E. - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
Bottle pour at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.
Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and some nice fruity flavors. Taste is much the same with the spices coming through on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors that make it very easy to drink.
07-24-2012 01:18:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
5/5 rDev +16.8%
On tap at the Hill Farmstead Anniversary Celebration. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stem tulip.
Pours a bright yellow-golden color that is mostly clear with a really nice white head. Loads of foam and lacing. Early pour from the keg that was mostly foam to start, but really nice retention. The nose carries a good dosing of funk along with some light floral hops and a good dosing of stone fruits. Some citrus as well. Nice funk throughout. Really really nice nose. The flavor has a moderate amount of funk and good hop flavor, but doesn't quite hit the level of the nose. Body is dry and funky with a good background bitterness. Dry finish. Light body. Delicious.
Update. Bottle batch two on May 14, 2012. Citrus, funk, and all around near perfection. Similar to batch one but taken up a notch. Brett mixes so incredibly well with the underlying beer and the hops add another layer. As close to perfection as a beer can get. Absolutely stunning.
Original scores (on tap): 4.5/4.5/4.5/5/4.5
06-04-2011 19:11:58 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of pungent herbal hops with loads of funky notes and some rustic malt also discernable. Taste is a unique and funky mix between some herbal and floral hops with pungent notes with some rustic malt and light residual sugar notes. Brett is well dosed and hard to distinguish. Body is full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This beer made for a very nice Christmas eve treat.
12-29-2012 03:42:18 | More by Phyl21ca
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Thanks to millerbuffoon for opening this one last night. This bottle was alive, lots of foam spewing from the top of the bottle. Even with a gentle pour this beer has a massive white head on top of a cloudy yellow body. The smell of the beer is very good, it smells sour but holds the base malt aromas as well. It's pretty impressive honestly. The taste of the beer isn't really sour at all. The beer tastes a lot cleaner than it looks. The mouthfeel has a pretty active carbonation to it with a lighter body. Overall this beer is good, not something I would seek out for myself in the future but I enjoyed having it.
01-24-2013 15:37:59 | More by Knapp85
4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Thanks to Todd for sharing both batches of this beer at various events. Served in various taster glasses.
A - A finger of white foam settles to a ring, haze, and spotty lace. Murky and cloudy orange body.
S - Tons of earthy, peppery, and spicy yeast flavors, with appleskins and fruity notes as well. The second batch seemed to have a bit more malt sweetness and tropical brett character to it. Galaxy hops seem a tad understated, although when I had Batch 1 the bottle was 5-6 months old.
T - The taste is again quite earthy and bready, with some phenolic, pepper and spicy yeast character. Light sour lemon note in the finish. Batch 2 is sweeter and fruitier, with mild and fairly restrained oak presence.
M - Smooth texture, lower carbonation, medium body, lightly dry, with a touch of acidity to it.
D - I prefer Batch 2, probably because it was fresher. The tropical and fruity notes seem to help offset the aggressively spicy yeast that I didn't love in Batch 1. Also, I think I had the dregs of Batch 1, which is partially why I didn't post my review until now. An interesting beer from Hill Farmstead, but doesn't totally work for my tastes.
06-15-2012 17:56:25 | More by MasterSki
4.15/5 rDev -3%
At the time of this review, this is the #3 Belgian IPA on the best of beeradvocate lists on beeradvocate.com. Bottle shared by Thorpe on a football game day, thanks. Served in a snifter.
Beer is yellow and hazy with a nice head of small white bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation, looks good.
Aroma is pretty complex, fruitiness from the galaxy hops and a nice nose of Brett b I assume.
Beer is light and effervescent on the palate, strong through, nice funk, strong yeast character, almost spicy at times, tastes great, the finish is mildly dry, good hop character throughout. The yeast on the palate are the clear winner to me but overall it is a good beer. I'd have it again.
09-19-2011 02:22:46 | More by drabmuh
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
Bottle a Armsby Abbey during Hill Farmstead beer dinner.
Huge fluffy rising pillowy head hits multiple fingers and fades very slowly that layers the entire glass with lacing, hazy nectar orange colored beer.
Nose has lots of funk with farmhouse, quite Brett like funk, little citrus hint orange peel and lemony. Little wet hay like and grassy, little lemony fruit citrus hops, light spicy hops, plenty of barnyard funk.
Taste starts with nice funk, farmhouse yeast and barnyard Brett funk. Light citrus with little orange peel and more lemon like hops. Funk brings light grassy hay, hint of floral saison spices, light bready malts. Hops bring a nice bitterness, light spicy hops and a bit of orange tangerine citrus. Finish is dry and quite bitter and funky long lingering finish.
Mouth is med bodied, fluffy with lots of carb.
08-28-2012 12:31:05 | More by jlindros
4.36/5 rDev +1.9%
From 05/19/14 notes. A refreshing break from stouts during our BCS mega-tasting. 2014 release. 750ml bottle poured into my Lost Abby stemware.
a - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and high carbonation evident. Looks nice.
s - The nose is amazing. Smells of loads of brett, citrus hops, pineapples, earthy notes, floral hops, oranges, white wine, tart citrus and tart jams. Amazing nose, I'm loving it.
t - Tastes of brett, citrus hops, fruity malts, light pepper and spice, light tropical fruits, lightly soured fruits and white wine, oak, and earthy malts. Taste is very good, though not as great as the nose.
m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, very easy to drink.
o - Overall a very good beer; I love Edward and this might be even better. Lots of brett, citrus, and tropical notes in the nose which is fantastic, and it is easy to drink. I could smell this all day, worth seeking out.
05-20-2014 15:56:01 | More by mdfb79
District of Columbia
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
First beer of the day (like most other people it seemed) at the anniversary party.
Light golden colored, hazy body with a massive, dense rocky bone white head. Head takes forever to die down and leaves behind airy clumps of lacing throughout the glass. Aroma is light and delicate blend of barnyard and fruit. Initially muted earthy notes of grass, hay and brett subtly mix with apple, orange and citrus peel. Flavor takes a similar route, initially grassy and subtly funky before light citrus and spice clean up the finish. Trace bitterness or alcohol, this was very refreshing and almost sleight to a fault. Oops, tastes like someone got some Orval in my Dupont.
05-30-2011 22:07:40 | More by yourefragile
E. from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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