The Hart
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #249
Ranked #6,079
4.19 | pDev: 5.49%
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Washington, United States
The HartThe Hart
Notes: Oak-fermented saison
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly hazy orange color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like sweet maltiness, bready Brett, lemon funk, floral hops, and grass.

This is quite good. It's got an intriguing bready and malty sweetness, with a Brett character reminiscent of sourdough and lemon. There's a nice floral funk and hop character, too, with some stone fruit, too.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a great level of drinkability.

Like basically every saison I've tried from them, this is quite great. Holy Mountain can basically do no wrong in my eyes.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Golden straw yellow body, slightly unfiltered, one finger white head. Fair retention, no lacing. Smell is oaky leathery funk; fairly brett-forward but with a nice sweet malted presence; light white vinous dryness, touch of toasted bread. Flavour is a bit more blended in- light-moderate acetic dryness, light malt, white wine, oak, touch of leather, fair bit of citrus and lemon. In a lot of ways this reminds me of Hill Farmstead Florence in how tart it is but still maintaining that lemon Brett presence. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, refreshing, easily drinkable. Solid oak-aged saison.

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Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saturated orange amber color, thin ring of bubbles.
Weird cidery acidity in the nose, not especially funky or clean.
Taste is better, dry and oaky with some puckering citrus acidity.
Crisp and effervescent, light bodied, fairly bone dry.
Overall this was still kicking, and nice to try.
Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing!

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden, peach juice, light white head
S: White grape, tropical sweetness, earthy funk, oak, chardonnay
T: Chardonnay, light pineapple, Brett, balanced sour, oak tannin, hay
M: Light but not watery
O: Perfect balance of sour, fruit, oak and earthy Brett. Some great white wine character as well

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Either quite under-rated or a bit more time in the bottle has done this well. Pours a bit darker orange than expected with a creamy head. Citrus, faint musty hay bales, crushed dried flowers. Soft feel and medium body, rounder and more citrus and mixed-culture must as it warms.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull orange with a loose, off-white head that dissipates into a cluster around the edges. Nose expresses citrus, tart notes and lactose. Taste expresses dull citrus and a lightly tart quality. Mouthfeel is light in body with an easy, even carbonation and a mild astringency. Overall, a solid farmhouse but a little dull - nothing really pops.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my first from these guys, and what a treat it is. a beautiful light saison fermented entirely in oak. in some ways, its not all that different from what some of the heavy hitters around the country are doing, at least stylistically, but the execution and the end result are quite distinct. i really dug this, we all did. incredibly pale in color, washed out lighter than yellow base, huge airy white head with great retention, and more clarity than expected for what it is, just a little cloudiness, but you can still see a lot of fizzy bubbles exploding to the surface. it smells light for an oak fermented beer too, not as heavy and woody as they can be, and perhaps not quite as funky as anticipated, although it definitely has some mustiness to it through the grain driven base. wheat and maybe some belgian pils in the grain bill, its flavorful but delicate and clean. way more of the wood in the taste than the smell, and quite a bit more yeast character as well. not bretty necessarily, maybe mildly so, but there is a barnyard element to it, almost belgian, unique for sure, must be a house blend of strains. there are some hops here too, grassy and a little bitter, but also with a delicate citrus quality, mandarin orange or something. its awesome on the whole, insanely easy drinking with the champagne carbonation and dryness. i would love to get my hands on some of their other stuff, this seems like one of their more straight forward brews, as process intensive as it is. beautiful and memorable saison.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Orange body. Big white head. Citrusy aroma. Oak. Light yeast aroma. Bright orange citrus flavor. Strong. Lingers throughout. Faint brett in the back end. I don't get much barrel, though, whatever barrel it is. Medium body. Intense citrusy saison. A little one-dimensional.

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Photo of draheim
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear pale golden color w/ a 1-finger head that settles quickly to a thin layer of seafoam. Lazy carbonation.

Aroma is tart, funky, light, crisp, oaky. Green apples, pear, sourdough bread.

Taste is a delicious balance of apple, pear, and oak. Sour but not overpowering, nicely woody and dry. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep it clean and crisp on the finish. Supremely drinkable.

Mouthfeel, like the taste, is balanced and crisp. Finishes dry to semi-dry.

Overall a really tasty, understated saison.

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Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this was a huge surprise. Never heard of the brewery, let alone the beer. Had it side by side with HF/SARA WoL and SP Marietta Ave and The Hart gave those 2 a run for their money! One of the most awesomely funky saisons I've ever had. Beautifully executed beer for the style, pleasant, slightly oaky, but tons of farmhouse funk everywhere. Look forward to trying more from Holy Mountain since this is supposedly their weakest.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a bit of haze and a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Not too bad.

Smell: nicely tart with a good woody character. There's not a lot of saison character or complexity, but overall it's a very enticing aroma.

Taste: a nice fruity tartness with just a hint of wood and a definite element of farmhouse funk, especially toward the end. This is a seriously dynamic and satisfying beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess. I like it.

Overall: about as balanced a wood-aged sour saison as you get. Wonderful.

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The Hart from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 38 ratings