wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2016 Cloudy yellow. Nose is lime minerality, wheat, light brett notes. Taste follows with a lot of wheat and minerality. Good stuff.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another Hill Farmstead saison, perhaps a bit more simple than something like Anna, but I really doubt I could differentiate them blindly without trying each like fifty more times. It’s good beer, is what counts.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours hazy straw yellow with an off-white head. Aroma of fruitiness, yeast, some floral notes, citrus and grapes. Flavor is sweet and sour with some fruitiness, citrus, floral hops and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
thepatrickman (596) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with jamesy - cheers! Wow, this might have to be my favorite "shelf" Hill Farmstead beer. It’s got a lot of the hallmark HF saison traits, with tartness and brett flavor, excellent water chemistry, and a really good overall balance, but the presence of wheat really kicks it up a notch or two. The wheat malt gives it improved flavor and mouthfeel, and makes it reminiscent of some of the great Belgian sours. Outstanding.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma consists of malt, creamy wheat, funk and a bit of spiciness. Creamy wheat flavor with some funk before a spicy and slightly tart finish.
arnold931 (1191) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale lemon color with big snow white head and lacing. Nose is funk with some lemon. Taste has some nice fruitiness. Like a Sweettart. Some funk especially in the aftertaste. Lots of creamy carbonation. Great.
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Murky yellow with off-white head. Aromas of lemon citrus, floral notes, light herb. Tastes of lemon citrus, floral notes, light tartness. Medium body with a dry finish.
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Minty nose. Flavors of white pepper and herbs. Light tart finish.
solidfunk (6839) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some huge citrus on top of this and some pepper and even a little cherry. Golden pour with great head and lacing. Finish is quite sour- a little more than I like. Tanginess hands around a while in aftertaste. Bottle shared at tasting.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very carbonated pour. Cloudy bright blonde with two fingers of foamy white head. Very nice nose, citrusy and peppery with some yeasty notes and bread. Very nice. Dry and citrusy with a very peppery finish. Very bright and a little tart. Wonderful