skrip (189) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2017
750ml bottle #179/450 poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass.
A~ glowing light orange that goes from a dark coppery orange hue at the top and slowly fads to a glowing neon orange at the bottom. nice fluffy white head and a real lot of lacing.
S~ crazy citrus, soooo much orange! along with pineapple, lemon, lime, and a little bit of grapefruit. followed by a nice hop presence which i’m surprised is still there and which also definitely adds to the citrus. everything leads into some nice peppery saison yeast.
T~ holy yessss! follows the nose with overwhelming citrus all around! some bitterness from the hops crash your pallet with amazing over tones. followed by some wheat characteristics, peppery, bready yeast that all seem to come back to the best orange juice ever! finishing up with some nice lemony oak wine barrel tartness which i’m sure has matured since the release. oh and no booze at all for 10%!
M~ soooo smooth and amazingly refreshing. has that pineapple juice feel that reminds me of Juicy. oh... i don’t think i have to say it but the carbonation is outstanding!
O~ yup i had high expectations and they were still exceeded. amazing brew all around! that mouth feel of pineapple juice aka Juicy is so in your face that its literally like this beer was made with half Juicy and half of an actual mimosa haha. best saison i’ve ever had? yeah i’d say so lol we can prey that they release it again cause i definitely won’t get another bottle but you all know it won’t be the same! HA! oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 From a bottle marked 088/450 procured and consumed on the 2/18/12 release. Pours a beautiful hazy orange color that can aptly be likened to the color of an actual mimosa. The head is mountainous with a cappuccino like frothy texture, leaving behind thick lacing. The aroma holds huge tangerine brett character with earthen cheesecloth and orange peel. Really well integrated juicy fruit notes from the citra, and an almost onion/garlic like note from the Galaxy. Interesting and unique, but definitely not detracting. The flavor holds juicy citrus and orange juice, earthy brett character, hints of lactic acid, and farmy funk lead to a tart but quenching finish. Pillowy mouthfeel with pleasant acidity, finishing super dry. There is so much orange juice character in this that I expect there to be chunks of pulp. An exemplary wild ale in all regards. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2/21/12 Re-rate Bottle 143/450
Massive thanks to my man oteyj for bringing this back from the release!!! Shared with GT2 as well. Gorgeous opaque orange/gold pour with a gigantic frothy head. The nose is absolutely outrageous; giant notes of earth, orange zest and juice, fresh grapefruit segments, bready yeast, citrus hops, tarragon and green onion from the hops, and some dank, musty funk. Beautiful notes of white wine and oaky dryness as well. Incredibly complex, with the different hop notes ahd vibrant citrus meshing with the cheesecloth brett, yeast, and wine barrel impeccably. The flavor is really otherworldly. Huge rich orange juice with definitely palpable booze up front shifts to a stunning concept similar to orange marmalade liberally smeared over a warm piece of freshly baked sourdough. Out of control in the middle of the flavor. The bretty funk really aids in the finish by drying the palate out and creating an awesome lingering and delicate sourness (mixed with some touches of tannin and yeast) that balances the forward fruitiness and bigness earlier on the tongue. Just wow. Marvelous. czar (9085) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
on tap at hf’s saison festival 2012. hazy bright golden with a creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, light oak, nice acidity, very fruity, abv very well hidden - still refreshing! even with that delicate malted residual sugar. lively, medium to full body, very nice citrusy lightly acidic finish. RichTheVillan (7852) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle via international trade; enjoyed with Kaufmanised, Cloudy amber pour with white head, citrus aroma, a big hit of Brett sour funk, strong taste of Christmas fruit bowl satsuma, mandarin, oranges, just a massive delightful fruity taste, some peppery yeast action, decent fizzy mouthfeel, overall a memorable beer experience which is unlikely to be repeated.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Nice cloudy yellowish pour. Healthy white head. Aroma is loaded with oranges and tropical fruits. Flavor is so damn awesome. Loads of yeast, spice, orange, light funk. Wow. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Thanks to Thorpette for insisting that we open this one. Served in Hill Farmstead stemware.
Pours a slightly-cloudy golden-peach with a huge, fluffy white head. Fantastic retention and loads of sticky lacing as it falls to a nice cap.
The nose starts off with orange peel and is quickly followed up with some light straw and earth. Just a touch of cherry in the background. The Brett is working wonders here. Some notes of wine and oak in the background.
Flavor keeps things on the same level with some beautiful and complex Brett notes. Aside from orange peel, there’s some light tropical fruit and a dusting of pineapple. Faint tartness follows through to the finish after a smidgen of oak and wine.
Body is light and über refreshing. Finish has a very subtle tartness along with citrus zest and some earth. Bit of tart cherry. Very crisp and dry.
Overall, simply a fantastic beer. The only thing I can say is that Shaun has done it yet again. Phenomenal. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Huge thanks to Dave. Pours a cloudy orange with thick frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is a strong peach, mango, papaya, sweet juicy citrus. Thick mouthfeel that coats your mouth with juicy mango, peach, brett, funk, wow this is amazing. sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Poured into some Hill Farmstead stemware. Cloudy orange body with a good amount of frothy white head. Leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. The aroma is filled with sweet and bitter orange zest, grassy citrus-laced hops and some earthy hay notes. Light brett funk underneath the citrus. This flavor is... wow. So many things going on, but the notes flow in a smooth linear fashion. Earthy wheat mixed with dry brett notes and hoppy bitterness hit the tongue first. Then waves of juicy orange, some booze take the spotlight before fading back to a dry, crisp, earthy finish with a touch of citrus peel bitterness. Carbonation is spot on and the body fits perfectly for this big, bold, saison. Even at 10%, this goes down pretty easy. Excellent. Love the brett and citrus. Definitely seek this one out. egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of oranges, tropical fruits, some citrus, vanilla, wood, wild yeast, and white wine. Taste of citrus fruits, oranges, white wine, wild yeast, some vanilla, and a bit of tartness in the finish.