AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2577) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – SEP 5, 2014
A – Nice clarity golden pour looks like a crystal clear shiny golden ale. 3 finger off white to orange head that fades to a thin white line.
S – The nose is stupidly insane! Smells like straight up 2 year unblended Girardin or Cantillon Lambic with a great dose of orange, lemon zest, blue cheese and oaky goodness. I certainly get that lactobacillus tartness that you get after Sankt Hans has spent 15 months in the bottle. Spontaneous cultures, I could sniff this for hours. So close to a juicier 2 year Lambic than any other Hill beer I’ve had.Actually it has a lot of aroma like CD4 smelled at FOFA last year after 18 months in the bottle.
T – Oh mercy. Okay, there’s a lot to say here. First of all, it’s quite possibly the most tart (sour) beer I’ve had from Hill Farmstead. Acidic tart white grapes, sweet earthy bitterness and finish is a more sweet peach & tangerine taste. I can feel the sour on the top of my mouth and tongue…too much of this and I’m going to get those bumps on my tongue from too much sour but to some people, it’s perfect. I can certainly taste all of the individual components with Sankt & PoS being the most forward.
M – Sweet oily bursting carbonation, sticks around for a very long time after each sip.
O – so straight up, best smelling HFS beer ever. Taste wise, there are others I think are better mostly because this is a bit too acidic for my tastes. Will I drink the rest of my bottles? Heck yeah! They’re mine, all mine! I love Art and I love Sankt Hans and PoS is a terrific american wild ale. these meld well together.