AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
adamjackson (480) – Canaan, USA – JUL 13, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2012
On Tap at Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover at Positive Pie in Plainfield.
A – Huge carbonation of 4-finger head with a leather appearance. The beer is dark brown to black. Clarity is pretty great.
S – There’s this really pleasant farmhouse funkiness on the nose. Brettanomyces? I get a hint of Raspberries as well. Very sweet and tart.
T – Lots of tart characters but a solid nutty malty finish. Smoked malts are pretty up front. Very tart as the malts fade. Funky and wild for sure. There is a underlying white wine taste that has me excited.
M – Swishing in my mouth, I only get 10% re-carbonation. Very light body with a nice tart malty finish.
O – I’m VERY happy I tried this before the release this weekend on tap. I was not sure if I’d get all 4 bottles for myself but now I am. This beer is PHENOMENAL and it’s only going to get better.
UPDATE: Bottled Version
Appearance is more carbonated so therefore a 4-finger head, overflowing bottle of carbonation even though it’s sat in the fridge for 3 days and gorgeous head lacing. Beer itself is the same.
Smell is unchanged except I get more lemons on the nose.
Taste is the same except more tart, more sweet and less nutty than the draft version. Very tart and far more closer to a wild beer than a saison
Huge difference in carbonation on the mouth feel. Getting 80% carbonation on the mouth swish versus on tap. No malts on the finish but there is toffee
Overall, this beer is greatly improved in bottle form. I can’t wait to see how this ages. Glad I have 3 more of them. Increasing my rating from 4.5 to 4.7.