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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 390
Gots: 233 | FT: 36
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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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
Photo of BeerEngineer
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

General: Found this in the back room of my local craft beer shop in LA. This was expense (it's LA and the beer is from VT, go figure). They had a limited amount of them so I only picked up one to let some other people try it too. Poured this into a tulip for tasting.

Appearance: Straw colored beer with a light, fluffy white head. The head diminished really quickly but leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Some light clove aroma with a citrus note. There is almost an apricot aroma also with a smell of slight alcohol. Very fitting aroma for the style. If I didn't know better I would say this had a touch of brett finishing it because of the citrus nose that was developed with this mild funkish aroma. Really nice.

Mouthfeel: Moderately high carbonation and easy to drink. This is really refreshing. It's pretty light in body but fits the saison style.

Taste: Flavor is pretty nice, there are all the flavors that were found in the aroma with more added. There is a touch of malt, barely noticeable but refreshing. There are some really nice minor flavors in here and again, if I didn't know better I would think this had some brett in it. It reminds me of Saison Brett from Blvd Brewing.

Overall: This is interesting. I think that the best comparison is to Blvd Brewing Saison Brett, even though this doesn't have brett in it. It's a good saison, not perfect (I prefer more of the traditional belgian flavors like bubblegum, clove and banana in my saisons) but it's pretty damn good. That being said, I don't think that I would be paying $30 a bottle that it cost out in cali again. I'll wait until I make it to the brewery this summer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Spice_Navigator
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Has all the things you'd want in a saison. Lemon and citrus notes that are perfect on a hot summer day. Tastes like it has a bit of funky sour going on too. Highly recommended.

Photo of JohnG190
4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep gold with a thick quickly dissipating head. Good lacing. Faint pepper and biscuit on the nose with some dry white wine notes following. Dry on the tongue, very spicy with lots of pepper. Dry finish as well. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a supremely well crafted and easy drinking farmhouse ale.

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$12.99 32 ounce growler pour from DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours a dull shade of amber with a tangerine hue, clouded, with plenty of bubbles rising to the top. Head is loose, moderate, and tiny bubbles. Nice looking sheeting, with webs of lacing rise from the collar to the top of the glass.

Fruity, earthy and some peppery spice picked up in the nose.

Fresh, zesty and fully flavorful saison. More pepper, fruity, some grassyness with a kick of Belgian yeasty goodness.

More high quality and well worth seeking out brew from Hill Farmstead.

Photo of codysjb
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass. Had after Vera Mae and this is good but not like HF's other offerings. Smells slightly farmhousey, tastes like a somewhat watered down version of the style, not a ton of flavor. Good, but more like a lager or witbier than a saison. I prefer HF's other offerings more.

Photo of tigg924
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: 1 inch head, straw yellow in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: light apples, straw, and florals—really appealing smell—very spring like

Taste: light apples, straw, grape, and florals

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, super light bodied, sweet

Overall: Very light, faint, and super flavorful. A delicate beer that is a masterpiece. I have yet to be disappointed by a Hill beer and this is right with the best of them. I could drink this every day. A friend of mine who I gave some to said this tasted like a fine Champaign and I tend to agree.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.