islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7 oz. pour during a tasting on 11-21-15. Bottled 4-30-15. Pours a hazy, pale gold with nearly white to cream-colored head. Nice, funky aroma is tart and floral. Very nice bouquet. Mineral, tart, very pleasant taste features flavors of bubblegum (this is very much a wheat beer), lemon, and green apple. Fairly sour. Dry finish. Soft and frothy in the palate. Light body. Overall, sophisticated and very good, as one expects from Hill Farmstead.
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well, this is incredible. Just easy to drink. A great funk aroma and the tart barnyard taste is simply delicious. Simple, a bit sour, not overwhelming by any means, and I get a touch of a wine oaky sweetness to it.
ElGaucho (2329) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Islay. Remarkable funk nose and flavor for a beer that looks like bud light. Tart and funky. Really dry finish. Can see how the sourophiles would love this.
ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 7/4/2013.
Hazy pale yellow. Huge white head. Great surface foam. Laces nicely.
Smell is pale malt. Lots of wheat. Very yeasty. Hint of acidity. Lemony.
Taste is sharp lemony yeastiness. Grainy. Very dry. Lingering tang. Light and highly attenuated. Well carbonated.
I have come to appreciate this beer more and more every time I have it. Nothing is overpowering. Every flavor is in its right place.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7542-20150815] Bottle. Light soured yeast aroma. Hazy, pale yellow white body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ Campground Brewdown 2015, Millmont, PA)
Maddog (478) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and wheat with some nice tartness. Pours a cloudy yellow. Citrus nose. Soft and refreshing. Good beer.
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Hazy yellow pour, light fruit, yeast, some funk, and a drier finish. Good stuff.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RR. Pours clear pale yellow with some head that fades fast. Aroma is wheat, oats and pears. First sip is similar with a nice dry vinous finish.
Franckg (653) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe jaune paille légèrement trouble. Arômes de citron, levures sauvages, miel, grains maltés frais. En bouche, saveurs acidulées, encore du citron, miel, bretts. Texture envoûtante, fraîche, soyeuse. Rien de complexe, du déjà vu mais bien efficace.
Scopey (10027) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy golden - amber with a decent white head. The nose is fresh, funky, brioche, bread, stewed orange, peach and tinned nectarines. The taste is crisp, tart, bitter, sherbet, good mouth - pucker, bright acidity, some funk and bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Fresh and funky on the nose. Taste is a touch acidic, but yet enjoyable.