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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 994
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 335
Gots: 185 | FT: 29
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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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -21.5%

750 ml bottle poured into a HF stemmed goblet. Purchased at the brewery on 11/1. Consumed on 11/16.

A - Golden orange in color with a full finger of bright white small bubble foam. Distinct lines of carbonation. Head mostly dissipates, leaves a thin white layer on the surface of the beer, supported by distinct lines of carbonation.

S - Slightly offensive. Tart lemon, pineapple, grassy notes and something funky.

T - Tart lemon and straw.

M - Crisp and well balanced as usual with HF.

O - Take this review with a grain of salt... this is my first of this style, so I may be off. The overwhelming tart lemon was unpleasant to me. I opened a second bottle to confirm that the first bottle was not a bad sample, but the same flavors and smell was presented. Loved several other HF offerings. but this one I did not like.

11-16-2013 23:38:44 | More by Duane_Opfer
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Spice_Navigator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

08-16-2014 19:59:57 | More by Spice_Navigator
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JohnG190

New York

4.81/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

08-04-2014 21:03:26 | More by JohnG190
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-13-2014 13:56:00 | More by tectactoe
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2014 21:34:19 | More by jono0101
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

01-29-2013 22:55:23 | More by Schlais
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SkiBum22

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-01-2014 13:41:05 | More by SkiBum22
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joel66

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-07-2013 02:00:25 | More by joel66
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thetommo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-27-2014 19:55:13 | More by thetommo
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2014 22:21:21 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-12-2014 19:02:16 | More by warnerry
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-13-2013 12:58:33 | More by SunDevilBeer
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-29-2011 07:13:42 | More by Callmecoon
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77apm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-28-2014 19:07:48 | More by 77apm
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bierdabbler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2012 01:27:48 | More by bierdabbler
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-23-2014 17:23:13 | More by BillKuhnel
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%

$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.

12-07-2010 02:56:45 | More by Billolick
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codysjb

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%

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.

01-18-2013 18:54:53 | More by codysjb
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

01-20-2012 14:07:45 | More by tigg924
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-27-2014 17:38:35 | More by Chris_Panos
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-14-2012 19:08:40 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2013 21:38:39 | More by BrandonDZ
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-14-2014 15:39:49 | More by Prospero
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sgn4779

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-20-2014 14:53:19 | More by sgn4779
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deebo

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -36.5%

07-12-2014 00:29:16 | More by deebo
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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.