Holger Danske - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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3.2/5 rDev -22.3%
Hill Holger, on tap at Pony Bar, served in their eight-ounce glass.
Appearance: Shiny ruby-chestnut-fancy wood color. Classic head that doesn't last, thick lacing.
Smell: Weak nose for a big, smoked brew. Chocolate, bacon, fireplace, smokehouse in Alaska.
Taste: Sweeter than I expected, and again- weak. A tangy/funky (almost sour) touch at the end. Some peated whiskey notes, umami. Maybe some chicory. Wood. Not very impressive.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and flavor, low carbonation. Thin all around. Astringent at the end.
Overall: Drinkable and pleasant enough, but unremarkable- more so coming from the mighty Hill.
10-28-2012 22:43:53 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep brown. Small khaki head. Gone quickly. Transparent.
Smell - Woody and smokey. Malty, but I can't smell any real sugary components.
Taste - More malty. Less intense on the smoke. Very woody. Deep caramel malt, but again no sweetness. Smoke gets stronger throughout. A little chocolate in the back. Ashyand woody finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Very strong and bitter finish.
Overall - This is intense, but very strong. Much more caramel as it warms, but still strong verging on rough.
10-26-2013 00:10:32 | More by Alieniloquium
3.75/5 rDev -9%
Served on-tap at Capone's into a sampler glass.
A - Pours deep, dark, brown with a strong half finger off-white head, dissipating to spotty patches of head, leaving streaks of lacing down the glass.
S - Lots of smokey darkness in this one for sure. A bit of chocolate and dark roasted coffee lend a bit of balance but the smokey ash permeates all aspects of the nose.
T - Lots of smoke up front giving way slowly to a mix of smokey ash and sweet roasty malt. Finish is, you guessed it, plenty of lingering smoke. I think this is what a beer would taste like if I brewed it in my fire pit. Soooo much smoke, if it was a little bit more balanced I think this could be an excellent smoked beer.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice soft feel on the pallet is a welcome addition to all that smoke. Finish is quite smokey becoming overpowering over the course of the glass.
D - Pretty good. I like smoked beers but this one was VERY smokey. I think I could still drink a few of these but the aftertaste would definitely get to me over time.
01-17-2011 20:55:09 | More by orangesol
Holger Danske from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.