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Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Elaborative #2Elaborative #2

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BA SCORE
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 6.13%
Wants: 53
Gots: 28 | 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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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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angrybabboon

New Hampshire

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
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Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.