daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah another winner. Hazy light gold pour, with a fluffy white head. Aroma is loaded with yeast funk, horse blanket, hay, spicy and lively hops. Flavor is a wonderful blend of saisony funk and good hops. So lively on the tongue, so mild yet assertive. Bold and restrained. HFS just rocks.
adamjackson (1763) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at some point in May at Hill Farmstead. 2012 Vintage stored in the cellar and placed in the fridge a few hours before opening. Served with my GF in a Hill Farmstead Glass.
A - Deep orange & golden glow with a slight level of clouds / haziness. Head was a bit thick since I poured sort of vigorously. Had a 3 finger head that subsided semi-fast to about 1 finger after 3 minutes. Lacing was nice with lots of tight bubbles in an off-white colour.
S - Crazy nice smell! Very nice spice and belgian yeast. Slight bit of funky barnyard scent, very akin to a dry white wine on the back of my nostrils and really mellow hop profile but enough to contribute nicely to the scent.
T - Wow. Pretty remarkable. Um, very nice grassy and earthy taste, minor up-front tartness with a smooth mellow bitter hop taste on the finish. Reminds me a lot of chewing on straw or tobacco leaves. Slight bit of peppery goodness and a really nice wild funky belgian yeast that leaves the finish smooth and tasty.
M - 100% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body and grassy hoppy taste as it goes down.
O - This is pretty incredible. Stoked I have two of them. Very very nice!
RoyalFlushing (321) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Tria Fermentation. Poured an apricot color with a long lasting medium sized white head, noticeable lacing, and active carbonation. Aroma includes citrus notes floral hops, and enjoyable grassy barnyard funk. Complex taste is filled with nectarine, citrus, tart fruits, and subtle funk before a smooth, dry finish.
changeup45 (1670) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from joeybones3. Bright golden-orange pour with a huge clumpy head. The aroma is wonderful; floral, grass, spices, white wine, oak, cotton candy, and funky yeast notes. Lots going on for sure. This is dry, spicy, and a bit tart in the mouth. Clean and very dry finish. Nice array of flavors here; straw, grass, lots of brett, lavender and other herbal notes, flowers, bitter orange peel, zesty hops. This tastes like something that might come from Anchorage Brewing, based on my limited experience with the brewery. Nice beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dak @ nbutler11’s bachelor party! Golden tangerine pour with a nice eggshell head. Dusty, dank, dirty hops along with some floral notes and pungent herbs. Definitely get the Brett. Bit of barnyard. Tasty.
dcschiller (2157) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dak for the share! Pours a hazy orange-peach color with an eggshell head. Aroma is some dank hops, funk and some herbiness. Taste is sweet with more fruits and spice. Dry finish. Pretty tasty stuff here.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of barnyard funk, straw, earthiness, yeast and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering funky finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super floral nose with dusty cobwebs and cellar notes, touch of citrus. Dry, hoppy funky, horsey. Very nice.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Scott’s Summer Saison tasting. Thanks so much Scott! Cloudy yellow/orange appearance with a white head. Somewhat leafy, a bit piney, earthy hoppy, tart tangerine citrusy aroma. Fairly earthy/herbal, lemon citrusy, leafy, tart flavor. Good but I found Mimosa better.
Loineshawn (3012) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 mimosa aged batch 750ml bottle. pours a hazy dark orange with a huge cratered offwhite and mocha head. slowwww gusher. beautifully complex floral bouquet of bright floral hibiscus and a a touchy of juicy peaches. pleasant dry melon kissed bubblegum sweetness. cut super nicely by a clean, complex onslaught of fresh cut grass, old farm hay, funky fog, lemongrass, and pleasant flowery rose pedal to round things out. wonderful. taste is dry, crisp clean grass, hay, rye, and dank resin. hoppy. dank. bone dry. real nice. wow. takes orval to school. amazing beer. this just might be the best beer i’ve ever had. just about perfect in every way. beyond complex, in a fun, exciting tasty way. juicy, dry, funky, floral. bright resin. really fun beer to drink. holy tamole peggy sue.