Alesong Brewing & Blending
from United States (Oregon)
Highest RatedHop Farm (77 / 100) Average score77 / 100 (Excellent)
Lowest RatedHop Farm (77 / 100) Number Tried1
Hop Farm
Reviewed by Jez on 28.12.16 in bottle
Overall:
77 / 100
(Excellent)
500ml caged and corked brown bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle. Shared with Sam back in Australia.

Pours a pleasantly clear coppery gold colour, with a full, frothy webbed head of off-white, that crackles out to almost nothing fairly swiftly, leaving very little after a short period of time. Body has a little bit of weight, but not much in the way of carbonation. Looks decent enough though.

Nose is great: big bretty farmyard notes that lend brusque organics on top of a clean, green hoppy fragrance. There's a slight caramel note which adds a bit more depth to it, and accentuates the peppery notes of the brett and hops. It's good.

Taste is also very good. Here, the brett gives lovely tropical notes, with pineapple coming through nicely. It's balanced though with a pleasant bitter hop character that shows pepper and clipped grass. Sweetness is judiciously used. It provides balance for the other characters to glide on, but never becomes overt.

Feel is rather slick, but a little dead. It's perhaps a bit undercarbonated, or runs out its carbonation too quickly.

Overall though, this is a really nice beer. The brett adds some very pleasant elements, and it's put together in such a way that it's all very coherent.
appearance: 3.5 | aroma: 4.0 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.25