Florence Wheat Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.73/5 rDev +14%
First Hill Farmstead, courtesy of Jared. Thanks!
A: Pours a clear and pale golden color with a fluffy two finger white head. Good retention and just a trace of lacing with each sip.
S: Smells absolutely incredible. Rustic, a touch of wheat, barnyard, hay, a bit of spice, freshly cut wood and a refreshing tartness. Hints of lemon and citrus peel.
T: More tart than I was expecting and incredibly crisp. Lemon, hay, crisp grain and wheat, a little bit of citrus peel, lime and some lactic tartness on a long, lingering finish. Leaves you with a tart and crisp green apple and lemon bite. A really, really great beer. So glad I finally got to try this.
08-13-2014 05:23:50 | More by notchucknorris
4.49/5 rDev +8.2%
Bottle from a trade a while back with chippo33. December 2013 bottling, served in an Alchemist pint glass.
A - Creeping gusher. Big voluminous white foam eventually settles to a soapy cap and class-coating lace. Lightly hazed golden straw body.
S - Lots of wheat, lightly toasted grains, with a light lemony twang and tame phenols. Really excellent, but perhaps hard to distinguish form other Hill Farmstead offerings without virtue of a side-by-side comparison.
T - Surprisingly tart, refreshing almost. A lot more lemon and lactic acidity than I've ever gotten from growler or draft iterations of this beer; seems to be souring up in the bottle. A pleasant surprise, as it's evocative of the best Fantôme offerings. Clean grain and mildly peppery yeast.
M - Soft, creamy, medium body, with pleasant natural carbonation. Spot on, like virtually ever other Hill Farmstead beer I've had.
D - A pleasure to drink. I remember being indifferent to this beer in the past, but this bottle was excellent. Would happily drink again. Had no problem with the 750ml bottle.
08-12-2014 21:30:12 | More by MasterSki
Florence Wheat Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.