Hix Beer Farmhouse Ale | Hickinbotham of Dromana

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Brewed by:
Hickinbotham of Dromana
Australia | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-27-2012

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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw colour, slightly cloudy with off-white foamy head. Decent saison, not brilliant.

Spicy notes with plenty of Belgian funk. Fruity as well and slightly sweet, with cinnamon, hint of passion, kiwi and mango. Quite nice.

Simple palate, all the characters you'd expect. Fruity, funky and slightly yeasty with nice notes. Quite Belgian and a little lacking in the typical saison funk notes, but nice phenols and a hint of rubber. Not bad.

Bitty texture, a little bit dry on the back. Not bad.

Yeah, could use more genuine organic saison funk. A nice drinkable Belgian ale otherwise though.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried on-tap at the GABS festival in Melbourne. This is listed as just "Hix" in the GABS guide, but looking at the other beers in their range, I believe this is what it would actually be marketed as.

Pours a very light yellow colour with some mild haze and a light body. Head is a white ring that leaves some solid lace. Looks decent enough.

Aroma is based around quite a bright, light cider character, with a bit of wood. Some funk is noticeable, giving a fresh but musty earthy, vegetative character. It's interesting.

Not a lot on the front, just a hint of spicy pepper, before the funk comes through a little more strongly on the mid palate, leaving a yeasty, earthy character. Finish is quite clear, but with a mild astringency that feels a bit unnecessary. Gritty aftertaste and a light but sparkling feel.

It's quite clean and drinkable, and really easy to slug back. Not bad.

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Hix Beer Farmhouse Ale from Hickinbotham of Dromana
3.78 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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