Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013gregwilsonstl (2466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Huge, huge thanks to Evan for this one. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Slow gusher as I pop the cap. Nothing big, but have a glass at the ready. Pour yields a deep peach-colored brew with a nice two-finger white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing as it goes down. Thin cap throughout.
The initial nose provides a good dose of honeydew alongside tropical fruit. Mild funk and white-wine character in the background. Touch of citrus rind and very light straw.
Flavor is incredible. Absolutely fantastic. Notes of melon and white wine overlay a very light acidity. Just a touch of oak in the background as well as some mild underlying Brett.
Body is light with a mild underlying bitterness. Acidity is quite light and is more along the lines of a mild citrus character rather than straight lactic acid. There’s a touch of creaminess in the background. Perhaps not creamy, but just a bit of wheat character.
Overall, on the level with the best Hill Farmstead beers. Phenomenal, to say the least. Can we officially name Hill Farmstead the best brewery in the world?
Very light hazy copper. Lime, orange, and tropical fruits. Slightly tart (like a shock tart), and fairly funky. Thx Youri (and Patrick!). Cant remember a more drinkable and refreshing sour. DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2017
Bottle, sent by SlovakSniper (thanks Pat!), and shared at game night. Very hazy pale yellow with a lively white head. Big juicy tropical fruit flavours, tart/sour, with moderate funk and light grassy notes. Extremely drinkable, really tasty. JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2017
375ml b3 bottle pours semi clear dark reddish orange with a half finger of off-pink foam. Nose and taste have big funk, nice layered notes of wood, dried citrus, apricot, orange zest, light spice, touch of toast malt, oak, berry, wine, slight oud bruin character. Funk, funk, more funk. Finishes with moderate tartness. Very good stuff. beerplace (1603) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2017
375ml bottle from the brewery (thx, Jonathan S.!). Bottled in December 2016, batch #3. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is barrel, fermented fruits and veggies, bretts, some sweet notes. Taste is similar with some hoppy bitterness. Very nice and refreshing stuff. BuckeyeBoy (7535) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2017
750ml bottle pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is sour funky notes some barrel notes and barnyard. Taste is more of the sour funky notes some oak barrel notes. I was expecting more but it was fine.
jc1762 (1372) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2017
Thanks Brennan for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered orange with clean white foam lacing.
The nose shows tart notes of apricot and light peach with light acetic notes.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Very lightly tart with flavors of white wine with a white wine bitterness. mR_fr0g (11913) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle at Ratebeer Best Beer Festival. 31/01/2016. A clear golden amber coloured pour with a fine loose white head. Aroma is smoked lemon, juicy hop, lemon rind. Little tangy on the nose. Flavour is composed of tangy lemon rind, orange, little dank, apricot, preach. Lovely yeast character. Palate is refreshing and tart with highish carbonation. rouhlas (3584) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2017
From bottle at Ratebeer Best festival, Santa Rosa. Unclear orange color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, funky, barnyard notes, citrusy fruity, floral and grassy, wood, vinous. Sweet, acidic and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. klm1 (1501) - Bled/SF, - FEB 24, 2017
Sample from bottle@RBB2017: pours pale golden haze with tiny unstable foamy off-white head. Aroma-flavors: intense hop profile with notes of tropical fruits like papaye, mango, pineapple, some citruses etc., hint of hrape in the background, slightly tart mouthfeel, dry finish. Body is moderate, texture soft, carbonation is medium. sebletitje (10067) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2017
Bouteille 37.5cl via trade, bottled 2015-10-10.
De couleur orange léger, col blanc léger et crémeux.
Arôme au nez fin de barrique laissant de fines effluves de brett et un rappel de vin blanc type Sauternes et Sauvignon. Houblonné vert perce en rétro-nasal avec un accord herbacé.
Palais est léger sur un profil offrant des notes de funk couplés à la barrique, ici une impression de vin blanc. Fini est finemetn poudreux, grains, et subtilement poivré.
Note verte houblonné, avec un retrait herbacé, impression de groseille à maquereau, raisin blanc. Le tout laisse un fini tirant sur le houblonnage à cru qui percute bien avec l’aspect funk, barrique de vin blanc et un fini sur une légère sécheresse de chêne.