Anna - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev -6.7%
Split a 750ml poured into a duvel glass
A: pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a massive three fingers of head, dissapates nicley and leavs tons of sticky lacing, this is a refreshing looking beer.
S: yeast... Lots of grassy and floral notes, citrusy pear note, straw and light barnyard funk. Smells lightly tart. I get a light soapyness in the aroma too.
T: much like the nose. Herbal and flowery over a lightly tart lemony base. Up front I get yeast funk and citrus going into a bit of tartness... Tasty and well balanced.
M: medium lush mouthfeel, nice medium carbonation, dry on the finish, refreshing and drinkable.
O: this is a good beer, and I think it shows how much a yeast strain makes or breaks a saison. I am not typically a fan of this style, however, with this one, even though the yeast is a major component of the flavor profile, i still find its lightly earthy tart funk very enjoyable....
11-23-2012 04:10:51 | More by PeterIngemi
4/5 rDev -7.4%
750ml bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage unknown, but it was picked up from the source in late October.
A - Pours a rather light golden color. Somewhere between clear and hazy with some visible rising carbonation. Super dense and thick bone white head with excellent lacing and long lasting retention.
S - Coriander spice, pepper, lemons and a floral grassy finish. Sweet and herbal with some faint cheese and earthiness.
T - Coriander and pepper lead into some lemons, flowers and sweet honey soaked bread. Less earthy than the nose. Dry with a lingering bitterness. Mouth feel is crisp, tart and lively.
O - A very solid and well made saison. The addition of honey is nice and provides a subtle sweetness to balance out the spice and floral aspects.
11-19-2012 03:30:05 | More by davey101
4.3/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle thanks to Gosox8787, poured into a HF stem...
Pour: Fantastic hazy straw yellow, with two and half fingers of white sticky head. Leaves great lacing, and head hangs around as at least a film.
Smell: Really awesome spiciness up front, characterized by pepper and yeast. Some breadyness and grassy, floral hops.
Taste: Nice biscuity sweetness up front, followed by a spiciness. A nice lemon tartness, with some floral hop bitterness. Closes bready and tart, with lingering white pepper.
Mouthfeel: Great tartness. Incredible carbonation, with such great drinkability.
Overall: My least favorite Hill Farmstead saison to date, but still a home run. Delicious.
11-09-2012 03:14:34 | More by cfrances33
3.4/5 rDev -21.3%
750ml split into a couple of tulips. The brew appears a clear straw yellow color with a billowing white head more than 3 fingers strong. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves thick patchy lacing effect on the glass. Overall the brew looks very appealing.
The smell is earthy with an unfortunate amount of sulfur that dominates most of the aromatics and gets worse when it is switled. Under the sulfur, it displays some solid straw grain inclusion. Faint fruit like pear and lemon and trace amounts of earthy honey are evident as it warms up. It also gets cheesy with a pilsner quality that become more pronounced as the experience continues.
The taste has a very mild honey to floral quality mixing with hints of pear, lemon and earth. A mild tartness is present coupled with a slight solvent alcohol note. It gets quite rindy with some bitterness as it warms up. Fortunately, the flavor if this brew does not carry nearly the same amount of sulfur as the aroma would lead you to believe.
This is a medium bodied brew with an effervescent lively level of carbonation. It opens up awkward and slightly off-putting but grows on me as the experience continues. For 6.5% the alcohol is present and warming but not distracting. Having this once was enough to satisfy my curiosity, I dont have much interest in trying this again.
10-01-2012 17:41:35 | More by stakem
3.55/5 rDev -17.8%
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to stevefinny for this.
4.5 A: Moderately hazed golden yellow color. The bottle gushed a bit on me and I needed two pours to get a full glass. The second pour left almost three fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is very good and tons of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Super dry and super herbal. Thistle, grass, dry hay. Pear leads the fruit party with lemon zest and bitter orange peel. Just the slightest honey component. Some yeasty breadiness.
3.5 T: Quite lemony. Way more than the nose suggested. Tart lemon juice foremost, but also lemon zest - basically lemon merangue pie. Again a big herbal component with the flavors listed in the nose and additionally hints of mint, chard, and parsley. Surprisingly bitter and perhaps a bit too much so. Again the honey is a bit underwhelming, but still a good add. Pear frutiness underneath.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the minor gushing. I like spritzy carbonation in saisons and this only has a touch of that. Still, smooth and decent enough.
3.5 D: I looked at some reviews after making mine and I must say that either this bottle is different from what others have been drinking or they are imagining smells and flavors. That said, it's a good beer, but I'd take a HF IPA or porter over this anyday.
09-28-2012 02:17:03 | More by DavoleBomb
Anna from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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