beer-yum (1954) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2017
Alluring tart aroma in a hazy yellow gold pour. Similarly tart taste with just a hint of spiciness in the body is both laid back and spot on. A deserved benchmark of the style. fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2017
cloudy straw yellow color. Bright white head that falls to a thin collar. Spotty lacing.
Nose is citrus, funk, dough.
Taste is pretty similar. A little more bread forward than citrus I though.
Bright and zesty carbonation.
Solid farmhouse wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Shared 750ml bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a small creamy white head. Nose is sour fruit, funk, yeast and spice. Taste is tart fruit, funk, barnyard notes, yeast, spice, white pepper, lemon notes. Very good. SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle, Saison #200, gusher, many thanks to Koelschtrinker, and derA and anstei as well! Aroma is dough, hops, soapy, lots of body. Taste is spicy, dough, flowery, slightly lieblich finish, very complex. Overcarbonated, but great Saison! FinnIckler (979) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy orange, medium fast depleting head. Nose is orange, floral, a bit soapy, citrus, apricot. Palate is orange, citrus, zesty lime, zesty finish. Very good, but not excellent.
anstei (2747) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of Koelschtrinker, many thanks! Pours cloudy paleish amber with a big head. Aroma is very yeasty saison, not phenolic but herbal and floral. Body is medium, earthy, mineralic, but also hoppy. Complex, but still pleasant to drink. Great! Ritzn (1994) - GERMANY - JUL 28, 2017
Hazy golden with little white head. Aroma is grapes, hoppy, flower, citrus pips, yeast funk, toast. Taste is fresh sour with intensely bitter almost gueuze like. Mealy on the tongue. Pretty harsh. Not smooth. A bit spicy. Meh. skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750ml bottle poured into a Jester King snifter.
A~ hazy glowing orange goodnesss. big white head with lost of lacing.
S~ lots of pepper and citrus, the perfect scent of a perfect saison.
T~ lemon, lime, pepper, and little bit of funk. really nice on the finish.
M~ smooth and nicely carbonated, can’t complain at all.
O~ i’m completely hooked on HF saisons, and this is not stopping me. perfectly balanced and all around amazing. do yourself a favor and try them all!
puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2017
From the 750 ml. bottle. The pour is a cloudy looking pale yellow with a long lasting foamy white head. Quite carbonated. Immediately I pick up the wild yeast sour and tart character on the nose with a cooked barley note under that. The body is light and smooth. There are big sour and tart flavors that fill the palate but the finish is almost warming. thornecb (6156) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Pours clear yellow-gold into a wili. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Hay aromas. Crisp with sweet lemon and hay upfront developing to a mild, earthy funk in the lasting finish.