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Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands The Myth of Saison

Hill Farmstead / Tired Hands The Myth of Saison
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Formerly brewed at Hill Farmstead Brewery
Style: Saison
Greensboro, Vermont USA
Serve in Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap at Teresa’s in Wayne, PA. Pours a hazy, straw golden color with an abundant fluffy white head and moderate retention. Aroma and flavor of this reminded me most of a ("good") bottle of Fantome Saison than any other HF saison to date had. Given the recipe and execution, this reminds me of Anna but exceeds any sample that I’ve had (edit: The late 2012 releases of Anna are more like Myth). Earthy, funky, peachy and citrusy in nose and flavor with a touch of sweetness. Full medium body with strong carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Lovely saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA. Pours a cloudy, pale golden straw color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy, funky aroma with a decent amount of earthy hops and sweetness to counter the funky yeast notes. Musty and earthy with a nice farmhouse character that’s followed  by earthy, grassy hops, light fruit and sweet honey. Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a blast of dank, earthy hops that provide nice bitterness that compliments the funky, grassy saison yeast notes.  Some sweetness from the honey and light fruit notes with A slight boozy presence in the finish.  I think this beer would benefit from having less hop flavor but it’s still really solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Draft at Capone’s, and the best saison at the saison event by far. Poured hazy straw colored with off-white head. Nose was funky yeasty esters, florals, spice. Tasted rich and complex, with flavors of funky yeasty malt, fruit, and floral spiciness. This one is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
On tap at Blue Dog. Hazy maize-colored pour with a soapy white head. Aroma of honey,clove, lemon, and yeast. Great lacing with lemon, honey, clove, and yeast flavors. Super enjoyable!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3543) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2012
On draft at Capone’s near Philadelphia. Review from notes. The beer is quite hazy, appearing a yellowish (perhaps slightly orange) straw hue. Atop the beer rests a nice, fluffy white head that leaves ample lacing in its wake. The aroma offers citrus, lemons, hops, spice, clove. Very inviting. Beautifully balanced with fresh citrus and hops, followed by a touch of sourdough bread, lightly spiced. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Delicious and easy to drink. Quite tasty. It was delightful to savor a fresh pour of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2012
On tap at the Cambridge in South Philly. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has that nice earthy scent you would expect from the style. The flavor has a bit of the funk and a good bit of sourness to it. Very light and refreshing. Quite a thirst quencher too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at Capones. Poured a thinner looking straw body with a small foamy white head. Aroma of straw, cloves, citrus, flowers, pepper, toast and a hint of sweetness. Fuller bodied with strong carbonation and a long lingering aftertaste. Flavor has a slight touch of butter, toast, pepper and straw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Served in Hill Farmstead stemware. Delicious. Great wheat and firm bitterness. Light hay and a touch of peach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, spices, some toastiness, and some floralness. Tastes of citrus, spice, floral and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draught at TND: Aroma of citrus, fruit, spice, clove, hops, sight saison yeast, and some hay. Poured yellow/gold in color with a large, creamy, loose, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of citrus, lemon, spices, cloves, hops, and yeast. Medium body. Dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Slightly sweet, medium bitter, yeast, hop, citrus, clove, spice finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

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