ansalon (4117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, green apples, green grapes, gooseberry, elderberry, funk, oak. Fantastic on the nose, just incredible!! Taste is insanely well balanced between funk, floral notes, fruitiness and farmhouse notes. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry yet silky and smooth at the same time. Insane. kryon (3845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
Pours hazy golden with low white head
Aromas wonderfully tart of over ripe apples, grapes, citrusy fruits,
Taste brilliant of tart over ripe red apples, green grapes, citrusy fruits, barnyard, bretta, hay
Mouthfeel is porn... AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2016
A: Cloudy yellow coloured with a small white head. N: Lemon, peach, green apples, yeast. T: Muscat grapes, lemon, apples, pear. O: Its really nice and quite vinous. markextrae (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
batch 3 bottle shared with a friend side by side with arthur. poured a beautiful hazy light yellow colour with a nice white head on top of the glass. nose is instant hit with white wine barrel. green apples, mineral notes, funk, funky barnyard, sweet melons, white grape, slight bitter grape skin, oak, wine barrel adds a subtle sweet balanced finish. crisp, and a perfect dry mouthfeel. incredible good beer! so hard to rate this. I maybe like this even more than ann. because this is more natural balanced. wonders me that this beer is relative lowly rated. it’s so incredible good ctipping (2233) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 2. Originally reviewed 6/10/2013. Big white head. Hazy yellow orange. Excellent retention. Very nice lacing. Peppery aroma. Sweet malt makes its way through. Brett? Not sure. A touch of wine. Yeasty.
Taste is more bretty. Wine much more prevalent also. Pepper and a little acidic in the finish. A touch of pale malt sweetness and even a little bit bitter.
Dry, except for the wine sweetness. Well carbonated.
Really nice. Lots of complexity.
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2015
April 2014 Magnum shared by Adam C on 7/25/15.AirForceHops (7791) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Another fantastic pour, obviously having had a good deal of time to really build up plenty of carbonation in the bottle. Large white head tops a soft golden, lightly hazy body.
I believe as soon as we started drinking this, immediately following Arthur (could be Ann vs Anna, but it’s the same argument), someone said right away, "Wow, not even close between this and Arthur." (implying this, being barrel-aged, was way better). I VERY quickly disagreed and while I don’t know if it’s better or worse, I don’t like that barrel aging is just automatically associated with higher quality, more finely crafted beers. Sure, the beer takes longer to produce but I don’t think that says anything about quality. I’m not always in the mood for a more dull, tannic, lactic, generally drier, lighter beer. Especially the case here, where I much preferred the aroma on Arthur, being completely different and vastly brighter. Still just as complex despite the lack of the wine and wood element. I think people often vastly overestimate the effect barrel-aging has on a beer.
ANYWAYS....this was much more reserved in the nose than CD14; not a noseful of wine at all and the sauv blanc is very nicely integrated, allowing citrus, vanilla and light cereal grain notes. Dulled by the tannin, as expected, and I much prefer the regular version’s aroma.
Strong acids in the mouth show grape and lactic influences, with honey-like maltiness, bread dough and moderate fruitiness (stone fruits, light citrus). Lip smacking acidity on the end is very well balanced thanks to the attenuation level, which is near-perfect here, allowing enough malt texture and sugar to balance. Lemons and soft, light floral notes linger. Tight carbonation as always from HF.
Magnum poured by Adam, thanks man! 04/2014 batch. Nice clarity .. Mildly hazy, good carbonation, lasting head. Aroma is mild wine barrel, wheat, soft oak, maybe lemongrass. Chalumeaux (1701) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Flavor is about as well integrate as you can get for a barrel aged saison. Wheat and grain base with a great soft oak with hints of tannins. Very delicate. Wow... What else can I really say here? Bad ass!
Poured from magnum thanks AdamChandler for the Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting. Color is clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of wine funk oak and spice. Taste is wine and soft funk with a nice balanced dry finish. WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Magnum shared by AdamChandler, opened at Ratebeer Farmhouse Magnum Tasting v1. Pours yellow gold with a white head. Bottled 04/14. Aroma is HFs funk, melon, lemon citrus. Soft and amazing, oak, citrus, white grape and wheat with the signature HFS funk. Super smooth. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle...Pour is hazy amber with a soft white head..Nose is spice, oak, some wine, funk, dry...Taste is grape skin, spice, funk, oak, light tartness, very drinkable..