Chalumeaux (1533) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Heather_B copper orange with a thin white head. Aromas of grape skin wine citrus lemon zest. Taste is amazing well balanced notes of oak wine grapes and citrus. As usual an amazing mouthfeel. WillRunForBeer (2626) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2017
375ml bottle shared by HeatherB. Thanks! Been wanting to try this for years! Pours orange brown with a few tiny off white bubbles. Aroma is white grape, HFS funk. Flavor is mildly tart white grape, orange, apricot, HFS funk. Slight astringency dries in the finish. Great stuff! Sudz4Dayz (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2017
375ml bottle purchased on site. Pours copper orange, slightly hazy, frothy, fizzy, micro bubbles leaving lasting lacing. When stirred you get a nice fog throughout the beer. Smells winey, fruity, lemon citrus zest. Very sweet smelling. Best smelling HF saison I’ve had to date. Tastes winey, sweet, sour, very orangey and some lemon zest as well. Very, very good. Smooth full mouthfeel, tart and sour aftertaste. Amazing. Love it. koleminer20 (3498) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Josh’s house in Windsor on 12/19. 375 mL bottle, 2016 vintage. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thin ring of off white head that vanishes quickly without a trace. The aroma is really good here. It’s like a juicy wine with a great light dry hoppiness on the back end. There is a nice tropical fruit, a hint of lemon, and a beautiful resinous pine. The flavor is just as good, if not better. The funk rises a little, and it’s fantastic. There is the fruits, the light white wine, a light barrel, a hint of dry hops, just everything you want. The mouth feel is great. It’s crisp and clean with a beautiful carbonation and a lingeringly fruity and juicy finish with a light dry hop. Damn. _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle received in trade. Hazy deep yellow pour with a frothy white head. Insane tropical fruit and funk nose. Mango, star fruit, passion fruit. Fresh wood, white gapes & light diesel fuel. Sour fruity taste. Oily dry tart mouth. Lovely dry-hopped sour.
tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bit cloudy amber with a nice head. Aroma is citrucy fruity mango hoppy pink a bit sweet caramel. Flavor is fresh citric hoppy fruity funky dry and a bit astringent. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep orange beer with a small head. Sourish hop aroma, tropical, mango, pine apples, vinous notes, cedar notes. Fruity tropical flavor, sourish, vinous notes, grapes, mango, tart, some cedar. Refreshing, really nice. AdmiralVernon (1191) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
A: Hazy brown coloured with a thin white lacing N: Lime zest, pineapple, brett, passionfruit, mango T: Mango bomb! Pineapple, passionfruit O: Very heavy tropical fruits! Nice! ClarkVV (6644) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Batch 2, bottled 10/10/15, drunk 11/5/16.markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2016
Lime-brass-tinted golden with good clarity and a medium-sized, white head that fizzles to a ring rather quickly.
Juicy, indeed, in the nose, though having sat in the bottle for over a year, the juiciness is now provided by the brett and lactic acids. There is still some remnant of juicy hop notes, I believe, and the sum total aroma is very full of lime, nectarine, kumquat, gooseberry and yogurt cultures. Quite sniffable with light honey and biscuit malt character behind it. No alcohol. Maybe a touch over-acidic.
In the mouth it’s both malty and very lactic. So it balances pretty nicely, but with a high amount of acidity lingering. Woody, lactic and with some hop bitterness lingering, as well. Very low carbonation but mostly tight/engaging. Quite nice, enjoyable stuff, though the lactic acid gets pretty strong over the course of the beer, unbalancing things slightly. A little bit monotonous but very good, nonetheless.
Bottle shared by a friend. Batch 2, poured a kind of copper colour with a non lasting white head. While pouring the room is filled with juicy white wine aroma’s, such a bright delicate dry white wine nose, clear influence of the new zeeland hops, Which adds even more white grape notes, light citrus, and sweet orange. There’s a light crisp sweeter malt notice, oak, tart funky yeast, barnyard funk and a Nice dry aftertaste. The name is just what you would expect from this brew, incredible juicy. Delicious brew.