Abner - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
4.83/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
So interesting. Received both Abner and Ephraim in a recent trade with mtardiff. (Thanks Marc!)
While Ephraim gets the top overall score of A+ vs. this beer, I clearly enjoy this beer more. No disrespect to Ephraim, but this is a superior beer in my opinion. (notice I didn’t say fact)
Pours with a thin finger of foamy head that does settle to a film of foam. Very slight haze in the golden/amber colored beer. Some splotchy lace clings to the glass.
Aroma is fantastic. Bright, bold, floral and perfume like. You can smell the fresh hop cones in your hand as if you just squeezed out all the essential oils.
Flavor matches and compliments the aroma perfectly. While this is a hop juice special, there is also a wonderful balance here. The light cracker malt notes are toasty and provide a wonderful base to the hop bitterness. There is also a fruit explosion here that is so juicy. Mango, Tangerine come to mind. Fantastic. 8.2%?? No way. This is so well hidden it’s scary. A dangerously delicious beer!!!
Body is refreshing and bright. Carbonation is just right and brings the flavor to life without getting in the way.
One of my favorite Hill Farmstead items. Wow, I have to get more of this one! (if possible)
Serving type: growler
10-12-2011 22:25:01 | More by Reagan1984
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Abner from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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