holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Thanks to Andrew. Hazed yellow white with a thin head. Lemon funk aroma a strong earthiness and a touch of dough. Thin body but strong flavors. So much clean lemon. Thin finish. Good stuff. 8/4/7/4/16
knickskicks (562) - - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light yellow, white head. Nose is light citrus fruits, light spices. Taste is light citrus fruits, well water, a touch of funk. Light bodied.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Drew. Thanks, dude. Pours a nicely yellow straw hue, healthy glow, brighter white head that rings and laces ok. A lively carbonation, gold glow. Aromas are funk, some pineapple, and straw. A bit funky with some apple, gentle pear. Bready malts, some dough, lively yeast, gentle orange and coriander waft in at out but get covered up a bit. Firmer funk grows, good fruit element as it cuts through the funk. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a bit fuzzy carbonation, dryness up front. Mellow yet slowly growing funk is a bit dry, bretty and straw. Grassy, earthy. Middle shows some fruity sweetness, touches of apple and pear, mellow dough and bready malts. A bit lotion-y and herbal into the back, that telltale yeast element for Hill Farmstead, dry, bretty, and earthy. Melds well the the fruity middle. A touch of spice to finish up, coriander and something else, gentle sweetness melds into straw, earth, and gentle funk. Well constructed, goes through the experience and whole process well. A mellow dryness, faint bitterness and spice back there. Gentle yet well made, the Wit base really comes through as we get into it and is done well by the Hill Famrstead yeast.. Getting firmly tart into the middle and backend as I settle firmly into this beer. A nice pleasant tartness. A touch more hop on the backend could push this a bit more for me. Nice.
whatsupstairs (108) - Inland Empire, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks time4lunch
Poured a hazy lemonade yellow fluffy white head. Nose was lemongrassy some barnyard funk a little pepper also.i like that it stings the tannos but it not sour very crisp lemon zest these guys no what there doing well water is the truth
Advocate_Ames (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nicely carbonated beverage with a bubbly foam head that dissipates. The Florence has an uplifting cloudy bright yellow look to it. The scent has yeast, citrus lemon, lite hops, and grains. As for taste I noticed wheat, lite lemon, lite pineapple, a slight sugary tart funkiness, yeast, hops, and there is a very minor spice flavor. The finish is refreshing, fruity, mildly bitter, and leaves a pleasant after taste. Overall Florence is a good beverage and worth trying.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Latest batch. Over-carbonated; the liquid essentially evaporates in my mouth. Scents of saison yeast and water chestnuts fill the air. Rather bland on the palate though; wheaty base doesn't do much for the body either -- this is much too thin. Not much flavor overall. Pretty disappointing for a HF beer.
DrSilverworm (4020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared by caterwaul. Hazy whitish yellow color. Good big white head, fades to a reasonable amount. Decent lace. Big floral citrusy nose. Taste is less impressive, but still good. Floral, citrusy hops. Light tart, little bitter, very good and drinkable. Good, light soft carbonation. Very smooth. Great saison. Nice lemon-peel. Good floral smooth bright citrusy refreshing drinkable stuff. Nice agreeable yeast character. A very saison-like wit.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy pale yellow with a medium white head. Nose is full wheat, mild citrus notes, crackers and very subtle coriander. Flavour is full on wheat dominated, with signature Hill Farmstead Belgian yeast, very subtle tart citrusy quality, and more wheat. Finishes on notes of wheat and lightly tart citrus notes. Very light-bodied, medium carbonation, and very wheaty. Great stuff, but far from my favourite Hill Farmstead bar.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pour is hazy yellow with a huge white head and great lacing. Citrusy, lemony, tangy, yeasty aroma - straw, light pepper, a touch of vanilla, and biscuit. Taste is clove, rosemary, spritzy, wheaty, white pepper, lacto, wood, floral hops, grass, hay, and biscuit with a lightly spicy bite on the finish. Light body with high carboantion. Great session beer. Would be awesome to have this in quantity during a hot summer day.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a bright pale gold/yellow, hazed. Not sure why this is a witbier. It’s a wheat saison, but not a wit. Whatever. Nose is citrusy and clean. Quite crisp and light. Grainy wheat and powder. Distinct pineapple brett notes, earthy and clean. On tasting, medium body. On tasting, crisp and clean, light across the palate. Good citrus notes to go with the graininess. Moderate tartness carries it through. Drying brett on the finish. Really great saison.