Acidulated Hive
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Pennsylvania, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
4.04 | pDev: 8.91%
Apr 12, 2017
Sep 13, 2014
Acidulated HiveAcidulated Hive
Notes: Tart honey farmhouse ale brewed with Orange Blossom honey and fermented with brettanomyces.
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3.99 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by stakem from Pennsylvania

I had this brew fresh shortly after its initial release and it tasted pretty bland so I figured id tuck a bottle away to revist and review at a later date. Here we are 2 years later and times sure have changed.

750ml corked and caged bottle into a wine glass appears a clouded golden copper with white cap big and frothy that persists.

Aroma is predominantly tropical brett, slight stanky cheese, some earthiness and slight neutral grain sweetness.

Taste has brett tropics, caramel grain, slight butter and a bit of herbal feel before some sweetness across the back tasting of a mixture of biscuit-like malt meets grass and honey.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. I wish I would have poured the entire contents of the bottle in 1 shot because after pouring my first glass, a bunch of yeast coagulated and rose to the surface of the bottle making my second pour look like fat laden airy diarrhea.

Dec 30, 2016
4 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Dec 28, 2016
3.25 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Dec 07, 2016
4.14 by Kurmaraja from California on Sep 27, 2016
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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by PHBoiler from Illinois

Super bretty nose with farmhouse funk, hay, grass, and wildflower. Big pillowy head. The body itself doesn't have inflated carb levels. Mouthfeel is nice but a hair thin at 7.8% ABV. The Brett has eaten up much of the honey. The honey is more part of the body but it is much drier than sweet. Funky Brett forward saison that was really easy drinking and flavorful.

May 24, 2016
4 by ADTaber from South Carolina on May 01, 2016
4.09 by orangesol from Pennsylvania on Apr 25, 2016
3.72 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania on Dec 26, 2015
4 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 17, 2015
4 by CSO from Illinois on Nov 25, 2015
4.24 by KEEPonPOURING from Virginia on Nov 15, 2015
4.42 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 14, 2015
3.91 by Jas45678 from Michigan on Sep 02, 2015
4.46 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania on Aug 24, 2015
4.1 by helpingphriendlybook from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Smells a lot like HF's Anna. Honey sweet funk, pear, lemon, apricot, honeysuckle floralness and some acidity. Big brett, followed by a tropical fruit bouquet and raw honey. Perfect amount of sweetness. Endlessly drinkable. Perfect, higher carbonation pushes flavor across your palate.

Jun 09, 2015
4.13 by Farnswurth from Illinois on Jun 07, 2015
4.09 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Jun 02, 2015
3.97 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

orange bodied beer that is semi-opaque. Tall 2 fingers of thick white head with go head retention. Smells of raw hay and honey. Taste is raw hay, honey, and has a nice rustic mineral well water characteristic as well. medium bodied beer with moderate levels of carbonation. Very drinkable saison that hides its ABV well. I really dig this saison and it is approaching the caliber of a Hill Farmstead honey saison like Anna or Nordic saison, but it is missing some the tartness of those Farmstead saisons that is universally embraced by saison enthusiasts.

May 26, 2015
3.69 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015
4.16 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015
4.31 by xJMFCx from West Virginia on May 19, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MissSmisje from New Jersey

L: amberish orange, big head that dissipates into a thin layer.
S: Honey, nectarine, orange blossom. Very nice.
T: Honey, some funk, floral, tart white peach/nectarine, a little cloying in the finish.
O: worth a try.

May 18, 2015
3.98 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on May 18, 2015
4 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on May 18, 2015
3.48 by ArtZan from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
4.04 by macesq from District of Columbia on May 10, 2015
3.5 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on May 07, 2015
3.57 by Mike from New Hampshire on May 05, 2015
4.43 by mwa114 from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I enjoyed this bottle shared with my wife octopus87 -poured chilled in a tumbler from the 750ml.

The color is golden yellow with light haze and thick white head with average bead and no lace to speak of. The smell is strong with a sweet/sour aroma with slight cidery tangy floral and funky scent with wild yeast odor. The feel is semi-thick with moderate sour quality with light creamy body and medium high carbonation with slight fruity tanginess and slight crisp balance with almost no alcohol noticeable and dry yet mildly tangy finish.

The taste is very good with tangy fruity and lightly sweet earthy combo with mild malt in the taste and subtle sourness from the wild yeat with slight apple-like element and gentle herbal accent with almost spiced quality in the finish. Very dry as it finishes with mild alcohol flavor in the last sips. Overall I really think this is an excellent beer worth trying -saison type blend of malt w/ wild yeast and still semi-balanced with high drinkability for the 7.8% I am very glad I got to try this.

May 03, 2015
3.8 by ColdOne from New York on May 02, 2015
4 by jshusc from South Carolina on Apr 24, 2015
4.1 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Apr 19, 2015
4 by mikeincharleston from North Carolina on Apr 19, 2015
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2.28/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 1
by MeowMixz from New Jersey

Smells like urinal cakes, otherwise it's not bad.

Apr 18, 2015
4.09 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2015
3.58 by LoveStout from New York on Apr 11, 2015
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