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Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 6.12%
Wants: 59
Gots: 29 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Elaborative Two was brewed September 2012 with our friends Brad Clark and Ryan Burke. We crafted this farmstead ale with pumpkins grown by Ben’s Pumpkins. The beer was aged in a variety of wine barrels — as well as a barrel from Virtue Cider in Michigan — with wild yeast and bacteria. After a year, the unique threads were blended together and conditioned in the bottle.

(Beer added by: scotv on 11-13-2013)
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Photo of Rutager
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was going to be my haloween beer but being on call for the next week puts a real damper on the festivities so why not tonight. Celebrating our new dog, Brew (wtf, why not?). A big thank you to franklinn for this!!

Appearance. Pours a really nice gold with a touch of orange. Topped with almost two fingers of thick white froth that has moderate retention.

Smell. Sweet tropical fruits, light funky white wine barrel, sweet melon and light orchard fruits. This is the kind of thing I spend way too much time inhaling.

Taste. Sour melon ...okay maybe that's not really a thing, but that's what came to mind. Lightly tannic oak and some nice white wine barrel funk, a bit of lime. Really nice but I can't find the pumpkin and brother, I'm tryin'. As I drink this I'm reminded a little of Upright mainly due to that light but distinct lime note I'm getting.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium, low+ carbonation.

Overall. Wtf is with these jerks at HF?? Clearly they have no idea how to make a pumpkin beer. Needs way more cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, etc. Fuck these guys.

Rutager, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bootdown21, Nov 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Guzzle_McBrew, Nov 22, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a slightly hazy light gold color with very active carbonation and a big fluffy white head.

The nose is a musty funk aroma, straw, a little vegetable and spice balanced with citrus zest and wood pulp. The flavor is much more white oak notes, a bit floral, vanilla, citrus, and very faint vegetable spice (must be the pumpkin?). It finishes very clean, refreshing, crisp.

This is brewed with pumpkins, but in a way that doesn't let their flavor play a main role. So much so, that I wouldn't call this a pumpkin beer by taste, just in ingredient. Very good, enjoyable. A unique one.

nmann08, Nov 11, 2014
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Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.