hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored pour with a small, flimsy, white head. The aroma is a funky and fruity assortment of citrus, semi-sharp cheese, must and lemon zest. Light to medium-bodied and watery with tingly carbonation. The flavor is tart and citrusy with a slight woody nuance. Finishes tangy and tongue numbing. Big-time kudos to ctipping for providing this beer!
Travlr (7989) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy very pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of dusty, peppery lemon. Taste is softly sour lemon, bitter and peppery finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, barnyard and funky yeast with citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is medium lactic sourness and fruity esters, spicy wheat, light hops and bitterness wine nites, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Damn what a beer. Thank you so much Josh Young. I mean THANK YOU! Pours a hazy yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma of saison yeast, dry white wine, light oak, yeast, grassy notes sneak in. Flavor is so unique and awesome. I get a hint of white wine, some wild grapes, oak, yeast, light vinegar notes...the balance of this beer is stunning. Wow.
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy yellow with a fine, white cream head. Delicate straw and lemons in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, some pleasant tang, hints of white grapes. Light bodied with massaging carbonation, clean, refreshing, mellow dryness, lightly sweet lemons. Really delicious.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a milky yellow, light orange appearance with a white head. White wine, a bit cheesy, sweet grainy, vanilla, light guava, a bit spicy, beautiful aroma. Fairly dry, but quite frutiy, pineapple, lemon, guava, vanilla, a bit grainy, white wine, sweet oaky flavor. So fucken good.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL green wax from yesterday’s release. Pours a glowing, chill haze champagne/cider golden with spritzy carbonation. Small, white head formation. Delicate lacing. Nose right off the bat is soft and beautiful: pina colada, pineapple, orange blossom, fresh Hawaiian roll, fresh dough, sweet cream butter. Similar nose to Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience 1 and Ann. No joke. Not really Bretty or funky even- straight delicate nectar fruits, incredible house yeast, even some earthy pepper/spice. Taste is spritzy, champagne crispness, very light bodied and quenching like lemonade/limeade with mild coconut and sweet roll. Finish adds some moderate bitterness, some bread crust, "spicy" rye rustic note. But overall, this is one mega delicate and soft saison that is ultra quenching and refreshing. Palate is buoyant, almost cloud-like. Perfect for the style. One of the closest ever Hill Farmstead style saisons. Sadly, this is going to be hard or impossible to ever have in a big monster tulip glass. Perhaps the millionaire’s lawnmower beer. Am I trying to hype this? Actually, after trying this I don’t think I’m trading any of my bottles :p
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by DMac at Kane’s. Pours yellow gold with white head. Nose is great - lots of lemon zest, light breads, saison yeast and white wine. Some oak. Taste is same but more muted. Body is very delicate - like a flower.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) clearish light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of chardonnay barrels, coriander, pretty well spiced, not as complex as i’d hoped. Taste has light wine barrels, coriander, cilantro, spices, lightly tart, presence of brett.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Pours a moderately-hazy straw color with a nice white head. Good retention and some mild lacing. The nose begins with a bit of white wine and a bit of oak. Touch of tannin and light saison yeast. Mild sulfur in the background.
Flavor showcases the wine barrel fermentation. Great wine character carries through the base. Body is incredibly smooth, providing a nice wheat background underneath mild flavors of white wine and oak, plus a faint bit of lemon and slight tartness. Body is light with a very dry finish. Very slight bitterness. Super drinkable. Love it.