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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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997 Ratings
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Ratings: 997
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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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-11-2013 01:14:30 | More by Atomicskis5
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ndepriest

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

04-10-2013 16:43:36 | More by ndepriest
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-06-2013 14:57:21 | More by Seakyden
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%

Big thanks to Hopshopenstein for sending me a bottle of this in a trade, shared with my friend Tony (ahalloin) who's a big saison guy.

The look is amazing, a bright golden body, huge frothy head and great lacing. Very hazy and opaque, really the look is perfect for a saison.

The smell has all the earthy and barnyard notes that make a saison a saison. Great taffy like sweetness, some citrus rind hops, slight funk and yeast, nice table spice like coriander and has a nice must to it too. An excellent saison aroma it's both sweet and savory.

The beer is nicely carbonated and has a nice lemony straw malt and slight sweetness, but it's mostly dry and clean in the taste; it has a good malt backbone and is nice medium to light in body. More of an easy drinker than a real palate stretcher, it just has a nice bitterness and slight barnyard funk but not much. Some peppery notes too.

A very nice beer, super solid!

03-31-2013 22:47:10 | More by Dreadnaught33
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-30-2013 04:34:28 | More by BAsbill
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-28-2013 21:11:37 | More by sirsteve42
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ellswrth

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-28-2013 19:25:38 | More by ellswrth
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

On-tap at Churchkey, served in a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy gold yellow color, topped with a white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Lots of fruit and hay, lemon, peach, some spiciness, nice funkiness. Smells really nice, this was my favorite part of the beer.

T- Similar to the aroma, more subtle lemon/peach fruitiness, which is a bit tart, bready yeast, has a decent amount of black pepper towards the finish.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, dry finish.

O- Another very tasty saison from HF, compared to Vera Mae this was my 2nd favorite, but I would gladly drink this again any day.

03-28-2013 04:37:13 | More by WillCarrera
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2013 12:37:03 | More by Sludgeman
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2013 02:36:31 | More by nickfl
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ant880

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2013 15:10:36 | More by ant880
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-25-2013 03:02:57 | More by mrandypandy
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SourinQns

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-25-2013 02:33:01 | More by SourinQns
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-25-2013 02:05:09 | More by SpdKilz
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2013 03:35:22 | More by Schmuckles
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imperiallibations

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2013 20:15:24 | More by imperiallibations
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davey101

Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -9%

750ml bottle purchased during the Norma release. Poured into a tulip glass. Opens with a slight gush over.

A - Pours a hazy dark yellow body. Tons of white soapy foam that fills the rest of the glass. It eventually settles down into a half finger cap. Excellent lacing and retention.

S - Pretty much exactly what I want out of a saison. Lots of lemons, wheat, grass, and a pleasant and soft earthiness. Smell is just super inviting.

T - Tart lemons and big blast of wheat and grain. Kind of bready. A bit of a funky earthiness and cheese to balance it out. Some bitterness and spicy black peppercorn on the finish which I'm not a huge fan of. It is very drinkable and the pepper is not at all overpowering, I just don't enjoy any pepper like flavors in a beer. Mouth feel is medium bodied and well carbonated with a clean finish.

O - A damn solid saison, but I much prefer Anna or Florence over this. It is rustic and a bit spicy and bready. I just prefer fruitier and sweeter saisons.

03-19-2013 04:47:54 | More by davey101
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-19-2013 00:08:39 | More by DruRho
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-18-2013 18:30:49 | More by mixed_master7
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%

Served from a 750ml bottle into an Allagash chalice.

Appearance- Beautiful clear golden color with outstanding two finger head that shows no sign of dissipating.

Smell- Sweet lemon, bready yeast, yeasty funkiness, farms, hard work, oakiness.

Taste- Yeasty lemony flavor, light funky tartness, smooth crisp hops. Finishes light and crisp with mild tartness.

Mouthfeel- Super light and generously carbonated, mild tartness on the tongue. I could drink this all day.

Overall- Hands down the best saison I've had period.

03-18-2013 03:04:57 | More by Seanniek91
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +3%

A: Gorgeous, hazy, golden-yellow. Slightly more golden-hued than Anna. As expected, a huuuuge, bright white, fluffy, lumpy head that settles into pillows of foam. Great lace and nice retention.

S: Maybe it's because HF used the term, but..."rustic" describes this beer well. Noticeably more earthy than Anna. Less fruit. Barn, hay, funk, that fresh, morning farm smell...Vermont Farmhouse.

T: Just f'n amazing. Light fruit, plenty of barn, and a bit of sour funk! A tad chalky as I find HF Farmhouse Ales to be. Superbly refreshing! Massive flavor. Wow. Special stuff.

M: Body is incredible. Perfectly yeasty. Carbonation is other-worldly. Just a joy to drink.

O: A crazy delicious example of what I hope every Saison/Farmhouse Ale tastes like when I put my lips to it. Perfectly executed. As with all their beers...the hype is real.

03-18-2013 00:48:16 | More by Gatch
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-17-2013 03:31:34 | More by oldedog
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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%

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.

03-14-2013 23:47:20 | More by stephenjmoore
Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.