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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Wants: 417
Gots: 38 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Art is the barrel aged version of Arthur, our traditional farmhouse saison. Eventually, all releases of Arthur will be equal to the current release of Art... and Art will be aged for 12 months or more and released as a single barrel reserve.

2014 batch of Art is a blend of 1-3 yr vintages conditioned and aged in French oak wine barrels.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-02-2011)
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Reviews by scottfrie:
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4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle into Portsmouth snifter. Thanks go to SneezyAchew for sending me both beer and glass.

A: Pours a deep gold with a billowing, dense, bright white head that foamed up with the pour and then took forever to fade into a thick collar and film with a mound of foam in the center. Amazing rings of lacing were left down the glass as the head receded, and a sticky network was left the whole beer through.
S: The first thought that came to my head when I smelled this beer was ‘Russian River’. This definitely reminds me of some of their barrel aged beers. This beer smells so fantastically complex it’s hard for me to pick out all the elements. I get notes of white wine, green apple skins, black pepper, citrus hops, bubblegum, perfume, stone fruits, lemon zest, clove, straw, and coriander.
T: The taste is as amazing as the smell. Green apple skins, white wine oak barrel, and earthy hops dominate, but there are some sweeter notes of stone fruits and spicier notes of ‘Belgian’ spices mixed in as well. The finish is lightly bitter with notes of citrus and lemon zest and green pears, and the aftertaste is earthy and full of hay and peppery spices.
M: Fullish body with a drying mouthfeel and tingly carbonation that froths up on my palate quite a bit.
O: An all-around amazing brew with a complex and refreshing flavor. Tastes a bit like Temptation I think, but I haven’t had a bottle in a little while. Regardless, I love the wine and oak flavors, and can’t thank you enough for sending me this one Michael.

scottfrie, Jul 26, 2011
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Bottle poured in a GI tulip

A - Hazy, golden color with a very frothy two finger head. This leaves a lot of nice lacing as it goes down. Quite a nice looking Saison.

S - Smells of sweet banana, lemon, oak, slight vinegar and a slight grassy farmhouse funk

T - Initally tart lemon and slight vinegar come through. As the beer goes, the beer starts to get funky with grass, farmhouse funk and a slight blue cheese. The finish is slightly tart with a lingering oak.

MF - Medium carbonation with a creamy smooth body. Slightly astringent in the finish and a tingle remains on the tongue.

O - Solid, sour and funky Saison that reminds me of a more tart version of Orval. My first HF Saison and can understand why people get excited over them.

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My second HF beer. The first beer Rarl was terrific. This one was rather ordinary. Funky saison yeast. Generous retained head on hazy golden coloured body. Above average mouthfeel. Funky, yeasty taste, pepper. Dry bitter finish. Decent drinkability but it took many sips. Thanks Steve S.

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750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Bit of a slow gusher. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a massive, 3 finger foamy white head with excellent retention. Beer is clear goldenrod. Lacing is patchy and thick with excellent cling. Couldn't ask for more.

Nose is yeast, band-aid, lemon rind, coriander, flower petals and a slight tartness. Aromatic with big funk notes. Clean, crisp and very refreshing with the exact flavors I expect from the style.

Opens slightly tart citrus and lemon peel. Coriander and other spices in the back along with some floral notes. Touch of yeastiness at the middle with band-aid and cobweb. Spicy finish with a yeasty and sharply funky aftertaste. Refreshing and very complex. Really enjoyable.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Light, fluffy and clean in the mouth and goes down refreshing. Accented finish with a mellow aftertaste. Really solid.

Hill Farmstead's Saison's are almost on the same level as their pale ales... that is, world class. Art is no different. A super solid beer all the way around. Definitely recommended.

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Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.