Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared at the brewery, February 2013. Glorious beer. Pours lightly hazy, orange-gold with a modest, frothy white head. Engaging aroma marked by a restrained farmhouse funk and suggestions of tangy tangerine and lemon. Light sweet flavor with carrying on lemony tartness, low bitterness, mild acidic twang, juicy ripe tangerine, hints of grass and pale wood. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Very clean to finish with decent funk notes, barnyard, tangy citrus fruits, oak, lemon. Delicious beer. Exceptional. mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a hazy blonde / yellow with a medium white head. Very aromatic nose, full of complex wild yeast, white wine barrels, rustic farmhouse notes, and some citrus zest. Flavour is supremely complex, full of white wine, wild yeast, rustic farmhouse notes, a touch of barnyard and a little citrus zest. Incredible depth to this, with a wonderful blend of the different flavours. Everything really works together in perfect harmony. The finish is very vinous, wild and zesty. Exceedingly high drinkability as well. A saison of remarkable depth. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle I shared with Andy, Max, and Pearl prior to our trip to the Hill Anniversary. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Loads of fuzzy musk and a bit of phenolic yeast on the nose. Gorgeous aromas, simple and subtle with so much going on. Delicate funk moves to a light barnyard note with some earthiness and the faintest hints of cheesiness. Very easy drinking, light and delicate. Picks up a bit of a lemony note into the finish, tart and bright. Loved this. deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a nice combination of white wine and citrus hops with backing growing and light flora. Flavor has a lot of dry white wine and dry light fruit with a backing earthy grain. hopscotch (11411) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle... Hazy, light yellow pour with a small, white head that dissipates faster than you can say “quick.” The bouquet is complex and multi-layered – woody, acidic, lightly funky and lemony with a touch of vanilla. Light-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is terrific, but offers no surprises – lemony tartness accompanied by mild, crusty bitterness. Finishes funky, tart, tongue-numbing and dry. Big thanks to ctipping for the pour!
alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
375 ml bottle from a tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had a nice tart/sour citrus, lemon, some grapefruit, white wine, funk, yogurt, lactic, slight honey, big oak character, drying, hay, perhaps on the way downhill, but this was still very good. phaleslu (10893) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
2 375 ml bottles opened at Cam’s tasting. Thanks again, guys! Pours a hazy, pale yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma of white wine, lemon, apricot, oak, herbs, farmhouse funk, and yogurt. Flavor of white wine, tangerine, lemon, pears, grapefruit, and some lighter grass and herbal notes; really fruity and citrusy. Sneaky tartness. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a tart, funky, vinous mouthfeel. Complex and delicious. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
> A bright citrus and dough style delicate saison with dialed back acid and superlative aromaRichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
[ Bottle ][ glouglouburp ][ 375mL ][ Trade ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 3/15/14 ]
>> Cellared at 55F since acquiring- slow gusher upon opening. Poors low haze glowing straw gold on first pour. Second pour is a glowing, full haze vibrant golden. Dreg pour is muddy tan. Small white foam after a tepid pour. Extreme lacing all over the glass over the course of the experience. Nose is quite exceptional: fresh white grapefruit sections and pomelo, ugli fruit/Thai orange, Hill Farmstead’s house yeast character of sweet cream butter and fresh biscuit, flashes of 3F/Girardin style moldy red grapefruit rind with bright acid. Opens up to some cellared De Dolle Dulle Teve type of yellow apple and heavy attic, cinnamon spices, rich black cherry pit, no esters thankfully. In taste, slightly chalky and biscuity/bready with A slight leatheriness in the palate hints at something more in the grapefruit rind 3F/Girardin style of lactic complexity. There is very little to no acid, some pineapple upsidedown cake. Carbonation is low robbing this one of some effervescence that could really up the ’quenching saison’ level. Subtle palate gives some chalkiness, some dough, slight flashes of paper hint that this beer is about to take a dive cellaring wise and you should be drinking your bottle(s) very soon. Overall, it is a worthy addition to this absolutely breathtaking series of saison masterpieces (well except for that black saison one). This one is a sipper rather than a big gulping quenching.
>!< Mild paper and chalk, would not recommend cellaring this any longer
Bottle during HF CD night; hazy straw yellow pour with a thin creamy white head, aroma has lemon, taste has sweet honey, yeast, grape, zesty citrus, apricot. PhillyCraft (8193) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Bottle, shared by NJ Alan, had a bottle of this but sent it to a trading partner, stoked to finally try it. Pours cloudy, hazy gold, hues of orange mixed in. Aromas and flavor of lemon sorbet, brett, light barn, blood orange, oak, peach nectar, lime zest, and lemon skins. Light carbonation with a medium to fuller body. All kind of dried fruit along with the super dry finish. Easily one of the best b.a. saisons’ I have had the pleasure of tasting. Had a similar body and appearance to Mimosa and Juicy Amazing!