RichTheVillan (2908) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasting with Kaufmanised; cloudy yellow pour with creamy white head, funky aroma, tart slightly cheesy definitely funky, a hint of wit spiciness.
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to someone for sharing this bottle at bu11zeye’s. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is full of yeast and pepper. The flavor is also very nice. I get some yeast, biscuit malt, pepper, grass and some light citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour at HFS Farmhouse Fest. Pours a clean golden color with a finger of tight white foam. Aromas are rustic grain, lemon, floral and grassy. The palate has a bit of strange floral bouquet that is a bit overwhelming but tails of as the grainy rustic yeast profile balances it out. Have had this many times but just getting around to rating it and unfortunately this most recent pour was the least impressive of the bunch... but still a good beer.
Marheb (2049) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Une belle morsure citronnée sur des céréales discret, les protéines de blé et une levure saison légèrement fruitée.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Dregs)... RBWG 2013… Pours murky and nearly white with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. Herbs, flora and bread dough construct this beer’s bouquet. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor presents an excellent balance of malt, hops and acidity, but it’s quite restrained. Finishes tangy and a touch dry. Too phenolic for my liking.
Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a hazy light straw color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is floral, light citrus, and hay. Taste is similar. Fruity, some yeasty funkiness, hay, and light citrus.
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pale cloudy, almost murky yellow pour from a 750 ml growler and topped by a small white head when poured directly in the center. Highly rustic nose with spelt-like wheatiness that is fresh, cracker-like and a nice fit to the spicy, gently doughy and minimally bubblegummy yeastiness. Hay-like fresh cereals are quickly joined by flowery, lemony hop notes in mouth. The bitterness is subtle and has a minerally, tightening character joining forces in the finish. A previous version was 5%, this is lighter and makes for a remarkable refreshment on sunny summer afternoons spent waiting in line at the Farmstead. Not their most complex nor intense ale, but a very satisfying one, showcasing each ingredient in a balanced unisson like you would expect a German brewer to do. And the texture is again refined and the work of a perfectionist. What more can you ask?
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to GT. Cloudy pale straw pour with a white head. Lemony aroma, some white pepper, coriander, and orange. Doughy malt, biscuit, and cracker. Notes of pear and banana, too. Maybe a bit of sulfur? Kind of pedestrian. Flavors of lemon and orange peel, pepper, coriander, and pear. Has more of a witbier character than saison. Dough, biscuit, and cracker malt notes. Just okay.
GT2 (8435) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL flip-top growler 2-Day aired to me thanks to jbeatty. Pours a full haze white with hefty white foam and sharp carbonation. Nose at first is heavy phenolics, diaper and solvent. Thankfully it brushes off with some aeration and gains a bright coriander/white pepper and lemon zest along with backseated witbier esters. Taste is rich, clean, mild sweet cream butter, a Hill Farmstead house yeast byproduct, with big dough and light plastic. Palate is aerated, fluffy, quenching. But comes across more as a witbier than a saison. I guess a 3.4 is an Asian F for Hill Farmstead. Would like to try out of a bottle and re-rate.
jbeatty (1022) - New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewery, listed at 4.3%, 07/28/2013. Pours hazy, golden straw color, creamy white head, lacing clings around the glass. Aroma is floral wheat, yeast, light lemon and subtle fruity overtones, soft earthy pepper. Taste is hay, lemon, peppery yeast, grassy hops and spices. Light body,bright, crisp and super refreshing. Lovely.