AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL19/20
AdamJackson (2289) – Enfield, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014
Grabbed this bottle 2 weeks ago, $30 @ 2 per person, quite steep but when you compare it to the $20 375ML younger wild ales from so many breweries, it’s not a bad price. This is effectively a french wine barrel aged saison brewed using organic ingredients and spent up to 6 months bottle conditioning. Just my personal thoughts about the price. Anyway, this sat in my fridge for the 2 weeks since purchase and enjoyed 3 waysA – Gorgeous orange gold slight hazziness. 1 finger head fades to a thin line. Slightly sticky lacing.S – Nose is a huge wine bursting tart with a mild acidity of fresh oranges. Lots of citrus tart lovely I mean this nose is incredible.T – Taste is challenging to describe. Super bright juicy ripe fruit, super tart and lively hearty but extremely well balanced between a wheat, light bitterness and lemon with an oaky vinous texture.
M – A mouthfeel that is thick and full of bubbly sparkling wine and the tartness resembled raspberry and honey. I don’t know what buckwheat tastes like but I would imagine the minor haze and chewy effervescent is due to that.
O – This s super drinkable! Really delicious and I’m glad I have a few of these to enjoy over the next year or so! Great work Blaugies and Hill Farmstead.