htnicholas (50) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 375mm bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Awesome. Tart, spicy, incredibly balanced. Lingering flavors of citrus. Incredibly crisp finish. Just an incredible beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hackobock (3482) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
September 3, 2016. Bottle, batch 6.
Hazy pale yellow with a medium sized white head that sticks to the glass while dissipating. Aroma is fruity, funky and herbal with gooseberries, orange, lemon, some floral notes, menthe. white pepper, oak, white wine and oak. Taste is light sweet, funky, fruity, light bitter and slight tart. Finish is fruity and tart with lemon juice, gooseberries, dry oak and grape skin notes, some earthy herbal and floral notes, brett, overripe fruit notes, hints of barnyard. Light to medium bodied, crisp, slightly dry mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Great, great balance between the base beer and the barrel notes.
Alengrin (4519) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample shared at 1st Lambic & Sour Sunday (at Bierhalle Deconinck in Vichte). One of Hill Farmstead’s classic farmhouse ales, intended as a saison, but ’soured’ with ’wild’ fermentation agents and ageing on wine barrels so in practice a true New World sour ale rather than a genuine saison. Moussy, bubbly, snow white head, hazy straw blonde colour with a lime greenish hue, looking a bit like a witbier. Aroma has a wealth of fruity and funky impressions: sour cream, yellow raspberry, vanilla-like oak, lime zest, butter, soggy white bread, dry hay, white grapes, yoghurt, gooseberries... Tart, very fruity and estery flavor, lots of green plum, ripe gooseberry, peach, pear, spritzy but perfectly dosed carbo, supple and smooth, bit creamy mouthfeel. Lemony sourness cuts through it all without being sharply acidic; bready core, soapy wheatiness evident, rounded and complexely and dryingly tart finish with ongoing juicy fruitiness as well as drying wood notes, light wine flavor after swallowing. Beautifully balanced and delicate beer, but as said, much more a modern sour ale than a classic saison.
JorisPPattyn (9466) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Due to artificial lighting, arbitrary rating for Appearance Peaches, lactic acid, lemon, unripe stonefruit. Sour-fruity, peaches, lactic acid, wheat, Bretts in the good way. Quite carbonated, lipsmacking acidity, but mals . Finally an American sour that remains easily drinkable. Txs to M & L V!
hallinghansen (2841) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover, Warpigs. Cloudy light yellow body with a small white head. Floral, light yeasty, fruity, some tartness. Yummy.
Speko (220) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,375. Pours hazy amber. Sour, fruits, hay, barn, hint of strawberries, gooseberry, blackberry, blueberry. Medium body and average carbonation.
anders37 (22977) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty funky flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart yeasty finish.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/12/16] Bottle at Warpigs in Copenhagen. Cloudy pale yellow. Funky aroma, cobwebs, fruits, a bit of vinegar. Tart flavor, funky, fruity, oak. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.
Desverger (8289) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample big thanks to the Malmö Crew@Hill Farmstead Day, Warpigs, Copenhagen (12/05/2016) - fuzzy yellow pour with white head. Prominent floral and lemon zesty aroma and taste, straw, hay, medium acidic, wood, some bretty notes into the finish.
Skinnyviking (8684) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Warpigs at the courtesy of Rune. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Hazy dark red body. Acidic fruity tart black courrant aroma and flavor with mild notes of lemon and brett. High carbonation. Long finish. Nice surprise.
olsvammel (5924) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Warpigs during the HF event. Tart and fruity smell with cassis. Similar taste. Fresh and refreshing.