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Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Elaborative #2Elaborative #2

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 27 | FT: 6
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:
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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goldspire

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-20-2014 01:52:03 | More by goldspire
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-19-2014 19:24:12 | More by BGsWo22
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-18-2014 16:19:14 | More by IndyDad
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unclejazz

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-17-2014 18:56:55 | More by unclejazz
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-17-2014 13:21:26 | More by cp45
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

08-17-2014 13:16:22 | More by OnryAndMean
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-11-2014 17:34:58 | More by mendvicdog
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

A-Cloudy orange, nice carbonation and two finger fluffy head that leaves some lacing.

S-Some oak, good deal of tartness, mild pumpkins, the flavor has really faded,

T-Starts with moderate oak and tartness. Some spice and extremely mild pumpkin.

M-Lighter, nice carbonation with a semi dry finish.

O-Can only imagine what this beer tasted like with the full pumpkin flavor. Extremely thankful to have tried it. Thanks!

08-10-2014 04:24:14 | More by rlee1390
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev 0%

The beer is light orange to golden and hazy with a half inch of white head. Brett and yeast, funky, perhaps a touch of melon. No discernible pumpkin, per se. A solid blonde wild ale. A touch of tartness in the finish. Lingering brett notes. Smooth with minimal acetic quality.

08-09-2014 20:04:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-07-2014 18:37:10 | More by sbrock22
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-02-2014 02:52:36 | More by mltobin
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-28-2014 20:55:32 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-13-2014 00:56:01 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-04-2014 12:45:30 | More by morningthief
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-02-2014 05:53:01 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

07-01-2014 23:00:17 | More by ncaudle
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-25-2014 00:11:56 | More by leftoverburrito
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-18-2014 04:36:17 | More by Dicers
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-15-2014 20:39:35 | More by mklisz
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-14-2014 20:15:43 | More by Kirk
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-14-2014 19:34:45 | More by bruindre
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-14-2014 19:31:37 | More by emottram
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pisano

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-11-2014 15:09:47 | More by pisano
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks to Ray for the share!

Burnt orange color, hazy, with a medium-sized head that retained well and laced the glass with scads of tiny bubbles. Aroma of oak, dried leaves, sour fruits, yeast. Taste was earthy and oaken, leafy and woody, bready malts, notes of mildly sour stone fruits and citrus, with a light vegetal taste in the background...but otherwise no pumpkin whatsoever remaining in this bottle. Medium body, appropriately moderate carbonation. I'm not sure whether or not the pumpkin was more prominent when this was fresh, but it had definitely faded to nearly nothing by the time this bottle was opened, a mere 7 months after the release, and in a blind tasting, I'd have never known that there ever was pumpkin in the brew. That said, this was still a great beer overall, and worth seeking out as a solid American BA sour.

06-10-2014 23:47:30 | More by Rifugium
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-09-2014 02:05:19 | More by bahnfire
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Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.