AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
adamjackson (367) – Canaan, USA – JUN 11, 2012
Picked this up at the brewery in Greenwich England. Best by 12/07/2013. Poured into a Hill Farmstead glass at fridge temperature on a warm afternoon in New Hampshire.
A – The beer colour is more akin to ruby red grapefruit juice that’s non-filtered.Hint or orange tone and 1 finger head that quickly subsides to a small film of bubbles.
S – Very weak raspberry scent. It’s hard to notice and a more dominant wheat / grassy scent. It’s very akin to Harpoon’s Raspberry UFO Hefeweizen which is very common here in Vermont.
T – Mmm.Not bad. Up front, it has a sour candy sort of taste with a mild bit of bitterness followed by a raspberry taste that quickly fades. The after taste is very much a wheat beer with an almost champagne taste at the finish.
M – 90% carbonation on the mouth swish. Light body and very lasting fruit taste past the wheat that tastes more like blueberries and raspberries.
O – This isn’t a bad beer. It has a nice sour wild taste with decent berry notes and pretty well balanced with the wheat. It’s not fantastic but it’s fairly drinkable.