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Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.55%
Wants: 167
Gots: 42 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Borne of our abiding friendship with Belgium’s La Brasserie de Blaugies, Pierre-Alex and Kevin Carlier brewed with us here in June of 2013. The resulting beer—brewed with hops from Mons, Belgium, and 30% raw organic buckwheat; fermented in both oak barrels and stainless steel; and aged for many months in those same barrels—is among the finest farmhouse ales we’ve ever produced. Vibrant, lively and sophisticated, its bracing tartness belies its elegant wine-like profile. We were honored to have brewed with Pierre-Alex and Kevin; we are delighted to share it with you.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014)
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks man!

Pale yellow body with a soapy white head. Aromas of white wine, white grape, oak. Wheat and tart grapes. Funky yeast with a clean mineral water character. Earthy and wonderful. Similarities to gueuze. Delicious.

Photo of dar482
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer has light hay qualities, but in general, a longing lemony and complex tart quality of a gueuze. Throughout, from start to finish, the beer has lemon zest and lemon seeds.

I offer a comparison to a gueuze, without the huge funk.

A deliciously tart brew that is one of the best bottled ales from Hill Farmstead.

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4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.54/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of kevanb
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 12.6.14, reviewed from tasting notes, many thanks to my dad for opening his bottle and sharing.

The beer pours an orange copper color, a bit of gold in there, very hazy with a nice, white head, very soapy, about 2 fingers high that has great retention and leaves some nice spots of lace. The aroma is wonderful, very citrusy, oaky with nice white wine character, buckwheat and pale grain with a bit of stone fruit and tart wildflower, and just to finish it off, that signature mineral profile from the well water. The flavors are really delicate and quite refreshing, juicy with citrus and white stone fruits, lightly tart, plenty of smooth but rustic grain, white line that is lightly vinous and just a nice subtle mustiness that brings out the minerals from the well water, really nice depth of flavor but balance of all the influences. The mouth feel is superb, coating, lively, smooth, soft and creamy but still ample carbonation that finishes with a delicate touch.

Verdict: An outstanding wine barrel aged saison, not overly barrel heavy, but not overly tart either, nicely fruity, floral and rustic that hits a wonderful balance. A beer that is not to be missed, bright and delicate that hits my palate right in the sweet spot.

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4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredibly balanced beer. wonderful sweetness, oak barrel, and tartness. Creamy mouth feel. I would drink this everyday if I had the opportunity. The best Hill Farm saison I've ever had including Flora. Seek this one out.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.3/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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Hill Farmstead / Blaugies Le Sarrasin from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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