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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.28%
Wants: 405
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

09-18-2011 04:31:13 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

10-14-2012 14:19:03 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -18.9%

Thanks to Callmecoon for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Pours a slightly murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, herbs, spices, wood, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a medicinal aftertaste and a super woody finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I definitely enjoyed regular Arthur over this barred aged version.

07-02-2012 02:53:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-19-2012 02:03:31 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Huge, huge thanks to sisuspeed for opening this bottle at the Rosso release. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a mild straw color with a really nice, fluffy white head that sticks around for quite a bit of time. Really nice lacing as it goes down. The nose is really nice with some complex earthy funk as well as grain and hay plus a touch of oak. Funk keeps coming, and also brings a hint of white grapes and mild stone fruit. The flavor is along the same lends, blending the funk with the base malt well and adding in slight fruit complexity. Mildly sweet feel is fairly light with a nicely dry finish. Really fantastic. Thanks again, John.

04-20-2011 11:27:18 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-04-2012 13:48:49 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-03-2014 21:23:52 | More by zestar
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev -8%

Bottle from Batch 2 courtesy of Todd.

A: The pour is a somewhat minimally hazed golden-orange color with a large white head.

S: There is a mild tartness on the nose, which I find pleasant. Definitely some apples along with a pronounced honeydew melon aroma and a bit of celery. Earth and spice notes as well as some wood and cracker malts.

T: The flavor has a mild sweet of bread and cracker malts. There is definitely some grass, celery, and earthy mushroom. A fair amount of fruits, especially green melon, lemon zest, and apples.

M: Medium in body with a medium to high carbonation.

O: Lots of complexity to this one and I thought it was pretty nice to drink.

07-13-2011 00:46:01 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8%

06-03-2012 17:24:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.9%

12-13-2011 23:32:49 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -31%

12-10-2011 18:20:28 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -8%

01-08-2013 23:59:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%

Thanks Eric for sharing, happy birthday buddy!

Peachy pastel orange, fluffy cap of foam, spotty lacing.

Fruity aroma, pineapple and passion fruit, dry grassiness in the background.

Tart fruity flavors, citrus and vaguely tropical. Dry and light bitterness in the aftertaste, mild oaky dryness. Medium bodied with firm tartness, quenching and drinkable. Overall it's nice, reminds me of a fruitier Temptation.

02-10-2013 01:14:07 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

3.8/5  rDev -12.6%

Thanks Barry!

Hazy blond, a little clearer than Flora, and more effervescent. The head is tall and lasting.

Blue cheese, funk, graininess, vinous oak and funk. A lot of oak, actually. Quite a bit of cheese, too, but it's more pleasant than Flora batch 2.

Tastes light and refreshing with some really nice complexity coming from the barrel. Cheesy, a little lactic, a ton of funk and oak. Little metallic, blue cheese again. Drying oak in the finish. Leathery, horse stable funk. Pretty good, but not as good as Flora batch 1.

01-23-2012 20:55:08 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2012 16:55:36 | More by JAHMUR
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%

Huge thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this gem. Served, appropriately, in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Big white foam with excellent retention settles to a thick chunky cap, and splotchy lace. Hazed dark apricot body with a few specks of suspended sediment.

S - A delicious mixture of oak, bretty funk, tropical fruits, pale malt, spicy farmhouse yeast, and vinous notes. Is spice added to this? I get a mild saffron note. In any case it's delicious.

T - Taste is a bit of a letdown, although it's still quite good. More buttery oak and pale stone fruit malt character. Some vinous notes in the finish. There's a faint oxidation/mineral note that I found a little odd, so I'm not sure this is something that needs to be aged any further, although that might help in cutting some of the oak.

M - Smooth medium body, medium-low carbonation, and a lightly sticky finish. No obvious alcohol.

D - This is really quite excellent. Tons of flavor for the lower ABV, pleasant texture, and a superb aroma. Another quality Hill Farmstead offering and one I'd love to have again.

05-15-2011 18:59:37 | More by MasterSki
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%

Bottle at Armsby Abbey during Hill Farmstead dinner.

Pours a nice fizzy head that hits a couple fingers and fades at a med pace nice lacing over hazy pale blond color.

Nose light farmhouse saison, hint floral spices, nice lemon and grassy aromas, hint of funk and acidity, little vinous quality and light oak.

Taste starts with nice tart fruits, lemony with little white wine vinous. Nice toasty vanilla oak. Then saison with light farmhouse and a ittle funk, light spices and grassy lemon grass. Light earthy funk and hint bready. Finish is dry and some acidity, lemon lingering a lot with little funk and light saison and bit of pinot grigio like fruity white wine.

Mouth is ligher bodied, good carb.

Overall quite tasty. Wine adds a great flavor and quality and barrel is tasty with plenty of the nice saison flavors coming through still.

08-28-2012 12:33:43 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-10-2013 21:52:07 | More by Rifugium
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

10-10-2013 03:38:08 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.9%

11-26-2011 02:38:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

12-07-2011 18:49:15 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -18.9%

Pours a pale hazy golden yellow/straw color with golden banana yellow hues and a frothy two finger white head.  Good retention slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks of soapy lacing.  

Sweet yet earthy aroma with subtle barnyard funk, sweet honey, light fruit, banana, citrus, bready yeast and zesty spice.  Subtle toasted oak but not much of a barrel presence.

Fuller bodied than expected with tight carbonation up front Lots of zesty spice with hints of pepper, lemon peel and coriander.  Earthy funk countered by sweet fruit and bready yeast.  Good balance of funk, sweetness and dryness.  Spicy with bready yeast, light fruit and citrus.  Funkier as it warms but not sour.  More dry/bretty than anything with a faint barrel presence.   Some earthy wood but it is subtle not overpowering the other flavors.  

06-25-2011 01:05:43 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip.

Pours a filtered, hazed golden straw color with a dense, frothy white head that initially fills the glass. Abundant lacing coats the glass and the head has nice retention supported by a consistent stream of bubbles.

Aroma is very dry, vinous and yeasty. Some residual sweetness with oak/vanilla, ripe grapes, and banana but earth and red wine dominate. Not much presence of spice or funk.

Smooth, medium-thick body. Soft, fine carbonation with a dry, oaky finish. Docking the mouthfeel a little for the finish which is very tannic and oaky.

Similar experience as Sean preceding me. Not as much wine as the aroma, more vanilla and woodsy oak. More brett funk comes through suppressing the fruity and yeasty sweetness of the aroma.

Another well made, good but not great saison from HF. I enjoy this more than the base Art I had a few months ago, but the wine barrel (particularly oak flavors) are a little too strong. Reminiscent of McKenzie's Saison Vautour and honestly a little more consistent in composition. However Vautour is still the standard I look for in this style of wine barrel/wild saisons.

05-20-2011 23:51:23 | More by yourefragile
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Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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