birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, enjoyed on two occasions (05/2013 and 09/2013) – reviewed from notes. Thanks to seth_lford for one of these bottles! Aroma is classic Hill Farmstead yeasty funk, leather, roasted malts, grass, prune, light band-aid phenolic note. More of an herbal and earthy character than fruity. Pours deep brown with some red hues and big fluffy tan head that sits onto of the beer for a majority of the glass. Taste is yeasty, leathery, tart cherries, cranberry, dark grape juice, prune sweetness, brett earth and light roast. Body is medium with medium carbonation and a dry chalky finish. Overall a really funky, lightly tart and fruity dark farmhouse beer. The house yeast takes over most of the aroma, but the tart finish leaves plenty of complex fruity notes. Really nice beer.
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roast, apple skins and smoke. Flavor was smoke and rusticity. Ok, but a little strange.
Art (2235) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to cpetrone84. Dark pour light tan head. Slight sour tart aroma. Some roasty coffee taste. Med high carb.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark with a tan head. Nose is very light, lemon and citrus with a faint roast. Taste is extremely strong lemon, fairly sour and citrusy. There is a faint roast to it. Strong carbonation and a silky body and puckering citric acid. Very bright citrus, so different than what I thought.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) dark and lasting tan soda-like head. Nose of cranberry, Vermont funk, very light roast, taste has more tartness, cranberry, light roast. Neat and complex but a tinge metallic too.
TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown. Really nothing special. Some green apples, saison is not my style.
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, thick lacing on the side and a little carbonation with an aroma of green apples. Flavor is light lemons, dry and light on the finish.
jcnielsen (2585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with white head. Thanks to matsciguy for sharing. Light roasty, tangy, tart flavors. Alright, but I?ve liked other Hill Farmsteads.
timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with matsciguy at Armine’s. Darkish brown with a tan head that has some staying power. Funky aroma with a hint of roasted malt that I also get on the tongue. Dry and finishes with a bit of tartness
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of mattsciguy. Thanks! Pours a deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat minty / herbal, slightly roasty, chocolate, kind if juicy, pretty aroma. Twangy, lime, pineapple, tart fruity, somewhat roasty flavor. Strange but quite tasty.