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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This farmhouse ale was brewed at Hill Farmstead with our friend and mentor Anders Kissmeyer (Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing) and our longtime friend Will Meyers (Cambridge Brewing Co.). Inspired by our guests and their journeys, this beer was brewed with the resourcefulness and inventiveness of the Nordic tradition, as well as the creative spirit of its three architects.

Nordic Inspired Ale brewed with Heather Honey

Released in bottles, Summer 2014

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottled July 13, 2015, drunk 11/5/16.
Medium-sized, white head shows moderate to moderately-low retention. Good clarity in this copper-brass-tinged golden body.
The nose is full of lightly tart brett notes adding a good deal of lime and other various brett acid notes, with very light band aids and minor honey notes from the malt. Soft, mineral-laden house character mixes with lightly biscuity/grainy malts and there is no alcohol or flaw.
In the mouth its quite supple; not being over-attenuated in the bottle like the Florence and a few of the other HFs weve had lately. Still a nice soft, honey-like character, with light to moderate tartness and strong orange and lime citrics. A hint of band-aid-like brett and more grain and biscuit lingering on the finish, with low to moderate, tight carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
craftLOVERbeer (18) - The City of Craft beer, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Stockholm, bottle. One of my favourite saisons so far! Hazy, spicy, raisin like, lot of carbonation and awesome drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1855) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2016
How: tap Appearance: hazy light golden, medium white head. Aroma: stone fruits, honey, floral, spice. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (6060) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Bottle from PhillyCraft. It pours a cloudy pale orange color with a fizzy, disappearing white head. The aroma is juicy with tangerines, orange, a little grapefruit, mango and some flowers. A good amount of sweaty funk. The flavor is soft, funky and tart with more tangerine and nectarine notes. Subtle flowers, pepper and funk. Very fruity and tart. Lower carbonation than normal for this type of beer and it comes across a bit oily on the palate. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1202) - NORWAY - OCT 21, 2016
Tapp p st. Lys gylden, uklar farge. Lavt karbonert med hvot skumtopp. Smaker sitrus,lys frukt og syrlighet fra melkesyre. Meget frisk

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Nose of malt, funk, light spice and citrusy tartness. Malty flavor with light spice before a sour citrus finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4501) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. 2016 version, by way of trade with Rich182. Cheers! Pale gold, with a soft haze. Thin, lasting, sticky, white head. Looks great. Nose has preserved lemon. A little briny. Lime twang. Some peach stone hop. Yeast comes across a bit Dupont-ish. Taste is saline, first off, with some honey sweetness. Light, stone fruit bitterness. Palate is soft and foamy. Light acidity. Floral, oily bitter finish. Typically good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1177) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of light flowery hops, tart brett, spices from yeast. . Hazy light amber with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is light sour, light+ bitter and dry. Light body, dry feel and sour finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2016
Hills Farmstead Nordic Saison bottle from the brewery shared at my Uncles place. A milky gold color with a filmy head, this was a bit of a gusher. You definitely get the wheat and honey plus an ambiguous fruitiness I guess is from the rhubarb. This is much more sour than Dorothy. Its acidic, some yoghurt, wheat, apricot and rhubarb. You get a candy and sweet yeast character in the finish. Quite nice but being bottled on June 29, 2016 and drunk a month later made me think more time would smooth it out.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jc1762 (959) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Thanks Huhzubendah for sharing the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered honey with floaters and a finger of clean white foam. The nose shows a lot of heavy bretty funk with a horseblanket farmhouse background. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Flavors of juicy apricot with brett with a light acetic edge and moderate tartness.


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