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Elaborative #2 - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

163 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 163
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

bahnfire, Jun 09, 2014
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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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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%

tectactoe, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

codysjb, Jan 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

doremite, Nov 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

williamjbauer, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

acurtis, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

roostor07, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Sammy, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

blabaer, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tyrus, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Gonzoillini, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Alieniloquium, Jan 28, 2014
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mobius387, Feb 26, 2014
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TheSevenDuffs, Jul 13, 2014
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rondufresne, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Mike, Feb 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

OnryAndMean, Aug 17, 2014
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Elaborative #2 from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.