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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 395
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)
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, pours a light straw gold with a large white head. Nose is grass, light fresh cereal grains, hay, lemon. Mouth is very grainy upfront, segueing into citrus fruits and a long, grassy finish. Fresh, bright, very good stuff. Some comparisons to the bottled version of Saison Vautour have been made. I agree that they are simialr in their fresh cereal grain and lemon character, but this is a little more focused and rustic while the Vautour is funkier, more sour, probably a bit more complex. Really nice stuff, way better than E which I found totally overrated.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 22:00:38 | More by JAXSON
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass form a 750ml bottle. Shared with the fiancé.

Pours a lighter gold with some straw golden hints. Slightly hazy. There is a nice tall 2 inch white head that forms and is quite chunky . It leaves some nice lacing that is spotty. (4.0)

Aroma of barrel aged goodness. Slight and mild vanilla notes in the nose. Nice fresh woody notes mixed in with some spice and funk. A bit of a citrusy hop backed note is perceived as well as the mix of slight tart funk with some fruity esters. (4.0)

The funk plays well with some good peppery notes and spice. Coriander and some clove sweetness are very well crafted. Malty and bready notes can be perceived. Some nice woody barrel notes mixed in with great funk and corn-husk notes. The fruity esters and malty bread notes come in around the middle but they are overtaken by some nice dry vinous character and some slight tartness. Very nice. (4.0)(4.0)

Overall a good saison. The barrel aging throws in some interesting flavors and notes but it still has a nice saison flavor and mouth feel. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 15:56:51 | More by JoEBoBpr
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle at hosers 17/7/11

A hazy golden yellow with a thick two finger foam that retains well leaving a couple rings of lace, looking good

S spicy, funky yeast with some white fleshed fruit, apple and pear perhaps,

T more funky goodness with some earthy wet wood, the barrel evidence is subtle but blends in well with the flavors, nicely spiced and I'm loving the funk

M light and fluffy in the mouth with a great spicy aftertaste

O well rounded stuff, I'd like to get my hands on more of it but I don't see that happening anytime soon

the barrel come out a little more as it warms, interesting stuff worth looking for

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 16:17:08 | More by wordemupg
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up one of these bad boys at the last release. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - So this one is another slow gusher, which results in a bit, soapy three finger head that leaves big side lacing atop a crystal clear darker straw brew.

S - Nice aromas of barnyard here with lemons, light funky oak, some subtle vinous notes.

T - Taste is pretty good, theres an odd aftertaste but I'll get to that. Starts out with that nice barnyard funk that leads to a sharp lemon acidity with much stronger vinous characters of grape skin. The finish though...strange. For me, once the tart and funk have cleared I'm left with well, a cookie like aftertaste. Kind of like the part of a chocolate chip cookie that doesnt have the chocolate chips in it. Very strange. Not a bad thing, just, really weird.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty spot on for a Hill Farmstead saison, decent enough carbonation here, quite enjoyable and works well with the tart and funk.

O - Overall, this is a good saison, spot on for Hill Farmstead. The aftertaste throws me a bit but there are enough redeeming qualities to make this very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 21:43:45 | More by rudzud
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a proper Hill Farmstead wine glass. Big thanks to Tony for sharing.

A: My pour from toward the end of the bottle is a hazy amber-orange, but earlier pours are crystal clear. Two fingers of creamy, rocky head preside above, leaving tons of sticky lace. Gorgeous.

S: Lovely, delicate mixture of floral + fruity, vinous notes. Some dry, chalky yeast. Pretty solid.

T: Some coconut oak starts things off, with vinous grapes, tannins, and a big rush of dry, floral yeast. Pretty refreshing, but the finish is so bone dry that it verges on astringency.

M: Soft, delicate, moderately carbonated medium body. So, so supple.

O: I really enjoyed this one, but the more I drank of it the more difficult it became to look forward to more - the dryness and chalkiness of the finish really started to wear on me. Still, the balance of flavors was pretty great.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 03:44:40 | More by woosterbill
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AgentZero

Illinois

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

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one.

A - Big white head with good retention that left some decent spots and lace on the sides. Hazy yellow-orange bodied beer.

S - Lots of barrel and funk. Big oak, brett, barnyard smells. Nice smelling. Has a mild vinous quality to it.

T - Some tartness, grapeskins, pale malts, brett funk, barnyard funk. Nicely complex, but I like the smell a little better than the taste. It's quite good and easy to get down, but I still hold Anna on a pedestal when it comes to HF saisons.

