MrOrla (4949) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2020 Growler. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of honey dew, spicey herbal hops, a mineralic twang, white bread. Taste is rather bitter, loads of herbal hops, slight touch of grass, flowery, dry finish. Elegant. egajdzis (8591) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2020 Golden color with a fluffy white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Sweeter toffee malts, bread, earth, mineral, light citrus, grassy hop finish. djd07 (22874) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2020
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2020 Growler. Pours a cloudy golden with medium creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is grass floral citrus. Slick velvety mouthfeel crushable such light bitterness, enjoyed this. HippyHop (1187) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2019 On tap at the brewery. I'm doing this from memory since the service is spotty at HF (probably intentional). I remember honey and cereal malt, some oaky notes, noble hops. I also remember thinking this is the prettiest beer I've ever seen. A slight swirl of the glass and the cap revives to a full inch of foam. Smooth texture, soft carbonation. I've never had a true krausened lager but I feel like this is exactly what one should taste like. PhillyCraft (11642) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2019 4-5 mugs at Hill Farmstead. Pours a clear dark golden with massive creamy head. Notes are dry grass, crisp Earth, spicy Saaz, and beautiful lager yeast. Had to decide if I liked this or Poetica 2 better, tough choice, both are insanely good. Reminds me of a softer Victory Hip Czech with more flavor and body from the oak/krausening. Makes me want to pump off
jc1762 (2325) - JAPAN - JUL 29, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2019 Lager glass showing pale amber with a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows lightly intense clean lager malts with notes of raisins on warming up.
The palate is well carbonated and light bodied with a clean mouthful. Malt forward with a light tartness and light notes of wood. DiarmaidBHK (7502) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2019 Draft at Armsby Abbey. Pours yellow with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Creamy and crisp on the tongue with a nice malt thing going on. Finished dry. Very crushable. tapefuzz (2023) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2019 On tap at brewery. Pours a rich, cloudy gold with a large frothy white head. Aroma is yeast, oak, honey, and biscuit. Taste is biscuit, honey, grass, oak, some yeast, and light grain towards the end. Lemon in the finish. Moderately bitter. Medium-full body. Average carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. AdamChandler (5873) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2019
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2019 Draft at the brewery. Golden yellow. Grainy aroma cereal, grass and rye aroma. Flavor oh man.its the light crisp flavor that goes down so easily. I was hot an sweaty from riding my dirt bike all morning an I roll into Hill and down the thing in 2 minutes flat and ordered another. Grassy, lemon, peach, cherry all faint earthy fruits with rye and bread dough. MartinT (10698) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2018
My Bottom Line:
Grassy herbs sit upon bouncy haystacks, as wooden suggestions lend depth to a super cuddly mouthfeel. Oh my.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A dollop of foam bobs atop the gleaming golden.
-The barrel-conditioning job is simply perfect. Just a touch of wood, tons of natural character texture-wise.
-The mouthfeel is out of this world. As soft and natural as can be, just like the best Czech Svetly’s when served on tap (although less protein-rich).
-This is one of the most compelling lagers I’ve had this side of the Atlantic.
On tap at the brewery tasting room.