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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 1,288
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 391
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Golden in color with good clarity. Four fingers of thick, foamy white head retain wonderfully and leave thick spidery clumps of lacing in its wake.

S: Dry bready and biscuity malt base. Rustic yeast lends a light musty, funky scent and whiffs of green apple. White pepper and spices. Tropical esters of pineapple and tangerine.

T: Funk and must are the predominant tastes at the start. Green apple and a moderate level of sourness move in shortly. Tropical esters of starfruit, pineapple, and tangerine. Grassy hops. Hay. Slight phenolic pepper and spice hide beneath the funk. Bready and biscuity malts stay dry throughout. Layered yeasty tastes of musty funk, sour apple, and light spice ride it out into the finish.

M: Lighter medium body. Very fluffy and creamy in the mouth with an airy impression. Very mild scrubbing carbonation.

O: Not the most complex saison out there, but it's extremely drinkable. Refreshing and quaffable, even. One of those 'simple pleasures' sort of beers.

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of mahak213
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the most recent batch, into HF stemware. Started to foam over a bit when I cracked it open, and then continued to foam over very slowly for the next 2 minutes. *At the end of writing this review, the foam was still trying to creep up out of the bottle, it was pretty funny!*

Appearance- Hazy, bright yellow body with a huge, soapy, pillowy white head. Tremendous lacing.

Smell- Bright, lemony and a little funky with a big grassy, herbal hop note, and some biscuity malt rounds to round things off

Taste- Light herbal bitterness up front that fades into a crisp breadiness and some peppery notes. Finish has more black pepper, and a really mild lemon tartness

Mouthfeel- Crisp, very dry, super refreshing. This is the highlight for me, if I could drink this beer and only this beer all summer long, I'd be a happy man.

Overall- Nothing fancy here, just an incredibly well crafted, refreshing, easy to drink saison.

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4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to Adam for the trade!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color. A great head of white foam. Great retention and lacing too.

(S)- Quite dry. A great funky earthy yeast to it. Subtle lemon peel. Very complex despite its simplicity.

(T)- A juicy body to this white being quite dry and slightly earthy at the same time. Lemon and lime meets a dry yeast with an ever so slight tart funk.

(M)- A superb carbonation level and balance to this. Big dry funk while still having a bright and zesty citrus and yeast profile. Not overly bitter either.

(O)- A world class Saison in every sense. A bright yet dynamic and complex beer that has everything I love about Saisons. An instant favorite

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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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4/5  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  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 1,288 ratings.