jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to MtGoat. Pours bubbly straw gold, hazy, with a thin creamy head that just sits there looking pretty. Nose has brett, pineapple and white wine grapes, floral hops and soft lemon wheat. Taste begins with light tartness and vinous quality, leading into some brett character, bread malts, soft lemon overtones, and dry light herbal bitter finish. Dry, smooth and creamy in the mouth, very easy to enjoy. Delicious, will definitely look for more.
50belair (2655) - Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a small white head. Tart citrusy nose. Light, smooth, and crisp with citrus, cereal, and light Pinot Grigio notes. Well done..
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at hill farmstead. beautiful rustic flower, lemongrass, and wheat with am earthy, cheesy, old cellar brett funk. some white wine grapes. dry. rustic, earthy saison. fresh cut wild flowers on a fall day. awesome beer.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 This is one of my favorite beers of all time. Pours a clear golden hue with a billowing white head. Lots of sticky lacing. Smell is super saison esters, some funky brett with a floral wine oak smell. wheaty malt come through. The esters coming off this liquid are potent and clean. taste is a blast of flavors from malt, clean yeast esters, brett leather, wine barrel, oak, light vanilla finishing with a light bite of hop crispness. touch of hop taste but mostly lending a nice crisp bite. mouthfeel is medium body with high crisp drying carbonation. overall this is one of the finest beers i’ve ever had.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a corked 750 ml. bottle thanks to Eric for sending this. Light golden color with a bit of haziness. Thin but nice white head. Aroma off the top is lemon, wheat, yeast, and funk. Light in body and some prickly carbonation. Interesting mix of flavors with a flowery herbaceous quality along with hints of the Pinot barrel. A definite funky quality with maybe a slight acetic bite. The hop presence is there as well. A good beer and unique but maybe not my favorite HFS Saison.
madmitch76 (16546) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st October 2011
Bottle shared at the Kernel Brewery. Thanks to tendermorsel for sharing - Cheers Mike! Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light dry palate, light dry malt - somewhat wheaty with a whisper of banana. Mild honey and a trace of citrus lemon-lime. Dry minerally finish. Not bad.
Scopey (7869) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kernel Brewery tasting. It pours golden yellow, with a small white head. The nose is bread, light spice, yeast, lemon sherbet, candy and kiwi fruit. The taste is vanilla ice cream, peach, nectarine, Granny Smith apple, lemon, kiwi, yeast, farmyard and light pepper, with a juicy citrus finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Massively drinkable.
Ernesto987 (4175) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Bretted saison, had at the hill farmstead tasting, only
Slightly worse than art, a little rougher
pete4999 (1159) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL purchased from the brewery in July. Pours a somewhat hazy and bubbly gold with long-lasting white head. Smells very pungent and acidic, like you’d expect a biting wine to taste. A flowery yet vinegary smell and taste to it. Flowery is really a good way to put it. Almost dances on the tongue...really tasty.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean gold pour with a fluffy white head. Brett, cereal grain, esters and floral notes. Light acidity, great barrel character and moderate funkiness . Awesome