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Nordic Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 25
Gots: 90 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 06-25-2014

Our collaboration with Anders Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer & Brewing and Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing! This Scandinavian-inspired farmhouse ale embodies the newly burgening Nordic beer movement spearheaded by Anders.
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Ratings: 385 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by cfrances33:
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Skrip
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

A~ beautiful glowing copper with yellow undertones. decent head and a bit of lacing.

S~ tons of bready, peppery Belgium saison yeast, tart citrus and what do you know! a ton of honey!

T~ you get everything from the nose just a tad more subtle here. so theres bread, pepper, lemon, lime, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, wheat, spelt?, and of course great honey flavor! ending with a nice dry lemony tartness and some bretty barnyard funk. mmm...!

M~ perfect carbonation! not gonna lie I expected it to gush haha! very refreshing and dry on the finish.

O~ its like a sessionable blend of Arthur and Anna hmm...! the crazy citrus from Arthur and the great honey flavor of Anna just a little lighter all around. overall definitely another great colab. i'd like to try Kissmeyer's version of this at some point. i wish his regulars didn't start getting brewed in the states... they might be better now but i loved when he was still brewing himself in Denmark. anyway this is a perfect 4.25 and theres nothing wrong with that!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Nice white head. Some lacing. Thick collar and nice surface wisps.

Smell - Sharp citrus. Lemony tartness. Citrus hops. Grassy and herbal character. Yeasty aromas.

Taste - Yeasty and tart. Lemon zest tartness. Grassy. Almost a salty flavor in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Pleasantly tart. Medium body.

Overall - It's not a standout saison for Hill Farmstead and I definitely have no idea what Nordic means, but I enjoy it quite a bit.

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Appearance: pours a light straw yellow color. A finger plus of a white head that fades quickly and leaves just the slightest lacing behind. Completely opaque with haze and a small amount of sediment. 3.75/5

Smell: Lots of grassy or straw-like aromas. slightly sweet lemon bread and a nice hint of tart fruits. 4.25/5

Taste: opens up with fresh cut grass, straw and a strong earthiness and mineral taste. lots of lemon and some sweet lemon bread. towards the end a tart tropical fruit/berry mix comes in. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: fairly light. a good dryness that gets you ready for another sip. Slightly tart. Possibly one of the most refreshing beers that I have had. 4.75/5

Overall: my first Hill Farmstead and surely not my last. Wonderfully balance and complex. great tartness and just the right amount of dryness. One of the best american saisons easily 4.5/5

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -26.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

light yellow in color. lots of tarty sweetness on the nose. all sorts of fruits and sweetness to the taste, along with some tartness. very easy to drink, especially at 7%.

I did not read who made this as it was part of a trade, but WOW was I impressed as this was my first Hill Farmstead beer. Cannot wait until my next.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice funk in the nose. Tastes mildly sour acidic with thick funky saison notes. Finishes with a numbing mint/menthol sensation. Really great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Nordic Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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