durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Highland Package in Birmingham, AL. Pours deep, hazy gold with a huge and tenacious white head. Nose of buttery chardonnay, lemon, oak, and grapes. Taste adds a bit of spice, a good deal of bitterness, and a bit more butter. Surprisingly a bit better cold than closer to room temp. Agreed that this would be a nice summer beer.
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly Homewood. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Has a nice amount of lacing. Prominent chardonnay notes on the nose. It’s even bigger on the tongue. Given the flavor profile of a Saison aging it in Chardonnay barrels works very nicely.
Itzjerm (2280) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large bubble head, which fades quickly in completion. Aroma is apple. Taste is early spring, with buds blooming and the thought of apples in distance but not prominant. Taste is apple and fades with light oak notes to carbonation. This is actually one of the best beer i’ve had from Yellow Hammer, it reinvented my hope in them. A nice brew.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with a white head. Fruity, some spice, citrus, some wine, and lighter funk.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy gold, small bubbled swill-white head, considerable lacing. Pleasantly soft nose, dusty grass and grapefruit, doughy citrus. Flavor doughy and citric at front, light grass bitterness through buttery dough finish. 737415
nimbleprop (7354) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours gold with some white head. Nose is hay, straw, grass, white grape, light wood, light apricot. Flavor is nice, sweet, honey, grass, hay, white grape, apricot, some citrus peel. Lightly herbal finish. Medium bodied.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Picture win for this beer. Pours a low haze yellow, weak white head. Nose is yellow apple, fresh laundry, mint. Taste is mint, yellow apple juice, sweet cream butter, tannic apple skin. Palate is saltwater, sweet cream butter. Somehow nailed that elusive Hill Farmstead palate aesthetic but fundamental flavors need tweaking.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is wine, oak, wheat malt, pear and apple esters with citrus hops. Flavor is tart wine, citrus hops, barnyard and funky yeast with wheat malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Beerandblues2, thank you sir! Cloudy golden color, small bright white edge head. Aroma of subtle barnyard with a tiny bit of acetone. Taste is is slightly funky and dusty straw.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with thick, frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, apples, and Oak barrels. Can pick up the Chardonnay on the first sip. Buttery finish. Taste of butter, citrus, and light spice. Great for drinking on a warm Spring day.