Hill Farmstead Leaves of Grass - January 15, 2016

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   ABV: -
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With the assistance of our dear friend Matt Dinges of Good Provisions, this iteration the Leaves of Grass series is a Farmstead ale brewed with oats, lime zest, lime juice, and salt and aged in wine barrels.

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4.2
JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2018
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear yellow to gold with a medium white head. Nose of malt, funk, grass, lemon and lime. Malty and funky flavor with lime zestiness before a sour finish.

4.1
JBPortland (1582) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2018
375ml bottle pours semi-clear gold with small head. Nose and taste have big lime zest throughout, soft grain backdrop, mild funk, nice minerality on the finish, moderate tartness, lime lime lime. Wonderful soft mouthfeel. Tasty.

3.9
Sudz4Dayz (165) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2017
375ml bottle. Pours golden yellow, slight bronze. Carbonated bubbles throughout the body with a thick, frothy white head lasting quite a while, leaving a lot of lacing. Nice haziness to it. Smells sweet, citrusy, sour acidic fruit with some great barrel oak notes. The yeasty, bacteria funk of a wild ale. Lovely nose. Taste super strongly of bitter citrus. Strong lime/lemon bitterness throughout. Sour tart funk. Small oak barrel profile and essence. Mouthfeel very tart but smooth and full, crisp. Overall, the bitterness of the citrus is quite powerful and kind of masks a bit of the balance. Very good and pleasant.

3.7
AirForceHops (8168) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2017
500 ml bottle, thanks Heather B! Aroma is lemon juice, lime zest, Chardonnay, oak. Flavor is citrus peel forward, mellow Lemon juice. The funk is really starting g to settling in the flavor. Acidic and tart, mildly funk finish. I actually kind of like it.

3.5
djd07 (16428) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is lime zest, oak, wheat, funk. Thin body, citrus, wheat, grape, light finish, very good.

3.8
skrip (230) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2017
375ml bottle poured into a Skrip’s Big Day tulip. A~ glowing copper with a fluffy, bubbly head and a lot of lacing. S~ a ton of wine barrel funk and white grapes up front followed by a little lime and wheat. T~ more complex here with a ton of white wine/white grape funk. some type of melon mid-pallet followed by some lime and salt to finish it off. like a weird white grape margarita. M~ the mouthfeel takes away from it a bit for me. the salt gives it a thick feel and makes it very clawing. keep in mind i’m not one for salt though! otherwise good carb. O~ definitely one of the most complex LoG in the series. i’m loving the white wine funk! i told myself i wouldn’t make it through this series but i stand corrected! they keep getting better and better!

3.5
kraddel (9419) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle shared by 77ships. Thnx ! Gusher ( well, thats a first, from HF ? ) Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is rich, juicy, zesty lime. Fresh, bready, some saison yeast. Taste is sour-ish, bit silky, creamy, zesty. Not bad.

4
77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2017
375 ml. bottle shared. Obtained in a trade with AdamChandler. Looking at Shaun Hill’s beer names named, he appears to have the literary preferences of an emo kid. Bloody GUSHER & people keep going on & on how perfect Hill Farmstead beers are. Enough of that. Hazy citrus golden, small white head. Nose is massive lime juice, oodles of it, low funk, lemon, zest, faint wine. Taste is massive lime juice, lemonade, thick lemon juice, litchi,plenty of lemonade, huge one-note, in a way it is like the worlds best radler (if I am alowed to say that), juicy, white wine,.. Body is basic easy, zest, lemonade, lemon,.... Good easy drink, at this price-point?

4
Johnsense (1818) - - MAY 25, 2017
Clear golden pour, fairly fast offwhite head, specks of lace. Tart aroma,.or, sea salt, white wine, white grape. Lime and salt up front, Herbal, lighter oak, white grape. Lighter body, moderate carbonation.

4.2
ClarkVV (7050) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle shared with Nelson on 4/13/17.
High clarity throughout this soft brass body. Off-white head immediately fizzles away.
A bit of soft funk and mineral via Brett and wine-like acidity and immediately mixing with a soft salinity and more tart, bright lime character. Some sweat and must but yet it still seems bright and clear. Just like Farmer Wave, you get both funky, soft, mild and yet also bright, clean and poignant. Hard to imagine and describe until you try this or Farmer Wave. Some floral notes sit lightly on the finish with a bit of honey and bright lime-like acids. No alcohol or flaw.
Juicy in the mouth with ample salinity and lots of lime. Just a phenomenal, perfectly carbonated and soft texture thanks to the oat and malt. Very nearly creamy and with good attenuation, of course. Full of oats and the salt balances the lime perfectly and you get both juicy and tart matched by soft and savory. Light tartness lingering, with no flaw or alcohol. The barrel doesn’t add all that much by way of actual flavor, I don’t think, but the best part is getting to see the evolution of Farmer Wave controlled in the brewery’s barrels. Like Farmer Wave, simply fantastic.


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