chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle #61 @ FOneFan courtesy Nightfall. Slightly hazy golden with big white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, hop and brett. Flavour is malt, brett, medium dry, citrus, hop, little sour, little grapefruit and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (11988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear golden with a huge and lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity, white wine, woody and bretty. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic. Dry, moderate bitter and light and light acidic with warming alcohol. 091112
Macegan75 (709) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Damico’s. Pours a cloudy orange with nice head. Nose is slight citrus, mild funk, white vinous notes. first sip is similar with even balance but little brett but beautiful developed flavors. great beer.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours shining bright golden orange with a beautiful white head - wow! The aroma brings plenty of citrus and hops, muted sweetness, and sweet tanginess. The flavor is the same, citrus, tangy sweetness and orange juice straight up settling on the palate. It lays thick on the tongue, but perfectly enjoyed there with a smooth tartness. The Brett hasn’t fully kicked in but this beer is close to perfect as usual from Mr. Hill.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: When fresh: A citrusy wild ale like no other. With some age: A very rustic strong wild ale with well integrated citrus fruits
How: From very fresh to slightly aged. Tap at the brewery a few events, two bottles split two-way. This rating for a bottle split two-way approximately 6 months after the beer release and comments from other experiences
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a medium white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is very wild with plenty of bold brett over nice fresh citrus fruits. Taste is refreshing fresh fruits (citrus fruits & tropical fruits) swimming in wicked wild yeast mixture that is not only funky bretty but also very rustic Saison. The 10% is absurdly well hidden, this beer is almost as easy to drink as some of HF 6% Saisons. Not the most complex by this fin brewery, probably the most straightforward Saison/Wild they have made so far. It is very surprising to taste the two beers made using citrus fruits from HF (Daybreak and Mimosa) fresh and aged, in both cases the citrus fruits became almost totally assimilated by the beer after only 6 months of aging. I much preferred the fresh citrusy Daybreak but I preferred less citrusy aged Mimosa. The Mimosa has now developed into a wicked wild beer now that it is not overwhelmed by the citrus fruits anymore. This beer has serious aging potential. Mimosa has become a much coveted beer, almost whale status, and if anybody reading this rating would like to learn about an easy way to acquire some Mimosa for cheap without having to trade precious beers than feel free to beermail me, and then we can talk about how much we would both like to know of an easy way to acquire some Mimosa for cheap without having to trade precious beers.
beernbourbon (1326) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bootle shared by Blke, thanks man! Pour is cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is loaded with tart citrus notes followed by lightly tart and lightly dry notes. Also a light funk and then orange peel in the finish. I see where the name comes from. Flavor is bursting with citrus, especially orange notes up front. Then a light tartness follows with distant hints of sweetness and a very light funk note. The overwhelming sentiment at the table was how well this covers 10%. This is bright and delicious. Really nice beer.
_angst_ (3061) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Glouglouburp! Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves some thick lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is very tiny sweet, sour, fruity and funky with crackers, wood, lemon, orange and grapefruit juice, pineapple, peaches, mango, dark grapes, plums, wood, barnyard, passion fruit, dry soil, hay, woody tannins, white grapes and hints of cloves, white pepper and buttery wood. Taste is sour, tiny bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, the juice of basically every citrus fruit out there, peaches, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, woody tannins, white grapes, dry soil, barnyard and subtle hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, slightly tart, smooth, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with lemon juice, grapefruit juice, passion fruit, pineapple, dry soil, mango, dry wood, white Chardonnay wine and hay. Very nice, especially considering the abv.
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy yellow with a creamy off-white head. The aroma holds juicy yellow fruits (mango, canned pineapple, peach), red berries lime, grapefruit, coconut, touch of vanilla, light wood, fancy wine, white bread, crackers, fresh herbs, grass, flowers. some wet stone, minerals, some phenols and hard candy. Fat and juicy on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light to medium acidic with notes of citrus, fruits, spices, minerals, white bread, hay, phenols, wine and wood. The mouthfeel is round and light tart with light to medium carbonation. Citric, spicy and balanced malty finish with a light sting of alcohol. Near medium bodied.
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. Hazy pale yellow beer with a nice lasting white head. Citrus aroma, leather, grapefruit, earthy, pineapple, floral, perfume, elderflowers, barnyard, grapes, berries, acidic, lemon, orange, some hay. Fruity floral flavor, sour, earthy, pineapples, apricot, grapefruit, acidic, perfume, barnyard, woody, vinous, floral, spicy, some pepper, peach, sourish, hay, pear, lots of tropical fruits combined with the more traditional saison flavors. Sour citrus finish, rubber, oaky, floral notes, pineapple, hay, some leather and barnyard. Really good!
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by puzzl at the farewell to legs event: Tasty sweet, funky barnhouse nose and on the tongue. PErfectly carbonated, sweet clover and honey with a raspberry tang. Delicious.