M - Little dry, lighter side of medium bodied iwth active carbonation.

O - A very good beer, I'm not a true fan of the stle, but this one was very good with a lot of stuff to pick out.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 19:58:46 | More by AgentZero
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours a hazy yellow with a thick creamy white head.

S. Wow. The oakiness really stands out and compliments the funkiness of the saison. Nice floral notes. Some white grape character. A touch of pepper.

T. Similiar to the flavor. The floral notes come through nicely.

M. Thin body that dries out completely. I can't believe how low the carb is on the tongue.

D. Smells great. I really like how the oak contributes to the saison.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 23:44:27 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this Jake! Poured into a pint glass. This pours a cloudy straw color with a thick pillow of white head. Nice gobs of soapy lace.

The aroma has a white grape aroma with some woody notes. Floral aromas with hints of barnyard hay and funk. The pallet has a nice white grape flavor and somewhat tart lemon finish. Nice grassy flavor with a slight crisp bitter finish.

The body is light with somewhat high carbonation. Overall this one is well done. I'm really enjoying these barrel aged saisons.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 03:28:25 | More by Bendurgin
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chico1985 for sharing.

A- Hazy golden apricot hue with a gargantuan white head. It looks like a root beer float with cream floating around. Infinite retention and thick piles of lace coat the glass.

S- Nice saison yeast with tart fruit, lemon and some funkiness. Vinous grape stem pit feel. Somewhat faint to me.

T- Not as funky as the nose, a straight saison yeast feel with just a bit of tart fruit and barnyard funk, hay... Zesty lemon peel, light fruit/apple/white grape vinous notes. Some floral, herbal tea and grassy hops as well as some lemon citrus. A good oak presence with warmth.

MF- Silky feel with lower carbonation than I expected. Smooth with a sharp bitterness in the finish.

Nice beer with a saison feel primarily and a bit of funk later on. Good fruity feel and a nice yeast profile, the bugs add a good tart funk complexity.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 18:49:06 | More by cbutova
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Florida9

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2

A: Very hazy light pastel yellow in color. Forms a large foamy-creamy off white head. Good retention. Globs of lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is very "Saison-like." Yeasty phenols, lemon, peppery spice. There is also a slight sugar sweetness.

T: Taste is much drier than the aroma. Lemon, light yeasty-phenols, black pepper, green pepper, coriander. A little bit of wood that doesn't present itself as uniquely "oak." A slight tartness and maybe a hint of Brett?

M: Lighter bodied. Medium-heavy carbonation. Tart. Dry. Mild bitterness.

O: As to be expected from HF, this is an excellent beer. Dry, tart, complex. Just a very well made Saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:40:00 | More by Florida9
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

Served along side Hill Farmstead Arthur, Flora, Civil Disobedience, and McKenzie Irma Extra.

The beer appears hazy and yellow hued with a half inch of white head and some decent lacing. The aroma is fabulous. Red wine, wild yeast, floral notes, citrus, funk. Yeah, I'm digging this. The flavor is very good, though not quite as remarkable as the aroma. Nice feel on the palate. Complex and delicious. This was my favorite of the five saisons I sampled that night. I would enjoy having this again. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 17:33:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-19-2012 14:19:31 | More by acurtis
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-14-2012 01:26:17 | More by Hessian257
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-10-2012 12:33:10 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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rjm0715

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2013 18:43:18 | More by rjm0715
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-21-2012 21:12:02 | More by dtx00
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-16-2013 20:12:27 | More by SpdKilz
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-24-2012 23:59:28 | More by wesley14
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2012 12:00:29 | More by mdillon86
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a hazy and somewhat dirty golden color ale with a superb large foamy head with great retention and some really good lacing. Aromas of Brett notes are quite dominant with some refreshing white wine vinous notes. Taste is a superb mix between some white wine grapes, some light balanced funky Brett notes with light dry finish and some light oaks notes can also be detected. Rustic malt notes are well balanced and help keep the whole thing together. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very complex and also easily drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 18:19:43 | More by Phyl21ca
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Psychmusic

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

09-23-2012 22:42:12 | More by Psychmusic
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-01-2014 09:26:51 | More by Atomicskis5
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-28-2012 03:36:58 | More by Amalak
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-19-2013 05:34:23 | More by Blanco
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-10-2013 03:38:08 | More by mendvicdog
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