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Art - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 394
Gots: 25 | FT: 3
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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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Hawthorne's on 6/3/11 during Philly Beer Week.

A - Hazy golden body with a two-finger high fluffy white head that reduced to sleek web-like lacing and patchy dots all around the glass.

S - Sweet and floral with a hint of light tartness, cheese rind and juniper berries. As the liquid warmed up a bit, subtle grassy and earthy funk attributes began to emerge, adding a bit more sourness to the nose.

T - Opens with quite a bit of grassy hop bitterness and a hint of wildflowers. Overall, the tartness of the saison is subtle at first, suggesting a light cheesy character and hint of musty basement funk. However, the earthiness really takes over in the backend, releasing a pretty sharp grassy hop bite paired with a semi-dry woody finish.

M - Light bodied overall, although a tad thin and watery perhaps. Quite spicy and dry on the palate with plenty of sharp hop bitterness and moderate sourness on the palate.

D - Art is a very fragrant, albeit light, saison with plenty of character and quite a bit of bitterness. If you like a pretty dry, funky saison, give this one a shot.

Brewslut's Quote of the Day:
"Ooooh, that's cheesy!"

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 15:39:45 | More by ffejherb
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is transparent pale yellow with a tight white head. Nose is balanced Saison with light sweetness in back and some barrel overtones up front. Hints of dustiness towards the back with lemon behind. Taste is a bit more acidic, barrel is a touch stronger, lemony in back with some peppery mineral notes mid palate. Finish is crisp, high carbonation and fairly dry.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 16:42:41 | More by cpetrone84
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, Chris! Poured into Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a darker golden color, white frothy head, thick white cap, nice sticking lacing. A wonderful-looking beer, if I do say so myself.

S - Wonderful brett funk, nice dose of oak and red wine, which all work together so well. Just an excellent-smelling beer...I'd keep my nose in it for a while if I didn't have to drink it (darn).

T - Nice funk, huge oak, touch of bitterness. Perhaps a little too much oak for me here, and the wine notes don't come through as much as they do on the nose. The funk is soft yet still adds a nice level of complexity.

M - Light, smooth and refreshing, good carbonation for the style.

O - The only thing I'm not excited about with this beer is the oak on the palate. It's just too "in your face" for me to say it's outstanding. I think it's a wonderful Saison and HF continues to make a wide variety of remarkable beers. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 19:17:04 | More by Sean9689
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-18-2012 17:12:17 | More by Holland
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

08-12-2013 00:53:59 | More by outoffocus
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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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scottfrie

California

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 23:49:12 | More by scottfrie
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cosmicevan

New York

3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Hill Farmstead Art (wine barrel aged saison): Nice murky yellow…not even copper, straight up yellow, nice head for a small few ounce pour. Smell is sweet tart all day long. Carbonation is a bit lively…mouth puckeringly sour, maybe even a bit too much for me, the flavor is somewhat balanced sweet tart with a bit of malt in there…little too tart for my tastes. Lively carbonation. Very good, but a bit too tart and too bitter…you definitely get a white wine type of vibe on this one.

*** ** * ** ***
had this again at a barrel aged tasting on 8/6/2011
4 - 3.5 - 3.5 - 3.5 - 3.5

light orange thin head. nice. smell reminds me of dominique. white whine heavy. grassy saison with some barrel that gives it a sour vibe...a bit musty. mouth is okay, very wine like, little thin. overall not super impressive many others are better. pretty tart, very over-rated.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:27:01 | More by cosmicevan
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-05-2014 04:48:36 | More by thegerm87
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-29-2013 22:20:36 | More by tom10101
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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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +15.2%

10-01-2012 14:06:22 | More by oldp0rt
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-24-2011 17:25:02 | More by koopa
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-28-2013 18:05:29 | More by ncaudle
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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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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-12-2013 03:19:09 | More by stereosforgeeks
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-03-2012 01:53:09 | More by seeswo
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2013 19:01:24 | More by millerbuffoon
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Arbitrator

California

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. No idea which batch it is, but I've had it for the better part of a year.

A: Bottle is a gusher. Pours a cloudy, burnt sunset orange. I generally appreciate clarity in beers, but for this shade, the milkiness works wonders and captures the light stunningly. A finger of off-white head caps the beer, maintaining good retention and depositing lace.

S: Lemon, hay, grass; there is a light mineral character on some sips (brett?). A small white pepper note is evident, too. I believe this was aged in wine barrels; I don't detect any wine on the nose, but there is a soft oak-vanilla aroma on the back end.

T: What might be brett on the nose is definitely brett on the taste; it is fairly restrained, contributing only a light hay / barnyard presence and giving the beer a dry, minerally close. Grass, lemon, and spicy hops and/or phenols round out the rest of the beer. I couldn't detect any wine on the nose, but there is a light chardonnay sweetness before the finish.

M: Well-carbonated, perhaps a tad high. Light-bodied. Light astringency in the finish that reveals the barrel aging.

O: Excellent. Not really a surprise from Hill Farmstead. This is probably a notch below Shaun's older beer (Saison Lambic Pinot Noir), but we're talking about degrees of greatness here.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 05:44:36 | More by Arbitrator
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

01-09-2013 16:27:51 | More by thewimperoo
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.8%

03-10-2014 02:09:05 | More by IrishColonial
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-29-2013 12:44:01 | More by Brew33
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House during the Hill Farmstead event. This is the barrel-aged version of 'Arthur' the breweries traditional farmhouse saison. This was an amazing beer, that matches herbal hop notes with a subtle undercurrent of Brett. The oak characters really blends well with the wild yeast and fruity hop spiciness. I could drink this all day. outstanding!

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 23:59:41 | More by bonbini26
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-15-2011 17:51:06 | More by HopStoopid120
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-28-2012 03:36:58 | More by Amalak
Art from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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