Walden - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.55/5 rDev +7.3%
750ml growler filled at the Festival of Farmhouse Ales on Saturday (two days ago). Poured into a HF tulip. Also had on tap at the Festival.
A- Pours a very hazy yellowish blonde, with about a quarter finger of white fluffy bubbly head with great retention. About average carbonation. Leaves very nice layered lacing.
S- Lots of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, pine, blonde malts, smells like a really good IPA more then anything else. Definitely above average aroma strength- could smell while pouring into the glass.
T- Citrus lemon hops, a tiny bit of grapefruit and pine, some very light blonde malts and wheat on the finish, finishes a little bit tangy with lemons and oranges, nice citrusy aftertaste. Again tastes more like a citrusy IPA then anything. Everything is perfectly balanced.
M- Light, very refreshing (great summer beer), perfect carbonation, very smooth, very sessionable.
O- This was definitely the best blonde ale I've ever had, if you can call it that. Almost more like a citrusy IPA then anything, still finishes with a blonde ale feel. Extremely sessionable and lots of flavor for such a low abv beer. I definitely recommend trying this out if you can, I would drink this every day if I could.
08-13-2012 22:26:59 | More by jaasen64
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3.65/5 rDev -13.9%
750 mL growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Hazy with a white head. Yellow/orange body. Very wispy.
Smell - Grapefruit hops, just like Life without Principle #1, but more of an earthy pine hop presence. Pale malt is also more prevalent, which is strange considering this should be less malty.
Taste - Grapefruit hops and that same touch of earthy pine. More pale malts again than its other blonde cohort. Even a touch of bitterness to this one.
Mouthfeel - Light, more body and bitterness than Life without Principle #1, which I don't get. Not quite as easy to drink, though.
Overall - Good. Very nice or a blonde ale. Light in body but still has a good hop bite to it. Impressive as always.
12-23-2012 12:59:40 | More by Alieniloquium
Walden from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.