Leighton (22769) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2018 italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WWBA ’12, Brooklyn. Bright orange pour. Flavor is rich of orange juice and perfume with some peach. Slight yeastiness with wheat in the finish. Refreshing to not get that bubble gum flavor in a saison. Delicious.
Keg at Festival of Farmhouse Ales. Pours hazy, bright orange-gold with a thick, lasting creamy white head. Lovely aroma, some tangy citrus fruits, wheat flakes, a touch of funk, lemon. Light sweet flavour with light citric twang, mellow acidity, more lemon, lightly juicy orange, understated wheat. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Beautiful balance in the finish, restrained warmth, more vibrant and subtly tart citrus notes, a nip of barn-like funk, more lemon, faint hay. Outstanding. skrip (230) - 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! ctipping (2268) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
750 mL bottle. Bottle #2. Originally reviewed 5/25/2013.
] Hazy orange. Bright orange. Nice white head.
Orange and brett are the most dominant aromas. Some grassiness and hay. Pale malts.
Taste is much more orange. More winey. Strong pale malt. Very bretty and earthy. Lingering orange flavor in the finish and just a touch of bitterness.
Medium heavy body. Slick. Bretty in the back with a touch of earthiness and acidity.
It’s not life-altering, but it’s pretty damn good. Brett is getting a bit strong and masking other flavors. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at WTWBA 2015 in Minneapolis. Hazy orange pour, wheat, somewhat dry, and certainly citrus however I imagine the citrus notes have faded a bit. Would have loved to had this fresh. Still solid, though. djd07 (16289) - 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.
orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Huge thanks to Deuane for busting out one of his bottles for us to try at the last monthly tasting. Another long time HF want bites the dust!
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
A - Pours hazy bright orange with a beautiful one and a half finger tall white head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on the sides of the glass. Beautiful looking beer.
S - Smells of orange zest, woody oak, bit of wine spritzer, good amount of typical HF saison funk, dash of earthen mineral and some wet hay. Some of the orange has definitely faded away but it still smells amazing.
T - Starts off with a mix of earthen mineral, wet barnyard hay, light funk and oaken wine quickly being joined by the orange zest and pulp and some bready malt helping to back up all of the other flavors. Finish is pretty dry, not lingering for very long after the finish.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, juicy feel with some nice backing funky earth that keeps me coming back for more.
O - This has aged beautifully well. The fruit has definitely fallen off a bit but the fruity/funky yeast has made up that gap. I would have loved to have tried this one right when it came out as it is just marvelous right now. Thanks again for the share Deuane!
Pours a clean golden orange color with two fingers of white foam. Lots of citrus punch, with tangerine, citrus pith layers of wet vinous barrel flavors. A touch boozier than expected with some funky barnyard complexity balancing the creamy cereal malt backbone. Hints of vanilla, stonefruit and soft brett influence. Dry finish. JBPortland (1574) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
750ml bottle shared with big thanks to Matt for offering up this rare beast! Pours cloudy orange with a finger of head. Nose is bretty, earthy dry wheat, rustic subtle citrus, funk. Taste is earthy dry malts, balanced fruity brett, some soft lemon and clementine, zest, barnyard funk, soft oakiness. Finish is dry bretty citrus, funky oak, body has nice malty creaminess and fluffy mouthfeel. A treat to try! crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Tastes similiar to a mimosa, not a sour beer at all, orange and pineapple flavors, good. Atom (2592) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle 361 pours a clear golden orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of Brett, hops, bready dry wheat malt, and lots citrus. Very tart, strong hits of Brett, and oranges, with dry bitter hops. Very enjoyable!