Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
Hazy, blonde. Thin head. Nice bretty aroma, with a touch of pedio, some dusty barrel notes. On the palate, dry, earthy, tart, a bit dusty, then woody notes come through. Brettanomyces accents throughout. Lemon juice tartness. Nice balance. Still some sweetness left in the beer. Refreshing and complex. beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
750ml bottle at Alex's (thx, Jonathan J.!). Bottled on 2016-11. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is funky, fruity, barrel, bretty. Similar taste. Quite good, but I liked Sue much more. ljthiessen (1510) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle. Pinkish orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is tart and zesty, plenty of fruit notes, nice. jc1762 (1652) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Well filtered neon yellow and a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows lightly tart notes of juicy plum.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Moderately tart with flavors of juicy plum and bretty funk. skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. batch 4
A~ crazy multiple hues of glowing orange. nice fluffy white head and a tad bit of lacing.
S~ lots of lemony tartness up front followed by some nice peppercorns. then of course the bready saison yeast on the finish.
T~ pretty much follows the nose with way more wine funk. heavy citrus and lots of pepper. just an all around great saison! mmmm....! the tartness!
M~ i love how wine barrels seem to give a thicker, slight oily feel. other than that, nice carbonation all around and a slightly dry finish.
O~ oh how i love HF saisons! i would drink any of them every day if i could! this one is aged in wine barrels so of course its a little superior =] overall i’d say... DELICIOUS!
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Pours a pale cloudy hay in color with a white lacing. The aroma is barnyard and stone fruit. With a sof slightly acidic mouthfeel and a quenching palate Stoned99 (1704) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2017
750ml bottle shared with brother, thanks for the share. Aroma: wow. Amazing complex aroma of white wine aroma, fresh apples, pear, some funk. App: hazy light golden, minimal white head leaving little lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp acidity finish. Overall: I’ve had almost every variants except the regular version. This is just amazing. I much prefer the original version. This feels so complex. So well done. Amazing. Really love this one. Johnsense (1804) - - JUN 9, 2017
One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Gold pour, smaller head, tiny ring of lace. Aroma and taste is rustic, tart, white wine, light oak, wheat, yeast. Perfect mouthfeel, lighter carbonation, lighter body. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2017
2016 bottle. This is an incredible beer. I’m biased, since I love Hill Farmstead and Florence is my favorite saison that they make. However, this is impressive in its own right. It’s subtle and seriously restrained. There’s a lot of funk smell, with that characteristic HF complex yeast aroma, but the taste is extremely light and balanced. The funk aroma drops away, leaving a bit of acidity, a bit of oak, and some nice lemon flavor. It doesn’t try to beat you over the head with a huge wine barrel flavor or a ton of heavy Brett funk; instead, this is light and complex, and really wonderful. Frudel (253) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Batch 2017. Bottled splited 4 ways. Very pale golden slighlty hazy liquid with a white head diminishing fast. Shy nose, winy, white grape, slight funk, tartness. Taste is quite disappointing, light body, light floral taste, some citrus sourness, white wine, I lot of hype around this one that I think doesn’t deserve it. Florence in my opinion deserves more respect for the taste vs price.