jnortonvt (26) - Essex Jct., Vermont, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 Poured out of 750ml bottle purchased at brewery this summer to top off what I guess was last summer-like Saturday of the year. Loved the light golden color and medium-frothy head. More frothy than any other Hill Farmstead that Iíve tasted...not a bad thing. It quickly dissipated.
I smelled aromas of grass, citrus, and...possibly, hay?? I thought it had a soft carbonation - which I especially liked. It has a light body, which a summertime brew should have but a a bitter, long-lasting finish.
Which brings us to the taste. It is one sour beer. What a saison should be, I guess. Yet, from these guys, I had hoped that they may have broken tradition a little bit and cut the sour/bitter with the honey. I canít taste the honey nor the dandelion. If you want to taste dandelion, Iíd suggest Pistil from Magic Hat brewery (though thatís an ale).
If youíre into saisons, you will probably like this a lot. The one thing I will say is that it doesnít have that spicy taste that turns me off from the style. Itís actually grown on me a little as Iíve been writing this. Yet, saisons will still not be a go-to brew for me and even the great microbrewery canít change my mind.
mathieuc (1958) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy and a bit dull yellow with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is herbal and spicy, floral. There is some light dill in there, not sure why I keep getting that lately? Black pepper also. Taste is pretty dry and lightly tart, offers some fresh cereals and dandelion wine. Some peaches or at least generic tart yellow fruits. Body is light to medium, carbonation medium to high. Overall a really fine drink, thanks Luk_!
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewery Justin D. Pours a slightly cloudy straw, little to no head. Nose very heady, lots of funk, flowers and honey there as well. Body arch and lively, with a juicy and herbal bite. Well done.
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another perfect saison from this brewery...oh so good, golden straw color floral notes and slight lemon peal. Flavor has some bread and yeast and then bang with the fruit and lemon and then finish out with stwar and earth. So dimensional...greta brew.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Alexey. Cloudy blond with white head. A little bretty - fermented fruit aroma, delicate sour taste. very carbonated and full-bodied.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Alexey. Cloudy yellow with a big white head. Lovely funky aroma full of fruits, some flowers and sweaty notes. Funky flavor, sourish, fruity and floral with a slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation. Great.
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice lemony color with a good head. Lemony blossom aroma with honey. Refreshing honey lemon flavor. Wild and wonderful.
Luk_ (224) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2014 vintage. Pours a beautiful sunny gold with huge white head. Aroma is lemony, light bugs, very floral and honey. Taste is citric tartness, brett and lemon rind. Light bodied and lively carbed. Not the most complex batch Iíve had, but a good saison nonetheless.
VsXsV (2682) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle. Hazy hay yellow liquid with medium to big white head. Aroma of dandelions, white pepper, red berries, bread, lemon peel and light barnyard. Taste is dry, light sour and light bitter with notes of lemon peel, white pepper, light barnyard and dandelions. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good and balanced. Bright.
brokensail (12503) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. T. Hanks, Biebers. Hazy golden straw pour with a big white head. Super floral and citrusy aroma. Great lemon zest, cracker, and yeast. Subtle spice. Damn, this is good. Mild tartness and acidity that works well with the dry, pale malt base. Wheat crackers, yeast, and lots of flowers. Good lemon zest and subtle grapefruit. Great stuff.