose and just as complex with great juicy orange, bitter citrus peel, hop funk and vinous tartness all coming together in a well balanced focused finish. Wow
Sledutah (5607) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a big white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Brett, citrus and wet blanket
Taste: Wet blanket, dusty and citrus