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Nordic Saison - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 23
Gots: 90 | FT: 15
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: 380 | Reviews: 36
Reviews by cosmicevan:
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3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My lucky day! Stopped in at tørst and this was on the lines! 5oz pour in tørst wine glass. Crisp but murky orange yellow and a thin head of tiny bubbles and maybe a spot or two of lace. Has a nice glow to it. Nose is brisk soft sweet n sour with a hint of funk. Flavor is more of the same, kind of lime, remind me if brother sog. Finish is rather dry. Tasty but what hf brew isn't at last tasty? Not mind blowing, but worth checking out.

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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%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of fo1ksguitar
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of deebo
3.12/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of doremite
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
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%

Photo of RichardMNixon
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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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Nordic Saison from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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