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Arthur - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 352
Gots: 189 | FT: 26
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 +3.7%

PEIhop, Oct 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle acquired thanks to juliusseizure. Poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip. Batch 3.

Pour: Hazy pale orange with two fingers of white fluffy head. Head diminishes to a film, and leaves really nice lacing. Nice effervescence. Classic saison.

Smell: Comes out first with a nice biscuit, followed by some grassy undertones. A slight funk sneaks in, but only slighty, and follows with and distinguished citrus tartness.

Taste: Wow. Comes up first with a great lemon zest tartness, followed by a honey sweetness. Some doughy malts flirt around with grass and hay. Finishes with a slightly peppery linger.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation that prickles the tongue, and a clean tartness. This beer is ultra refreshing.

Overall: Another amazing offering from Hill Farmstead. Not quite as good as Vera in my opinion, but pretty darn close.

cfrances33, Oct 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour is a light hazy yellow with a tight slightly off white head. The nose is DuPont esq. which puts it in high regard. Extreme farmhouse yeast, a bit dusty and peppery with a soft lemon in back. Wow, the flavor is huge. Very unique. The flavor has a very strong peppery presence with an extremely pronounced fruity lemon less the tartness. The farmhouse yeast is a bit less assertive and very unique, a touch but dusty with light touches of mushroom and hay. The body is soft and light with a very dry finish and strong carbonation, almost champagne like.

cpetrone84, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for sharing, Joe.

Pours a hazed golden color with a tall white head. Excellent nose to this. Straw, yeast, and citrus peel aromas. A light sweetness, some floral notes, and mild spice. The flavor is crisp and refreshing. Biscuit malts, floral hops, yeast, and lightly spicy. A bit of citrus peel, and a light tartness throughout. A very mild funk in the background, too.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
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Photo of inlimbo77
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, Purchased in Winter 2012.
Central Waters globe

A: Holy carbonation! Loud hiss on the cap pop. Tons of small bubbles streaming off the bottom of the glass. Pours a bright yellow color. Hazy as hell. Two fingers of full bright white fluffy head. Seems to be sticking around a while. Leaving some lacing trails.

S: Pepper. Citrus. Some wet hay funky notes. Smells like some grassy hops are in there as well. Smells light and airy. You do smell those Euro noble hops in there.

T: Right at the tip of the tongue you get those nice light citrusy hops. Then you get some of that peppery hints that you smelled. Light spice if you will, common of saisons. Dare I say that it has similar flavors to a Saison DuPont Saison. No where near the quality but it's solid. You get a nice touch of maybe white grape in there. On the close it's nice and crisp and dry like a summer white wine would be. Refreshing for sure.

M: Light bodied. Dry. Crisp.

O: B+

inlimbo77, Jun 17, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Cstromberg57 for sending me this!
750 mL bottle poured into a tulip

A- A bright hazy golden yellow with a huge three finger plus fluffy white head.

S- Light fruits, nice barnyard funk, hint of tartness, some peppery spices.

T- Good amount of pepper and spices is what I notice at first, good light fruits, touch of tart lemons/citrus, some barnyard funk.

M- Smooth, light to medium body, a little creamy.

O- A solid Saison and I am very happy the I have another bottle. I would really like to try Art based on how good this beer is.

larryi86, Jun 17, 2012
Arthur from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.