Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by justforrazors:
4.79/5 rDev +10.6%
4-13 Batch, reviewed live 8/14/13. Bottle had a slow gush upon opening, poured into a HF wine glass.
A- Pours a hazy orange -yellow color with a soapy white head that fills the top three inches of my glass. As it slowly fades to about a third of an inch, it leaves insane lacing on all sides of the glass. Carbonation is noticeable, and appears fairly high, though alright for style.
S- Brett straight up. It rears its head with lemon, orange peel, pepper, and some complimentary band aid phenolics.
T- Awesome tartness that you wouldn't have expected from the smell. Tons of lemon mixed with a little bit of grassy flavors, as well as some spicy notes to balance the whole thing out. Pretty much the perfect saison as far as flavors goes, but that is just one man's opinion. Decent bitterness at the end as well, it plays well with the pepper notes on the back end.
M- Prickly carbonation, medium to low body with a crisp finish that sports some decent drying, although nothing that isn't tolerable, or enjoyable for this style.
O- God- the last time I had this same batch it didn't blow me away. This time around, it is clear that the bugs have taken over and just bumped this beer up in to the top tier. The lemon adds a tartness that is very well balanced by the pepper phenols and bitter hop notes at the end of the taste. The high carbonation and drying effects make you crave another sip, and the appearance is as close to perfect for a saison as one could ask. Give me more please....
05-10-2013 01:31:38 | More by justforrazors
More User Reviews:
4.22/5 rDev -2.5%
$12.99 32 ounce growler pour from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY.
Pours a dull shade of amber with a tangerine hue, clouded, with plenty of bubbles rising to the top. Head is loose, moderate, and tiny bubbles. Nice looking sheeting, with webs of lacing rise from the collar to the top of the glass.
Fruity, earthy and some peppery spice picked up in the nose.
Fresh, zesty and fully flavorful saison. More pepper, fruity, some grassyness with a kick of Belgian yeasty goodness.
More high quality and well worth seeking out brew from Hill Farmstead.
12-07-2010 02:56:45 | More by Billolick
3.98/5 rDev -8.1%
Poured from a bottle into a wine glass. Had after Vera Mae and this is good but not like HF's other offerings. Smells slightly farmhousey, tastes like a somewhat watered down version of the style, not a ton of flavor. Good, but more like a lager or witbier than a saison. I prefer HF's other offerings more.
01-18-2013 18:54:53 | More by codysjb
4.55/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation
Smell: light apples, straw, and florals—really appealing smell—very spring like
Taste: light apples, straw, grape, and florals
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, super light bodied, sweet
Overall: Very light, faint, and super flavorful. A delicate beer that is a masterpiece. I have yet to be disappointed by a Hill beer and this is right with the best of them. I could drink this every day. A friend of mine who I gave some to said this tasted like a fine Champaign and I tend to agree.
01-20-2012 14:07:45 | More by tigg924
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
2 liter pop-top growler poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass. The growler is really nice, as is the glass.
Pours a hazy amber color that's like a pale apricot. It's got a fairly small white head with some light lacing. Nose is funky fresh fruit. Apricots are here, and some nice Belgian yeast.
Taste is very fresh and fruity, also get that apricot taste here (seeing a theme?). Mouthfeel is nice and full, creamy and rich. Light carbonation is perfect for the style. This is one of the best saisons I've ever had, no idea how Shaun does it but keep it up!
10-03-2010 00:28:19 | More by kingcrowing
Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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