Crossing Swords | Hoof Hearted Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hoof Hearted Brewing
Ohio, United States
hoofheartedbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by merock1402 on 07-23-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by buschbeer:
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3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ML bottle
Served in a an oversized wine glass

This beer pours cloudy and pale yellow in color. It is topped with two inches of white head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is tart bordering on just straight up sour. It has some lemon notes with a little funky/basement aromas.

It starts with lemon zest followed closely by some tartness with a side of mildew. The finish is lemon and slightly sour.

Fairly thin and effervescent mouthfeel

I like this saison. The sour aspects keep me intrigued while the dank basement aroma and flavor keep it earthy and grounded. The lemon adds a sense of freshness to it. I think it was a little more refreshing when I had it in August when it was hot out but still hits the spot on a cool fall day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a day-old growler into a tulip. Appears a straw yellow with a nice white head. The nose is slightly tart, with the focus on lemon. There's also a touch of spiciness coming through. The taste starts out a little spicy, but the tartness quickly overwhelms that aspect and dominates for a bit. Lemon is the main flavor focus here, but the expected spiciness is there if you search. Overall, it's a good slightly sour saison. Very refreshing on a hot summer evening.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of masterofsparks
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of merock1402
4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Crossing Swords- A tasty tart saison. Delicious “sour” beer Bit it's not super sour. Tart lemon, fruits, and with a peppered finish. Lactobacillus works perfectly in this summer delight. It was light crisp and tart delight for the hot afternoon

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a cork and caged bomber at the taproom. A pale straw color. Mainly cloudy. Smells as advertised, tart. Not much else going on though. Just a little bit of fruit. Not much funk/yeast. Tastes like it smells. Tart, sour lemon. A little white wine like fruitiness. Still not much earthy yeast. Fairly dry finish. Decent. Didn't do much for me overall.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottJWing
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells a lot like funky urine (or what I think it would smell like!). Taste however is very different. Very dry, white wine with lemon rind flavor with very little funk

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Photo of AlexFields
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brycevolk
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChupoChupo
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has an ABV of 5%.

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Photo of Nunya
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jmalo
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Crossing Swords from Hoof Hearted Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 27 ratings