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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British Columbia (Canada)
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Huge thanks to Tom10101 for picking up and sending out this huge want.
A: Copper yellow haze topped with 3 fingers of white foam and settles down to a single layer across the glass. Streams of carbonation race to the top, suggesting a snappy carbonation.
S: Lemony dank basement with muskiness, yeasts and wheatiness topped with some minerals. Finish is a little acid and as it warms some notes of under ripe banana.
T: Lemony acidity with sourness of grape skins and brett funk. Wheaty notes with medical herbal notes and chalky minerals.
M: Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation combined with light crisp tartness.
O: A refreshing and tangy drink grounded with funkiness and wheat. Light and refreshing it holds nothing back in the tart and sour department and never plays down to a crowd looking for something sweet. Bold and assertive.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 03:38:48 | More by FondueVoodoo
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.