RasmusOtt (2764) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2017
Dangerous bottle share goodbye Aaron edition. Bottle thanks to Erik. Pours unclear yellow with a white head. Aroma of flowers, barnyard, pear, elderflower, bright vinous notes, peach, slight stone fruits and bread crust. Extremely petite and beautiful aroma - just like Erik. Taste of citrus, orange, slight stone fruits, white pears, floral notes, white wine, barnyard and slight bread. Really easy drinkable and balanced beer. Suns out guns out! Klimaet (2594) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 21, 2017
Bottle @ Aarons Last Visit. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium white head. Aromas of peach, sweet vinous, oaky, estery, lemon zest, wheaty, sweet floral notes. Taste is sweet peachy, citrussy, lemony, floral, sweet vinous, grapey, oaky, light lactic tart. The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
St David’s Day 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s 20K. Huge thanks and congrats to LKS. As ’Hill Farmstead Flora’. Hazy golden orange, still with a foamy off-white head that leaves full lacing. Aroma is dried citrus fruits, some oak and apple. Body is light, a little frothy in the mouth with tingly carbonation. Taste is minerally, slightly tart, touches of apple, subtle oak, crisp finish. Very easy going. It’s an extremely drinkable beer but not a ’wow’ beer for me. (3.8) teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
75cl bottle shared at Leighton’s Penthouse for his 20K. Special thanks to Leighton himself for this beer. It pours a hazed light golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is funky and tart with notes of white wine, oak, gooseberries, white grapes, lemon. Taste is floral tart citric with notes of lemon peel, white grapes, oak, white wine, lemon juice. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at the Leighton mega 20k tasting. 1/03/2017. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one. A light hazed pale yellow straw coloured pour with a a lasting white head. Aroma is funky grapey, sour, lychee, saison yeast. Flavour is composed of crisp tart, pithy lemon, bretty, funky grapey fruits, woody tannin. Palate is tart and refreshing, pithy, drying finish, frothy carbonation. Good. Nice hill Farmstead yeast. Good.
Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared in London for the 20k - sourced from the brewery. Pours clear yellow-gold with a frothy, white head. Restrained aroma, some lemon peel, flaked wheat, subtle yeast, minimal funk. Light sweet flavour with quite modest lemony tang, some melon, woody dryness, white wine, citrus peel. Light bodied with delicate, massaging carbonation. Super clean finish, more lightly tart lemon, restrained wheaty sweetness, some straw, soft funk. Subtle to an incredible level, but still nicely layered. Hugely drinkable. Excellent. Sudz4Dayz (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
750ml bottle purchased for on site consumption. Pours bright yellow. Hazy with a large foamy head with smooth carbonated bubbles with great lacing as well. Smells very winey, smooth and light fruits, tart and sweet with a slight funk to it. Very sweet and winey taste with little fruits as well. The wine barrel really adds to this one. Nice floral tartniess and a great funky sourness. Smooth, light tarty mouthfeel. Delightful and refreshing. Delicious. Borup (14494) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Sample from at bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus, yeast, spice, vinegar, funk and tartness. hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
September 3, 2016. Bottle, batch 6. Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
Hazy pale yellow with a medium sized white head that sticks to the glass while dissipating. Aroma is fruity, funky and herbal with gooseberries, orange, lemon, some floral notes, menthe. white pepper, oak, white wine and oak. Taste is light sweet, funky, fruity, light bitter and slight tart. Finish is fruity and tart with lemon juice, gooseberries, dry oak and grape skin notes, some earthy herbal and floral notes, brett, overripe fruit notes, hints of barnyard. Light to medium bodied, crisp, slightly dry mouthfeel, average carbonation.
Great, great balance between the base beer and the barrel notes.
Sample shared at 1st Lambic & Sour Sunday (at Bierhalle Deconinck in Vichte). One of Hill Farmstead’s classic farmhouse ales, intended as a saison, but ’soured’ with ’wild’ fermentation agents and ageing on wine barrels so in practice a true New World sour ale rather than a genuine saison. Moussy, bubbly, snow white head, hazy straw blonde colour with a lime greenish hue, looking a bit like a witbier. Aroma has a wealth of fruity and funky impressions: sour cream, yellow raspberry, vanilla-like oak, lime zest, butter, soggy white bread, dry hay, white grapes, yoghurt, gooseberries... Tart, very fruity and estery flavor, lots of green plum, ripe gooseberry, peach, pear, spritzy but perfectly dosed carbo, supple and smooth, bit creamy mouthfeel. Lemony sourness cuts through it all without being sharply acidic; bready core, soapy wheatiness evident, rounded and complexely and dryingly tart finish with ongoing juicy fruitiness as well as drying wood notes, light wine flavor after swallowing. Beautifully balanced and delicate beer, but as said, much more a modern sour ale than a classic saison.