Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 392
Gots: 235 | FT: 35
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 mikem0487:
Photo of mikem0487
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled the week of Halloween 2013. Picked this one up around than and has been in my fridge hanging out till now. Happy I finally popped this one open. AWESOME stuff!

A-Nice golden hued body. Mild haze. Nice two finger fluffy head with good retention and great lacing.

S-Very mild smell. Dank, pepper, citrus(lemon).

T-The taste is where this beer shines. The aroma is almost to subtle but the flavor makes up for that. This beer is all about the yeast. Thats where it is getting those great esters and dryness. Starts off sweet and has almost a tartness to it. A little spice in the middle of the palate and finish. The tart/sour taste is in the finish and lingers pleasantly on the tongue.

M-Medium/thin. Dry finish. Saison Perfect.

O-A excellent saison. The mouthfeel is spot on with a good carb and the taste with that sour/tart finish is awesome. This is a very unique yeast that did a beautiful job turning this wart into a all around enjoyable, thirst quenching brew. If you are fortunate enough to go to Hill Farmstead and even more fortunate to be there when this is on tap/bottled get your self some! You will not be disappointed!

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  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%

Photo of Billolick
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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