E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.73/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Bottle shared with bstyle, poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip (10/2012)
Pour: Hazy golden orange, with a massive three finger white, soapy head. Head is super thick, and hangs around to a long time. This heavy lacing.
Smell: Starts with an earthy funk, followed by some bready yeast, pepper, and citrus. Some lemon zest and clove in there.
Taste: E. has really started to brett out. Earthy funk right off the bat, followed by some citrus zests. Biscuity sweetness mingles with peppers and spices. Clean and bitter on the finish, with a substantial amount of earthiness.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, yet dry. The funk own the mouthfeel as well. Really quite refreshing, and the best part of this beer.
Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem (4/5/13) - score based on this review!
Pour: Hazy, bright pale orange with a giant three plus finger white, foamy head. This bottle was an excessive gusher right away. Some sticky lacing, and the head hangs around the entire glass.
Smell: Big, bright, tropical brett. Lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and papaya. A touch of earthiness, and a very light funk. Some saison like qualities.
Taste: Really tropical fruits up front, with more pineapple and mango, and some grapefruit. A nice bready sweetness. Not much in the way of funk, but a definite mild earthiness. Finishes juicy with the tropical fruits from the start.
Mouthfeel: Slightly tart, but only just. Really crisp, and despite the excessive gushing, not overly carbonated.
Overall: This beer really evolved in the 6 month span between the times I had it. I definitely enjoyed it with more age.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2012 17:55:05 | More by cfrances33
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4.39/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle with silver pressure cap. Vintage 2014.
poured into a pair of HF wine stems.
Appearance: light orange bodied beer with 3 fingers of white head that slowely drops down to thick cap. Great staying power on the head with thick yet spotty lacing left on the glass.
Smell: This one is modertely funky. Lots of white wine barrel notes that are overpowered by the funk. Fruity hops with low bitter aroma.
Taste: Moderate funkiness. Surprisingly enough the white wine notes are not very strong compared to the nose. Light tannins and white grape. Lite bitterness from the hops. Musty and rotten hay.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. As this beer warms up it seems to get watery, but still pretty solid mouthfeel.
Overall: This is my first wine barrel aged pale ale. It was done in true HF style and its a great beer. Unique and different!
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 09:05:42 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.