Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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4/5 rDev -5.7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 9/2013.
Appearance - Bright orange hazy body. Medium white head. Great retention.
Smell - Bretty and citrusy. Wine barrel is nice. Straightforward but nice.
Taste - Citrus is more prominent. Orange and white wine. Oaky and bretty. Pretty much follows the smell. A little bit of sweetness in the back.
Mouthfeel - Medium light. Well carbonated. Mildly sour.
Overall - Not the most exciting or adventurous beer from Hill Farmstead but it's very good regardless.
01-28-2014 02:08:25 | More by Alieniloquium
4.11/5 rDev -3.1%
Cheers to Bilco for acquiring this for both Goblinmunkey7 and me, cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this particular bottle
Appearance: Hazy, cloudy orange - pours with a large, fluffy, off-white head - retains an impressive cap, leaves some nice lacing
Smell: Nicely juicy, with some interesting funk - some interesting sour notes, yeasty funk, and maybe some Brett - some very nice white wine barrel notes - perhaps a light hint of squash, but nothing I'd really call pumpkin - some light fruits like pears and white grapes
Taste: Moderately sour with some interesting white wine flavors - mostly lactic sour, with a touch of acidity, and some nice tartness - some Brett funk and general yeast weirdness - pumpkin is more apparent in the taste than in the aroma, some nice pumpkin flesh aromas - some pale malts in the background, with a strong undercurrent of white wine, and some white wine barrels
Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nice carbonation, clean finish
Overall: Great, but the pumpkin could use more elaboration
This definitely has some of the charms found in all Hill Farmstead beers (remarkably clean, impressive depth of flavor), but this isn't the best offering I've had from the brewery. It's nicely sour, with some nice tart notes, but the pumpkin could be a bit more interesting. This is certainly worth drinking, but I wouldn't say it's top tier.
03-26-2014 05:23:02 | More by angrybabboon
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
Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.