shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, 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 (14923) - 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.
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally adding this. Jesus... Shared with Jblauvs at his flat in Amesbury with which he supplied. Many thanks! To tulip, it pours a sandy orange: eruptive ghost white head two to three fingers in length. Aromas of lemons, candied ginger, citrus, limeade, straw, tin, seaweed, and cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, and farmhouse yeast. Tastes pleasantly of wheat malt, cucumber, funk, sunflower seeds, and farmhouse yeast. Saltwater, hops, and Pinot blanc grapes by swallow. Nicely done!
djd07 (6619) - 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 (4902) - 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 (2793) - 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 (2716) - 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 (3537) - 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 (4243) - 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.