Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap poured into an ommegang tulip.
Pours a very nice slightly hazy orange color that's really nice. Small light yellow head with some awesome clingy lacing. Nose is odd, these hops are earthy and a bit funky.
Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and it still has that funky earthy flavor from the nose. It's got a fairly light mouthfeel, it's easy drinking and quite tasty. Overall pretty good showcase of the Nelson hops!
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2010 22:04:25 | More by kingcrowing
3.7/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml growler purchased at the brewery on 8-8-13, so 5 days old at this point. Though the Susan I opened with friends last night on day 4 was fine. Poured into a standard pint glass.
AP: Light peach and apricot colour, almost looks like a Hefe. Foamy 1" head fizzled down to 1/8" with minimal lacing.
AR: Thankfully this has a nice lively nose on it. Pineapple, mango, gooseberry and guava. Little whispers of orange and pine with light grains and cracker.
T: Light grains and cracker for the malt base. The tropical fruits in the nose aren't as prominent in the taste. The main flavours are lemon and pink grapefruit. Damn, this is quite the letdown after how inviting the nose was. The lemon and PG just push the tropical fruits to the back, practically suppressing them from adding more depth to the taste.
M: Moderately carbonated, a bit light in body for a Pale Ale, IMO, crisp and off dry finish.
OV: This is my 2nd HF brew out of 4 that has been a letdown for me. I thought this would be really good by the nose, but the flavours just didn't hold up. The Susan was fine the day after and on day 4, so I don't understand how S&S #7 and this beer could be 'off' on day 3 and 5. I would still visit HF when I go to VT again, but would prefer to get heartier beers next time that might do better in a growler for a few days and a 7 hour Jeep ride home.
Serving type: growler
08-14-2013 03:01:56 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.86/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, yellow-gold coloring with a tall, frothy, clingy white head around an inch. Nose of pepper, jasmine, and cedar, with a hint of smoke. Flavors are smooth, with a toffee blast, spiced pepper and oregano, cedar wood and spice, and hints of apple and mango. Crisp, bitter, resiny finish, with a tangy, bitter aftertaste. Unique brew, and damn tasty!
Serving type: on-tap
08-08-2013 00:15:30 | More by GarthDanielson
Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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