egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
Red brown color with a large, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of fresh pumpernickel bread, earthy yeast, spices, light citrus, and faint brown sugar. Taste of citrus, spices, light caramel and a dry, yeasty finish. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap Farmhouse, thanks Jeff B! Clear chestnut pour with a medium white head that lasts nicely. Soft biscuity malt character leads to hints of caramel, and mild funk. Great acidity, which was balanced out by assertive malt character, providing a really well rounded brew. I always get excited to try base beers of funky barrel aged beers I enjoy, and this was no exception. The Norma barrel definitely worked wonders on this, and I enjoyed trying it. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2011
My Bottom Line:j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
This dry Saison’s intelligently fruity hop nose is diversified by lightly toasted cereals before a resinous, herbal signature is drawn onto the palate.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear amber.
-As with all Hill Farmstead brews, the flavor profile is complex and seamless. Very impressive.
-Bitterness is quite assertive.
-Can’t wait to get to try this bottle conditioned. Carbonation and mouthfeel would help air out some of the intensity perceived in the finish.
On tap at Siboire.
Growler at the release of batch 3 Rosso down at Captain Lawrence. Pours a golden orange amber with a touch of haze under a thin white head. Sweet caramel notes and a touch of yeast. Nice earthy bitterness comes in earlier than expected, toasty. Soft and sweet, light bitter toast and a long bitter finish. Very easy drinking. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Growler. Pours an amber orange body with an off white head and great head retention. Very bitter body. Earth and spicy, tea, and toasted bitterness tangles your mouth in knots. Very dry with a cantaloupe and pear like sweetness that gets washed over to a bitter herbal finish. Very nice, and quite quaff able.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2012
On draft. Light orange color with a nice head. Nice light funk, yet very clean tasting. Refreshing and very enjoyable. TaktikMTL (7975) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2011
En fût. Verre de 10 oz dégusté au Siboire (Sherbrooke, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’houblons et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales et d’houblons avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3617) Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
In short: A rustic and yeasty rye-based Saison. Very goodfbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2011
How: Tap at Siboire, Sherbrooke QC
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is an unusual mix of rustic yeast and rye. Taste is a bit of fruity caramel, a slice of fresh rye bread, yeast, a light spicy sensation, herbal hops. Appears to be only moderately attenuated but there was something pleasantly dusty in this beer that made it appear quite dry. Full and fluffy body with a lively carbonation. Another good beer from Hill Farmstead. I wanted to slow down drinking but since the arrival of Hill Farmstead I gave up on this idea. At least I’m eating healthy, no barbwire sandwich and no nails soup for me, no sir.
So i got this on draught at HFS saison fest. HFS globe glass 4ozs. Pour a brown redish color with a tan colored head. lots of head. Smell is slightly carmel with a bit of yeasty spicey esters. Taste is full flavor with a carmel malt and clean spicey yeast esters. smooth medium mouthfeel. overall very enjoyable and wish i had more time with it.
So i was hanging out and Shaun calls out to me what are you drinking? So i respond BdM. Then some creeper next to me asks me if he can smell my beer. I’m all about sharing but not trying to let some stranger dunk their nose straight into my glass. Sorry i’m not as heady as the locals.