Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Lordquackingstic:
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
375ml bottle split two ways into mini snifters.
A: Almost jet black, tinged with brown along the edges. A slightly mocha-ish head dissipates quickly.
S: Red wine, grapes, earthy malts, lemons, tart aromas.
T: Instantly hit with sour red wine, lots and lots of barrel on this one. Sour grape juice mix with slight oak and tart berries. After the wine punch in the tongue fades the dark aspects of the saison come through with a lingering malty aftertaste. After it warms up slight notes of coffee and chocolate comes through.
M: Very tart, lots of barrel on this one. Medium-light mouthfeel for a saison. Low on carbonation.
O: This is pretty stellar, but I would have liked to have seen the dark aspect of the saison play a bigger role in this. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2013 01:22:42 | More by Lordquackingstic
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev -22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark chestnut/chocolate brown color with mahogany edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Decent retention with streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Musty aroma wih funky bugs and a prominent charred oak/barrel character. Some dark roast along with musty bugs, dry oak and subtle malt sweetness. The funky yeast and strong oak notes dominate the nose. Not too complex but pretty inviting.
Tart and puckering with sour acidity, dry oak/toothpick and sweet vinous fruit. Kind of one dimensional but has a decent amount of sourness, funky yeast and a decent enough malt presence that prevents it's from becoming boring. Saison notes are overpowered by the yeast and barrel flavors.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 23:49:21 | More by corby112
Phenomenology Of Spirit (2013) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.