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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.85%
Wants: 320
Gots: 169 | FT: 25
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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mPaxtonS

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2013 19:23:55 | More by mPaxtonS
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volta

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-16-2013 01:44:32 | More by volta
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden body with a large, fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Body is not entirely transparent, but light shines through easily.

S- Bready farmhouse yeast, hay, fresh grass, citrus, tree fruits. The aroma is big and noticeable from a distance, but has subtle variations of scents.

T- Earthy and grassy up front, big juicy fruity citrus flavors in the middle, while the finish brings in some of the bready, grainy yeast flavors. Very good mix of flavors that make for a tasty saison.

M- Medium carbonation, medium bodied, slight tingle, quenching and somewhat dry on the finish.

O- It's not barrel-aged, it's not a Brett-bomb, this is just a straight-forward saison with great flavors that change subtlety through each sip. This one does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 23:47:20 | More by stephenjmoore
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jonbeer89

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2013 00:59:03 | More by jonbeer89
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ZRBE

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2013 05:44:56 | More by ZRBE
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kevanb

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

The beer pours a light, golden honey color, touches of orange and light copper when struck by the light. It sports a hazy, opaque texture with a few visible bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A dense, soapy, white head towers above the beer, nearly 3 fingers high that recedes slowly leaving a lovely layer of froth above the beer with a little bit of sticky lace left on the glass. Lots of funky yeast hits the nose straight away, light citrus with some wildflower and dandelion earthiness that brings out some pale grain. Yeast is again the frontrunner on the tongue, touches of banana and citrus fruit with lemongrass and weeds, a bit of rustic spice plays nicely with the grain on the finish that has a nice bread crust bite. The body is nice and lively, coats the mouth nicely, dances on the tongue that has a mildly dry finish.

Verdict: A pleasant saison from Hill Farmstead, but the earthier, rustic elements of this beer aren't really my favorite. Compared to Anna, which was much more vibrant, this seems rather pedestrian. I'd still recommend this to anyone who enjoys a Saison or Farmhouse style beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 02:13:52 | More by kevanb
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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2013 22:22:19 | More by RWNay
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jimmy82063

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-10-2013 23:29:53 | More by jimmy82063
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Johnnyramirez

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-10-2013 16:37:10 | More by Johnnyramirez
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, earth, fruit hop, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, fruit hop, spice, earth, and fruity spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. There was quite a bit of fruitiness going on in this one that definitely balanced quite well with the Saison aspect going on in it. The spicy and earthiness from the style definitely shined through and was quite well incorporated with the rest of the brew and managed to compliment the other aspects well. I just wish there would have been a little more complexity going on to take it to a new level. Glad I got the chance to try this one, but not the best Saison I have ever had to this day.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 13:42:04 | More by thagr81us
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bahnfire

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2013 20:14:15 | More by bahnfire
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2013 13:56:16 | More by drabmuh
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 22:11:50 | More by theGlasstronaut
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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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Takeanotherswing

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-06-2013 03:01:51 | More by Takeanotherswing
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BillHilly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-06-2013 02:03:53 | More by BillHilly
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-05-2013 03:46:51 | More by POTABLE83
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-05-2013 02:04:51 | More by Zaphog
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden/straw color with a nice white head on top. Great retention and lacing.

S: Very nice aroma, some light wheat with lemon and a bit of spice. Slightly tart.

T: More lemony flavor mixed with a surprising amount of tartness. There was a little bit of barnyard funk and some spice on the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied, very easy drinking.

O: Fantastic beer, loved the level of tartness mixed with the lemon/zest flavors going on in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 22:39:32 | More by mdaschaf
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lovindahops

New York

4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can't believe after the amount of Arthur's I have had I have never reviewed one! I love Hill Farmstead and what they push out

A- a bursting darkened fluorescent yellow with a wicked foamy white head. Off the charts retention and vicious slashing of lacing on the edges of my HF stemware. Hazy and brilliant with the colors and amazing foamy head

S- a lemony and peppery blast of bready yeast and lively flavors. This is a hardcore example of barnyard funk being collected in a bottle. A little citrus and Brett scent carries over at the end

T- same lemon and pepper scent flows into a delicious yeasty treat. Full of citric flavor bready flavor that is equivalent to some sweetly enrobed Belgian candy. Absolutely flavorful with a dry finish that keeps me wanting more of the funk and tart flavor

M- carbonated just right and flavor that coates your mouth

O- what a saison. Barnhouse Funk! Arthur delivers as a delicious mouth watering saison. I will say this again... Hill farmstead is the best brewery in the world!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 20:48:57 | More by lovindahops
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-03-2013 07:31:57 | More by Kelp
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 01:15:19 | More by nmann08
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy light straw with a big fluffy white head interspersed with chunks of air. Amazing retention and lacing.

Light lemon aromas. Wheat, a bit of yeast and some must. Maybe some coriander, but nice and light on the spices.

Lots of lemon flavor up front. Good tartness through the middle mixed with a little funk and tangy wheat. Finishes with lemon zest and an almost white wine like component. Light pepper and coriander although thankfully the spice component is toned down.

Light bodied. Carbonation is high accentuating the tartness. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel that is typical of HF beer.

Very easy drinking beer. Just the right amount of tartness to keep me wanting more, but not to overwhelm the palate. I hate most saisons, but whatever HF does with them is gold because this is another winner.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 15:14:48 | More by jmarsh123
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-28-2013 22:03:00 | More by djrn2
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2013 19:10:13 | More by vonnegut21
Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.