Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by angrybabboon:
4.11/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 05:23:02 | More by angrybabboon
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4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 23:47:30 | More by Rifugium
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle sealed with pressure cap.
bottled on date of 09/2013.
poured into a pair of HF wine stems.
Appearance: orange bodied beer with a large fizzy white head approximately 3 fingers tall. Slowely drops down to a thin cap.
Smell: bright citrus notes of oranges. White wine and oak. mild funk. Bready malts. Floral and vegetal notes in the background.
Taste: Mild tartness in the form of green apple and lemons fairly subtle. Mildly sweet oranges and green apples. Hint of HF signature funk. Hint of pumpkin, it is also fairly subtle. Oak barrel, earthy, and floral. Lacto notes are moderate and that fits into the flavor profile of the beer really well. As the beer warms it becomes more funky and the pumpkin/vegetal notes become stronger. Nice white wine note in the finish with mellow green apples.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with low carbonation levels almost moderate carbonation. The beer is clean, crisp, bright, and refereshing. Really drinkable.
Overall: This is a really interesting and unique beer. A pumpkin wild ale. yeah it works really well. Much better than I expected it to be. As always, the Hill Farmstead crew is able to craft a unique and special beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2014 02:52:22 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.