1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

Not Rated.
ArtArt

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

227 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 227
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 403
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
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.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-02-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 227 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of montrealbcr89
montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-20-2013 14:27:52 | More by montrealbcr89
Photo of fbc24
fbc24

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-08-2012 21:02:56 | More by fbc24
Photo of ThatsThatDude
ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

01-05-2014 18:22:06 | More by ThatsThatDude
Photo of alalvarez75
alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2011 16:26:50 | More by alalvarez75
Photo of rpstevens
rpstevens

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 22:32:43 | More by rpstevens
Photo of randomdanger
randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 16:04:19 | More by randomdanger
Photo of thezoobrew
thezoobrew

New York

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-14-2012 22:16:21 | More by thezoobrew
Photo of oldp0rt
oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.9%

10-01-2012 14:06:22 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of spycow
spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-13-2011 23:32:49 | More by spycow
Photo of HopStoopid120
HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 17:51:06 | More by HopStoopid120
Photo of Rempo
Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-20-2012 00:57:10 | More by Rempo
Photo of Yummmmiller
Yummmmiller

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-13-2013 20:56:00 | More by Yummmmiller
Photo of Miamilice
Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-07-2014 15:03:44 | More by Miamilice
Photo of Nuggethops
Nuggethops

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-15-2011 16:35:35 | More by Nuggethops
Photo of Shilt
Shilt

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.9%

02-11-2013 16:19:05 | More by Shilt
Photo of Rochefort10nh
Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-26-2011 02:38:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of cfrances33
cfrances33

Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +13.6%

Batch 2 bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead stem.

Pour: A radient golden orange with a two finger, eggshell white head. Leaves moderate lacing, and the head hangs around for the majority of the glass. Really love the almost glowing body on this.

Smell: Big barrel character up from, characterized by a white grape must. A nice lactic funk follows, with some lemon zest and pears. A light yeasty spice and slight funk finish.

Taste: Lactic tartness up front, followed by a really nice wine must and juicy grapefruits. A slight vanilla oakyness. A light white pepper and some bretty yeast funk follow the majority of the middle and end, but don't command. All the flavors blend incredibly well. Finishes with white wine grape skins.

Mouthfeel: Quite juicy, but there is a light dryness that tugs at how juicy this beer is. Really nice prickling carbonation. Finish fall somewhere between juicy and dry.

Overall: Quite possibly the best saison I've ever had. A close second to Flora.

12-08-2012 01:37:45 | More by cfrances33
Photo of celeriac
celeriac

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +13.3%

Incredible beer.

Opens with a big hiss, and pours with a voluminous, puffy head! The beer itself is a pale gold and fairly clear, with a very slight haze (perhaps from disturbed lees).

The aroma is really more that of a wild ale than a standard saison. bretty funk, lemon and lemongrass, some spice from both yeast and hops, oak, and far more. Deep.

The flavor is equally complex with a surprisingly firm bitterness, light citric tartness, oaky tannins, grape skins, hints of tropical juice, and sweet grainy malt. Rich in flavor yet light and moreish. Yum.

Mouthfeel is light and drinkable with high carbonation and just a touch of creaminess.

Overall, it's hard to say how impressed I am by this beer. Nearly inconceivable that something so complex and refined is being made by in one-year-old brewery. It reminds me a bit of Fantome, and that's a VERY good thing. Really wish I'd bought more of this, so I will need to get back up north soon.

05-01-2011 03:44:31 | More by celeriac
Photo of TurdFurgison
TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +12.2%

I picked up a few bottles of this last year at the HF 1st anniversary party. Now opening one on a quiet weekend in late January.

Removing the cap, foam starts to make a slow but persistent rise to the top. After pouring a glass things were mostly safe, although dried foam started pushing out the bottle before I went back for more. As long as you expect it and have a few glasses to fill you'll have no issues.

This saison, like everything I've had from HF, is stunning in execution. From appearance through finish, I'm so happy with this beer. It pours with lots of haze, a pale golden color with a large pillowy foam. Large chunks of dried lace remain on the glass as it empties.

The aroma is near perfection, this is exactly how I hope most saisons to smell. The Brett is evident but doesn't dominate, some grassiness behind that, maybe a hint of spice but I suspect that comes from the hops. It tastes as good as it smells, Fantome keeps coming to mind (not a bad comparison at all). Seriously, Sean may be the American version of Dany, maybe even more brilliant as he brews so many styles so well. Excellent Brett mustiness and (Saaz?) grassiness, alternating bitterness and barrel notes, slightly dry finish. Very good.

Easy drinking and light/medium bodied. I wish I had more of these. Excellent, highly recommended.

01-28-2012 20:22:25 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of doremite
doremite

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

06-13-2013 20:13:35 | More by doremite
Photo of leschkie
leschkie

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-13-2012 15:40:10 | More by leschkie
Photo of Photekut
Photekut

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-18-2013 21:54:14 | More by Photekut
Photo of Gonzoillini
Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

05-10-2014 19:32:03 | More by Gonzoillini
Photo of outoffocus
outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

08-12-2013 00:53:59 | More by outoffocus
Photo of dcguitar
dcguitar

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

01-17-2013 22:44:30 | More by dcguitar
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.