Leighton (27540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2019 Bottle at home in Hackney - sourced from the brewery. Bottled in 2015. Pours clear honey-gold with a small, foamy white head. Compelling aroma, zesty citrus peel, mild farmhouse funk. Lightly sweet with soft acidity, a bit more zesty accent, lemon, salt, pale wood, background crispy wheat. Light bodied with delicate, massaging carbonation. Quenching finish, lightly drying, refreshing lemony tartness, further relaxed acidity, pale wood, salty bite, soft floral notes, restrained sweetness. Masterful. skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2017
375ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead fest. glass.
A~ darkish orange with a tiny head and a little lacing.
S~ tons of gin! woooooo! juniper berries pop like crazy followed by herbs, brett and some zesty wheat!
T~ gin and wheat... juice! tons of juniper berries and a nice coconut like flavor up front. slightly floral with lingering zesty peppercorn wheat.
M~ smooth as could be! great carb and extremely drinkable!
O~ when you use an amazing gin barrel you get an amazing beer! ...sometimes! haha but Barr Hill is amazing! all i have to say is i wish there was more of this! absolutely incredible! TURDFERGUSON (4064) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head and plenty of sticky lace. Nose shows funk, white wine, gin botanicals-juniper stands out the most. Flavor shows a lot of gin influence as well, maybe a tad more than the nose. Lots of juniper, a hint of licorice, flowers and other botanicals I can’t put my finger on. Medium body. Nice beer--the year in the gin barrel really did a number on Clara. Its almost a totally different beer. Impressed such a low abv could stand up to the intensity of the gin as well as it does. Might work better in another HF saison but I was very happy to get to try this. djd07 (20065) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with small white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong juniper, rosemary, oak, funk. Medium body, wood, mineral, juniper, herb, light dryness, very nice. bellco33 (882) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Poured from a bottle into a sample glass: Pours hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma of gin, bread, lemon. Taste is the gin botanicals up front, with lemon, grass, and tartness on the back end of the sip. Very dry, really enjoyable, slightly strange but it works well.
bytemesis (11514) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to Caleb! Pours hazy golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is gin forward, botanical, oak, herbs, juniper. Flavor is very light sweet, light tart, botanical gin, juniper. Ligtht body, soft mouthfeel. Ernesto987 (6082) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Jared, tons of gin flavors in a light and crisp grisette. Flavor is all gin (juniper, berries, herbs, anise) with a light wheat background. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2016
Really interesting beer courtesy of Jared. Golden pale clear color with moderate quickly fading white head. Aroma his you right off with gin in your face with also mineral, cracker malt, and lemon notes. Taste is up front herbal gin and a spirity finish where you get some of the base beer. Really interesting but the barrel is a bit heavy handed for such a soft base beer. mathieuc (3998) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks man! It pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of dill, herbs, oak, gin with a bit of dust. Taste is of gin, lightly tart, fruity and herbal. Some light warming alcohol appear in the finish. Light body and a soft carbonation. A subtle, classy and delicate barrel aged saison. Yum! czar (11577) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2016
pours hazy/cloudy medium dark golden with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. insanely dilly and herbs and conifers-driven, rosemary, lemon, butter, cheese, ginger, few peppery wheat notes, relatively complex flora; salt. moderate carbonation, light body - watery; dry and tart citrusy-herbal finish. wild sati angles - nice stuff.