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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 354
Gots: 191 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Arthur (1922-2005) was our grandfather’s youngest brother; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his 13 siblings. In his honor, this Saison is crafted from American malted barley, American and European hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Arthur.

(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 10-03-2010)
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Date: 09/24/14
Type: 750ml. Bottle
Bottled: 01/2014
Glass: East End Tulip

* I am most definitely in the minority saying that not one beer from Hill Farmstead has wowed me yet, but lets give it another go.

Pours a crystal golden in color w/ an abundant champagne like 3 finger white head that produces moderate lacing. Aromas of lemon, acidity, fresh cut hay, mineral water, and a bit of funk. The taste was of lemon rind and acidity and moderate sourness up front, leading into fresh bread and mild hop bitterness, and finishes like a fine mineral water. Thin bodied, but lush due to having tons of prickly carbonation. Very drinkable as most Saisons are and the dryness keeps you coming back for more.

Overall, I am still not wowed by HF, but this is a very solid Saison. First off, I am not a Saison type of guy, but I try to review true to style and not personal preference. So, if I was a Saison guy and this was my style of choice, I could definitely drink this with ease, but I would definitely want more pepper and spice in the brew which I feel this was lacking a bit of.

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750ml bottle, dated 7/2014. Poured into a Tree House Brewing slender cylinder.

A - Pinneapple juice pale yellow, heavy cloudiness. Snowy, tiny white head with persistent lacing on the glass.

S - Unlike any saison I've ever had. Green apple, sourness is instantly noticeable, hinting at what's to come. Little citrus.

T - Satisfying tartness up front, signature farmhouse taste kicks in soon after to combat the tart. More green apple on the back end.

M - Low, soft carbonation. Tartness enjoyably tingles the tongue, with pure green apple on the back-end.

O - My first brew from Hill Farmstead, with Nordic in the fridge. Very delightful brew. Unlike any saison I've ever had. Enjoyed the short, but informational story on the label.

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.