Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. A hazy medium blonde beer, with a large, frothy, slightly fizzy and lacing. mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread/grain, hay), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, grass), lighty to moderately yeasty (barnyard, dust), with notes of dandelions, lemon, pepper, clove, some honey. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, long finish with moderate bitterness, very lightly alcoholic. Stunniong flowery aroma, with not excessive honey, a good pepperiness and some funk. The taste grows sips after sips and you beg for another one. Although it doesn’t reach IMHO the stellar level of Anna and Arthur, still it reveals the skills and talent of one of the greatest Saison brewers outside of Belgium and not only.
Marheb (4610) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2015 Une douce bête de floralité modérément fromagée avec une présence en bouche exemplaire et parfaite pour une buvabilité apocalyptique. L e côté lactique gagne en confiance au fur et mesure que les gorgée s’empilent et les saveurs florales restent sur la langue. Fraîche ou vieillie, elle est superbement délicate.
jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gusher! Pour into HF wineglass. Hazy yellow with a huge pillow of white, foamy head that never went away. Citrus ad grassy aroma with a flavor that follows. Slight funk and a dry finish. Great beer
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soured citrus with a good must in there, complex aroma. Hazy gold with a white head. Taste is a little soured but it also is dry.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - hazy golden straw w high long lasting fluffy head. S - a nice fruity saison. Citrus, straw, clover, yeast, mineral water, wet grass. Some sweet cream butter. M - medium body nice and bright, lightly tart. Nice fluffy head. T - citrusy lightly musty nice tart saison. Orange and lemon juice with the pith, white wine notes? Clover, grasses, sweet tart and delicious. Light funk, must. A little dusty earth. O - another nice offering by HF. 4.2
drfabulous (6332) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. July 13 bottling. Tons of carbonation. Lemon. Brett. Apple. Tart. Very dry. Slight honey sweetness. Extremely tasty.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage poured into a tulip. Pours light yellow with a ton of carbonation. Aroma of lemon zest, grass and white wine. Taste is lemon verbena, white wine and some funky oak notes. Very crisp and effervescent. Overall, very good.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle served in a wine glass. Thanks to cfrances33 for the share.
A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.
S: Straight flower patch in the nose with some lemon tartness and plan stems. Light malt profile with a little grass.
T: Light and lemony with a slightly tart pucker. Sweet malts with a little bit of flower stem. Very floral with a dry yeasty note as well.
M: Light bodied with a bubble carbonation level. Fresh and floral.
O: This was nice, but definitely one of the weaker HF offerings in my opinion. Not that complex overall, just a nicely made saison with a little floral components to it.
Serving type: bottle
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 750ml bottle in a Hill Farmstead glass. Pours hazy, golden with a big, white head. Aroma of dandelions and flowers and a grassy field, a little honey, some tartness, and a nice light maltiness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Average texture for Hill Farmstead’s saisons. A great saison. Edit: 2013 bottle a week before the 2014 release. Aroma still great. Texture and flavor still great. Can’t wait to (hopefully) get bottles next weekend!
Edit: 2014 release in 01/15. Bottle in an HF glass. Aroma and flavor still a great combo of all of the flowers and honey and a Hill Farmstead saison. Still an amazing beer.
Dpaquet (417) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden with nice white head and good lacing. Aroma is herbal, zesty, flowers, brett, some honey. Taste is nicely tart, some brett, herbal, honey. Low body and lively carbonation. Very nice saison again by HF.